Radial Engineering Bassbone V2

2-Channel Bass Pre Amplifier for One or Two Basses

  • Built Radial DI for PA
  • Combined power booster, effects loop and mute
  • Powerful EQ and level control for both bass
  • Level 1 and Level 2: Adjusts the volume for each channel
  • 3-Band EQ: Passive interactive EQ for channel 2 with bass/mid/treble control
  • Loop wet/dry: Mixes the dry bass signal with effects
  • Boost: Up to 8 dB of boost
  • Loop Assign: 3-Way switch to assign the effects loop to channel 1, channel 2 or both channels
  • HPF-2: High-pass filter for channel 2, 80 Hz/150 Hz/off
  • EQ 1: 3-Way switch selects between neutral or 2 preset EQ curves on channel 1
  • Select Footswitch: To switch between the channels when using a bass guitar or the instrument when using 2 basses
  • PZB (Input 2): Piezo Booster switch, recessed
  • Blend: Recessed switch activates both channels for instruments with acoustic/electric pickups
  • Boost/Mute: Recessed switch, assigns the BOOST footswitch to the power boost, or mute
  • Loop Footswitch: Effects loop ON/OFF
  • Boost Footswitch: Enables the Power Booster or mute
  • Input 1 & 2: 2x 6.3mm mono jack
  • Output: 1x 6.3mm mono jack
  • Tuner out: 1x 6.3mm mono jack
  • Send & Recv: 2x 6.3mm mono jack
  • Balanced out: XLR jack
  • Ground lift
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 203 x 107 x 48 mm
  • Weight: 1160 g
  • Incl. 15 V power supply
  • Made in Canada
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Quinfo, 13.02.2018
Super piece of kit. I never gig without it. I use it in all sorts of venues, small and large. I pair it with my Markbass CMD121p and New York extension cab. The dual channels is great for quickly switching tones when you need to slap for a bit or even boost your volume. I don't use the boost switch I have it set to mute which is great for tuning.

I've gone through multiple different DI boxes and this is the one I've settled on as the tone I get out if it is perfect for me.
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Almost perfect, especially for the use of two instruments.

Maxer, 27.06.2018
For my kind of use I found it perfect! I use it for over a month connecting the bass (active) to input 2 (the 3 pre-shape curves are good for macro adjustments, then with the bass controls you end the fine adjustments). The contrabass or bass fretless instead connect them to input 1 by selecting the "piezo" mode, with all the advantages of the excellent equalization available on this channel.
The Boost and Mute functions change them according to the needs. The quality and cleanliness of DI fully justifies the reputation enjoyed by the Radial DI: always at the top of the range; but beyond all sound is the best part of this Pre and its greatest strength. It is clear that we enter a field made of personal tastes, but in my opinion the sound is one of the Bassbone's greatest strengths; I find that it has an extremely natural, clean and very respectful tone of the instrument used; much less intrusive than the Sansamp, much less colorful than the VT Bass and all in all even less artificial than the EBS Microbass (all similar Pre that I used with satisfaction for several years in the past).
I add only that since I own the Bassbone I no longer have any fear to present myself on stage without my amplification and to enter directly into the MIX from the DI of the Bassbone. I bring my instruments, the Bassbone, a good pair of headphones and with a well-adjusted spy I can calmly leave at home head and crates without any regrets.
The only real flaw that this equipment (... given the cost, I find it a completely unforgivable lack! ...) is the absence of a built-in tuner. Unfortunately, having the tuner in line is an essential requirement for me, so in addition to the bass I'm forced to always carry around a mini pedal board with Bassbone and tuner; if Radial had even included only a small but efficient tuner, it would have been the perfect Stand-Alone Pre-amplifier!
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