Red-Eye Twin Preamp
The Red-Eye Twin Instrument Preamp offers a simple, one-box, direct-connect solution for musicians that play two instruments at the same gig. It is designed for use with instruments having high-impedance piezoelectric pickups or magnetic pickups. Performers that would find the Red-Eye Twin useful are, for example, those playing fiddle and mandolin, guitar and mandolin, or string bass and electric bass.
The Red-Eye Twin Preamp’s high input-impedance allows piezoelectric pickups to operate essentially unloaded, which results in a smooth, natural, acoustic instrument tone. Low distortion, low noise, and generous headroom mean clear tone comes through even when an instrument is played percussively and loudly.
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Balancing Instrument Levels with the Red-Eye Twin Preamp:
It is important to set the sound level the same for both instruments so that, when you switch instruments on stage, the apparent loudness will stay consistent.
Overall gain level:
The gain controls for both Red-Eye Twin channels provide a lot of range, allowing very different instruments to be balanced well. If the rare case arises that instruments are being used that have exceptionally low or high signal levels, there is an internal, overall, gain control on the circuit board inside the Red-Eye Twin that can be adjusted with a small screwdriver or guitar pick. For normal ranges of gain the overall gain control should be centered. Turning the overall gain control clockwise will increase the Red-Eye Twin gain, and turning it counter-clockwise will reduce the gain.
Red-Eye Twin Preamp Signal Path:
Using the Red-Eye Twin Preamp to simply connect your instruments to a club's sound system:
Using several effects boxes or a pedal board with the Red-Eye Twin Preamp:
Using the Red-Eye Twin Preamp with an on-stage Guitar Amp or Instrument PA:
Using the Red-Eye Twin Preamp to convert a Single-Ended signal to XLR Balanced Output: