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Electro-Harmonix Unveils the Battalion Bass Preamp
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Electro-Harmonix Unveils the Battalion Bass Preamp

Electro-Harmonix is sending reinforcements for bassists with the new Battalion bass preamp and DI. The comprehensive unit features a four-band EQ, fully-featured MOSFET distortion section, a compressor, a noise gate, and flexible connectivity. Its distortion section has its own footswitch with Level, Blend, Drive, and Tone knobs for dialing in your grit. It also has a mini-switch to route it...

Arkham Sound Introduces the Abyss Tube Preamp
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Arkham Sound Introduces the Abyss Tube Preamp

Maine’s Arkham Sound has expanded their line of tube preamps with the Abyss. Described as a mid-priced addition to their lineup, the preamp features the same core circuit as their Bullet and Zephyr models and can be used standalone or mounted in a rack. The Abyss centers around a 12AX7 preamp tube, which the company says was selected for good...

Ampeg Now Shipping Classic Preamp and Scrambler Overdrive Pedals
Pedals & Effects

Ampeg Now Shipping Classic Preamp and Scrambler Overdrive Pedals

After introducing the pedals at the Winter NAMM Show this year, Ampeg is now shipping the Classic analog bass preamp and Scrambler bass overdrive. The all-analog stomp boxes are compact effects derived from the larger SCR-DI. The Classic offers up the company’s 3-band EQ complete with Ultra Lo and Ultra Hi shelving switches for dialing in your tone. A volume...

Hotone Audio Now Shipping B Station Bass Preamp/DI
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Hotone Audio Now Shipping B Station Bass Preamp/DI

Hotone Audio is now shipping the B Station, a bass preamp and DI in a pedal format. Designed for studio and stage, the unit packs in a 3-band EQ, a Drive channel, and an optical compressor as well. The Drive is kicked in via a dedicated footswitch, while the compressor has a simple one-knob control. For further connectivity, the B...

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...

Trace Elliot Announces the Transit B Bass Guitar Preamp Pedal
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Trace Elliot Announces the Transit B Bass Guitar Preamp Pedal

Along with the launch of their micro ELF bass amp at the NAMM Show this year, Trace Elliot returned with the Transit B Bass Guitar Preamp Pedal. The versatile preamp offers a host of controls with a pre-shape to dial in the classic Trace Elliot EQ curve, a dual-band compressor, a drive section, and a 5-band semi-parametric EQ. The compressor...

Nordstrand Pickups Introduces the 2b+ Preamp
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Nordstrand Pickups Introduces the 2b+ Preamp

Nordstrand Pickups has introduced the 2b+, a 2-band boost only preamp they say offers flexibility and simplicity with lots of tone-shaping potential. “Offering more boost than our standard 2-band preamp the 2B+ can really beef up your lows and polish your highs,” Nordstrand writes. “There’s a dip switch for shifting the treble EQ point, and the adjustable gain trim pot...

Tech 21 Introduces the Q/Strip
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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
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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
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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
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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...