The Arcane Preamp Pedal is a two channel boost / fuzz with a 3-band equalizer for the fuzz. The two switched channels interact with each course.
Solid box, buttons collected, small LED blue look great, perfect size for a pedal (Length: 11cm - width: 6 cm - Height: 5cm), it is really tiny compared to others. Accepts batteries or DC negative standard Boss. True bypass.
It is easy to boost the sound, ranging from subtle adding clarity to a good amount of gain that pierces the mix. The fuzz is as effective and its equalizer adapts its texture to the type of pickups on his guitar, in summary, what frequencies do you want to highlight in the fuzz.
The manual is amber but adequate, with some sample settings.
Transparent is the word that defines it best. She really respects the grain of your guitars pickups, single or double coil, simply adjust the values of earnings boost and / or fuzz, to get what one wants, ranging from a boost, crunch, overdrive, saturation until crackling fuzz that seems to completely crush the sound.
Effective and adaptable certainly yes!
I use it for three months and I'm happy but I prefer the effects that color the sound a bit more.
What I like best is the torque boost / fuzz, to break into a mix, the boost can be useful as designed to work with the party fuzz. Beware, the fuzz without the boost, no! Switch on the pedal, the boost switch on it, which can be dosed as one wants. He adds, in my opinion, a little transparency to the sound.
What I like least, the buttons a bit too close for my taste but nothing embarrassing, after all, the size of the pedal is a plus when placed on the pedal!
The quality / price is a bit high for my taste but the quality and strength of the product is undeniable.
Not having tried other models, except the Mantra of Blackout Effectors (but it is a hybrid overdrive / fuzz), I would do this election if I was not looking for a fuzz over " typed.
It deserves its overall score of 9, although the efficiency and transparency amazing in my opinion is not what I'm looking for a fuzz. Good product