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Orange Amplifications Launch The Bass Butler: A Bass Rig In A Pedal

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    Orange Amplification unleash the Bass Butler, an entire Bi-Amp bass rig in a pedal. The new pedal splits the bass guitar signal, at input, into completely separate, parallel, analogue signal chains, just like a real bi-amp rig - without an amp in sight.

    The always active ‘Clean’ Bass Channel can be adjusted for compression, bass, treble and volume. An optical compressor circuit, cut/boost tone controls and dedicated, bass cabinet-simulated balanced D.I. output is always on hand with all manner of classic clean tones.

    Five smaller knobs control the Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass and Gain (with four stages), of the Bass Butler’s ‘Dirty’ Guitar Channel which can be added with a footswitch. Coupled with a guitar cab-simulated balanced D.I. output and an expression pedal jack for extra control over the input gain, the Bass Butler serves up everything from bright vintage tones to floor-splitting, wall-crumbling modern destruction.

    Both channels have XLR balanced output allowing the Bi-Amp bass tone to arrive complete at the mixing desk. The Bass Butler also features an Amp output, which takes a blend of the two channels, set by the volume controls, before the cabinet simulation circuits from a 1/4” jack, making it perfect for connecting to the front end of any bass amp. This set up means on-stage sound can be controlled completely independently of what the audience hears or the output can be used on its own, just like a plain old preamp pedal. A ‘Ground Lift’ switch eliminates ground hum when the Bass Butler is hooked up to a PA and a bass amp at the same time.

    The pedal’s sturdy steel enclosure is made to last a lifetime; it is perfect for in the studio and on the road. The Bass Butler is quite possibly the only pedal bassists will ever need.

    Check it out at the Orange Amplification booth #4644, Hall D where all the other Orange products can also be seen. www.orangeamps.com/

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  2. kranahan

    kranahan Supporting Member

    Seems awesome! Can't wait for a video!
  3. bobbybass85


    Dec 19, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Tommy V likes this.
  4. Guzzi Toad

    Guzzi Toad

    Mar 10, 2019
    I wish it had an option for a TRS input (for Rick-O-Sound.)
    Guiseppe likes this.
  5. Bo-Weevil

    Bo-Weevil Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2006
    SW Ohio, USA
  6. klaymaster


    Jun 10, 2016
    $399 everywhere that I have seen it online
  7. kringle77

    kringle77 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    Massena NY
    Why wouldnt there be one xlr out that feeds the mixed signal to the board, as it does to the amo out?
    Adam Wright likes this.
  8. klaymaster


    Jun 10, 2016
    Probably because there are a million pedals that do that. This one wants to be different.
    Atter likes this.

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