Fredric Effects debuts Regent 150 Preamp pedal

London’s Fredric Effects has unveiled the Regent 150 Preamp pedal, which recreates the preamp of the obscure East German Vermona Regent 150K amp, a regular fixture in Eastern bloc studios, stages and bedrooms.

Fredric has used an internal charge pump to match the voltage of the original amp, while NOS 40-year-old East German transistors add to the authenticity.

Fredric Effects Regent 150 Preamp

(Image credit: Fredric Effects)

The company reckons the Regent’s treble control adds a glassy clean sound, and the boosted bass is warm but not flubby, while the whole effect adds compression, making it suitable as an EQ, boost or always-on effect.

The Regent 150 Preamp is available now for £120 from Fredric Effects.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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