Choose the best chain position for The Windmiller Preamp
Due to its low input impedance, the location of this versatile preamp on the effects chain is crucial to get the desired functionality. Here’s some practical examples that will help you out to find the best setup for your beloved The Windmiller Preamp.
The Windmiller Preamp receives the signal directly from the guitar output Jack.The result is the same as Townshend’s rig: Tone coloring and as you turn the Gain knob up drives the amp’s preamp to increase saturation
Preamp with tone coloring
The player gets the 636 tone coloring but the signal boost can overload the following pedals before the amp. This is really interesting for overdrive pedals, in order to get new textures from them.
Preamp with no coloring
The Windmiller Preamp pedal gets the signal from a buffered pedal it changes its behavior. It becomes a transparent preamp. Use it to add gain to the following overdrive pedals but the tone will not be “colored” anymore. It will be a louder version of the bypassed signal. Use the eq controls to shape and fine tune your tone.
Transparent and linear boost
The Windmiller at the end of the effects chain will act as a regular booster: Louder signal with the less tone coloration possible. There is a lot of chances that some buffer or effect circuit will be placed before the Windmiller Preamp (Isolating the pickups and, at the end, converting the signal to low impedance.) The Windmiller Preamp will react as a transparent booster without adding its color. We found this ideal for solo parts or to recover some gain after all the effects chain
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