Top Bass Preamps
Top Bass Preamps

Top 30+ Bass Preamps 2022

We have created for you a rating of the Best 30 Bass Preamps

Equipment list navigation:

  1. Kemper Profiling Amp PowerHead Set
  2. Kemper Profiling Amp PowerRack Set
  3. Kemper Profiling Amplifier Rack BK
  4. Darkglass Alpha-Omega
  5. Kemper Profiling Amp Rack BK Set
  6. Kemper Profiling Amp Head WH Set
  7. Kemper Profiling Amplifier PowerHead
  8. Darkglass Alpha Omega Ultra V2
  9. Tech 21 SansAmp GED-2112
  10. Mesa Boogie Subway Plus Bass DI-Preamp
  11. DSM & Humboldt Simplifier Bass Amp/Cab Sim
  12. Tech 21 SansAmp Geddy Lee YYZ Preamp
  13. Darkglass Microtubes B7K Ultra v2 Ltd.
  14. One Control Silver Peg Bass Preamp
  15. Kemper Profiling Amplifier PowerRack
  16. Tech 21 SansAmp RBI
  17. Kemper Profiling Amp Head BK Set
  18. Tech 21 QStrip
  19. Darkglass Microtubes B7K Ultra v2 Aux
  20. EBS Stanley Clarke Pre Amp
  21. AMT Bricks A-Bass
  22. Kemper Profiling Amplifier Head BK
  23. Ampeg SCR-DI
  24. Fishman Platinum Pro EQ
  25. MXR M80 Bass DI Plus
  26. Two Notes Le Bass Dual Channel Preamp
  27. Aguilar Tone Hammer
  28. Kemper Profiling Amplifier Head WH
  29. Marleaux Tonwerk Bass Preamp
  30. Gallien Krueger Plex Preamp

1. Kemper Profiling Amp PowerHead Set

Kemper Profiling Amp PowerHead Set

Kemper Profiling Amplifier Power Rack + Remote Control

Kemper Profiling technology allows the creation of a very precise tonal image (profile) of an existing amplifier configuration (including speaker & miking). Thanks to the many internal editing options, such as: diverse effects unit emulations (up to 4 simultaneously), master effects, EQ, gain, amp definition, power sagging etc., you can edit the sound created far beyond the capabilities of the original amplifier. The Kemper Profiling Amplifier comes with an already large number of outstanding amplifier profiles, which is why the creation of individual ones is not mandatory. Thus it is now possible to map the sound of your own amplifier accurately, and if desired, to modify and have available to practice in the studio or on stage without a lot of lugging about.

  • Incl. 600 W class D power amplifier (600 W at 8 ohm, 300 W at 16 ohm)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 396 x 214 x 165 mm
  • Weight: 6 kg
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. remote control base board

Connectors:

  • Mic Input
  • Line In
  • Alternative Input
  • Direct Out
  • Monitor Out
  • Master Out (Jack & XLR)
  • S/PDIF digital input and output
  • MIDI In / Out / Thru
  • 2x Foot switches (Jack)
  • Network
  • USB

2. Kemper Profiling Amp PowerRack Set

Kemper Profiling Amp PowerRack Set

Kemper Profiling Amplifier Power Rack + Remote Control

Kemper Profiling technology allows the creation of a very precise tonal image (profile) of an existing amplifier configuration (including speaker & miking). Thanks to the many internal editing options, such as: diverse effects unit emulations (up to 4 simultaneously), master effects, EQ, gain, amp definition, power sagging etc., you can edit the sound created far beyond the capabilities of the original amplifier. The Kemper Profiling Amplifier comes with an already large number of outstanding amplifier profiles, which is why the creation of individual ones is not mandatory. Thus it is now possible to map the sound of your own amplifier accurately, and if desired, to modify and have available to practice in the studio or on stage without a lot of lugging about.

  • Incl. 600 W class D power amplifier (600 W at 8 ohm, 300 W at 16 ohm)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 483 x 139 x 220 mm, 19″/ 3 U
  • Weight: 5.5 kg
  • Format: 19″/ 3 U (since the rubber feet should not be removed for ventilation reasons, a min. 4 U rack is required)
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. remote control base board

Connectors:

  • Mic Input
  • Line In
  • Alternative Input
  • Direct Out
  • Monitor Out
  • Master Out (jack & XLR)
  • S/PDIF digital input and output
  • MIDI In / Out / Thru
  • 2x Foot switches (jack)
  • Network
  • USB

3. Kemper Profiling Amplifier Rack BK

Kemper Profiling Amplifier Rack BK

19″ Guitar Preamp

Since the advent of modelling technology in the guitar amplifier world, guitarists have been able to access a variety of sounds and effects with relatively little effort.

