Back at NAMM 2019 (opens in new tab) we got very excited after seeing and hearing the prototype of the Chase Bliss Automatone Preamp MKII – a collaboration with Christopher Benson of Benson Amps. Then we waited, and waited… now it's finally out and YouTuber Paul Davids is putting one through its paces.
He's a wonderfully tasteful player (1.81 million subscribers agree) so it's in good hands here and he also asks its designers some pressing questions about how hard-wearing it is, and the good reason of why it's taken so long in development.
As Davids admits, he's not getting paid for this demo and is just "super excited" about it. So are we because with the automation on the EQ sliders, tone shaping and preset options available, it's shaping up to be something special.
And yes, it's expensive. It's $749 and it's backordered too but listen to it!
In the meantime, here's some more video of it in action…
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