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foot switchable preamp/EQ?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ii7-V7, Nov 25, 2005.


  1. ii7-V7

    ii7-V7

    Aug 4, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    I'm such a tech novice.

    Is there such a thing as a foot switchable preamp with a bank of custumizable EQ settings?

    Chad
     
  2. ii7-V7

    ii7-V7

    Aug 4, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    Bump!
     
  3. bannedwit

    bannedwit

    May 9, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Ummmm a Line 6 Bass Pod xt Live????

    Buy a power amp, hook up the Line 6 to act as the Pre-amp and toggle between all sorts of different EQ's, amps, pedals, and compression which you create and store in different banks... Right?
     
  4. ii7-V7

    ii7-V7

    Aug 4, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    The only line 6 that I have seen was a small thing with knobs...and not foot switchable. Perhaps there are others out there that I don't know about?

    Chad
     
  5. balzac

    balzac

    Aug 25, 2005
    Cairns, Queensland
    How about the Tech 21 Sansamp programmable bass driver DI?
    Three programmable channels, each with a footswitch - you just set the eq how you want it, hit the footswitch twice and it's saved.
    Simple, good quality, not ridiculously expensive.
     
  6. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    Not my area but I'm guessing there's a lot more than what's been mentioned. Preamp stuff in this forum is geared toward onboard preamps. If you do a TB search I suspect plenty will come up - mostly in the effects forum I would think.
     
  7. Ada Mb-1.
     
  8. BruceWane

    BruceWane

    Oct 31, 2002
    Houston, TX
    The line 6 stuff will do that; they make a foot controller specifically for their stuff, and I'm pretty sure you could change programs with any MIDI foot controller.

    I use an ADA MB-1 (programmable bass preamp, discontinued a long time ago) with an ART foot controller.

    I think Yamaha and Ampeg are both making bass amps with multiple presets, but they've only got like 6 or 8 presets available. Probably enough for most folks, but I like having at least 4 or 5 presets that are dialed in just right for each of my basses, plus some special effects kind of stuff, so that's not nearly enough for me.

    I'm pretty sure that the Line6 stuff has a lot more presets than that......my MB-1 has 128 presets available (I think there's a way to get 256 out of it, but I've never needed the extra capacity).

    Tech21 (Sansamp) also makes the PSA1.1, which has 128 memory locations, but it's more guitar-oriented than bass, I think. Not a whole lot of EQ, mostly different crunchy sounds.

    Also ART used to have a programmable preamp called a NightBass; may have been discontinued by now, I'm not sure. I didn't think they sounded very good when I tried one years ago.
     
  9. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    Actually amp forum. Effects would be more stomp box DI's. Anyway, a search of "all forums" would be the way to go first round.
     
  10. ii7-V7

    ii7-V7

    Aug 4, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    You know I love these forums...and I've been on your side of the whole search issue...BUT....I did a search and pulled up several pages that had nothing to do with my specific question.

    But, I thank you guys for your input. And I do have some options to check out now.

    Thanks,
    Chad
     
  11. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    Yep, that happens sometimes too.
     
  12. mahrous

    mahrous

    Aug 13, 2005
    Egypt