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OVERVIEW

The essence of Eden tone in a handy little direct box.

The WTDI World Tour Direct Box/Bass Preamp from Eden is something fans have been requesting for a while, and now Eden delivers! Much more than a direct box, the WTDI is like bringing a little Eden preamp to every stage and studio gig!

Keep one handy in your gig bag, case, or on your pedal board and use it to Eden-ize that junk box of an amp they gave you for backline at the gig by going direct into the power amp section. Or use it to add a 2nd, 3rd, or solo/boost channel to your current rig. The WTDI also works extremely well with acoustic guitars/basses.

The rugged WTDI Direct Box/Bass Preamp is true bypass with both 1/4" and XLR (with ground lift) outputs. Besides 3 bands of tone control with bass boost and mid-shift functions, volume, and gain controls, Eden added variable compression and their legendary Enhance control.

All this comes in a compact box complete with universal power supply. Also runs on most 12-18 volt-capable pedal boards and power bricks.

FEATURES
  • Eden tone in a compact direct box/preamp
  • Bass, Mid, Treble, Volume, Gain, Master, Enhance, and Compressor knobs
  • Mid-shift and bass boost functions
  • 1/4" and XLR (with ground lift) outputs

Eden tone that's supremely portable and affordable. Order now!

SPECIFICATIONS

WTDI World Tour Direct Box and Bass Preamp

  • Distortion: <.05%
    Frequency response: 10Hz - 15kHz ±2dB
    4-3/4"W x 2"H x 3-1/2"D
    1 lb.
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EdenWTDI World Tour Direct Box and Bass Preamp
 
4.5

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (17)
  • Excellent sound quality (16)
  • Responsive (12)
  • Versatile (11)
  • Good selection of effects (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (16)
  • Home studio (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Amateur recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Eden WTDI: Great 'stomp box' DI!

I am a guitar player and I bought this unit for my wife who is a bass player. I ordered this unit 5 days ago and recevived the unit 2 days ago and just...Read complete review

I am a guitar player and I bought this unit for my wife who is a bass player. I ordered this unit 5 days ago and recevived the unit 2 days ago and just couldn't wait till Christmas. She's digging it. Great rock and metal tones. I can't speak for funk or other styles.

My only gripe would be that I cannot get any kind of distroted tone out of it but again, not really my style.

I even hooked this up to my old Martin Acoustic and was blown away by the tonal possiblities offered by this little unit.

I may have to buy another to preserve our marital bliss.
3 EQ Pots and 2 Switches: Low, Mid, and High pots and Low Boost Switch and Mid Boost Switch. Turn like silk with zero noise and scream quality. The switches seem a little overkill to me on my wife's little 1x15 bass combo however they may have great punch for a larger rig or a PA with adequate subs.

Gain pot: I was not able to coax out a decent distroted tone but I play clean. Anything much past 2/10 and the signal gets muddy.

Enhance: This is your tone shaper right here. There's awesome multifaceted tones all along the range of this pot.

Compression: VERY good, elminates the need for a seperate compressor. Sustaine till the cows come home.

Level: Volume, level, you get it. This unit is a beast, I would start around 4-6/10 and work your way up.

True bypass which is nice just to check out your amps previous tone and again wonder why it took so long to buy this unit.

Indicator light: Brighter than a million exploding suns. Eden, tone down the blue LED, there's already plenty of great tone going on here. The durned thing is absolutly blinding which I dimmed down with a sharpie.
Solid. Metal construction. Could make for an excellent industrial door stop for a missle silo or useful for braining the undead come the zombie apocalypse and I am confident it would still be able to perform like new.
for the price and you get a DI, EQ, and Comp. Saves pedal board space. No brainer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A modern approach

This pedal is well made and sports controls that provide wide ranging effects. However, the result, for my tastes, are a bit cold sounding. It does give a very high fidelity result...Read complete review

This pedal is well made and sports controls that provide wide ranging effects. However, the result, for my tastes, are a bit cold sounding. It does give a very high fidelity result but is in no way providing a tube-like character. The compressor works well for a "single knobber", the Enhance control is quite interesting (cranking up the hi-fi aspect). This unit takes a lot of time and tweaking to give a balanced sound that is not boomy or exaggerated. Overall, not bad, probably best in use as a DI (which I did not need). If you are looking for a smooth analogue tube sound you should look elsewhere. And the LED would be blinding on a dim stage.