But what if you want to take your own favorite sounds instead of the manufacturer’s sound specifications? Prior to the release of the Kemper Profiling Amp, there were not many alternatives: either, as before the digital revolution, they dragged their entire equipment from place to place, or tried to adapt the modelled sounds of the modelling amp as far as possible to their own desires.

Kemper breaks new ground here. Instead of using predefined emulation of different amplifier models, the Profiling Amp (Nomen est Omen) creates an exact image of the sound set on the amplifier together with the connected speaker and microphone. This combines all the personal favorite sounds in one device. In addition, the sound profile can be edited with various floor effect emulations, master effects, equalizer, and so on. A separate amp fleet is not a mandatory requirement, because the Profiling Amplifier is already equipped with a large number of classic amplifier profiles. In addition, a large Kemper community has now established itself in the world where sound profiles are exchanged over the Internet.

  • Format: 19″ / 3U (since the rubber feet should not be removed for ventilation reasons, a minimumm of 4U rack is required)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 48.3 x 13.9 x 22 cm
  • Weight: 5 kg
  • Colour: Black

Connections:

  • Mic input
  • Line in
  • Alternative input
  • Direct out
  • Monitor out
  • Master Out: Jack & XLR
  • S/P DIF digital input and output
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • 2x Footswitch (jack)
  • Network & USB

4. Darkglass Alpha-Omega

Darkglass Alpha-Omega

Effect pedal for electric bass

  • Preamp / distortion
  • Controls: Blend, Level, Drive, Mod, Bass, Mid, and Treble
  • Switch: Growl and Bite
  • XLR DI output
  • Power consumption: 30 mA
  • Power supply with 9 V battery or via 9 V DC power supply (2.1 mm x 5.5 mm power connection, polarity (-) inside, not included in delivery, e.g. Art. 409939)
  • Dimensions (W x D): 120 x 107 mm
  • Made in Finland

5. Kemper Profiling Amp Rack BK Set

Kemper Profiling Amp Rack BK Set

Kemper Profiling Amplifier Rack BK + Remote Control

Kemper Profiling technology allows the creation of a very precise tonal image (profile) of an existing amplifier configuration (including speaker & miking). Thanks to the many internal editing options, such as: diverse effects unit emulations (up to 4 simultaneously), master effects, EQ, gain, amp definition, power sagging etc., you can edit the sound created far beyond the capabilities of the original amplifier. The Kemper Profiling Amplifier comes with an already large number of outstanding amplifier profiles, which is why the creation of individual ones is not mandatory. Thus it is now possible to map the sound of your own amplifier accurately, and if desired, to modify and have available to practice in the studio or on stage without a lot of lugging about.

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 483 x 139 x 220 mm
  • Format: 19″ / 3U (since the rubber feet should not be removed for ventilation reasons, a minimumm of 4U rack is required)
  • Weight: 4.5 kg
  • Colour: Black
  • Remote control footboard included

Connections:

  • Mic input
  • Line in
  • Alternative input
  • Direct out
  • Monitor out
  • Master Out (Jack & XLR)
  • S/P DIF digital input and output
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • 2 x Footswitch (jack)
  • Network
  • USB

6. Kemper Profiling Amp Head WH Set

Kemper Profiling Amp Head WH Set

Kemper Profiling Amp Head Bk + Remote Control

The Kemper profiling technology allows the creation of a very precise sound image (profile) of an existing amplifier configuration (including speaker and microphone position). Thanks to the many internal processing possibilities, such as various stomp emulations (up to 4 simultaneous), master effects, equalizer, gain, amp definition, power sagging, etc., one can process the sound far beyond the possibilities of the original amplifier. However the Kemper Profiling Amp is also supplied with a large number of outstanding amplifier profiles, making the creation of custom profiles not absolutely necessary. Thus for the first time it is possible to accurately reproduce the sound of the amplifier of your choice, to modify it if you wish, and have it available for practicing, in the studio or on stage without the need for great effort.

