Takamine CT4BII / CT4B2 Acoustic Guitar Preamp NEW Pro Series Edition

Takamine CT4BII / CT4B2 Acoustic Guitar Preamp NEW Pro Series Edition

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Takamine CT4BII / CT4B2 Acoustic Guitar Preamp NEW Pro Series Edition

Condition: New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable). Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. See the seller's listing for full details.See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab... Read moreabout the condition
;Brand: Takamine
;Series: Takamine Pro-Series
;Model: CT4BII / CT4B2
;String Configuration: 6 or 12 string
;Dexterity: Right or Left Handed
;UPC: Does not apply

Takamine CT4BII / CT4B2 Acoustic Guitar Preamp NEW Pro Series Edition




Acoustic Preamp

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This auction is for 1 (one) brand new Rev. CT-4BII unit,

the most current and up to date version.

Will also include these items:

 1 (one) preamp removal tool.

Copy of the Original Owners Guide

This PreAmp is covered by

Takamine Electronics One-Year Limited Warranty

and will be sent with warranty registration card.

This warranty is applicable only to the original purchaser, it is non-transferable.

As you may or may not know...

Since the early 70's KAMAN Music was the sole distributer of Takamine guitars in the U.S.A.

Recently ESP Guitars and Takamine Guitars announced a partnership in which Takamine

instruments will be distributed exclusively exclusively through ESP Guitars in the U.S.A.

Because of this new chapter in American Takamine history some printed materials have yet to

be revised for the new ESP distributorship. For this reason, this sale is for preamp only, it does

not come with glamour box. Your CT-4BII PreAmp will be sent very carefully and safely packaged.


Chances are if you are looking at this then your Takamine preamp needs to be replaced or

you desire a different tonality and function from your Takamine guitars electronics.

This preamp is designed for use in Takamine brand guitars only!

The PreAmp DOES NOT come with a mounting chassis.

The PreAmp Mounting Chassis is installed at the Takamine factory during

the guitar manufacturing process; if your guitar does not currently have a Mounting Chassis

installed please do not order this PreAmp as you will have no way to insert it into the guitar.

There is always "duct tape" I suppose...


Here is a PARTIAL list of Takamine preamps whose mounting chassis will accept the CT4BII:

AccurAcoustic, CTP-1, CTP-2, CTP-3, CT4B, CT-4BII, CT4-DX, DSP, Graph Ex, TK-40,

TK-40B, TK-40D, TP-4, TP-4T, TP-4TP, TP-E, Parametric Equalizer, Takamine Equalizer (N4B)

These preamps are 2 7/16th x 2 13/16th If your current preamp is not this size it will not fit.


Older Takamine preamps TV3N, TK4NT, TS-1, TS-2, PT007S, etc.

are a different size and shape than the CT4BII and are located in a different location

on the guitars side; the mounting chassis of these preamps WILL NOT accommodate the CT4BII preamp.

For those of you installing this pre-amp into your "G" series Takamine, you will have to modify the end of your pickup lead

to a RCA male style jack. These High Quality Gold Plated RCA jacks are available for $8.95 if you need one.

A custom made adapter is available for $29.95 this adapter simply plugs in and requires no modification to the guitar.

If you need one of these items notify me before purchasing so it can be included in the shipment - I ship very quickly!


This preamp is covered by the Takamine Electronics Warranty.

          CT-4BII Preamp Features:

    The CT4B II preamp is designed for ease of use and purity of tone. The CT4B II consists of 3 bands of graphic EQ tone control, a volume control slider and a built-in chromatic tuner.

    The 3 band EQ provides control over the bass (LOW), midrange (MID) and treble (HIGH) frequency response. With the sliders set at the midpoint (0) the electric signal from the guitar is evenly balanced across the frequency range. The desired tone is then dialed in by using the sliders to add or subtract frequency response as desired. Each frequency control slider will raise or lower the band response by +/-5db.

    The volume slider adjusts the output volume of the preamp.

    The convenient built-in chromatic tuner is extremely accurate and very easy to use. The tuner is activated by pressing the TUNER POWER button. To tune your instrument, simply pluck any open string. The tuner will then display the name of the note that has the closest frequency of the string played. The amount of deviation from the note (higher or lower) is displayed by red arrows indicating sharp or flat. When only the green center light illuminates, the note indicated in red has reached precise tuning. When the guitar is unplugged, the TUNER POWER switch acts as on and off.

