EBS Unveils Stanley Clarke Signature Acoustic Preamp Pedal

EBS Stanley Clarke Signature Acoustic Preamp Pedal

EBS Sweden has collaborated with jazz bass legend Stanley Clarke to unveil the EBS Stanley Clarke Signature Acoustic Preamp. Designed with the double bass in mind, the two-channel preamp operates at a signal level equal to a professional mixing console to provide plenty of headroom.

Each channel can be used independently or together and has its own set of controls: Gain, Bass, Adjustable Bids, and Treble. “They both also have a secret weapon, a control knob that can be used either as a high pass or notch filter,” the company explains. “A switch decides the function, while the control knob picks the frequency range. The notch and high pass filters are excellent tools to prevent unwanted feedback and adjust the sound to the characteristics of the room and your instrument.”

The inputs have 10 Mohms impedance, allowing them to handle basses with passive, active, or high impedance piezo pickups. Channel A supports an Electret pickup with a dedicated switch, while Channel B has a switch to let you choose the XLR input for using a microphone. The preamp has 48V phantom power for condenser microphones.

Other features include a phase inverter switch, an effects loop, a tuner output, a balanced XLR output with ground lift, an auxiliary input, and a headphone output.

“I have been using this new preamp on every show and in the studio since November 2019, when I got the final sample in my hands. It has become a mainstay to my upright bass sound,” Clarke states. “I think it is absolutely essential for every acoustic bass player to own one of these. The 2-channel preamp allows you to have a completely different setting for bowing and pizzicato at the push of a button. The effects loop, EQ, ¼-inch, and XLR input, and outputs make it extremely versatile for stage or studio. It even sounds great on the electric bass.”

The EBS Stanley Clarke Signature Acoustic Preamp is available now for $499.99.

EBS Stanley Clarke Signature Acoustic Preamp Pedal Features:

2-channel analog preamp (A/B or A+B)
Operates with Studio-grade signal quality
10 Mohm Impedance inputs (both channels)
Individual High Pass/Notch Filter for each channel
XLR microphone-input with Phantom Power (channel B)
Electret pickup support (channel A)
Tuner output
Effects Loop (serial/parallel)
Balanced Output (with Speaker Simulator and Ground Lift)
Aux Input and professional-grade headphones output
Dedicated 9V DC Power Supply included

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  1. Looks great! Love EBS gear and use it a lot.