Radial Bassbone OD – Bass Preamp & Overdrive
The Bassbone ODTM is a bass command center with two instrument input channels that are fully equipped with a semi-parametric equalizer and high-pass filter to eliminate low frequency resonance. Channel-A is set with a 22k-Ohm input impedance that is ideally suited for both passive and active basses. This is supplemented with a PZB booster that at once increases the output by 10dB and the load to 10 meg-Ohms to optimize it for use with piezo transducers. Channel-B is equipped with DragTM control load correction to optimize the tone and feel when using a vintage passive instrument. Toggling between channels is done using a footswitch and both channels may be mixed together by engaging the Blend switch.
Outputs include a 1⁄4″ stage amp out plus a balanced low-Z Radial DI box output to feed the PA system. A separately buffered tuner out works with the mute footswitch for quiet on-stage tuning. An effects loop with separate send & receive jacks enables multiple pedals to be used. This is augmented with an on-board overdrive with a wet-dry control that lets you add slight grit like an SVT or over the top distortion. The OD footswitch may be assigned to the loop, overdrive or both. Finally, a built-in headphone amp with 3.5mm output lets you use the Bassbone OD on the bus for those long drives between gigs.
- Two full function channels with EQ
- Mute footswitch for quiet on-stage tuning
- Bass overdrive with wet-dry control
- Built-in Radial direct box