Cool Tube® Details
|The new Cool Tube® fits neatly into Takamine’s “SoundChoice” docking port. The Cool Tube® knob at the upper left controls the level of tube effect. It works in combination with the Volume slider on the right similar to the way channel and master volume controls function on a tube amplifier.||The heart of the Cool Tube® is the 12AU7 preamp tube. Running at just 3 volts, the tube warms to about 2 degrees above ambient temperature, posing no danger to the delicate tone woods. The red-coded RCA jack on the right is an input for a secondary pickup - mic, magnetic or piezo.|
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Cool Tube® Models
Be sure to use our guitar selector to find even more models featuring the Cool Tube® Preamp.
|The Takamine TAN15C is one of our Supernatural Series models that feature the Cool Tube® preamp. The TAN15C has a solid cedar top and rosewood back.||The Takamine TF740FS is one of our T Series models that feature the Cool Tube® preamp. The TF740FS has a solid cedar top and mahogany back and sides.|
Cool Tube® Schematics
The Cool Tube Preamp is designed for use only in Pro-Series Takamine guitars made in Japan. It is not compatible with G-series guitars and electronics.