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Tech 21 Introduces the Q/Strip
Pedals & Effects

Tech 21 Introduces the Q/Strip

Tech 21 unveiled the Q/Strip as part of their display at the 2017 NAMM Show. Developed in a DI format, the device acts as a preamp and direct box with the features of a recording console strip from the ’60s and ’70s. The Q/Strip features all-analog MOSFET circuitry, which gives “warmth, girth, and larger-than-life tones for which vintage consoles are...

Ashdown Reveals Origin Bass Head and Tube Preamp/DI
Amps

Ashdown Reveals Origin Bass Head and Tube Preamp/DI

Ashdown debuted the Origin series at NAMM this year, including a 300-watt bass amplifier and a tube preamp and DI pedal. Both units are designed to be “lightweight, portable and stripped back” for a strong yet streamlined bass signal. The Origin amp starts with an active/passive input switch and effects loop. It has a five-band EQ section with Bass, Lo-Mid,...

Sadowsky Introduces Compact SBP-2 Preamp Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Sadowsky Introduces Compact SBP-2 Preamp Pedal

Sadowsky Guitars has released a compact version of their preamp pedal called the SBP-2. The new outboard preamp has the same circuitry that the company fits into their basses but in a slimmed down design. “[The SBP-2 is] perfect for crammed pedalboards as well as vintage basses where onboard preamp installation would affect resale value,” Sadowsky writes. “It works with...

Ampeg Introduces Two New Bass Pedals at NAMM
Pedals & Effects

Ampeg Introduces Two New Bass Pedals at NAMM

Ampeg launched two new pedals at the Winter NAMM Show this year with the Classic analog bass preamp and Scrambler bass overdrive. The pedals represent either side of Ampeg’s other pedal offering, the SCR-DI, into two smaller focused pedals. The Classic pedal allows for dialing in an Ampeg tone with its three-band tone stack as well as Ultra-Lo and Ultra-Hi...

Geddy Lee Teams with Tech 21 for Signature SansAmp GED-2112
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Geddy Lee Teams with Tech 21 for Signature SansAmp GED-2112

If you got to catch Rush in the past twenty years, you would have seen Geddy Lee on stage with household appliances in lieu of a bass amp. Going direct means relying on preamps for his sound, and now he’s helped to create a signature SansAmp with Tech 21. The Tech 21 Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp GED-2112 is a bass...

Arkham Sound Announces The Bullet Tube Bass Pre-Amplifier
Amps

Arkham Sound Announces The Bullet Tube Bass Pre-Amplifier

Portland, Maine’s Arkham Sound has introduced the Bullet, a tube bass pre-amplifier housed in a surplus 30 caliber ammo box. The company says the new preamp is designed to survive the rigors to the road “as if Ampeg were given a military contract to arm Motown.” It is fitted with a 12AX7 preamp tube and a Mosfet bufered lo-Z output...

Sadowsky Introduces 3-Knob Onboard Bass Preamp
Accessories & Strings

Sadowsky Introduces 3-Knob Onboard Bass Preamp

Sadowsky has released a the 3-knob Onboard bass preamp, which is their first to be available as a prewired drop-in for J style basses without a side jack. No soldering is required to install it in your bass. “It has been designed for minimally invasive installation on most J-bass style instruments,” the company writes. “The only modification required is a...

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...

NOISE Audio Design Unveils The Perfect Storm Bass Preamp
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NOISE Audio Design Unveils The Perfect Storm Bass Preamp

Veteran tube amplifier tech Blackie Pagano of NOISE Audio Design has unveiled The Perfect Storm, a limited edition high-transconductance, high-current tube bass guitar preamp. The sleek preamp takes its moniker from a realization Pagano had after receiving a box of Russian-made 6C45pi tubes, which are sensitive to audio signals and, despite their small size, run the same currents of larger...

Two Notes Audio Engineering Unveils Le Bass Preamp Pedal
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Two Notes Audio Engineering Unveils Le Bass Preamp Pedal

Two Notes Audio Engineering introduced their new Preamplifiers series at Musikmesse this year including the Le Bass. Housed in a pedal format, the tube preamp features dual channels with a Fusion mode to blend them together. The company says it also runs internally at 200 volts to “preserve the interaction between you and your bass while working with your other...