Inputs
Preamp gain
eq gain selector
EQ outs
EQ gain sliders
Envelope Follower

sawari (さわり) – the buzzing sound of a stringed instrument. On the shamisen it is produced by the first string, purposely set lower than the others to give the instrument his characteristic tone.

main features


  • high impedance (1M) preamplifier, up to 40dB gain
  • built-in contact microphone
  • 3-band EQ, with tunable low and high shelf frequencies
    • selectable gain range, +/-6dB or +/-16dB
    • separate outs for each band
  • envelope follower with attack and release time control
    • pre or post eq selectable by a jumper on the back