Alex Skolnick Signature AS Preceptor

MSRP $3899.99 USD

Perhaps best known as the guitarist for the multi-platinum band Testament, Alex Skolnick is a stylistically versatile player, performing in a variety of other projects including his jazz trio, The Alex Skolnick Trio, and a forthcoming world music project, Planetary Coalition. The new Budda AS Preceptor™ suits his demanding tonal requirements.

With three completely independent channels, a 120-Watt power section driven by four EL-34 tubes, and a preamp consisting of seven dual triode 12AX7 tubes, the AS Preceptor also features dual 5U4 rectifier tubes and a solid-state rectifier. Budda's patent-pending PowerPan™ variable rectification control allows players to open uncharted tone territory by selecting tube rectification, diode rectification, or anywhere between the two.

All three of the AS Preceptor's independant channels - Clean, Rhythm and Lead - include separate three-band EQ, Reverb, Resonance, Presence, and true bypass effects loop with send and return levels. Each channel also features OVER-BOOST™, a stompbox-style lead boost that engages an additional tube-driven gain circuit to give players a supercharged boost. The effects loop on channel 2 can also be used as a global loop for incredible versatility in effects routing.

3 channels, clean, rhythm and lead
Rear panel impedance selector
MIDI control over channel switching with MIDI IN/THROUGH jacks
Footswitchable Master Boost with user defined boost level
Separate effects loops on each channel with send and return level adjustments. Channel 2's loop can be used as global loop
LED indication of correct output tube biasing
Power amp can use 6L6Gc or EL34 tubes (plus KT66, KT88 5881 and 6CA7 with re-biasing)
Rectifier can use 5U4, 5A4 or GZ34 tubes
Silent LDR MIDI channel switching
High quality audio grade resistors and poly caps throughout
Slave output plus Power-amp input/Pre-amp output
Massive custom designed output transformer
High and low level 1/4" inputs
Ceramic tube sockets
Separate spring reverb control on each channel
Specially designed 10-button multi-function footcontroller (included)
'Overboost' feature on each channel
Stores 9 custom presets, and provides extensive MIDI control for automation
Separate resonance & presence controls on each channel
Separate 3 band passive EQ on each channel
4xEL34 120w power section, 7x12AX7 preamp section and 2 5U4 rectifier tubes for rectifier tube failure back-up
Patent pending PowerPan rectifier selector knob
Weight Unpacked: 59.30 lb(26.9 kg)
Weight Packed: 73.85 lb(33.5 kg)
Width Packed: 18.25"(46.355 cm)
Height Packed: 32"(81.28 cm)
Depth Packed: 14.5"(36.83 cm)
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