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Fredric Effects Unveils the Regent 150 Preamp

(Image credit: courtesy of Fredric)

London-based Fredric Effects has unveiled the Regent 150 Preamp, which the company touts as an accurate recreation of an “obscure East German preamp,” the 1970s-era Vermona Regent 150K.

The new Regent 150 utilizes the preamplifier and EQ circuit from the Vermona. There’s also a charge pump to match the voltage of the original preamp, as well as real NOS 40-year-old East German transistors.

According to Fredric, the Regent 150 can be used as an EQ or boost, with a treble control that adds a glassy and precise clean sound and a bass that is “warm without being flubby.”

The Regent 150 is available for £120, or roughly $150. For more information or to purchase, head to Fredric.

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.