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MXR® BASS PREAMP
DescriptionThe Bass Preamp combines a pristine bass preamp with a studio-quality Direct Out so you can adjust your sound to any live or recording scenario.
This pedal can be powered by a 9-volt battery, a Dunlop ECB003 9-volt adapter, or the DC Brick™, Iso-Brick™, and Mini Iso-Brick™ power supplies (not included).
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Discussed in A DI with a Parallel Out that isn't on the right side in the TalkBass community
MXR M81 bass preamp. Small form factor and both parallel and DI both on the left. MXR® BASS PREAMP ... more
This was the one leading the pack for me when I Started thinking of this. The only thing is that if you turn it on, the 1/4" is NOT bypassed... it is colored by the preamp. I confirmed that with Dunlop on Tech Support this morning. But I may be more willing to make that compromise. ... more
Discussed in Interested in how to switch from amp to DI for live sound in the TalkBass community
As an audio tech, I generally prefer for bass to be plugged into a flat DI; so I get the original unprocessed tone of the bass. An added benefit, from my perspective, is this allows the bass player to make volume and tone changes with his/her amp without changing the signal that is sent to FOH (front of house). If you plan ... ... more
Discussed in Want compressor (dbx 160A in a pedal) with XLR out in the TalkBass community
That's what I do. Keeley Bassist into either an MXR M81 (transparent and small) or a SansAmp BDDI (nice tube emulation but a little bigger - a better choice for sound). The Keeley is ultra simple you have to try to get a bad sound out of it. I will give an honorable mention to the EHX Batallion - I've not had the chance ... ... more