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Electro-Harmonix Battalion Bass Preamp

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The Battalion Bass Preamp and DI for bass is equipped with a four-band equalizer, fully-featured MOSFET distortion section with three signal path options, a compressor, a noise gate and comprehensive I/O.
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Brand Electro-Harmonix
Instrument Bass
Power 9V DC
Current Draw (mA) 100
Pre-Release N/A [?]
Pro Only N/A [?]
Rental Only N/A [?]
PS Included N/A [?]

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Electro-Harmonix Battalion Bass Preamp

The all-analog circuitry of the Battalion provides you with an amazing amount of features in a sturdy and compact pedal. Basic functions include a four-band equalizer, a compressor, and a noise gate. The Battalion also packs a full-featured MOSFET distortion section, including a three-way toggle switch to change where the distortion section is placed in the signal path, thereby expanding the tonal versatility of the preamp. In addition, the Battalion includes a balanced, XLR output for use as a DI, as well as separate level and bypass controls for the XLR out. The ¼” output jack is headphone ready and perfect for quiet practicing. So, are you ready to head into the trenches? Road warriors and studio musicians alike will appreciate the stunning quality and multiple features at their disposal. The pedal’s four-band EQ section includes Bass (below 200Hz), Lo Mid (boost/cut at 280Hz), Hi Mid (Boost/cut at 750Hz) and Treble (boost/cut above 2kHz) controls. Its Distortion section is equipped with Level, Blend, Drive and Tone controls plus a dedicated footswitch. Three signal flow modes determine where the distortion is applied within the signal chain and each delivers unique tonal variations. They are: Pre EQ, where the distortion comes before the EQ. Post EQ, where the distortion comes after the EQ and Dry EQ where only the dry signal mixed in with the Blend control is affected by the EQ. The Battalion’s compressor is engaged via pushbutton and includes a level control and blue LED. The pedal’s Gate knob sets the threshold for the noise gate while the -10dB Pad Button lets the pedal accommodate basses with both active and passive pickups.

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