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Jackson Audio's Twin Twelve Silvertone 1484 Preamplifier pedal is an "exact recreation" of the original

Jackson Audio has reimagined one of the most coveted amps of yesteryear in pedal form. As the name suggests, the Twin Twelve Silvertone 1484 Preamplifier is a recreation of the preamp stage in the original amplifier.

Enjoyed by such legendary performers as Jack White, Dave Grohl, Beck, Billie Joe Armstrong and Dan Auerbach, to name but a few, the original Twin Twelve was only available from 1963 to 1967.

Now, in conjunction with Silvertone, Jackson Audio is offering what it's calling an "exact recreation" of the original 1484's preamp stage and so delivers that unique Twin Twelve sound all in a pedal.

The new Twin Twelve pedal can be used as either a preamp, booster, EQ or overdrive and is housed in a vintage-looking housing with top-mounted jacks.

Jackson Audio Twin Twelve

(Image credit: Jackson Audio)

Jackson Audio Twin Twelve Silvertone 1484 Preamplifier features

  • Preamp / Overdrive pedal 
  • Exact recreation preamp section of the 1960s Silvertone 1484 Twin Twelve amplifier
  • Designed in collaboration Silvertone
  • Accurately recreates the unique amp sound popularized by many of today’s rock icons
  • Can be used as preamp, booster, EQ or overdrive
  • Authentic vintage looks paired with top-mounted jacks - for ease of pedalboard mounting
  • Powered by (opt.) 9 V DC PSU (centre -, 2.1mm, ~ 35 mA current draw)

The Jackson Audio Twin Twelve Silvertone 1484 Preamplifier will be available soon for £259 and more information can be found on the Audio Distribution Group website (opens in new tab).

Check out the video below to hear the Twin Twelve preamp in action.

Simon Arblaster
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I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.