MXR Unveils the Thump Bass Preamp Pedal
MXR unveiled the Thump bass preamp at this year’s Winter NAMM Show. Based on the Echoplex preamp, the compact green pedal features a three-band EQ with a mid-frequency knob.
“The Echoplex Preamp circuit conditions your signal with a carefully balanced EQ profile, and this pedal’s tone controls let you take it from there,” MXR shared.
“The Treble and Bass knobs cut or boost frequencies at 8 kHz and 40 Hz respectively, while the Mid knob cuts or boosts the midrange as set by the Frequency knob, from 250 Hz to 1 kHz. This range of frequencies was selected to give players maximum flexibility and minimal fuss when refining their bass signal.”
They add that the preamp can be used to punch up a solo, boost your sound in a live mix, or add more edge to a passive bass sound.
You can hear the pedal in this Sweetwater demo by MXR’s Darryl Anders:
The MXR Thump Bass Preamp will be available in February with a price point of $129.99.
MXR Thump Bass Preamp Pedal Features:
|Bass, Mid, Treble Controls|
|Mid Frequency Knob|
|MXR Mini Housing|