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Radial Bassbone OD Two-Channel Bass Guitar Preamp

The Bassbone OD is a bass guitar preamp with two instrument input channels, each of which is equipped with a level control, passive-interactive EQ and a low frequency filter. Channel A offers a PZB booster switch to increase the sensitivity and load to 10 megohms, optimizing it for use withpiezo transducers as commonly used on upright bass. Channel B takes a different slant with Drag Control load correction to optimize the tone and feel when using a passive instrument such as a vintage Fender bass. Channel switching via footswitch and dual-channel blending via blend switch are available, should a dual pickup system be in use. Outputs include quarter-inch instrument level to feed the artist’s on-stage amplifier and balanced low-Z Radial DI to feed the PA system. The Bassbone OD’s XLR output can be assigned pre- or post-effects, while a separately buffered tuner output works with the mute footswitch forquiet on-stage tuning.

For bassists that employ effects, both input channels can share the same pedals by connecting via built-in send and receive effects loop. This is augmented with an on-board bass overdrive with control over the drive level and tone. A wet/dry mix allows slight grit to be added, similar to an Ampeg SVT, or full-on distortion. The OD footswitch may be assigned to the loop, to overdrive, or both. Finally, a built-in headphone amp with 3.5mm output lets you use the Bassbone on the go.

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