Two Notes Le Clean 2-channel U.S. Tones Tube Preamp Pedal

2-channel Tube Preamp Pedal with Cabinet Simulation, 2 Footswitches, MIDI, DI Output, Effects Loop, and Headphone Output
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American-style Floor-based Guitar Preamp

The Two Notes Le Clean electric guitar tube preamplifier pedal is engineered to move your electric guitar rig to the floor. This tube-driven device boasts two independent preamps that are footswitchable and can also be blended together to taste. These preamps get their sound from vintage American amp tones. A free download of Wall of Sound III speaker simulation software gives you the high-quality sound of a full guitar rig. And there is a ton of I/O onboard the Le Clean preamp pedal for MIDI, running direct, headphones, and so much more.

Two Notes Le Clean Electric Guitar Preamplifier Pedal at a Glance:
  • Dual independent American-style preamps
  • Wall of Sound III
  • A powerful set of I/O options
Dual independent American-style preamps

The heart and soul of the Le Clean are the two fully independent and footswitchable tube preamps. These preamps are voiced to give you the character of classic American tones from Southern California. Preamp A is the cleanest of the two, while preamp B adds more grit to the sound, nailing those Texas blues tones. The two footswitches let you select either sound or blend them together to taste in Fusion mode for a cranked-up tweed experience. And guitarists at Sweetwater love the fact that the pedal runs at 200 volts to interact with your guitar just like a great tube amp.

Wall of Sound III

Along with these great-sounding preamps, you'll receive a free download of Two Notes' Wall of Sound III speaker-cab simulation software. Highly regarded in the industry, you'll be able to send Le Clean's tones direct to the board with your choice of simulated speaker cabinets, microphones, and tube power amplifiers. Wall of Sound III also lets you mix and match cabinets and microphones, and position the mics to get your optimal tone. Running into an amp live? Just push the SPKR SIM button and defeat the simulation.

A powerful set of I/O options

The Le Clean preamp pedal boasts enough I/O to integrate easily and quickly into even the most complicated of electric guitar rigs. An effects loop lets you place your time-based stompboxes after the preamp. The DI Output is optimal for sending your signal direct to the board for live performance or recording. MIDI in and out are perfect for control of external devices. And the Thru jack sends your unaffected signal to an onstage amp if you choose. An 1/8" headphone output lets you get all of this power while silently practicing.

Two Notes Le Clean Electric Guitar Preamplifier Pedal Features:
  • Fully featured tube electric guitar preamp pedal
  • Designed around the sound of American clean tones
  • 2 blendable preamps are fully footswitchable
  • Free Wall of Sound III software for cab and mic emulation
  • MIDI in and out
  • Effects loop for patching in time-based pedals
  • DI output
  • Unaffected Thru output
  • Headphone output for silent practice
The Two Notes Le Clean preamp pedal puts a world of control and tone at your feet.

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Tech Specs

Type Tube guitar preamp
Form Factor Pedal
Inputs 1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x 1/4" (return)
Outputs 1 x 1/4" (output), 1 x 1/4" (thru), 1 x 1/4" (send), 1 x 1/4" TRS (headphones), 1 x XLR (DI out)
Power Source 12V DC 500mA power supply included
Height 1.97"
Width 4.88"
Depth 7.44"
Weight 1.65 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number LeClean

Customer Reviews

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I love it!

I got a new Bose L1 system and got this so I wouldn't need an amp. This allows me to run my Archtops direct into the Bose and still get that smooth warm tube sound. I love it. Sounds as good as my matchless lightning amp, but much easier to set up and carry around.
Music background: Guitarist

Sweet warmth

I got away from tube amps because of the cost of replacing tubes, but I always missed that tube warmth. The Le Clean was my pick to blend the best of two worlds and it works. I have a Line 6 L2t as my main stage amp and "as is" it works really well with its electric guitar amp simulation - but the Le Clean makes it as close to perfect as it can be. Another plus is the second channel feature of the Le Clean to get that fat Strat sound, a hard rock crunch or a long singing sustain.

Le Clean

Sounds every bit as good as the video. I preordered this and Sweetwater had it to me the day after it was in stock with standard shipping. It got here 2 hours before my rehearsal today so I used it instead of the amp. Sounded awesome with a vintage big muff we put into it. I also ran it into the effects return of my EVH 5150 III through a Budda 4x12 cab. This will fix the problem of the green and blue channels sharing the same gain, volume, and tone knobs on the EVH so I can just use them for the blue channel and not worry about volume jumps. Would have given it 5 if it had a little more gain, but I might be able to fix that with a tube change.

Just what I have been looking for

In function it is similar to the Seymour Duncan Twin Tube pedal (discontinued). I have missed the Twin Tube since mine died and have looked for a similar device. Well, Here it is. The tube runs at 200 volts. The Le Clean has two channels (think clean and drive) which can be used individually or together. When used together, it can be serial or parallel. The clean channel has gain, volume, bass, and treble for controls. I found it very easy to get a "sweet" tube sound with the gain around 12 o'clock. The transition to a thicker sounds happens very quickly above 12. The drive channel has gain, volume, Bass, Mid with Mid Sweep and Treble. It crosses into thick and driven much sooner the the clean channel. I run the balanced DI out into my QSC K10 and the sound is clean and quiet without signal. There is a slight bottom of white noise which is consistent with my tube amp experience. Le Clean has an effects loop for adding reverb, delay, etc. It also has midi in and out to be controlled and to control externally. The headphone jack and the DI out have speaker simulation available (one model only). Two Notes offers speaker simulation plug-ins to be used by your favorite DAW.

Solid clean pre with lots of connectivity

This preamp does give a blackface vibe, and with fusion modes it starts to imitate tweed territory. Connectivity is great. The Le Preamp series is packed with options, and the midi switching is an amazing solution. Ultimately though I didn't find it to be significantly warmer than some other direct solutions which was a disappointment. Something about the preamp voicing controls makes it difficult to dial in yet still work well with other pedals.
Music background: Professional
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