Orange Amplification introduces the Guitar Butler, “a complete guitar rig in a pedal”
13.01.2022

Orange Amplification introduces the Guitar Butler, “a complete guitar rig in a pedal”

Words by Eli Duxson

A dual channel guitar preamp following its 2020 bass predecessor

Orange Amplification has launched the Guitar Butler, “a complete guitar rig in one pedal”.

What you need to know:

  • Orange Amplification has launched the Guitar Butler, “a complete guitar rig in one pedal”.
  • Following the success of its bass predecessor The Bass Butler in 2020, this intuitive dual channel guitar preamp is designed to cover as many different playing situations as possible from the stage, to the studio, to the jam session.
  • Designed to give guitarists a comprehensive service to their signal chain, The Guitar Butler can be used either as a stand-alone or as part of a rig.

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Following the success of its bass predecessor The Bass Butler in 2020, this intuitive dual channel guitar preamp is designed to cover as many different playing situations as possible from the stage, to the studio, to the jam session.

The clean channel intends to provide a vintage-voiced pedal platform that makes it easy to place pedals up front, with top mid and front controls in its tone stack. 

“The precise control offered by its sweeping E.Q adds further warmth to humbuckers and brings out the sparkle in your single coil pickups,” Orange said.

The dirty channel utilises JFET circuitry of the classic overdrive meaning it behaves in a similar manner to a valve amp as the controls for this channel are volume x 2, treble, middle, bass and gain. 

“The gain is like a classic amp, bright and tight, not totally clean like a Rockerverb. It just saturates and gets fatter the more it is turned up,” Orange said.

“Like all great butlers, The Guitar Butler has an array of connections: The Buffered FX loop allows time effects like modulation, delay and reverb to be added after the preamp. 

“There is an Amp Out without Cab Sim and a Balance Out with it, plus a Ground Lift switch to stop any earth loops. Guitar Butler manages all a guitarist’s tonal affairs.”

Designed to give guitarists a comprehensive service to their signal chain, The Guitar Butler can be used either as a stand-alone or as part of a rig. 

It is perfect for musicians looking to get preamp tones from their pedalboard straight into either a power amp/speaker cabinet combination or into a PA system.

For more information, head to Orange Amplification.