Jad Freer Announces CAPO Tim Lefebvre Edition Preamp
Bass great Tim Lefebvre was the very first player to use the Jad Freer CAPO preamp and owns serial #001. Now the company has collaborated with him to create a signature edition of the pedal.
“As much as he was enthusiastic about the sounds and features, he wished for a different specific routing option: the ability to effortlessly switch two different sounds out of the DI’s, a clean route (loop) and a preamp route,” the company explains.
As such, the CAPO Time Lefebvre Edition has three different preamps wired in parallel with two XLR balanced outputs and multiple routing possibilities. “At the expense of leaving the original Capo’s ‘B-side’ preamp out of the TL edition, now the pedals patched in the LOOP PRE are activated by the LOOP footswitch and present at the LOOP OUT D.I., while the original ‘A-side’ preamp (now labeled just PREAMP), and pedals patched in the POST LOOP, are present at the PREAMP OUT D.I.” Freer explains.
Get the background and some sounds from the pedal in these two videos featuring Lefebvre himself.
The Jad Freer Audio CAPO Tim Lefebvre Edition will be built periodically in limited batches. The first batch will be open to order on December 21st with a shipping date of January 8th, 2024.
Jad Freer Audio CAPO Tim Lefebvre Edition Preamp Features:
|Three parallel preamps
|PREAMP, consisting of a clean preamp and two high dynamics saturators ( J , F )
|Active 3-band EQ and DEEP and BITE buttons
|LOOP, a line selector that enables the signal in the LOOP pre alternate with the preamp signal (Tim mode) or to be placed in series, before (Original mode)
|Two D.I. outputs: LOOP OUT and PREAMP OUT
|Phase inversion on LOOP OUT to realign the phase of balanced signals
|LPF to eliminate any unpleasant frequencies generated at high gain levels
|FX loop PRE and FX loop POST to use pedals before and / or after the CAPO