Bob Weir’s Real Deal acoustic preamp by Pigtronix provides crystal-clear, super-loud acoustic guitar tone that faithfully conveys the sound of the instrument you’re playing.
The principle behind the Real Deal was developed by long-time Grateful Dead tech guru and front-of-house engineer, Mike McGinn, in an effort to make Bob’s acoustic guitar loud enough in the mix—while also retaining the natural, unplugged sound of the instrument.
The technique they developed uses a pair of complimentary filters to split the acoustic guitar signal into low and high frequency bands, with independent preamp gain applied to each signal path.
A mastering stage then combines the various inputs into a single mono output: world-class acoustic guitar tone
- "Single (TS) or Dual-Source (TRS) input
- Balanced (TRS) Input for External Mic
- Low-noise 24db / octave optical filters
- Crossover sweeps from 300Hz to 3kHz
- 60db Gain on Microphone channel
- Phantom Power & Phase Inversion
- 18VDC Power Supply Included"