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BAE Audio Now Shipping PDI Direct Box
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BAE Audio Now Shipping PDI Direct Box

BAE Audio has introduced the PDI, a direct box that works for bass, guitar, keyboards and more. Central to the unit’s design is an OEP/Carnhill transformer that is made in the UK. “The high-quality audio transformer along with through hole component technology provides a more reliable secure connection and audio signal. All circuit traces are gold-plated for maximum conductivity,” BAE...

Hartke Gets Back On The Attack With the New Bass Attack 2 Preamp/DI with OD
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Hartke Gets Back On The Attack With the New Bass Attack 2 Preamp/DI with OD

Hartke has introduced the new Bass Attack 2 pedal, which combines Hartke’s classic preamp circuitry with thick overdrive tones and a low-noise direct box into a rugged zinc die cast stompbox design. It’s the ultimate tool for both live bass performance and studio recording. This second generation of the Hartke Bass Attack offers unique preamp tone sculpting capabilities. The stompbox...

Hartke Unveils the Bass Attack 2 Preamp Pedal
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Hartke Unveils the Bass Attack 2 Preamp Pedal

Hartke has announced the Bass Attack 2 preamp and direct box. The pedal unit combines their classic preamp with an overdrive section and plenty of connectivity. The pedal has three footswitches: one for on/off, one for the Shape circuit, and one for the overdrive. The EQ section has bass and treble knobs with a contour switch while the Shape circuit...

Tech 21 Unveils SansAmp Bass Driver DI Version 2
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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...

Radial Engineering Announces Headlight Pro Direct Box
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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
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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
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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...

Tonecraft Audio Launches with 363 Tube Direct Box
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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...

Mooer Audio Introduces Micro DI Pedal
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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,...

Radial Engineering Introduces StageDirect Muting Direct Box
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Radial Engineering Introduces StageDirect Muting Direct Box

Radial Engineering has announced StageDirect, an active direct box that adds a mute switch for silent tuning or switching instruments without having to turn down your PA or stage amp. When the footswitch is depressed, all outputs except the tuner output are muted. Other features on the StageDirect include a 180° polarity reverse switch, a -15dB pad, and a high-pass...