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 396 x 214 x 165 mm
  • Weight: 5.4 kg
  • Colour: White
  • Incl. remote control footboard

Connections:

  • Mic input
  • Line in
  • Alternative input
  • Direct out
  • Monitor out
  • Master out (jack and XLR)
  • S/P DIF digital input and output
  • MIDI In/ out/ thru
  • 2 Foot switch connections (jack)
  • Network
  • USB

7. Kemper Profiling Amplifier PowerHead

Kemper Profiling Amplifier PowerHead

AmplifierSince the introduction of modeling technology into the guitar amplifier world, guitarists have been able to access a variety of sounds and effects with relatively little effort.

But what if you want to take your own favourite sounds instead of the manufacturer’s sound specifications? Prior to the release of the Kemper Profiling Amp, there were not many alternatives: either, as before the digital revolution, they dragged their entire equipment from place to place, or tried to adapt the modeled sounds of the modeling amp as far as possible to their own desires.

Kemper breaks new ground here. Instead of using predefined emulation of different amplifier models, the Profiling Amp (Nomen est Omen) creates an exact image of the sound set on the amplifier together with the connected speaker and microphone. This combines all the personal favourite sounds in one device. In addition, the sound profile can be edited with various floor effect emulations, master effects, equalizer, and so on. A separate amp fleet is not a mandatory requirement, because the Profiling Amplifier is already equipped with a large number of classic amplifier profiles. In addition, a large Kemper community has now established itself in the world where sound profiles are exchanged over the Internet.

  • Powerhead version with 600 watt class D amplifier
  • 600 watts into 8 ohms, 300 watts into 16 ohm
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.8 x 21.7 x 17.3 cm
  • Weight: 6.5 kg
  • Colour: Black

Connections:

  • Mic input
  • Line In
  • Alternative input
  • Direct out
  • Monitor out
  • Master out (Jack & XLR)
  • S / PDIF digital input and output
  • Midi In / Out / Thru
  • 2 x footswitch (jack)
  • Network & USB

8. Darkglass Alpha Omega Ultra V2

Darkglass Alpha Omega Ultra V2

Effects Pedal for Electric Bass

  • Preamp with additional Aux In
  • 2 Distortion circuits
  • High dynamic range
  • Active 6-band graphic EQ
  • True bypass
  • Headphone output
  • Balanced direct output with switchable digital impulse response speaker emulation
  • Controls: Mod, Blend, Level, Drive, 6-Band EQ
  • Push buttons: Growl, Bite, Ground Lift, Cab Sim
  • LED: Effect On / Off
  • Footswitch: Effect bypass
  • AC adapter: coaxial connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside
  • Current consumption: 30 mA
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power pack (not included – suitable power pack: Art.409939)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 125 x 57 x 96 mm
  • Weight: 430 g

Note: Battery operation is not supported


9. Tech 21 SansAmp GED-2112

Tech 21 SansAmp GED-2112

Bass Preamp

  • Geddy Lee (Rush) signature model
  • Two separate, completely analogue preamps: deep and drive
  • Blend control
  • Semi-parametric 3-band EQ (170 Hz to 3.0 kHz cut/ boost 12 dB) with Geddy Lee’s preferred voicing
  • Balanced and unbalanced outputs separately for both preamps
  • Tuner output
  • Effects loop
  • Back inputs A and B with -20 dB input pad and A/B switch on th front panel

10. Mesa Boogie Subway Plus Bass DI-Preamp

Mesa Boogie Subway Plus Bass DI-Preamp

Bass DI Preamplifier

  • Derived from Subway D-800+
  • EQ / Dynamics Control: Variable High-Pass Filter (30 – 125 Hz), adjustable Voicing (Flat to Vintage Scoop)
  • Active 4-band EQ (+/- 12 db for bass, low-mid, high-mid, treble) with variable low-mid (150 – 1800 Hz)
  • High-Mid (300 – 5000 Hz) Frequency control with Deep Switch (extended Low-End) & Bright Switch (extended Top-End)
  • Foot-switch functions: Foot-switch Boost & foot-switch Mute
  • Tuner output
  • Balanced XLR Mic Level (DI) output with Pre/Post & Ground Lift switch
  • Line Level Pre Outs – unbalanced & balanced with Ground Lift switch (controls each output stage)
  • FX Loop Send (& Return)
  • Operation with 9 V DC power supply (50 mA, minus pole inside) or battery (not included)
  • Automatic switch-over to battery in case of power supply failure and battery inserted
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 5.1 x 20.3 x 14 cm
  • Weight: Approximately 0.9 kg
  • Made in USA

