The premier accessory for clonewheel organs
Tall & Fat
The acclaimed Tall & Fat pedal is the premier accessory for clonewheel organs. Digital organs do a great job of modeling the tonewheel, but fail to capture the dynamic behavior of the tube based AO-28 preamp. That's where the Tall & Fat comes in. When added to a digital organ setup, the Tall & Fat provides the compression, second order harmonics, and dynamic drive characteristics of the famous tube preamp. If you’re in need of a strong boost that’s clean and clear, the Tall & Fat is that pedal.
It is a three stage FET preamp with gain staging.. The onset of overdrive is gradual and can be easily controlled with the swell pedal. It adds compression and 2nd order harmonics. With it's drive and transparency, it works extremely well when overdriven, even with complex chord shapes.
Like all Lounsberry Pedals it sounds and plays more like an amp than a pedal, bringing to mind the tube driven AO-28 preamp. It is the missing link between your digital keyboard and the analog sound you hear in your brain. The Tall & Fat is tuned to easily handle a wide frequency range and sounds awesome with guitar and bass.
Live that moment when you close your eyes and forget you are playing a digital organ!
ABOUT GAIN STAGING
Discrete preamps provide gain in several stages, so that a lot of what happens to provide the right amounts of drive and compression in a preamp is determined by how many discrete stages are employed, and their levels, determining how the stages interact.