Bass guitars possess a huge dynamic range and produce powerful low
frequencies. Designed for and by bassists, this compact
compressor/sustainer features fully adjustable controls that can subtly
transform the dynamic qualities of a bass guitar or take them to the
extreme. From transparently leveling out notes so they sit in a track to
creating an intensely squashed sound, the Bass Preacher helps spread
the gospel of great bass tone!
- Compact compressor designed especially for bass guitar
- Input sensitivity ranges from -10 dBu to +2 dBu
making it a perfect fit for both passive and active basses of varying
- Maximum gain reduction of 21 dB, with enough
make-up gain to return your signal to full volume at maximum sustain
- Attack toggle switch changes the timing of the
onset of compression and provides three selectable settings: Fast,
Medium and Slow
- True bypass for maximum signal path integrity when in bypass mode
- Tough, compact die-cast package
- 9-Volt battery included
- Optional EHX9.6DC-200mA power supply available
- Dimensions in inches: 2.75 (w) x 4.5 (l) x 2.1 (h)-USING THE BASS PREACHER-
Use the footswitch to turn on the effect. A red status LED
illuminates to indicate that the effect is engaged. Adjust the SUSTAIN
knob for the desired amount of compression. Adjust the VOL knob to cut,
match, or boost the outgoing signal in relation to the incoming signal.
Select FAST, MED, or SLOW with the ATTACK toggle switch to change the
timing of the onset of compression. With ATTACK in FAST mode, the
compression engages immediately upon playing a note, producing a more
squashed sound. In SLOW mode the compression engages more slowly,
allowing more initial transients to come through. The MED mode is a
compromise between the two attack envelopes.
-CONTROLS & I/O Jacks -
Footswitch & Status LED – When the effect is engaged this red LED
will illuminate. When power is applied, the Status LED glows brightly
to signal that all operational voltages are satisfactory. The LED will
not light if the Bass Preacher is bypassed. Press the footswitch to
toggle between effect on and true bypass mode.
VOL Knob – Use VOL to adjust the amount of makeup gain.
SUSTAIN Knob – Turn SUSTAIN to set the amount of compression.
ATTACK Switch – Toggle ATTACK to set the timing of the attack/decay curve.
INPUT Jack – Plug your instrument or the output of another effects pedal into this ¼” jack. The input impedance is 450k Ohm.
AMP Jack – The AMP jack outputs the Bass Preacher’s audio signal. The output impedance ranges from 150 Ohm to 2.8k Ohm.
9V Power Jack – The Bass Preacher accepts 9V Batteries, and can also
be powered from an Electro-Harmonix 9.6DC-200 power supply. Plug the
output of the AC adapter into the 9V power jack located at the top of
the Bass Preacher. The Bass Preacher draws 33mA at 9VDC with a center
negative plug. The Bass Preacher accepts Boss® and Ibanez® style AC
Adapters capable of delivering at least 50 mA.