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TTAN16C Takamine 6 String Acoustic/Electric Dreadnought Cutaway Guitar w/CTP2 preamp
Takamine has launched yet another revolutionary preamp system.
For the first time ever acoustic guitar players can now get the warmth and clarity only a tube can provide
from an onboard preamp system featuring a single tube operating only slighty above room tempreture.
At this time the Cool Tube Preamps are available only as part of your purchase of a cool tube guitar.
The CTP-1 “Cool Tube”On-board tube preamp with bass and treble tone controls,
semi-parametric midrange, a second-source input and blend control, and chromatic tuner.
The preamp was introduced at the January 2004 NAMM show in Anaheim, California
is the most significant development in “on-board” acoustic signal processing since Takamine presented the Acoustic DSP,
the industry’s first on-board “digital” acoustic guitar preamplifier in 1998.
The Takamine CTP-1 “Cool Tube” preamp is an on-board acoustic- electric preamp that utilizes a 12AU7 dual triode vacuum tube.
Takamine CTP2 Series 2 - Cool Tube Preamp
Found on the New Cool Tube Models (from the start of April 2008 Production) The Takamine Cool Tube CTP-2 Series two preamp delivers rich and extraordinary tone for acoustic players! The Cool Tube preamp features a single 12AU7 running at low voltage and may be blended with the input signal to give it as much warmth as you need. Direct replacement for recent Pro Series Takamine instruments with existing preamps. Includes a chromatic tuner which may be calibrated from A438-A445, a shelving/graphic EQ for cutting or boosting bass and treble frequencies, semi-parametric shapeable mid-range control and a mid-cut/boost slider. An auxiliary input jack and volume knob also are included for adding a magnetic pickup or soundboard transducer. Operates on 4 AA batteries which will deliver approximately 24 hours of playing time. Improvements over the original CTP-1 include a mute button and a faster warm up time that is
quieter with no volume swell.
The New CTP-2 Cool Tube also includes adjustment controls for the tube and an external microphone. It still includes bass and treble tone controls, semi-parametric midrange, a second-source input and blend control & Chromatic Tuner.