Accugroove has announced the Inception, a tube bass preamp that offers a wide range of tones. “Traditional bass preamps use a single dual-triode tube – and even then the signal might only pass through a single triode in most modes of the preamp,” they write. “Our design implements two balanced 12AX7 tubes that deliver four triode stages for maximum flexibility.”
The EQ section offers Low, Mid, and High controls as well as High & Low Boost and a Low Contour. The rest of the front panel has a mute switch, two tube drives, a master volume, effects loop send and return level controls, and DI 1 & 2 level controls. Its rear features a 1/4-inch input jack, a buffered out, a footswitch out, an effects loop, a 20dB pad, two 1/4-inch outputs, and a DI XLR output.
The Inception weighs in at just 6 pounds. Accugroove offers several options including powder coating, rack ears, and a waterproof hard case. A price was not available at the time of this article.
Accugroove Inception Tube Bass Preamp Features:
|Two 12AX7 Tube Input Stage with 4 Triode Stages|
|1/4-inch Passive/Active Input|
|Two Tube Drives|
|EQ: High & Low Boost, Low Contour, Low, Mid, High|
|DI 1 & 2 Volume|
|Weight: 6 Pounds|
|Dimensions: 17″ x 8.5″ x 2″|