11. DSM & Humboldt Simplifier Bass Amp/Cab Sim

DSM & Humboldt Simplifier Bass Amp/Cab Sim

Effect Pedal for Electric Bass

  • Preamp and speaker simulator
  • Can be connected directly to an FOH or recording mixer
  • Fully analog pre-amp based on the Ampeg SVT with gain, level and 3-band EQ with semi-parametric center control
  • Parallel signal routing with selectable LPF
  • Dual FX loop (for preamp and parallel signal)
  • Analog cabinet simulation with 3 voicings: 8 x 10″, 1 x 15″ & 4 x 10″ with microphone position and resonance controls
  • Controls: Gain, Volume, Preamp Blend, Bass, Mid, High, Mic Position, Resonance, Cabsim Blend, Phones Level
  • Mid Freq switch: 900/400/1500 Hz
  • Switch parallel LPF: 100 / Off / 500 Hz
  • Switch Cab Size: 4x 10″/ 8x 10″ / 1x 15″
  • Speaker Colour switch: Bright / Modern / Warm
  • Switch for parallel phase and ground lift
  • LED: On
  • Input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Thru / Out: 6.3 mm jack
  • DI Parallel: XLR
  • DI Out: XLR
  • Preamp FX Send & Return: 2 x 6.3 mm jack
  • Parallel FX Send & Return: 2 x 6.3 mm jack
  • Aux in: 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Phones: 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Power supply connection: barrel connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside
  • Current consumption: 80 mA
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power supply (not included – suitable power supply: Art.409939)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 115 x 65 x 55 mm
  • Weight: 430 g
  • Made in Chile

Note: Battery operation is not supported.


12. Tech 21 SansAmp Geddy Lee YYZ Preamp

Tech 21 SansAmp Geddy Lee YYZ Preamp

Effect Pedal

  • Preamp
  • Compact version of the Geddy Lee Signature Rackmount GED-2112 Bass Preamps
  • It offers the classic Geddy Lee sound, but is also very versatile for different music styles
  • Mix control for mixing the ratio of high-end studio clean and dirty bass tube amp sounds
  • Controls: Master, Mix Deep/Drive, Low, Mid, High, Drive
  • Push-buttons: Tight
  • LED: Effect On
  • Foot-switch: Bypass Effect
  • Connections: Input (6.3 mm jack)
  • Output (6.3 mm jack)
  • Mains adapter connection (hollow plug socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm, minus pole inside)
  • Power supply with a 9 V battery or a DC power adapter (not included, suitable optional power supply: Article Nr. 409939)

13. Darkglass Microtubes B7K Ultra v2 Ltd.

Darkglass Microtubes B7K Ultra v2 Ltd.

Darkglass Microtubes B7K Ultra v2 Ltd. “The Squid” Bass Overdrive, effects pedal, Art Design by Ignacio Bazan Lazcano; all the versatility and sonic possibilities of the first version plus: single user loadable cabinet simulation impulse response, micro-USB B port to connect to PC/Mac, 3.5mm headphone output with cabinet simulation, balanced XLR output with switchable cabinet simulation, controls: Drive – Level – Blend – Master – Treble – Hi Mids – Lo Mids – Bass, push buttons: Cab Sim- Ground Lift, switches: Attack – Grunt – Lo Mids (500 Hz/1 kHz/250 Hz) – Hi Mids (1,5 kHz/3 kHz/750 Hz), LED: Effect On – Distortion, footswitches: Effect Bypass – Distortion, connections: input (1/4″ jack) – output (1/4″ jack) – Direct output (XLR) – Aux Intput (3,5 mm Jack) – headphone output (3,5mm Jack) – PSU input (5.5 x 2.1 mm barrel connector – center negative), current draw: 110 mA, powered by a 9 V DC power supply (not included), suitable optional power supply: item no. #409939, no battery operation, True Bypass, dimensions (W x D x H): 125 x 96 x 57 mm (4,92″ x 3,78″ x 2,24″), weight: 430 g (0,95 lbs), made in Finland


14. One Control Silver Peg Bass Preamp

One Control Silver Peg Bass Preamp

One Control Silver Peg Bass Preamp / Amp-In-A-Box Effect pedal; reproduces the sound and character of a vintage Ampeg V4 amp; active Mid control features +/- 15 dB at 800 Hz; Tone knob controls the low pass filter which can sweep from 300 Hz to 10 kHz; designed by Bjorn Juhl, true bypass, controls for Volume, Tone, Mid, side switch for -15 dB mode; bypass footswitch; status LED; aluminum housing; 6.3 mm mono in / output jacks; power supply via 9V battery or optional 9V DC adapter, 2.1 x 5.5 mm barrel plug, polarity (-) center, current draw 2 mA, dimensions (L x W x H) 100 x 47 x 48 mm / 3.93″ x 1.85″ x 1.88″, weight ca. 160 g / 0.35 lbs


15. Kemper Profiling Amplifier PowerRack

Kemper Profiling Amplifier PowerRack

Amplifier 19″ VersionSince the introduction of modeling technology into the guitar amplifier world, guitarists have been able to access a variety of sounds and effects with relatively little effort.

