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  • Tech 21 Introduces the Q/Strip

    Tech 21 Introduces the Q/Strip

    Tech 21 unveiled the Q/Strip as part of their display at the 2017 NAMM Show. Developed in a DI format, the device acts as a preamp and direct box with the features of a recording console strip from the ’60s and ’70s. The Q/Strip features all-analog MOSFET circuitry, which gives “warmth, girth, and larger-than-life tones... »

  • Ashdown Reveals Origin Bass Head and Tube Preamp/DI

    Ashdown Reveals Origin Bass Head and Tube Preamp/DI

    Ashdown debuted the Origin series at NAMM this year, including a 300-watt bass amplifier and a tube preamp and DI pedal. Both units are designed to be “lightweight, portable and stripped back” for a strong yet streamlined bass signal. The Origin amp starts with an active/passive input switch and effects loop. It has a five-band... »

  • Radial Engineering Announces the 4-Play Direct Box

    Radial Engineering Announces the 4-Play Direct Box

    Radial Engineering has announced the 4-Play Direct Box. Aimed at multi-instrumentalists, the DI works well for bass, acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and more. It has a 1/4-inch input for your instrument with four selectable XLR outputs. You can switch instruments by hitting the mute footswitch, plugging in the right instrument, and then using the second... »

  • Contest: Win an All-Tube Ampeg Portaflex Bass Rig and SCR-DI Bass DI Pedal

    Contest: Win an All-Tube Ampeg Portaflex Bass Rig and SCR-DI Bass DI Pedal

    UPDATE: The grand prize winner has been emailed. Once we confirm, we’ll send the 2nd and 3rd prize winners an email. Check your inbox! Ampeg and No Treble are excited to bring you the Portaflex All-Tube bass rig giveaway! Two lucky winners will be selected on December 31st, 2016. Enter now Grand Prize: One lucky... »

  • Mesa Adds 2×10 Cabinet and DI/Preamp Pedal to Subway Series

    Mesa Adds 2×10 Cabinet and DI/Preamp Pedal to Subway Series

    In addition to introducing the Subway D-800+ bass amp, Mesa/Boogie has added to the Subway series with a 2×10 Ultra-Lite Cabinet and a Bass DI-Preamp. Both new products are made in Petaluma, California. The Subway Ultra-Lite 2×10 joins the existing 1×12 and 1×15 cabs in the series. It features a pair of 10-inch custom neodymium... »

  • 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... »