Technically, ANY device that has a gain knob, and is capable of increasing your signal stregnth- is a preamp. Some are called that, and those will usually also include tone controls, and some will be called overdrives, distortions, etc. But the reality is, they are all a sort of preamp. One thing that sets them apart, is the ability for them to drive a poweramp. Re: pedals, some can, some can't, but they're still technically preamps.
Last edited by RickenBoogie : 01-16-2013 at 03:09 PM.