    Your CT4B II tuner is also capable of being calibrated to frequencies other than standard A440. When the PITCH button is pressed, the frequency that is currently set will be shown by a flashing red light above the frequency number. While the reference light is flashing, press the Pitch repeatedly to set the desired reference pitch. With each press of the button, the reference pitch will increase by 1Hz increments from 440Hz to 445Hz. Once the pitch has reached 445Hz, the next press will decrease the pitch to 438Hz. When the button operation is stopped, the reference pitch is set and the tuner will stand by for tuning.

    To facilitate silent on-stage tuning, the TUNER POWER button also acts as a mute switch when the guitar is played amplified. If you wish to be able to tune with your signal amplified, simply press the TUNER POWER a second time. Press a third time to shut off the tuner function. The tuner will shut off automatically when there is no signal for a couple of minutes.

    The Takamine CT-4BII preamp features a gain knob, an active shelving system EQ with bass, middle, and treble frequency slider controls, and a low battery light which activates when the battery drains below a certain voltage.

    The CT-4BII preamp is switched on by plugging a standard mono instrument cable into the endpin/strap pin jack. Unplugging the cable switches the preamplifier off.

    The CT-4BII Preamp is powered by a single 9 volt battery.

    Preamp measures: 2 13/16th x 2 3/8th

More info at Takamine website:



Addicted To Tone Inc is an AUTHORIZED Repair Center for Takamine Guitars!


This preamp will NOT retrofit into the electronic chassis of other guitar brands, it is designed for Takamine brand guitars only.

Your Takamine guitar must have the same sized electronics to use the CT4BII.

More than likely if you are looking at this, you have a similar system that has been broken or damaged in some way or perhaps desire a better tone.


Please check out my AddictedToToneInc eBay store for

other unusual hard to find and custom made items for musicians who are serious about their tone!


Sometimes in this fast paced electronics driven world we lose touch with the “humanity”

that is represented by all of the internet listings, fax and e-mail numbers.

I am a real person; I am not just a number.

I welcome your questions and speaking with you personally.

Please feel free to call or text me at: 502-417-7991 Tonefully – Bill / addictedtotoneinc.


I only use sturdy shipping boxes to prevent damage to the item you have purchased.

As a consumer I understand the desire to save a couple dollars whenever possible,

please understand that I have tried alternative “cheaper” shipping methods

and was not pleased with the result – to much damage!

I do not make any “extra” money on shipping.

The shipping price is calculated to include the carrier delivery fees

to your specific location and fees imposed on the item by eBay and PayPal.

 I package items VERY well and ship very promptly!



AddictedToToneInc does not accept returns.

The item listed in this ad is designed to improve the tone

of your Takamine guitar or for replacing a defective component.

I can help you diagnose the problem with your Takamine system.

Please contact me before you order an item you do not actually need.

AddictedToToneInc does not accept returns because of a third parties ineptitude,

specifically “repair technicians” that do not know how to properly diagnose

possible defects of the individual components used in the Takamine electronic system.

AddictedToToneInc checks each component for possible electronic defect

when the new product is received from Takamine and

verifies its working condition once again before it is shipped.


Addresses outside the United States will be responsible for shipping fees

to be calculated specifically for individuals delivery address.

  The shipping fee does not include any tariff, import duty,

value added tax or other fee charged to an imported good by a sovereign entity.

If you are having your item delivered to a temporary living

address: Hotel, Motel, Day Suite etc. remember to notify

the front desk receiving personnel of the expected delivery.

Make sure the name listed on the package is also attached to

the establishments guest registry. If the recipients name on the

package does not match a name in the guest registry there is no

way for the establishment to know who the delivery is meant for.

Addicted To Tone Inc will only ship to an eBay approved address.

Make sure the address you have given eBay

as your shipment destination is correct and contains no mistakes.

Changes to a shipping address or the recipients name

cannot be made after an item has been purchased.

Providing the proper shipping information is the responsibility of the purchaser.

I ship very quickly, after the package has been

processed changes to the shipment cannot be made.

Takamine CT4BII / CT4B2 Acoustic Guitar Preamp NEW Pro Series Edition

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