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The Schaffer Replica (TSR) "Classic" is our original pedal version of The Schaffer Replica "Gold Tag" Tower, predecessor to the perfected EX Tower. This companding boost is housed in a rugged mil-spec enclosure that perfectly compliments the vintage audio mojo inside.
The TSR features much of the same 100% analog signal path as our EX Tower that has quite literally rocked the guitar industry. It perfectly captures our signature “Schaffer Sound” voicing and offers three interactive circuits capable of generating a plethora of tones for every guitar configuration and genre of music.
The 12vDC-15vDC powered TSR "Classic" pedal offers slightly stronger midrange than the 9vDC Storm, which many SoloDallas users have come to prefer. This rugged two knob unit is over-engineered to withstand the rigors of heavy gigging. It's virtually bulletproof and extremely resistant to power surges and accidental polarity swaps.
INPUT knob controls our signature gain circuit that bumps the crucial low-mid frequencies responsible for giving live instruments punch and making them stand out in the mix (think Angus Young guitar tone). It also accentuates the 2ndand 3rdorder harmonics to produce the airy presence that is also associated with “The Schaffer Sound”.
OUTPUT knob controls a powerful pre-amp capable of delivering a whopping 30db of clean boost. This analog boost is perfect for making lead parts stand out, adding fullness to the signal going into the front end of your amplifier or pushing it into oblivion!
COMPANDER is internally adjusted to the same settings used on the original SVDS unit. Ken Schaffer’s signature compander circuit features his version of the gold standard “soft knee” compression used by major studio engineers worldwide. This discreet analog compressor levels the output of each individual frequency then feeds them into a studio grade expander which restores amplitude and removes unwanted compression artifacts. This classic studio effect allows for perfect string separation at any gain level, copious note bloom and “sustain for days”.
- 100% Analog Circuitry
- Military Grade PCB
- Heavy Duty True-Bypass Switch
- Red ‘Super Bright’ LEDs indicate POWER and when BOOST is engaged
- Premium Grade Sealed Potentiometers
- Cliff Jacks
- Power Requirements: 12vDC or 15vDC (+) Power Supply (not included)
- Enclosure Dimensions: 4.39" D x 2.34" W x 1.06" H
- Made in USA
Winner of 2015 Guitar Player Magazine Chief Editor's Pick
Emphatic users of SoloDallas pedals include legendary guitarists Keith Urban, Keith Richards, Doug Aldrich, Richard Fortus (GnR), Scott Metzger, Isaiah Sharkey, Joe Bonamassa, Coco Montoya, Billie Joe Armstrong and Angus Young. Iconic bassists include Pino Palladino, Sting, Rudy Sarzo. Keyboard master Derek Sherinian swears by it on organs and synths too.