"Tall & Fat" multi stage analog FET preamp
The Tall & Fat is the premier pedal for clonewheel organ players. Digital organs do a great job of modeling the tonewheel, but fail to capture the dynamic behavior of the tube based AO-28 preamp. That's where the Tall & Fat comes in. When added to a digital organ setup, the Tall & Fat provides the compression, second order harmonics, and dynamic drive characteristics of the famous tube preamp.
It is a three stage FET preamp with gain staging.. The onset of overdrive is gradual and can be easily controlled with the swell pedal. It adds compression and 2nd order harmonics. With it's drive and transparency, it works extremely well when overdriven, even with complex chord shapes.
Like all Lounsberry Pedals it sounds and plays more like an amp than a pedal, bringing to mind the tube driven AO-28 preamp. It is the missing link between your digital keyboard and the analog sound you hear in your brain.
It can easily handle the low notes and sounds awesome with guitar and bass.
Live that moment when you close your eyes and forget you are playing a digital organ!
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.
Modern gear like clonewheels and keyboards give you sounds that more and more resemble the original vintage instruments they are modelled after. But only few of us use the valve amps that were used in the old days to amplify these instruments. The Lounsberry Tall & Fat will add that warm, round tube sound to your digital setup, with rich harmonics and increased dynamics.
* preamp/overdrive pedal especially for clonewheels, keyboards and samplers
* multi stage analog FET overdrive with germanium diodes
* gain and level controls
* 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)