Pre-Owned Fire Eye Red Eye


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Fire Eye Red Eye Instrument Preamp


Elevate Your Instrument's Sound with Red-Eye Instrument Preamp

The Red-Eye Instrument Preamp is a game-changer for musicians seeking a straightforward solution to enhance their instrument's sound. Designed to cater to instruments equipped with high-impedance piezoelectric pickups, this preamp is a versatile tool suitable for both passive and active piezo pickups, as well as instruments featuring magnetic pickups like electric guitars and basses. Whether you're a solo artist or part of a band, the Red-Eye Preamp brings out the best in your instrument's tone.

Precision and Performance in a Compact Package

The Red-Eye Preamp incorporates an impedance-matching field-effect transistor input circuit, meticulously crafted to align with the impedance of passive piezoelectric pickups. This attention to detail results in a natural, well-balanced acoustic tone that captures the essence of your instrument. Low distortion, minimal noise, and ample headroom ensure that your instrument's clarity remains intact, even during robust and dynamic performances. The preamp offers practical features, including a boost button with a volume control for solos, a treble control for tonal shaping, and a 1/4 inch output and input for effects accessory loop. With dimensions of 1.25 x 2.25 x 4.25 inches and a weight of 10 ounces, the Red-Eye Preamp is a powerful tool packed into a compact chassis.


  • Input: Impedance-matching, accepts up to 2 volt peak-to-peak level without distortion.
  • Output: Low-impedance, balanced, XLR output, 600 ohms with ground-lift switch.
  • Boost Button: Volume control for amplifying solos.
  • Treble Control: Boost or reduce treble, with flat response when centered.
  • Power Options: Usually powered by 48-volt XLR phantom power; internal 9-volt battery and 9 to 18-volt center-negative, center-ground power jack alternatives.
  • Battery Life: Long 9-volt battery life (~200 hours), not used if other power is present.
  • Chassis Size: 1.25 x 2.25 x 4.25 inches.
  • Weight: 10 ounces.
  • Additional Features: Pwr Chk Light for power status, 1/4 inch output and input for effects accessory loop, internal filtering to reject interference, and more.


This pedal works nicely as intended and is in good condition, exhibiting some moderate external wear as can be seen in photos. 

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"*** This item is at Five Star Guitars on consignment. As a result, all sales are final.***"

Type: Effects