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Second Hand Effectrode Thermionic Tube Leveling Amplifier

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The Effectrode® LA-1A Leveling Amplifier is a high-end, studio-grade vacuum tube compressor in a pedal. Whisper-quiet operation and a wide, wide dynamic range make this tone-tool an unparalleled tone enhancer on stage and in the studio—its natural warmth and clarity are unmatched.

The Effectrode® LA-1A Leveling Amplifier enables artists and engineers extract every last nuance from a musical performance… without compromise. Tubes are unmatched tone enhancers, adding warmth, richness and clarity to recorded and live instruments. Our Leveling Amplifier pedal takes the audiophile performance of vacuum tubes even further by putting four tube stages in parallel. Parallel tube circuits are used in audiophile phono-stage preamps for high-end turntables. The circuitry reduces the noise floor to vanishing point for the ultimate signal-to-noise ratio. It’s a very expensive way of doing things, however the sonic performance is worth the cost—the LA-1A is unbelievably quiet. It achieves this stellar audio performance without noise gates, without equalisation, and, without compromise. The LA-1A is the last word in compression and limiting; an indispensable high-end tone-tool.

FEATURES

  • Peak Reduction Knob: Adjusts the threshold and the amount of compression. Wind the “PEAK REDUCTION” knob back to around 9 o’clock to add subtle compression to enhance the tone of your guitar and create a fuller, warmer tone. Turn the knob fully clockwise and the LA-1A becomes a leveler, squashing the signal dynamics and reducing the volume of loud notes relative to quieter ones.
  • Gain Knob: Adjust to add “make-up” gain to the compressed signal to match it with the bypass signal level. Provides up to +15dBu of tube boost with the “PEAK REDUCTION” knob set fully counterclockwise (zero compression).
  • Boost Knob: Adds up to +6dB of gain (on top of the make-up gain), which is useful when soloing on guitar, or bass. Further, you can use the boost to push the input stage of a tube amp very nicely too.
  • Attack and Knee Knobs: Fine-tune the compression to suit other instruments. For example, active 5-string bass guitars and nylon or steel string acoustic guitars fitted with piezo pickups. Or especially “difficult” instruments, such as hammered dulcimer, harpsichord or tar. Rotate the “ATTACK” knob clockwise to increase how quickly the compression kicks-in. The “KNEE” knob blends some of the “dry” signal into the mix to “lighten” the compression. Rotate the knob fully clockwise and the LA-1A becomes a limiter; and counter-clockwise for more subtle compression.
  • Dynamic EQ: With the toggle switch in the “down” position the LA-1A dynamically boosts high frequency material. This is fabulous for enhancing a Rickenbacker® 12-string to add some “jangle” & “sparkle” to the tone.
  • Balanced Direct Out: ¼” TRS (stereo) jack socket enables direct recording to mixing desk, computer sound-card or external audio capture device. This output is fully balanced and isolated by a Triad transformer to eliminate earth loops and reduce hum.
  • External Select: ¼” TRS (stereo) jack socket for connecting an external footswitch to control bypass and boost remotely. Compatible with standard latching footswitch types, such as the Fender® “Deluxe Reverb” amp vibrato/reverb dual footswitch.
  • True Bypass Footswitching: Minimises “pop” or “thump” when engaging the pedal.
  • “Dakaware” Knobs: Authentic Bakelite Dakaware Chicago 1510 knobs custom made in the U.S.A.
  • Includes 12VDC 1.5A Wall-Wart: High quality low-noise switched mode power supply operating from 100-240VAC mains input. Supplied with various adapter plugs to facilitate connection to mains outlets in other countries. Compatible with all Effectrode pedals.

 

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!

The Effectrode® LA-1A Leveling Amplifier is a high-end, studio-grade vacuum tube compressor in a pedal. Whisper-quiet operation and a wide, wide dynamic range make this tone-tool an unparalleled tone enhancer on stage and in the studio—its natural warmth and clarity are unmatched.

The Effectrode® LA-1A Leveling Amplifier enables artists and engineers extract every last nuance from a musical performance… without compromise. Tubes are unmatched tone enhancers, adding warmth, richness and clarity to recorded and live instruments. Our Leveling Amplifier pedal takes the audiophile performance of vacuum tubes even further by putting four tube stages in parallel. Parallel tube circuits are used in audiophile phono-stage preamps for high-end turntables. The circuitry reduces the noise floor to vanishing point for the ultimate signal-to-noise ratio. It’s a very expensive way of doing things, however the sonic performance is worth the cost—the LA-1A is unbelievably quiet. It achieves this stellar audio performance without noise gates, without equalisation, and, without compromise. The LA-1A is the last word in compression and limiting; an indispensable high-end tone-tool.

FEATURES

  • Peak Reduction Knob: Adjusts the threshold and the amount of compression. Wind the “PEAK REDUCTION” knob back to around 9 o’clock to add subtle compression to enhance the tone of your guitar and create a fuller, warmer tone. Turn the knob fully clockwise and the LA-1A becomes a leveler, squashing the signal dynamics and reducing the volume of loud notes relative to quieter ones.
  • Gain Knob: Adjust to add “make-up” gain to the compressed signal to match it with the bypass signal level. Provides up to +15dBu of tube boost with the “PEAK REDUCTION” knob set fully counterclockwise (zero compression).
  • Boost Knob: Adds up to +6dB of gain (on top of the make-up gain), which is useful when soloing on guitar, or bass. Further, you can use the boost to push the input stage of a tube amp very nicely too.
  • Attack and Knee Knobs: Fine-tune the compression to suit other instruments. For example, active 5-string bass guitars and nylon or steel string acoustic guitars fitted with piezo pickups. Or especially “difficult” instruments, such as hammered dulcimer, harpsichord or tar. Rotate the “ATTACK” knob clockwise to increase how quickly the compression kicks-in. The “KNEE” knob blends some of the “dry” signal into the mix to “lighten” the compression. Rotate the knob fully clockwise and the LA-1A becomes a limiter; and counter-clockwise for more subtle compression.
  • Dynamic EQ: With the toggle switch in the “down” position the LA-1A dynamically boosts high frequency material. This is fabulous for enhancing a Rickenbacker® 12-string to add some “jangle” & “sparkle” to the tone.
  • Balanced Direct Out: ¼” TRS (stereo) jack socket enables direct recording to mixing desk, computer sound-card or external audio capture device. This output is fully balanced and isolated by a Triad transformer to eliminate earth loops and reduce hum.
  • External Select: ¼” TRS (stereo) jack socket for connecting an external footswitch to control bypass and boost remotely. Compatible with standard latching footswitch types, such as the Fender® “Deluxe Reverb” amp vibrato/reverb dual footswitch.
  • True Bypass Footswitching: Minimises “pop” or “thump” when engaging the pedal.
  • “Dakaware” Knobs: Authentic Bakelite Dakaware Chicago 1510 knobs custom made in the U.S.A.
  • Includes 12VDC 1.5A Wall-Wart: High quality low-noise switched mode power supply operating from 100-240VAC mains input. Supplied with various adapter plugs to facilitate connection to mains outlets in other countries. Compatible with all Effectrode pedals.

 

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!