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

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 speakers matched with a high-frequency...

Tech 21 Unveils SansAmp Bass Driver DI Version 2
Pedals & Effects

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 helps 5- and 6-string players...

Providence Releases the Brick Drive BDI-1
Pedals & Effects

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. “By mixing the drive sound...

Radial Engineering Announces Headlight Pro Direct Box
Pedals & Effects

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 new output. “When you are...

Sonic Nuance Electronics Introduces the TDI Mk2
Pedals & Effects

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 phantom powered and fully operational...

Radial Engineering Now Shipping JDV Mk5 Direct Box
Accessories & Strings

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 well as a fully variable...

Ampeg Unveils SCR-DI Bass DI Pedal at NAMM
Pedals & Effects

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 with tone stack circuits, which...

Fishman Now Shipping Platinum Pro EQ and Platinum Stage Acoustic Preamps
Pedals & Effects

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 mid-frequency and low frequency filter...

Fender Launches Four New Micro-Sized Pedals
Pedals & Effects

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 amplifiers or combine two signals...

Tonecraft Audio Launches with 363 Tube Direct Box
Accessories & Strings

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 Erickson] and I are both...

Osiamo Introduces Dr. J Effects Pedal Series
Pedals & Effects

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 metal housing, and DC power....

Mooer Audio Introduces Micro DI Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Mooer Audio Introduces Micro DI Pedal

Mooer Audio has added to their line of compact pedals with the Micro DI, a direct box that measures roughly 1.5 x 3.5 inches. The pedal offers a 1/4-inch instrument input with a balanced XLR output as well as an unbalanced 1/4-inch output and has ground lift switch. Input signal can be adjusted via the gain switch with -20dB, 0dB,...