Groove Tubes Trio Pre Amp (Pre-owned)


Original Groove Tube Trio preamp in very good condition - has a few case scratches on it, but that's about it. Has been recently serviced.


Before it was bought out by Fender, Groove Tubes offered a small range of very classy guitar amplifiers, preamps and power amps.


This preamp is a high quality product that was lauded for its clean channel by Guitar Player some 20 years ago. It features 3 discrete channels switchable from the front panel or from the accompanying footswitch. The clean channel has a Fender blackface topology with reduced bass end to match the other channels (it still has plenty enough) and remains clean even with high gain settings. The "Mean" channel is a slightly modified Marshall 2203 preamp, and the "Scream" channel is a heavily modified 2203 version. The 3+1 switch reconfigures this last channel by inserting the clean channel at the beginning of the signal chain.


The Mean channel is very good for overdriven rythm work, with good dynamics and sustains. The Scream channel goes very far in terms of saturation. It definetly shreds and is primarily aimed at lead work with strong mids and moderate bass end. In its 3+1 mode, it has a bit less gain, more dynamics and a more "vintage" or "Fendery" flavour. This mode can pretty much do it all, from pop to rock, to metal. It is one of my favorite tones from this preamp.



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Groove Tubes Trio Pre Amp (Pre-owned)

  • Product Code: Groove Tubes Trio Pre Amp (Pre-owned)
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £699.00

  • Ex Tax: £582.50
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