Pike Amplification SHAPESHIFTER RED Onboard Preamp - Complete Kit

Pike Amplification SHAPESHIFTER RED Onboard Preamp - Complete Kit

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  • Revolutionary onboard bass preamplifier
  • Kit includes everything you need to install in your bass
  • Preamp module can be swapped in seconds without soldering
  • Audiophile-grade active components

  • $189.00
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The Shapeshifter Red module is a high-performance bass preamp that works well in both vintage and modern instruments. The bass control seems to defy gravity - its 70 Hz fixed frequency center insures it remains tight and punchy even at the limit. The treble control is at 5 kHz for providing a crisp presence boost to fingerstyle playing or adding some zing to your slap tone. The switchable 400/1000 Hz midrange control is perfectly dialed in for shaping the body and attack of your instrument.


The Shapeshifter is a revolutionary new kind of onboard bass preamplifier. The preamp itself is a module that is attached to a wiring harness with a locking connector. This allows the Shapeshifter to be swapped in seconds without soldering. Multiple modules are available, each with different frequency centers that cater to different sounds. Each one is built in Seattle using only the highest quality components available: 0.5% tolerance resistors, 1% capacitors, and high performance audiophile-grade active components. The Shapeshifter has a level of clarity and dynamic response that has never before been heard in an onboard circuit.

The Shapeshifter was the result of 3 years of development. Prototypes were relentlessly tested in a variety of instruments, and David Segal of New York Bass Works provided guidance during the prototyping process to make sure the final product was something worthy of a performance instrument. As a result, the Shapeshifter preamp is standard equipment in the New York Bass Works Reference Series instruments.

 This kit includes everything you need to install a Shapeshifter preamp in your bass:

1 Shapeshifter RED Module

1 Shapeshifter Wiring Harness

1 Switchcraft Stereo Jack

2 Pike DPDT Toggle Switches

3 Noble 50k Potentiometers (stacked)

2 9v Battery Snaps

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    Pike Amplification