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  • Tech 21 Unveils SansAmp Bass Driver DI Version 2

    Tech 21 Unveils SansAmp Bass Driver DI Version 2

    Tech 21 has announced a new version of their flagship SansAmp Bass Driver DI. The Version 2 model retains all of the functionality of the original while adding features to better suit modern players. The all-analog pedal now has a switch for the bass frequency to select between 80Hz and 40Hz, which the company says... »

  • Providence Releases the Brick Drive BDI-1

    Providence Releases the Brick Drive BDI-1

    Providence has expanded their line of bass preamp pedals with the Brick Drive BDI-1. The comprehensive unit brings together a 3-band EQ with sweepable mids and Presence control, an overdrive, and a DI featuring their Vitalizer B circuit. The overdrive is engaged via footswitch and is blended with the clean signal with a mix knob.... »

  • Radial Engineering Announces Headlight Pro Direct Box

    Radial Engineering Announces Headlight Pro Direct Box

    Radial Engineering has introduced the Headlight Pro, a direct box designed for use with multiple instruments on stage. The device has a standard 1/4” input for bass, guitar, mandolin, or fiddle and multiple, switch-able outputs for PA sends. A mute switch allows you to disconnect your bass, connect to your next instrument, and select a... »

  • Sonic Nuance Electronics Introduces the TDI Mk2

    Sonic Nuance Electronics Introduces the TDI Mk2

    Sonic Nuance has introduced the TDI Mk2, a direct box that combines tuner and DI functions. The new pedal retains the signal path from the Mk1 version but has a more accurate and stable tuning section, the company says. At the heart of the TDI is a passive Jensen JT-DBE transformer. The chromatic tuner is... »

  • Radial Engineering Now Shipping JDV Mk5 Direct Box

    Radial Engineering Now Shipping JDV Mk5 Direct Box

    Radial Engineering is now shipping the JDV Mk5. Designed for use with bass and acoustic instruments, the JDV Mk5 is a 100% discrete class-A active direct box that retains the original zero-negative feedback topology from the series while adding features. It has two inputs, each with a volume control signal presence and overload LEDs, as... »

  • Ampeg Unveils SCR-DI Bass DI Pedal at NAMM

    Ampeg Unveils SCR-DI Bass DI Pedal at NAMM

    Ampeg’s booth at NAMM this year featured their new revamped BA combo series, but it centered around the unveiling of their brand new SCR-DI. The bass-friendly direct box is their first new pedal in years and brings together an Ampeg preamp, EQ section, and their Scrambler Overdrive. The SCR-DI starts with a legacy Ampeg preamp... »

  • Fishman Now Shipping Platinum Pro EQ and Platinum Stage Acoustic Preamps

    Fishman Now Shipping Platinum Pro EQ and Platinum Stage Acoustic Preamps

    Fishman is now shipping the Platinum Pro EQ and Platinum Stage acoustic preamps. The all-analog preamps have been redesigned with a discrete, high-headroom Class-A circuitry as well as a new switchable guitar/bass EQ that the company says makes them more musical for bass instruments. The Platinum Stage preamp has a four-band EQ with a sweepable... »

  • Fender Launches Four New Micro-Sized Pedals

    Fender Launches Four New Micro-Sized Pedals

    Fender has announced a new line of micro-sized pedals including an ABY switcher, a compressor, a DI, and a graphic EQ. Each of the compact pedals weighs about 5.6 ounces and measures 93.5 millimeters deep, 42 millimeters wide, and 52 millimeters tall. Fender Micro ABY Pedal The Micro ABY allows for players to switch between... »

  • Tonecraft Audio Launches with 363 Tube Direct Box

    Tonecraft Audio Launches with 363 Tube Direct Box

    Tonecraft Audio launched this year with their flagship product, the Tonecraft 363 Tube Direct Box. The interface is made for all instruments that use a 1/4″ connection, but the company’s designer Ryan Feves notes that it was created with a slant towards upright and electric bass. “While the DI is not exclusively for bass, [Jon... »

  • Osiamo Introduces Dr. J Effects Pedal Series

    Osiamo Introduces Dr. J Effects Pedal Series

    Osiamo has launched the Dr. J line of effects pedals, which the company describes as bringing reasonable prices to the “boutique” market. The series includes three stompboxes aimed at bassists: the D-55 Aerolite Comp, the D-53 Sparrow Driver & DI, and the D-52 Soloman Bass Overdrive. All of the pedals feature true bypass switching, a... »