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Radial Engineering Bassbone OD Bass Preamp With Overdrive   

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The Radial Bassbone is a power-packed bass preamp that combines on-stage efficiency, amazing tonal control and superb audio performance making it the...Read More

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Bass preamp and DI box.

The Radial Bassbone is a power-packed bass preamp that combines on-stage efficiency, amazing tonal control and superb audio performance making it the ideal front end for both live and studio recording.

Designed as a bass command center, the Bassbone lets you connect two basses and seamlessly toggle between them using a footswitch. Each channel is equipped with a separate level control to balance the two instruments. This is augmented with a unique EQ that enables you to adjust the tone for each instrument to match with your bass amp. In fact, the EQ is so powerful that you can toggle between channels to emulate switching from a P-Bass to a Rickey using the same bass! For added stage control, a second footswitch engages a power booster for soloing. This works double duty to turn on an effects loop.

The Bassbone's highly acclaimed audio circuit features full sized discrete electronics for optimal signal flow to deliver the sound of your bass to your amp with minimal distortion or artifact. Outputs include a ¼" instrument output for the stage amp, separate always-on tuner out, and a built-in Radial direct box to feed the PA or recording system.

FEATURES
  • Two-channel bass preamp for 1 or 2 basses
  • Built-in Radial direct box with low-Z balanced out
  • Combination power boost and effects loop
  • Powerful EQ and contour control for each bass

Control and great tone in one pedal. Order today!

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Radial EngineeringBassbone OD Bass Preamp With Overdrive
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (3)
  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Portable (3)

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5.0

Good low gain overdrive

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from Wisconsin

Comments about Radial Engineering Bassbone OD Bass Preamp With Overdrive:

All the online demos show high gain overdrive, but I think the unit sounds great using low/very low gain (which is what I was hoping). Just a touch to thicken the sound works really nicely.
Works we'll combining a piezo and magnetic pickup on an upright bass

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5.0

Worth every penny!

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from Baton Rouge, LA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • No Battery Power

Best Uses

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

Comments about Radial Engineering Bassbone OD Bass Preamp With Overdrive:

Being primarily a worship bassist, I am coming into more and more ampless in ear type situations. There are several pros about this pedal. Very quiet, very well built, no cheap knobs, pots, or cheaps push in buttons exposed here. Definitely built for the working musician. Two full preamp channels, which you can a/b between if you use only one bass, a mute button missing from many other pedals, and built in over drive for that extra svt grit. The high and mid filters really allow you to dial in whatever you are looking for. The engineer at radial actually put out a great video detailing the functions as this was a very well designed unit. I you are looking to get waya from that dry, bland, unpreamped bass di sound, but do not want the hassle of dealing with a tube or the higher tag that comes with it you would be hard pressed to find a better unit. A little more cash than the sansamp, but much more versatile in the ability to shape your tone. This also has replaced the sansamp rpm preamp in my current rig, a single unit for both amped and in ear situations. The dimensions of this item I was unable to find on line so here they are. Roughly 8 inches wide by 4 1/2 length, height with installable feet to top of knob just under 2 1/2 inches.

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5.0

Great Premap/DI for Doublers!

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from Columbus, OH

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable

Cons

  • Don't Like The Overdrive

Best Uses

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

Comments about Radial Engineering Bassbone OD Bass Preamp With Overdrive:

I do gigs where I double on both upright and electric. This unit is perfect for switching between the two and having balanced levels and dedicated EQ for each channel. The 10 Mohm for the input A is excellent for piezo pickups often used on uprights and it works great for my setup. The input B has a drag control to optimize the pickup load if you're using a passive bass. The sound quality is very good. I'm not crazy about the overdrive but I didn't buy it for that either.

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5.0

I love this thing

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from Piedmont Triad, NC

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  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable
  • Powerful

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    Comments about Radial Engineering Bassbone OD Bass Preamp With Overdrive:

    I play in a Classic Rock band with Country Rock tendencies. I use a Fender Precision for the Rock and Southern Boogie material and a Carvin AC40 active-electronics piezo-pickup semi-acoustic bass for the mellower country-rock tunes (Eagles, Marshall Tucker, etc.) This piece of gear lets me preset two channels of tone and drive so that I can swap instruments (with VERY different tone quality and output power) with just a click of a foot-button. No more futzing around with the amp head, or trying to balance levels using the instruments' controls.

    But it sure doesn't stop there. I run the effects loop through four Boss stompboxes, and I set the effects loop to operate independently of the built-in OD circuitry, so I can toggle between two different OD effects (though, to be fair, I need neither OD very much in my current band).

    I also run the Tuner Out signal to a Korg Pitchblack and make a lot of use of the Mute button, for silent on-stage tuning.

    Best of all, the 'bone is quite compact, so I can fit it with a Line 6 G50 wireless receiver, four Boss effects, and the Korg tuner, all onto a small 17" by 13" PT-JR pedalboard.

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