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The Badwater Bass Pre-amp & D.I. is a bass tone magnification device sonically highlighting what makes bass so crucial to music. The all-in-one bass preamp and DI features optical compression that your signal hits first, then feeds into an adjustable and blendable, three-voice overdrive, followed by an extensive four-band EQ section. Designed to provide warm cleans, gritty chords, punchy drive, or bright and crisp slap sounds. Badwater features both 1/4 inch and XLR out options with a ground lift, so you’re always ready with a usable bass rig. Use the XLR to connect directly to the front-of-house or use the 1/4 inch out to run to an amp. Both outputs can be run simultaneously for direct and live amp stage monitoring.

Features• Versatile and powerful tone sculpting tool for bassists of all styles.• Optical comppression for smooth, added sustain.• Blendable drive control with three different voicing options.• Boost/Cut EQ section. +/- 12dB on low and high controls and +/- 10dB on Mid, LMF, and HMF controls.• Sweep 500 Hz to 2.4 kHz through the Low Mid & LMF controls and 3.5 kHz to 7.5 kHz on High Mid & HMF controls.• Ground lift to isolate the GND pin on XLR to help reduce hum if present.• 1/4 inch instrument signal & XLR line-level output options.• Outputs run simultaneously for direct and on-stage connections.

Walrus Audio is offering The Badwater Bass Pre-Amp and D.I. for a retail price of $299 and is available now at