EBS MicroBass II Preamp/DI-box

"It’s a preamp! It’s an A/B box! It’s a DI! It’s an overdrive! It’s a headphone amp! It’s two pounds! It’s Superswede! ...the MicroBass II is one of the most feature-packed stomp-boxes around."

- Bass Player Magazine

General Specs  Demos & Samples  Downloads  Reviews Photos

General

 

THE EBS MICROBASS II PREAMP IS THE BASS PLAYERS ‘SWISS ARMY KNIFE’. A DI BOX, TWO-CHANNEL PREAMP, WITH SPEAKER SIMULATION, EFFECTS LOOP, PHONES OUTPUT AND LOADS OF OTHER GREAT FEATURES. THIS IS THE ULTIMATE BASS TOOL. PERIOD!


 

Two Channels and A Useful Loop. The MicroBass II can be used as an active direct box,
a one or two channel preamp, instrument switcher or blender.

The two channels provide sound shaping from high end solid-state types to distorted timbres, using the awarded tube emulation circuitry found in the EBS range of professional bass heads.

An incorporated effects loop gives the user added flexibility for connecting to other effect pedals, or for mixing in an external audio source such as a CD player for rehearsal purposes.

Unmatched Flexibility. The balanced output with speaker simulator option provides unmatched flexibility in live and studio situations. Footswitches control mute and channel operation/switching. Other features include headphone output, low battery indicator, link and master outputs, bass, ‘sweepable’ midrange, treble, bright and edge filters, drive and effects mix controls.

The EBS MicroBass II delivers that big, burning EBS sound wherever you go.

Specs

  • Nominal Input Level - 8 dBv

  • Input Impedance
    10 Mohms (Ch A),
    1 Mohms (Ch B)

  • Output Impedance 10 kohms

  • Frequency Response +0 / -3 dB 20 - 20k Hz

  • Tone Controls
    Bass +/- 15 dB @ 100 Hz
    Treble +/- 15 dB @ 10 kHz shelving
    Bright + 12 dB @ 10 kHz,15dB gain
    Midrange +/- 12 dB, 50 –2.000 Hz ,Q=0.80
    Edge +/- 12 dB @ 7 kHz

  • Boost Control Gain 0 – 30 dB

  • Drive Control Gain 0 – 35 dB

  • Dynamic Range typ 107 dB A-weighted

  • Dimensions (L x W x H) 4.3” x 6.0” x 2.3” (110 x 153 x 58 mm)

  • Weight 875g (1.95 lb.)

  • Power Requirements 9 V DC Regulated, 10 mA

     


    * EBS Recommend the use of the EBS AD-9+ DC adapter.

    The adapter can supply up to twenty pedals at the same time.

 Demos & Samples 

Demo from Bass the World

Downloads 

downloadmanual

Reviews

REVIEW from Bass Player

 

"It’s a preamp! It’s an A/B box! It’s a DI! It’s an overdrive! It’s a headphone amp! It’s two pounds! It’s Superswede! ...the MicroBass II is one of the most feature-packed stomp-boxes around."

 

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REVIEW from Bass Guitar Magazine

By Allan Shearer

 

"As an all-around go-to box in the studio, or as a state-of-the art D.I. and preamp for live gigs (with a speaker cab, you can even use the MicroBass’s Speaker Sim to send the same sound image from the preamp as what you hear on stage) the MicroBass II is a heavyweight contender in a bantamsized box. A small wonder, indeed."

 

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Photos

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 FEATURES

Versatile two channel preamp

Use one or two basses

Five different filters

Tube simulator

Effects loop with mix control

Flexible drive control

Balanced output with speaker simulator, post/pre EQ filter and ground lift

Headphone output

Battery low indicator

Four different powering modes

Optional (not included):
EBS AD-9 Power Supply

 

Awards:

'Best Pick'

at Bestcovery.com
'Best Bass Guitar Preamp' category.