AMT SS-20

Amt SS-20 Effect Pedal

  • Tube Guitar series
  • 3-Channel tube preamp with a solid state 12AX7
  • Separate sound control for clean and overdrive channels
  • Gain-controllable Lead boost
  • 2 Outputs Amp Out and Cabinet Simulation Out
  • Power supply with 12V power supply included
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  • Blues
  • Metal
  • Rock

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Practical little preamp
Andrew4413, 23.04.2016
The AMT SS-20 is a surprisingly compact preamp being only 12cm long. On delivery I did notice that the single 12AX7 tube was not seated correctly and had to take the tube grill off and reseat it. I did that before powering the unit on and subsequently experienced no problems.

I have been using the SS-20 in combination with a Two Notes Torpedo C.A.B. for speaker simulation. The two devices seem to work very well together and overall I?ve been pleased with the results. Usage has been limited to a home studio environment.

Of the 3 channels I have found the clean and crunch channels to be the most usable. The clean channel seems to take distortion-type effect pedals well enough and I?ve been using it with a variety of fuzz type pedals to good effect. The crunch channel offers plenty of gain and works for most metal and rock applications. I haven?t needed to use the gain beyond the 2 or 3 o?clock positions (about 60% of maximum).

For my uses the lead channel is over the top and there are very distinct harmonics being introduced into the signal at higher gain settings. The overtones really sound quite artificial to my ears.

If you are intending to use this pedal as a genuine stomp box you may have issues. Often pedals with a number of knobs and switches will include a metal rail to stop your foot from accidentally touching them as you activate the foot switches. The SS-20 doesn?t have such a device and I think it would be easy to damage or inadvertently move the knobs in a live scenario.

Overall I?ve been pleased with the SS-20 which offers me a compact and convenient way of accessing clean and distorted tones in my home studio. Price may be a factor in your choice. In my opinion it's slightly over priced.
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A.Schockert, 05.12.2018
Je l'utilise en tant que préamp sur le channel clean. Prend très bien les pédales d'effet, eq très transparent et efficace. Crunch et Drive surprenant mais un peu aggressif. Cab Emulation un peu cheap par contre.
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Le top du préamp home studio
Tom Volante, 29.05.2011
préamp a lampe , 1 canal clair, 1 canal crunch/disto

une boucle d'effet

une équalisation par canal

je l'utilise la plupart du temps en simu de hp directement dans un enregistreur multipistes, et ce préamp est une tuerie !

Les réglages sont très précis

Le son clair est droit, cristallin, au 3/4 du potard gain le rendu est très chaud, la lampe ne fait pas figuration, le canal clair accepte très bien les pédales de disto, et la encore le potard gain permet de sculpter le son au mieux pour l"insérer dans un mix

le canal crunch est lui aussi très bon, très consistant, excellente définition, son gain permet d'aller jusqu'au gros rock, en enclanchant le canal lead on peut aller jusqu'au grunge assez lourd, ou faire des solos avec un sustain énorme, tout en gardant la chaleur des lampes, très très bon, cependant son grain est un chouilla trop rugueux pour donner dans le métal, pour ça l'idéal est une pédale branchée dans le canal clair

Un préamp très polyvalent et robuste au format mini (très peu encombrant), LE TOP
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Da gibt es nix zu meckern
Frank646, 27.07.2014
Mein Projekt hiess "Ultrakompaktrig". Dazu brauchte es einen Vorverstärker mit Röhren da ich aus langer Erfahrung mit Modellern und Solid State Amps wusste, dass mich nur ein Röhrenamp zufriedenstellen wird.

Das Angebot am Markt ist nicht überwältigend, aber das AMT machte einen guten Eindruck und hatte alle Features, die ich brauchte (mindestens einen Clean und einen Crunch Kanal, Röhre, eq an Bord) ...und mehr - Cabsim, direkter Ausgang, Effects Loop - toll! Das Gerät ist erstaunlich klein macht einen wertigen Eindruck, nichts wackelt oder klappert, die Regler sind gummibeschichtet und lassen sich gut bedienen und ablesen. Der Sound des Gerätes direkt in eine Röhrenendstufe gestöpselt ist wirklich gut - Fender Blackface artige Cleansounds und ziemlich brachiale, sehr röhrige, durchsetzungsstarke Zerrsounds. Die EQ Regler greifen gut zu, so dass sich eine Vielzahl von Sounds einstellen lassen - das Rauschen hält sich in Grenzen und war IMHO erträglich.

Ich hab's trotzdem wieder zurückgeschickt. Der Grund war einfach - für mich war es zu sehr auf die Hard'n Heavy Fraktion abgestimmt und zu der gehöre ich nicht (Jazz, Blues, klassischer Rock, Pop). Ich war aber von dem SS-20 so überzeugt, dass ich gleich das SS-11A bestellt habe - das sollte eher in meine Richtung gehen und ist von den Features eher noch überzeugender.

Ich bin gespannt - damit lässt sich auf einem Pedaltrain Junior die ganze Gitarrenanalage bequem unterbringen - direkt in die PA gestöpselt besteht die Schlepperei dann nur noch aus Gitarre und Pedaltasche anstelle von Gitarre, Amp, Pedalboard, Mikro mit Ständer. Auch für das Homerecording attraktiv. Für den "standalone" Betrieb habe ich mir eine Röhrenendstufe bauen lassen - über eine fest eingebaute Redbox kann dann auch dieses Signal an die PA gehen und eine 1x12 Box als Monitor dienen - in jedem Fall ist das SS das Herzstück der Anlage und alle Sounds lassen sich durch Fusstritt oder einen Griff zum Pedalbord abrufen.

Für eher harte Rocker kann ich das SS-20 aber ohne Einschränkungen empfehlen.
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