Le Bass Preamp delivers unique tube warmth, dynamics, and musical compression in a pedal package. It's a True High Voltage Design running internally at 200 volts. The interaction between you and your bass is preserved. It also works perfectly with your effect pedals.
Le Bass preamp features two channels for your bass guitar. Channels A and B are totally independent, each with their own voicing and eq section: on A.
Channel A has a lower gain tube stage with a pre-gain Bass and Treble EQ using a more vintage design approach.
Channel B offers more gain and a very powerful post-EQ (with mid sweep).
The exclusive Fusion modes allows you to create a wide range of tones. Cold Fusion mode lets you live in the limelight with the best of both worlds while Hot Fusion mode lets you take centre stage with searing bass from a focused distortion to synth-like growls.
Switching & Channel Modes
Le Bass has 2 channel footswitches; A and B. Simultaneously pressing A and B will activate the Fusion mode. Pressing A, B or A and B will also send a specific Midi Program Change command, that can be used to select a preset on your Midi multi effects and/or Torpedo C.A.B.
In addition, the preamplifier may respond to a Program Change sent from another Midi device allowing a seamless integration into any pedalboard switching system. Combining several Two Notes preamps on your pedalboard makes things really interesting.
Connected via Midi, each preamp will listen to the others. They can be configured in Multi-channel mode: pressing A on preamp 1 will bypass preamp 2, like the channels of an amplifier. Alternately, when this mode is off: traditional on/off switching for all preamps, a preamp can be a boost/overdrive for the one that follows.
Integrated speaker simulation
The analog speaker simulation is specifically voiced for your Le Bass Preamp, and it's based on our Torpedo simulator. This speaker simulation affects the DI output and the Headphone output.
Live & Studio Applications
You can use Le Bass as a traditional preamplifier connected to a power amplifier and cabinet, or in the Return input (or Power Amp In) of your bass amplifier.
When placed before an amplifier, it acts as a boost, overdrive or distortion pedal.
Standalone or with the Torpedo C.A.B. M, it can also be an autonomous system, light and small, ready to be directly connected to a mixing board on stage as well as in the studio.
You can play silently with headphones. Connect it to your sound interface for perfect recordings using the Wall of Sound III.
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Channel A: Passive Bass/Treble tonestack
Channel B: Passive Bass/Treble tonestack - Active Mid/Sweep control - Gain: -18 to +6 dB - Freq: 220Hz @ 1.5kHz
Input / Output
Input: 1/4" 6.35 mm unbalanced (TS, Tip/Sleeve) - Impedance: 1 Meg Ohms
Return: 1/4" 6.35mm unbalanced (TS) - Max input level: 17 dBu - Impedance: 2.2 Meg Ohms - Unbuffered, directly connected to Output when active
Output: 1/4" 6.35 mm unbalanced (TS) - Max output level: 11 dBu - Impedance: 300 Ohms
Thru: 1/4" 6.35 mm unbalanced (TS) - Unbuffered, directly connected to Input
Send: 1/4" 6.35 mm unbalanced (TS) - Max output level: 11 dBu - Impedance: 300 Ohms
DI Output: XLR, balanced - Impedance: 600 Ohms – Max output level: 10 dBu
Phones: 3.5 mm stereo (TRS, Tip/Ring/Sleeve)
Power adaptor DC Jack 2.1mm, negative center
Input voltage: 12V DC
Power consumption: approx. 6W
Current draw: 500mA
Dimensions & Weight
Width x depth x height: 124 x 189 x 50 (mm) - 4.88 x 7.44 x 1.97 (in)
Weight: 750g - 1.65 lb