The Parabellum Drive combines the EdisonPreamp with parallel germanium distortion
circuits designed by dirt guru Nicholas Williams of Dunwich Amps.
The signal chain begins with the same all-tube EF86 boost as the original. The boosted EF86 signal is then buffered and split into two parallel Germanium distortion stages, refined from the three in the original version. One is designed to amplify high mids and highs with hard clipping characteristics, and the other is focused on low mids and lows with soft clipping characteristics. Each stages' output is mixed back together equally, combining the distortion, frequency content, and sonic textures for a unique distortion.
The combined output is then sent to a three band EQ, which has been re-designed with transistor based EQ bands instead of the op-amp based bands used in the first version, but still using the same frequency centers as V1 and #QtheEQ for a huge low end, musical mids, and cutting treble. The original toggle switch boosts have been removed to simplify user experience and avoid analysis paralysis.
The package features an enclosure that is CNC engraved, powder coated matte black, color filled, then adorned with custom knobs made by Haramis Musical Hardware for a cutting edge look. Each unit is assembled, finished, and wired by hand and made in small batches in Greenwood Lake, NY.
Demo videos courtesy of Amit Peled.