The Tweed American Vintage Tone in Box, I call it TAVTIB! The carry around brush to color your tone and sound like your self without breaking your back carrying a huge and heavy amplifier around.
The idea came to existence after finding a few articles about how some FET transistors have a tube-like transfer characteristic and produce harmonic distortion similar to tube triode, this meaning that they can sound a bit like a tube amplifier at low voltage.
After looking around the web for a while I found RunOffGroove and a project called the Fetzer Valve. This project was the first of many projects concerning adaptation of tube amps in to preamp/distortion pedals , the circuit it self is a popular DIY booster and building block in larger circuits such as amplifier emulations in pedal format. Visit the page you will find lots of options.
I wanted american vintage sound with heavy mids and sweet highs of a Tweed era amp that could be styled easily due sensitive touch response with my P90 pickup. There are a few pedals in the market that could be purchased but the price was so high that motivation to close the wallet is instinctive.
Technology: Vacuum Tube Emulation at low voltages with N-channel JFETs
Controls: Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble,Volume and Input selector
Special Features: True-bypass
Power supply: 9V DC with 100 mA (minimum)
Size (Height x Width x Depth ): 55mm x 83mm x 110mm