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Rocktron Basix Preamp ???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bizzaro, Sep 25, 2001.


  1. bizzaro

    bizzaro

    Aug 21, 2000
    Vermont
    Rocktron Basix Bass Preamp
    Do they make good stuff?
    I have an opportunity to puchase this unit really Cheap, (50 bucks). As usual, being the neophyte that I am, I know nothing about it. I would hope to use it as a preamp for say Carvin DCM 1000 or maybe some other P A amp to amplify my bass. Any recomendations. Would it work for this and is it a good unit? It must be an older as I can't even find it listed at the Roctron web site. Any info/opinions appreciated.
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I think it's around 10 years old and I remember it got very good reviews.
    It was one of the very first programmable preamps.

    I found some online links where it's offered for as much as 150$, so you might have gotten a pretty good deal on that one.
     
  3. Came out in Bass Player '93 as a new product.
     
  4. bizzaro

    bizzaro

    Aug 21, 2000
    Vermont
    Is it set up as a preamp with effects, or was it designed to be used with an amp that already has a preamp to add on and give you more tone variations?
     
  5. martens-koop

    martens-koop

    Oct 10, 2002
    Saskatoon
    don't know if anyone here is still looking at this thread, but I bought a rocktron basix abo0ut 3 months ago, and couldn't be happier!!! I got mine for about $70 (us) and based on the price alone, I am very happy. here's the low down on the bass:

    compression
    exciter
    distortion
    3 band tone control (freq selectable)
    level control.

    it also has a whole wack of plugins in the back (1/4" footswitch controls for turning all the features on and off.) it also has a built in crossover.

    I've found that my compressor isn't working properly. if I set it too high, then after about 15 minutes of playing, it starts vibrating the sound maddly (like when you talk into a fan)so I've countered this by turning the compressor down low.

    if you have the option of getting one cheap, go for it. If I ever blow mine up I'm going to be looking for another one!

    When I got mine, I was disturbed by the fact that there was virtually NOTHING on the internet about this preamp. I bought it on a leap of faith.

    btw: its not programmable (mine isn't anyways...)

    jmk