But what if you want to take your own favorite sounds instead of the manufacturer’s sound specifications? Prior to the release of the Kemper Profiling Amp, there were not many alternatives: either, as before the digital revolution, they dragged their entire equipment from place to place, or tried to adapt the modeled sounds of the modeling amp as far as possible to their own desires.

Kemper breaks new ground here. Instead of using predefined emulation of different amplifier models, the Profiling Amp (Nomen est Omen) creates an exact image of the sound set on the amplifier together with the connected speaker and microphone. This combines all the personal favorite sounds in one device. In addition, the sound profile can be edited with various floor effect emulations, master effects, equalizer, and so on. A separate amp fleet is not a mandatory requirement, because the Profiling Amplifier is already equipped with a large number of classic amplifier profiles. In addition, a large Kemper community has now established itself in the world where sound profiles are exchanged over the Internet.

  • Power rack version with 600 watt class D amplifier
  • Power: 600 watts into 8 ohms, 300 watts into 16 ohm
  • Format: 19 “/ 3 HE
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 48.3 x 13.9 x 22 cm (as the rubber feet should not be removed for ventilation reasons, a min. 4 U rack is required)
  • Weight: 6.18 kg
  • Colour: Black

Collections:

  • Mic input
  • Line In
  • Alternative input
  • Direct Out
  • Monitor Out
  • Master Out (jack & XLR)
  • S / PDIF digital input and output
  • Midi In / Out / Thru
  • 2 x Footswitch (jack)
  • Network and USB

16. Tech 21 SansAmp RBI

Tech 21 SansAmp RBI

Bass Preamp

Bass Preamp and Recording Amp – the rack version of Bass Driver D.I. and a little more

Like the little brother, the SansAmp RBI provides a vast range of traditional and modern Bassampsounds, including pushing overdrive sounds that you would not expect from a bass preamp. Find several useful presets like SVT®-style, Bassman®-style, Kings X-Style, and Crimson-style (to name just a few) in the RBI’s users manual – to get you started immediately.

Most of the parameters are identical to those of the SansAmp Bass Driver D.I.:

Drive and Presence we need not explain here. Blend allows stepless transition between the dry signal and the SansAmp tube amp emulation. With the active bass and treble controls the respective frequency band can be boost or cut by 12 dB.

Key features of the SansAmp RBI:

The SansAmp RBI has a mid controller and one level pot for the XLR and jack output each in order to provide an optimal signal in parallel to both the bass amplifier on stage as well as the PA system. The integrated effects loop can be toggled between serial and parallel operation with the Mix 50/50 – switch button. The “uneffected” XLR and TRS outputs provide a dry signal for connection to two RBIs or one RBI with another bass amp. Last but not least the footswitch input for remote control of the RBI and the Foot Switch output to hook up multiple RBIs.

With the SansAmp RBI you have a whole truck-load of bass-amp-sounds in a single 19″ housing. If you are looking for a substantial sound foundation you will no longer need heavy equipment in the future.

  • In any studio in the world with the RBI in hand luggage you are ready to go on the spot. Enter the console, adjust sound, done!
  • On live events, the SansAmp RBI can be connected to a Bass amp with box (e.g. TECH-21 Bass PowerWedge 60) and the P.A. system in parallel.

For those who need 2 channels: The remote control of the RBI can be coupled with another RBI. Who prefers a programmable preamp should take a look at the SansAmp PSA-1, which was not only developed for the guitar. The PSA-1 already includes 10 pre-programmed Bass presets and 49 additional program slots are available for free assignement.

  • Extended rack version of the Bass Driver D.I.
  • Parallel/serial switchable effects loop
  • Adjustable XLR and jack output
  • 19″/ 1U

17. Kemper Profiling Amp Head BK Set

Kemper Profiling Amp Head BK Set

Kemper Profiling Amplifier Head BK + Remote Control

The Kemper Profiling Technology allows you to create precise sound snapshot of an existing amplifier setup including speaker cabinet & microphone(s). This snapshot can then be modified even far beyond the amps original possibilities by the internal processors such as multiple stomp effect emulations (up to 4 simultaneously), master effects, equalizer, gain, amp definition, power sagging etc. The Kemper Profiling Amplifier is already delivered with several painstaking amp profiles on board so you don’t necessarily have to make your own profiles. For the first time it is now possible to take a precise snapshot of your own amplifier sound, modify it (if desired) and use it for practice in the studio or on stage without carrying heavy equipment.