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5.0

Beautiful sound from a very compact unit!

By RubyTuba

from Park City, KS

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Eden WTDI World Tour Direct Box and Bass Preamp:

    The excellent, single-knob Compressor and the Enhance control are the two things that make this DI box stand out. The tone stack is studio-quality - you could use this for any instrument, not just bass. But for bass, being able to add a little compression is magical! The Enhance knob sounds a bit like the BBE Sonic Maximizer with a little expansion thrown in. Very nice! I use just a touch of it. Buy it for the compressor, keep it for the Enhance feature and studio tone stack!

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    5.0

    works great

    By Jeff

    from undisclosed

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Eden WTDI World Tour Direct Box and Bass Preamp:

      I recently purchased a squire bass which had marginal pick ups. The preamp this has added a lot of volume and overall improved the sound too!

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      5.0

      Just buy it, it's more than worth it!

      By Mario G.

      from Detroit, MI

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Eden WTDI World Tour Direct Box and Bass Preamp:

        I bought this to improve the sound of my bass going in to my computer (usually Pro Tools). I'm mainly a sax player who also plays bass. It really improves the overall sound of my Sire V7. It's easy to operate. Just a little compression to smooth things out, a bit more (or less) bottom & bam! It sounds like a really high end bass that I'm using. I'm sure it would be great for playing live, but I only gig on sax. I settled on this one based on the Eden name recognition. Great choice. This little box is a winner!

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Two North American Tours and never a hiccup!

        By Bryan316

        from Detroit MI

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Simple and Consistent
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Preamp for In-Ear Monitoring
          • Professional Recording
          • Use with Backline Equipment

          Comments about Eden WTDI World Tour Direct Box and Bass Preamp:

          I wanted to get the Tech21 SansAmp DI, because I needed something small and portable to put into our band-in-a-box in-ear monitor system. I played with the original SamsAmp and the 3-channel version. I spent an hour and a half trying them out, finding a usable tone from each of them. The shop owner mentioned he kept other products in the back, including the Eden WTDI. It took me 45 seconds before I handed him my credit card. There is no easier way to get great bass tone than this little miracle box. I have one in the BIAB for shows. It sounded so good, I got another and created an Emergency Bass Rig with cables, strings, batteries, guitar strap, and extension cord. I keep it in the trunk in case I or other bassists ever have problems on stage. I've even used it in front of my Eden WT550 Traveler, and dialed a really midranged, honky, punchy sound to use for bass noodling or solos. The bypass switch lets me go straight and clean, then I turn it on for a seriously strong effect to cut through the mix.

          I've traveled North America with the WTDI as my only bass amp gear twice now, and I've never had even a hiccup with it. It's velcro'd on a rack shelf, with the XLR output going to FOH and the 1/4" routed into our mixing board for my in-ears. If I do a show with a big backline bass rig, I put the WTDI into the amp's Power Amp In and it absolutely changes that rig's sound into MY sound. Many times I'll get compliments after shows because I dialed in someone else's bass rig better than they get it to sound. I show them this little pedal, and they're always stunned.

          If you're a serious bassist, and you want the most reliable and versatile solution/backup/options, this pedal is a must.

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          5.0

          Control your own tone!

          By GuyFromTC

          from Minneapolis

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile
          • Well-Built

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Eden WTDI World Tour Direct Box and Bass Preamp:

            I have an Eden World Tour DI on my gigging pedal board and I love it! ...so I ordered a second one for my new rig. This tiny box allows you to shape your sound for any style in any venue.

            I run the 1/4" TRS to my amp and the XLR DI out to the house. It gives me control over how my bass sounds - I can shape the tone, add compression, and use the magical "enhance" knob to sweeten everything. Having a "gain" control in addition to master volume gives you a lot of control over the grit and intensity of the signal.

