We're teaming up with Jeff Tweedy, Reverb, & Haymarket Center to auction our all new Ramjet Preamp and help those suffering with chemical dependency
We're extremely proud to announce our collaboration with Jeff Tweedy, Reverb, and Haymarket Centers to help fund treatment for substance abuse by auctioning two prototypes of the Schroeder Amplification Tweedy Ramjet Preamp signed by Jeff. Reverb will be hosting the auction of our first two builds of the preamp from 12PM EST on Monday, October 17th, 2016 through 12PM EST Sunday, October 22nd, with all proceeds going towards Haymarket Centers to help those suffering with chemical dependency. Along with the prototype Tweedy Ramjets, we will be auctioning some vintage gear to also contribute to Haymarket's funding. All items will start at $1.00 and have no reserve, so be sure to try your chances on Reverb by clicking here at 12PM EST on the 17th!
The mission of Haymarket Center is to aid people with chemical dependency in their recovery by providing professional care. Founded in 1975, Haymarket is the largest not-for-profit community-based adult detoxification, residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment facility in Chicago.
“As the largest residential drug and alcohol treatment provider in Chicago, serving over 16,000 men and women each year, we continue to be strained in our providing services that are in need more now than ever. Due to the State of Illinois not funding these services at the level of need, we are so grateful for Tim Schroeder’s help and support. Having someone show generosity in this way not only helps raise resources, but also brings attention to the need.” - Ray Soucek, CEO of Haymarket Center.
The Tweedy Ramjet Preamp is designed to provide the some of the guitar tones that Jeff used throughout Wilco’s Star Wars album, achieved in part by overdriving the recording studio’s mixing console. The Ramjet (street price around $2,000) embodies Schroeder’s design philosophy of combining traditional guitar amplifier circuit design with audiophile-grade internal parts usually found only in high-end audio components. This enables the Ramjet to deliver wide frequency response and dynamic range and go from pristine clarity to richly saturated, harmonically complex overdrive and massive distortion. The two prototype Tweedy Ramjet Preamps will be signed by Jeff Tweedy and Tim Schroeder. For more details on the Preamp click here.
“For many years I’ve wanted to do more to help better the lives of those struggling to overcome alcohol and drug abuse. I’m proud that this dream is finally going to become a reality thanks to the help of Haymarket Center, Reverb.com and the participation of Jeff Tweedy.” - Tim Schroeder
“Tim’s gear has been a constant for Wilco on stage and in the studio for years, and this new preamp is a fun and useful recording tool. I’m very happy to be a part of this effort to help the auction raise money for such a good cause.” - Jeff Tweedy
You can help too!
If you have any gear you would like to donate to be auctioned please let us know. We'd be glad to add it in! Call us ASAP at 847-217-8985 to make a contribution. If you would like to donate money directly to Haymarket Center, then call Laura Anderson at 630-833-7722 or send an email.
SA9+"Lows are deep and definitive, as if rooted in the earth. Highs are incandescent. Yet the amp never sounds boomy or shrill." Read the full review of the SA9+ here.
"The SA9 is not a finicky amp. She seems to react to the harmonics, overtones and color of every one of my guitars without weird harshness that most amps put out. Beyond hi-fi construction and tone, I was freaked out instantly!"
-Jake Cinninger, Umphrey's McGee
DB7"The DB7 is a sustain machine, making the plainest of sonorities a thing of wonder." Read the full review here.Mercy Street recording artist, session guitarist, producer, and engineer BC Marshall who's credits include the Academy Awards, the CMA awards, alongside his work with artists like: Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Adrian Belew and King Crimson plays and records with Schroeder amplifiers exclusively since 2009. His first Schroeder amp was an early red box DB7. Marshall now owns the first SA9+.
"I thought that the DB7 was my end all, my forever amp! But since Tim created the SA9+... well, that's all she wrote folks! I'm in love! I have never owned an amplifier that reacted the way Tim's amps do. And the SA9+ has everything that I loved about the 7, but something more. Notes bloom like I just never thought possible, whatever you feed it, it gives back in spades! Every guitar I own loves this thing! Sometimes, I feed it the output of a Fractal Axe-Fx2 and the results are unbelievable! Seriously, there are not enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe it. I just know I'm never giving this one up!"
- BC Marshall, recording artist, producer, engineer