Orange Amplification Unveils the Bass Butler Pedal

Orange Amplification Bass Butler PedalOrange Amplification has announced a new device called the Bass Butler, which they call an entire bi-amp bass rig in a pedal.

“Back in the good ol’ days, it was a popular practice to send a bass guitar signal to a bass amp and a guitar amp at the same time – known as Bi-Amping. This allows the player to keep their low end deep, clean and defined whilst amplifying the mids and top end separately, adding distortion or crisp highs with total control. The new pedal splits the bass guitar signal, at input, into completely separate, parallel, analogue signal chains, just like a real bi-amp rig – without an amp in sight,” they write.

It’s two signals are split into clean and dirty channels, each with their own XLR output with cabinet simulation. The clean bass channel is always active and has controls for compression, bass, treble, and volume. The dirty channel has five smaller knobs for volume, treble, middle, bass, and gain. It also has an expression jack for on-the-fly control over your input gain.

In addition to the XLR outputs, the Bass Butler has an amp output that blends the two channels for plugging right into your existing rig. Hear the pedal and its features in the Orange demo clip:

The Orange Amplification Bass Butler will be debuted at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show. It will be available soon for $399.

Orange Amplification Bass Butler Pedal Features:

Dual Channel Bass Preamp for Bi-Amping
Bass Guitar (Clean) Xlr Balanced Output With Bass Guitar Cabinet Simulator.
Guitar (Dirty) Xlr Balanced Output With Lead Guitar Cabinet Simulator.
Blended 1/4″ Jack Socket Output With No Cabinet Simulator
Expression 1/4″ Jack Socket
Input 1/4″ Jack Socket
Ground Lift Switch.
Power: 18V
Weight: 2.84 lbs

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