9V BATTERY BOX (EQUIVALENT TO 22.5V)

9V BATTERY BOX (EQUIVALENT TO 22.5V)

Regular price$99.00
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The External Battery Box uses three 9 Volts to supply power to the Vintage-ear Endpin Jack and Sidejack Preamps. This unit does not include any preamp.

The original Prismatone Pickup was sold with a preamp that was powered by an amp or an external 22.5 Volt battery box. Nowadays the 22.5 volt batteries are hard to come by so we've created a new battery box that uses three 9 volt batteries to power our vintage preamps. 

External Battery Boxes are sold separately from the Vintage-era sidejack and endpin jack preamps. External Battery Boxes are not needed to power our modern endpin jack preamps.

WHAT ARE PREAMPS?

The job of a Preamp, essentially, is to boost the output of a guitar pickup and lower impedance down so a mixer can see it.  Most performing musicians and stage players require a preamp because they’re running long cables to their amps and signals fade as they travel further and further lengths of wires, so they need a boost.

Preamps can be either installed inside acoustic guitars and wired between the pickup and the output jack for the cable to the amp, or they can be external preamps in a housing with an input cable coming from the guitar and an output cable going to your amp.  Either way works great, it just depends on your preferences.


To be or not to be...

Preamps

A lot of guitar players ask,

“Do I need a Preamp to make the Prismatone™ Pickup work?” 

The answer is a resounding “Yes” or “No” depending on where and how you’re going to be playing.  It all basically comes down to Studio or Stage? 

That is the question you must answer for the Prismatone™ guitar gods to decide which is best for your particular set-up.

Studio Or Stage

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Vintage Preamps

Vintage-era Preamps are avaible with a sidejack, an endpin jack, or built into the battery box. The original Prismatone Pickup was sold with a sidejack preamp that required 22.5 volts of power delivered via phantom power from an amp or an external battery box. Our Vintage-era preamp is as close as possible to the original. Nowadays the 22.5 volt batteries are hard to come by so we've created a new battery box that uses three 9 volt batteries to power the vintage preamps.

External Battery Boxes are sold seperatley from the Vintage preamp sicde jack and Endpin jack. Battery Boxes are not needed to power our modern Preamp that requires only one 9-volt battery.