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 396 x 214 x 165 mm
  • Weight: 5.4 kg
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. Remote Control base board

Connections:

  • Mic input
  • Line in
  • Alternative input
  • Direct Out
  • Monitor Out
  • Master Out (jack and XLR)
  • S / PDIF digital input and output
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • 2 x Foot switches (jack)
  • Network
  • USB

18. Tech 21 QStrip

Tech 21 QStrip

Channel strip / preamp

  • High-quality channel strip / preamp for acoustic instruments or bass
  • 3 different operational modes
  • A very high impedance input handles piezos as well as low impedance signals equally well
  • The XLR output is capable of driving power amps and can be lowered to 20 dB to, ex., accommodate mic inputs on mixers
  • Jack output can be increased by 10 dB to drive power amps or tube amplifiers
  • Phantom power via XLR
  • Controls for: volume, low, mid 1, mid 2, high, shift 1, shift 2
  • Input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Output: 6.3 mm jack or XLR with phantom power
  • HPF suppresses unwanted frequencies which can occur with direct connections
  • LPF can be used as a speaker simulation
  • Power supply via 9V battery or AC adapter (not included)
  • Robust metal housing
  • Suitable power supply: Thomann NT 0910 art. 409939 (not included)

19. Darkglass Microtubes B7K Ultra v2 Aux

Darkglass Microtubes B7K Ultra v2 Aux

Darkglass Microtubes B7K Ultra v2 Aux Bass Overdrive, effects pedal, all the versatility and sonic possibilities of the first version plus: single user loadable cabinet simulation impulse response, micro-USB B port to connect to PC/Mac, 3.5mm headphone output with cabinet simulation, balanced XLR output with switchable cabinet simulation, controls: Drive – Level – Blend – Master – Treble – Hi Mids – Lo Mids – Bass, push buttons: Cab Sim- Ground Lift, switches: Attack – Grunt – Lo Mids (500 Hz/1 kHz/250 Hz) – Hi Mids (1,5 kHz/3 kHz/750 Hz), LED: Effect On – Distortion, footswitches: Effect Bypass – Distortion, connections: input (1/4″ jack) – output (1/4″ jack) – Direct output (XLR) – Aux Intput (3,5 mm Jack) – headphone output (3,5mm Jack) – PSU input (5.5 x 2.1 mm barrel connector – center negative), current draw: 110 mA, powered by a 9 V DC power supply (not included), suitable optional power supply: item no. #409939, no battery operation, True Bypass, dimensions (W x D x H): 125 x 96 x 57 mm (4,92″ x 3,78″ x 2,24″), weight: 430 g (0,95 lbs), made in Finland


20. EBS Stanley Clarke Pre Amp

EBS Stanley Clarke Pre Amp

EBS Stanley Clarke Pre Amp: Stanley Clark Signature 2-channel preamp for acoustic instruments with best sound quality; controls: 2x Gain, Treble, Filter Mid, Mid frequency band, Bass, 1x Volume; switches: Source (1/4″/ XLR) Phase (Normal/Invert), Electret (Off/PWR), 2x Type (HP/Notch); buttons: Gnd Lift, SPKR Sim, Parallel FX Loop; inputs: 2 x 6.3 mm input, XLR-Mic Input (48 V phantom power); Aux-In 3.5 mm jack; Outputs: FX- Loop( Send & Return), 6.3 mm jack, 1x Output 6.3 mm jack, Tuner Out 6.3 mm jack, 1 x XLR(Pre/ Post, Post Bal Out), head phone (3,5 mm jack) ; Effect Loop;, two footswitches for A/B and Mute; Power supply: 9 V DC, 500 mA; Power supply incl. Dimensions: 168 x 124 x 53 mm, weight: 660 g, color: white.


21. AMT Bricks A-Bass

AMT Bricks A-Bass

Effects Pedal for Electric Bass

The AMT Bricks-Series tube preamps are based on the sounds of famous models. They can be used in front of the amp or directly in a power amplifier. When using several preamps of this series, they can communicate with each other, i.e. if one preamp is switched on, the others switch off automatically. This makes it possible to put together a multi-channel, individual preamp setup.

