Markbass Vintage Pre Preamp Pedal

Effects Pedal & Active DI for Bass, 12AX7 Tube Preamp, 2 Distortion & Overdrive Modes, Boost, 4-Band EQ with 3 Tone Presets, XLR Balanced Line Out, RCA and Toslink Digital Out with Sampling Rate Switch (44.1/48/96KHz), FX Loop, Aux In, Headphones Out, Includes 12VDC Power Supply, Full Metal Shell
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Including vat 24%

Markbass Vintage Pre is a preamp pedal based on the Markbass Vintage head. This pedal works as a preamp, overdrive, active DI and a great tone enhancer for any bass player.

Tonal Options
The Markbass Vintage Pre features a 12AX7 preamp tube for rich and warm sound. A 4-band EQ section has a new setting on frequencies center, all tuned to offer a well-balanced tone that easily cuts in the mix, plus a 3-way switch with three useful EQ preset options to get very quickly a real flat setting, a cut one with scooped mids and enhanced low and high, and an old setting with scooped high to get an old vintage style tone.

2 Drive Modes
The pedal offers two types of distortion (that you can select via footswitch). The amount of drive tone, ranging from crunchy overdrive to aggressive distortion, is controlled by the drive pot. The blend control allows to mix the drive tone with the clean signal of the tube preamp. Adding a bit of distortion during a studio recording gives a 'gorgeous' bass sound perfectly cutting in the mix; this is one of the tricks often used by professionals during studio recording.

The boost switch allows you to boost your signal level to +6 dB, to instantly get more headroom whenever you need it, for example it helps you stand out while taking a solo.

DI Box
The balanced DI Out is a real DI box with transformer, optimized to give pure, full, rich sound on all frequencies, handling extreme transients without introducing any distortion or coloration.

Digital Outs
Developed from an idea suggested by Markbass top artist Marcus Miller who was looking for a small, professional unit for studio recordings, Markbass featured the digital outputs RCA (with transformer) and Toslink with sampling rate switch 44.1/48/96KHz, making it the perfect studio tool for recording bass players. You can get a quality pro sound everywhere, from studio work to stage concerts.

Aux IN / Headphones Out / FX Loop
The Vintage Pre includes a headphones output and an aux input for connecting a smartphone or any MP3 player to mix it with your bass sound, allowing you to play and practice discreetly anywhere, anytime. Plus, a send/return FX loop to interface your favorite stomp boxes and multieffects units.

True Bypass
This pedal features true bypass circuit: that means when the Vintage Pre is off, there will be no audio signal quality loss.

Preamp Tube: 12AX7 (ECC83)
Gain Range: -46 to +23 dB
EQ: Low ±16 dB (Freq. 70Hz), Mid Low ±16 dB (Freq. 400 Hz), Mid High ±16 dB (Freq. 2.5 KHz), High ±16 dB (Freq. 10 KHz), 3-Way Tone Switch
Controls: Gain, Master, Drive, Blend, 4 EQ Pots, Drive Footswitch, On/Off Footswitch, Boost Footswitch
Inputs: 1x 6.3mm Instrument In, Impedance 1MΩ, max. voltage 6 Vpp, 1x 6.3mm FX Loop Return, 1x 3.5mm Aux In
Outputs: 1x 6.3mm Output, 1x 6.3mm FX Loop Send, 1x XLR Balanced DI Out with transformer (Ground Switch), 1x RCA Digital Outputs with transformer, 1x Toslink with Sampling Rate Switch, 1x 3.5mm Headphones Out
Power: 12VDC 300mA External Power Supply Included
Dimensions (WxHxD): 193 x 59 x 127 mm
Weight: 840g