product id: 41852
"Nigel" multi stage analog FET preamp/overdrive
The Nigel Touch Overdrive was the first Lounsberry Pedals design. It started out as a hand wired Fish Paper circuit board built into an Altoids box, but every time Greg tried to demonstrate the sound at the local music store the wallets would come out, and people would try to buy them on the spot. Jaws dropped at the amazing touch responsive dynamics that every guitarist strives for. It soon became obvious that it needed to be housed in a rugged stomp box enclosure. The mint box graphic style stayed on as a reminder of humble beginnings.
Nigel is a multi stage FET preamp with gain staging and Germanium diodes that sounds and plays more like a guitar amp than a guitar pedal, and the controls work the same. It is a very responsive overdrive that can go from warm semi-clean to full on classic rock crunch and saturated lead tones, and works well for keyboards too because of it's full range response.
The amazing thing about the Nigel, is that it provides the dynamic touch response of a vintage tube amplifier. It's like a Plexi that fits in your pocket!
ABOUT GAIN STAGING: Discrete preamps provide gain in several stages, so that a lot of what happens to provide the right amounts of drive and compression in a preamp is determined by how many discrete stages are employed, and their levels, determining how the stages interact.
The Nigel was originally designed as a guitar overdrive pedal, but as it is basically a HiFi preamp with overdrive it will also work well with keyboards. It will go from warm semi-clean to classic rock crunch, will retain clarity without getting muddy with complicated chord shapes like Maj7.
* preamp/overdrive pedal for especially for keyboards and guitars
* multi stage analog FET overdrive with germanium diodes
* gain and level controls
* output 2 for "FET always on" direct recording
* true bypass switch
* all metal casing with Mark Hershberger artist print
* made in USA by Greg Lounsberry
* 9V battery or DC power supply (not included)
* 300 grams
* 14x8x8cm (packaging included)