Preamp

  • Controls: Level, Gain, Hi, Mid, Low
  • Switch: Treble Shift, Mid Freq
  • LED: effect on
  • Footswitch: Effect bypass
  • Input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Output: 6.3 mm jack
  • CTRL A: 3.5 mm jack
  • CTRL B: 3.5 mm jack
  • Power supply connection: barrel plug socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside
  • Current consumption: 300 mA
  • Power supply with a 12 V DC power adapter (not included)
  • True bypass
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 55 x 95 x 47 mm
  • Weight: 270 g
  • Made in Russia

Note: Battery operation is not supported.


22. Kemper Profiling Amplifier Head BK

Kemper Profiling Amplifier Head BK

Amplifier

Since the introduction of modeling technology into the guitar amplifier world, guitarists have been able to access a variety of sounds and effects with relatively little effort.

But what if you want to take your own favourite sounds instead of the manufacturer’s sound specifications? Prior to the release of the Kemper Profiling Amp, there were not many alternatives: either, as before the digital revolution, they dragged their entire equipment from place to place, or tried to adapt the modeled sounds of the modeling amp as far as possible to their own desires.

Kemper breaks new ground here. Instead of using predefined emulation of different amplifier models, the Profiling Amp (Nomen est Omen) creates an exact image of the sound set on the amplifier together with the connected speaker and microphone. This combines all the personal favourite sounds in one device. In addition, the sound profile can be edited with various floor effect emulations, master effects, equalizer, and so on. A separate amp fleet is not a mandatory requirement, because the Profiling Amplifier is already equipped with a large number of classic amplifier profiles. In addition, a large Kemper community has now established itself in the world where sound profiles are exchanged over the Internet.

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.8 x 21.7 x 17.3 cm
  • Weight: 5.32 kg
  • Colour: Black

Connections:

  • Microphone input
  • Line input
  • Alternative input
  • DI output
  • Monitor output
  • Master output (jack and XLR)
  • S / PDIF digital input and output
  • MIDI In / Out / Thru
  • 2 Inputs for footswitch (jack)
  • Ethernet port
  • 2 USB ports

23. Ampeg SCR-DI

Ampeg SCR-DI

DI-Box with Overdrive for Bass

  • The footswitchable Ampeg preamp offers a wide selection of authentic Ampeg sounds, from smooth Portaflex up to harmonically-rich SVT
  • Real distorted SVT tone
  • Controls (Scrambler): Drive and Blend
  • Controls (pre-amp): Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble and AUX Level
  • Ultra Lo and Ultra Hi switch
  • AUX input (6.3 mm & 2.5 mm jack)
  • Balanced XLR line output with ground lift
  • Output jack
  • Thru jack output (unprocessed)
  • Headphone output
  • Power supply: 9V battery or 9 – 12V DC power supply (not included)
  • Current consumption: 100 mA
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 193 x 56 x 110 mm
  • Weight: Approx. 1.2 kg

24. Fishman Platinum Pro EQ

Fishman Platinum Pro EQ

Analogue Preamp for Acoustic Guitar & Bass

  • Class A preamp
  • Tone Shaping: 5-band EQ with sweepable mids
  • Adjustable low cut filter
  • Feedback Control: semi-parametric notch filter and phase invert switch
  • 12 dB Boost
  • symmetric XLR DI output with pre/ post EQ switch
  • Built In Tuner
  • Power supply: 9 V battery or power adaptor (Article Nr 409939 – not included)
  • Dimensions: 158 x 143 x 54 mm

25. MXR M80 Bass DI Plus

MXR M80 Bass DI Plus

Bass Di Plus

The Bass D.I. + combines all the requirements a modern bass player has in a DI box in one device. A preamplifier and a specially designed EQ make a start and a switchable distortion with faders and a switchable gate as well as XLR and 6.3mm outputs complete the picture.

