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Featured Phil Jones Bass PE-5 Multi Function Bass Pedal With EQ, PRE-AMP & DI

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Feb 5, 2021.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    Phil Jones Bass (PJB) has announced the release of the PE-5, a pedal designed for bass guitar and upright bass which incorporates a sophisticated 5 band EQ and also offers superior function as a Pre-Amp, Direct Box, and signal booster.

    The PE-5 is engineered with a unique switchable input impedance which allows the pedal to match exactly to either a magnetic or piezo pickup. It achieves the full band spectrum for either pickup source. In addition it is a signal booster which compensates for low output pickups and will also provide ample drive for any amplifier. The input level and gain controls are designed to precisely match the pickup output to an amplifier.The line output is strong enough to use directly into a power amplifier or a powered speaker.

    The 5-band EQ is a high precision equalizer which means that each boost or cut level is identical to each adjacent band. Plus the Q factor of each band is identical. This makes it far easier for the player to accomplish the tone that they are pursuing. These frequency bands were carefully chosen for the voice of a bass so that the user will be able to adjust the EQ rapidly to get the desired sound.

    The DI output is of the highest audio quality obtainable providing a match to even the finest recording studio mixing consoles and live sound systems. It has extremely high signal to noise ratio and features a ground lift switch to eliminate the possibility of “Mains Hum”.

    The PE5 can be powered by a standard 9-volt DC pedal adaptor or run on its own internal lithium-ion battery that is charged with a standard cell phone charger via its USB socket.

    The two foot switches provide a mute function and a true bypass. The rugged housing is constructed of die cast aluminum alloy made to deliver years of service.

    P: PE-5 Pre Amp, EQ, DI | Phil Jones Bass

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  2. SaucyJackBass

    SaucyJackBass Supporting Member

    May 6, 2009
    I so don't need this...... I so WANT it....
  3. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    I am surprised that it doesn't include a variable high-pass filter. I won't buy a pre-amp, or a bass head, without one.
  4. LHbassist

    LHbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    Reno, Nevada
    So, an expensive pedal, designed for upright and electric- with no phantom power and mic input for players using a mic on their bass?
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  5. shwashwa


    Aug 30, 2003
    No high-pass filter on a preamp designed for piezo pickup seems like a miss
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  6. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    No HPF deal killer for me as well.
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  7. ErikP.Bass

    ErikP.Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    Price point is $299
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  8. bassandboy


    Aug 24, 2018
    Honolulu, HI
    Prices seem to have dropped everywhere by $50. UPS brought me a pre-ordered unit today—at $250 I had to at least try it. I didn’t have a lot of time to play with it tonight, but in five minutes I was able to get several different tones that were better than what I’d managed to get out of a Grace ALiX in a year of fiddling.

    I should clarify that I have a specific problem I’m trying to solve, which is to approximate the sound of my Godin A4 with bronze Elixir strings going through my Acoustic Image Coda R—but with a Corelli Customs solid body bass with Graphtech Ghost pickups and Apex cryo steel strings going through a Wayne Jones powered 2x10. Came closer tonight than I ever have.

    The ALiX is an amazing piece of gear, and specifically designed for acoustic instruments, but unlike the PE-5 is not specifically voiced for bass and that seems to have made a difference. Granted not everyone will be looking for what I’m looking for so YMMV.

    Next step is to test how it sounds with my NS EURB, as well as pairing it with my Phil Jones PB-300 for that fully PJB experience!
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