Presented at the NAMM 2023 show, the VS Audio Platinum Preamp and Overdrive uses hand-selected discrete JFETs to create a unique blend of Plexi and Marshall-style tones. Based on the coveted Marshall 1987 Silver Jubilee amp, this circuit provides a similar high gain, dark, and smooth output.
The controls are Input Gain, Output Master, EQ (Bass, Mid, Treble), and a Presence switch, which offers the option to either attenuate negative feedback or boost high-end frequencies, while the Channel footswitch gives players the choice between a rhythm choice delivering wide, clean tones and a lead channel offering a thick er and richer sound.
This replication of the classic and beloved amp puts all the tonal control in the hands of the player.
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VS Audio Platinum, Builder’s Notes