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Palmer Pocket Amp MK2 Guitar Preamp

Pocket Preamp for Electric Guitar

  • MK 2 - Completely revised version
  • Offers an extended range of all "official" tube amp sounds -from absolutely clean to extremely high gain
  • Three-way switch for amplifier characteristics
  • Gain Mode and Microphone Position
  • Control: Gain, Volume, Treble and Bass
  • Ground Lift switch
  • Connectors: Jack input, headphone, XLR DI out, headphone output and AUX in
  • Aluminium diecast housing
  • Powered with 9V batteries or 9V DC power supply (not included - e.g. Article Nr 409939)
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Further Information

Design Pocket Format
Tube(s) No
Amp Modeling Yes
Effects No
Headphone Output Yes
Direct Out Yes
MIDI Interface No
Integrated Expression Pedal No
Connections for Pedals or Switches No
Aux-Input Yes
Integrated Tuner No
USB-Port No
Drum-Computer No

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Great step up from the Mk1 version, still some flaws in the design
kxszander, 24.03.2018
My application for this unit, is to use it as at a pedal-based clean platform amp to use in conjunction with an FRFR-speaker and with some compact pedals I particularly like.
The quality of the sounds has greatly improved since the Mk1-version, although I tend to stick to the the vintage clean preset. This presents me with a decent and tweakable Fender-esque clean canvas.
The pedal is very suitable to use in combination with other pedals.
The built in XLR-out is not at all good-sounding, so an additional amp sim-DI or IR-loader is advisable before going straight into the board.
As a stand alone unit, it is very practical (e.g. hotel room playing with headphones) but the sounds of the higher gain stuff are not very convincing.
Sonically, neither the Mk1 or the Mk2 can really compete with the Tech-21 GT-2 SansAmp the design was clearly based on.
Overall, a practical little unit with some pretty nice features; if it were really suitable as a one-stop solution for amp modeling, amp sim AND DI, this would potentially be a five star product on pedalboards everywhere. Maybe the Mk3-version? I would happily pay quite a bit extra if the DI were more usable (and included amp sim functionality, e.g. Palmer pdi 03 jb).
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Epiphany, 05.04.2021
The idea was to input backing tracks from digital devices and play along with my guitar while listening through my headphones.

Disaster!
The various sound modes are horribly unbalanced among them.
The audio input buzzes.
The sound through the headphone output is colored massively
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Excellent to replace an amp!
Santos77, 18.02.2018
Currently using in a small church.
This guitar preamp is great for playing in places where you just cant use your amp, in my case is just very complicate to use my amp with a very low stage volume, so this was a great tool for me.
Also its very useful for practice at home, you can plug your computer or phone in with a mini jack and just plug your headphones directly in it.
You can cut some bad frequencies with it (great tool in live playing).
For me the sound is very accurate and similar to some amps, however its not the same, but some times you just get tired in carrying around your 30kg amp to every small gig...
This can save your back some pain and can save your gig.
The xlr out is just great!
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Nice little tool
Mtto, 24.05.2020
I use it as a practice / playing / recording tool at home, through headphone or monitors. It is especially practical for silent practice through headphones.

It's quite versatile as you can get a few decent tones. In my opinion, brit and vintage sounds are especially nice both in clean and crunch mode, while the 'heavy mode' is rather unusable.

The overall build and foot switch look solid, but the knobs and tone switches that are a bit on the cheap side.

All in all, good value for the money.
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