Two Notes Le Preamp & Two Notes Torpedo CA B
Tone heaven at home
How convincing is the Le Preamp series?
All of these preamps have a real valve in them as part of their design, so they all pack a fair bit of wallop and saturation even at lower volumes. Like the amps that they are based on, they have clean and lead channels, though the EQ on the lead channel is better.
What about the cab simulator?
The Torpedo CAB takes a line out from any of the preamps, and applies power amp simulation and the same cabinet simulation found in Two Notes’ high-end Torpedo Live and Torpedo Studio rack units. The CAB is a hefty piece of kit out of the box, but can also be extended and edited on a PC. A common ‘gotcha’ with this kind of cab simulation is that if you’re not used to the sound of your amp and pedals close mic’d, then you’ll want to edit the presets to move the mic back to give more of a ‘room’ sound.
What’s the difference between the preamps?
The Le Clean is a Fender-voiced preamp, the Le Crunch is Marshall-like, and the Le Lead is a high-gain modern tube amp. All of them have the same control layout and speaker simulation, although not as good as that found in the CAB. They also boast a fusion knob.