Instrument Preamps

Acoustic Guitar and Bass generally sound better with a cleaner signal and more dynamic range than the overdriven, mid-range focused sound that is preferred for electric guitar. Tonebone builds a number of preamps tailored to each instrument.

The Tonebone PZ-Pre  is the perfect match for acoustic guitar but also suitable for any acoustic instrument including banjo, violin, cello, mandolin, contrabass, bouzouki or lute. The magic lies in the combination of high performance 100% discrete class-A PZB piezo boosters, an ultra-quiet preamp circuit that will adapt to any pickup system and a host of connectivity options that will put you in total control.

The second generation Bassbone V2 features the same award-winning audio circuit that has made the original a top choice for many of the world's most prominent bass players. Featuring two channels, each with a unique EQ that enables you to adjust the tone to match your bass amp. A special PZB booster allows you to connect a piezo pick-up, such as used on an upright bass.

The Bassbone OD takes the features of the Bassbone V2 and adds a powerful on-board bass overdrive with control over the drive level and tone. A wet-dry mix lets you add slight grit similar to an Ampeg SVT or full on distortion depending on your mood. The OD footswitch may be assigned to the loop, overdrive or both.