  • Very rugged housing
  • 2 Metal footswitch
  • Controller for clean volume, distorted volume, blend, trigger, gain, bass, mid and highs
  • Switch for colour, phantom power and gate
  • 1 Input
  • 1 Output
  • Status LED
  • Distortion LED
  • Gate LED

26. Two Notes Le Bass Dual Channel Preamp

Two Notes Le Bass Dual Channel Preamp

2-Channel bass tube preamplifier

  • In true high voltage design (200 V) with Fusion Mode (Cold & Hot)
  • Massive, non-slip metal housing
  • Controls for channel A: Gain / Volume / Bass / Treble
  • Controls for channel B: Gain / Sweep / Volume / Fusion / Bass / Mid / Treble
  • Headphone output with switchable speaker simulation
  • Switch for A / B / Cold-Hot Fusion / SPKR SIM / Ground Lift
  • MIDI IN & OUT to use the preamp (ex.) as a controller for a TWO Notes Torpedo C.A.B (Article Nr 283612 – not included)
  • Balanced DI OUT with ground lift
  • FX loop behind the EQ
  • THRU output to control an additional amplifier
  • Dimensions (D x W x H): 189 x 124 x 50 mm
  • Weight approx. 1 kg
  • Incl. 12 VDC / 500 mA power supply

27. Aguilar Tone Hammer

Aguilar Tone Hammer

Preamp & DI Box

  • Typical aguilar sound in a compact format
  • Foot-switchable 3-band EQ with parametric mids, bass, treble, gain and master volume
  • AGS (Adaptive Gain-Shaping) additional gain for more drive and rock character
  • Foot switchable
  • DI-out either pre- or post-EQ
  • Ground lift
  • Power supply via 2x 9 V battery, phantom power supply or power supply (not included)
  • Suitable power supply: Art. 217879 (not included)

28. Kemper Profiling Amplifier Head WH

Kemper Profiling Amplifier Head WH

AmplifierSince the advent of modelling technology in guitar amplifiers, guitarists all over the world can access a variety of sounds and effects relatively easily.

But what if you want to place the factory sound with your own favourite personal sounds? Before the appearance of the Kemper Profiling Amps there were basically not many alternatives: you could either drag (before the digital revolution) all of your equipment from place to place, or you could do your best to adapt the factory sounds of the modelling amp as much as possible to your own desires.

Kemper forges a new path here. Instead of the predefined emulation of different amp models generally in use, the Profiling Amp creates (hence the name) an exact image of the amp sounds together with the connected box and microphone. Thus combining all personal favourite sounds in one unit. In addition, the sound profile can be modified with various ground-effect emulations, Master effects, Equalizer, etc. A separate amp armada is not a mandatory requirement, because the Profiling Amplifier is already delivered with a large number of classic amplifiers profiles. In addition, a large Kemper community is now well established, exchanging sound profiles on the Internet from all over the world.

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.8 x 21.7 x 17.3 cm
  • Weight: 5.32 kg
  • Colour white
  • Mic input
  • Line In
  • Alternative input
  • Direct Out
  • Monitor Out
  • Master Out (jack
  • S / PDIF digital input and output
  • Midi In / Out / Thru
  • 2x foot switch (TRS)
  • Network

29. Marleaux Tonwerk Bass Preamp

Marleaux Tonwerk Bass Preamp

Préampli de basse DI

  • Préampli de basse électrique pour studio et scène
  • Niveau d’entrée avec affichage LED
  • Égaliseur à 4 bandes avec trois fréquences de filtre sélectionnables par bande
  • Basse +/- 15 dB / 25 – 40 – 75 Hz
  • Bas-médiums +/- 12 dB / 300 – 450 – 750 Hz
  • Médiums +/- 12 dB / 850 – 1,200 – 1,700 Hz
  • Aigus +/- 15 dB / 4,000 – 8,000 – 16,000 Hz
  • Alimentation: alimentation 9 – 12 V ou batterie interne 9 V
  • Consommation électrique de l’amplificateur: 20 à 25 mA
  • True Bypass et pré DI out
  • Sortie post DI
  • EQ commutable
  • Sortie DI, fonctionne avec la fonction interrupteur de masse
  • Sortie casque
  • Sortie Amp
  • Dimensions (L x l x H): 150 x 125 x 55 mm
  • Poids: environ 650 g

30. Gallien Krueger Plex Preamp

Gallien Krueger Plex Preamp

Préamplificateur

  • EQ actif 4 bandes avec contrôle Contour du 800RB
  • Voicing Filter sélectionnable
  • Accordeur chromatique intégré
  • Fonction Boost
  • Compresseur avec Ratio, Threshold, Attack/Release Time variables
  • Sortie casque
  • Entrée Aux
  • Sortie DI sur XLR avec interrupteur de masse et commutateur Pre/Post
  • Boucle d’effets
  • USB In/Out pour Recording et Re-amping
  • 24 bitss
  • Bloc d’alimentation 9V incl.
  • Dimensions: 135 x 143 x 36 mm
  • Poids: 0,68 kg

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