"Their MicroBass [II] is the best thing for acoustic bass; it's the secret of my live acoustic bass sound. It handles everything - it's an EQ, a direct box, a preamp. There's nothing you can't do with it."
- Stanley Clarke in Bass Player Magazine, Nov 2018
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.
Nominal Input Level - 8 dBv
10 Mohms (Ch A),
1 Mohms (Ch B)
Output Impedance 10 kohms
Frequency Response +0 / -3 dB 20 - 20k Hz
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
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."
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."