Click to enlargeBlaster

It's back! One of our original products, the Blaster is available again. If you've been checking out the gear of your favorite guitarists, you've probably run across references to the Alembic Blaster (or by its previous name, the Strat-o-Blaster).

Once installed, you operate the Blaster with a switch. When the Blaster is on, you get all the benefits of the field-effect transistor preamp like increased output and the ability to use the volume control on your guitar without it affecting the tone. Turn the Blaster off, and your guitar sounds exactly like it did originally. Located between the switch and the jack, a small screwdriver adjustable trim pot sets the gain.

The Blaster replaces the original jack and plate on your guitar and installation is easy. We provide wire nuts, so you don't even need a soldering iron. Instructions are included, as well as online step by step photos.

Blaster Features include:
  • Gain adjustable from 3-14dB
  • Isolates capacitance of cable
  • Frequency response of guitar not affected by volume
  • Very low battery drain (~100µA)
  • Battery life ~10 months
  • Solid brass mounting plate


A limited number of blackend brass finish plates are available for an additional charge. We did a sample run of 6 pieces, and there are only 4 remaining. The Blaster price will be higher next year.


Blaster $95.00
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