            I'm not much of a tone snob, but I love what the WTDI does for my sound, PLUS it's all packed into a small metal housing that fits anywhere. One note: this unit has a rather odd power requirement, so you have to use the included power supply.

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            5.0

            Upright Bass Magic Box!

            By D.

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Eden WTDI World Tour Direct Box and Bass Preamp:

              If you are looking for that elusive Jimbo sound, you'll find it inside this little box!
              I bought this to run my upright direct through the PA at small venue rockabilly gigs. I unboxed it, set all the dials to center, plugged it into the board, and when I hit the button I was instantly impressed. After about 30 minutes of dialing it in, I was absolutely blown away. Somehow I was hearing tones on par with the best upright bass sound I have ever heard and it was coming from a couple of powered PA speakers and a small mixer.
              I will now never play a show without it (amp or no amp) and I can't wait to record with it!
              You are not going to want to use it dynamically as a stomp box during any performance. The button is really loud.

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              5.0

              great little box

              By Kalo

              from Louisiana

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Diminutive Size
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Great Tone Control
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Made Me Re-think My Setup

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Eden WTDI World Tour Direct Box and Bass Preamp:

              Wonderful tone like Eden big rigs. Now I'm buying a power amp to use it live with my 4/12 cab.Warm like a tube pre. Controls are very sensitive to help you dial in anything.

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              5.0

              This stays in the case with my bass.

              By Albin Gregory

              from Rice Lake, WI.

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              Pros

              • Best Sound Improvement
              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Blue Led

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Fix Any Tone Problem
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Eden WTDI World Tour Direct Box and Bass Preamp:

              Sale is ON!!!! Getting my second one FINALLY! Everyone should have several of these! My first one is become an extension of my bass, and is dedicated there. These are NEVER on sale! I wish I could afford 3 more! I gig twice a week. This box is THE shizzle! I use it live and recording. It works on MANDOLINS even! Try it on your banjo! We all know how HARD it is to get that thing RIGHT!
              This box also works like the front end of an amp. I can easily generate gain overdrive with the box itself using a passive bass. The output will easily push my V4B into crunch. We all know you only get one volume out of those old boys when they drive. You have to go for tone and then mic up to push power anyway if you want to keep some hearing.
              Tone is where it is at. Buy a Buck-twenty nine Rogue bass, and this pedal and watch people come up to you after the gig and say " HOW DO YOU GET THAT SOUND, MAN?" Says something when they are bass players too, playin thru 3 grand worth of stuff! Buy 2 while they are on sale!!!!
              Tape a drink umbrella on the back over the blue LED and it reflects down awesomely to illuminate the knobs! I only turn the master volume anyway once it is set. Start with ALL knobs straight up and back off stuff from there. you will be dialed in after 30 seconds!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Dynamite Pre-Amp !

              By DavidD

              from Zanesville, Ohio

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • Bypass Switch "pops"

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Eden WTDI World Tour Direct Box and Bass Preamp:

              Eden's WTDI Is a great preamp/DI box, excellent construction, responsive controls, I love the Bass boost switch as well as the Mid-shift select button, and to top it off, comes with a built in compressor, to sum it all up.. You've got Total Tonal control ! The only reason I did not give it a 5 star rating.. when actuating the bypass button, you hear that audible "pop" through your speakers (I think Eden could have produced a quieter switch for this unit)

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              (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Bad Choice For Stomp Box Use...

              By MusicIsMyLife

              from Phoenix AZ

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Good Bottom End Tone

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Not Good As Stomp Box

              Best Uses

              • Performances
              • Use As Di Only

              Comments about Eden WTDI World Tour Direct Box and Bass Preamp:

              Tried to use this pedal as a stomp box and found it not to work along with my other pedals in line. I tried it in various positions and it had issues in all positions. I used the ac adapter that it came with and placed it right after my tuner and then 3 other pedals after it. It worked when turned on, but when I stomped it into bypass, I would have no sound at all. If I placed it after all my pedals, it sounded horrible. The only way I got it to work right- is on its own. It wouldn't even work with just the tuner connected before or after it.

              However, when I used it on its own, it sounded good and I liked the deep bass option. But I must also say that it does not sound as good as when I have played through an Eden WT800 or 1205 amp.

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