Amps On ’Board
Pedalboard-based ‘amps’ are becoming more popular, but what’s the story? Well, these front-ends are essentially preamps that behave like the input stage of your amp. They’re usually equipped with decent switchable speaker emulation, too, meaning you can go direct to a FRFR (Full Range, Flat Response) powered cab, or even straight into a PA system. These types of pedals also lend themselves to direct recording, and we think we’ll be seeing a lot more of them over the year ahead!