Electro Harmonix Battalion

Effect Pedal for Electric Bass

  • Bass Preamp / DI
  • Compact, flexible DI pedal with switchable distortion, which offers powerful sound shaping possibilities for bass
  • XLR DI Out
  • Also suitable for headphones, a 6.3 mm output jack plus a hard-wired 6.3 mm dry output jack
  • Controls: Gate, Vol, Bass, Lo Mid, Hi Mid, Treble, Compression, Level, Blend, Drive, Tone, DI Volume
  • Switch: Distortion Position, Ground Lift, Bypass, 10 dB Pad
  • Footswitch: Bypass, distortion
  • True Bypass
  • Power supply with an EHX9.6DC-200 mA power supply (included)
  • Dimensions: (W x D x H): 121 x 146 x 64 mm
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Performs very well, easy to adjust, great tool to have
sinp, 23.02.2020
Great pedal. Allows for quite a lot of tone-shaping. It's a 5/5 pedal in terms of price-performance ratio. Here's what stands out:

+ Good DI with a separate volume knob, ground lift and bypass option for the DI signal (all on the side).
+ Good 4-band EQ. Beats 3-band EQ.
+ A nice distortion unit, goes from subtle growl to an almost opaque fuzz. Can replicate the sound of most distorted bass songs one can cover.
- Noise gate sucks. It's only good enough to gate noise between songs, not during.
- Compressor is alright for amateurs or those not fussy about the exact sonic palette. Not for perfectionists.

Longevity? Works great after half a year of use. I'd recommend it to a good friend.
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Wow, awesome tool box!
marius_b, 02.10.2017
After I put the order, I read some reviews about the products and started to be really disappointed by my purchase. But I wait until I got it into my hands. And, wow, I became so happy about it!

I am a bass player and I have gigs where the whole band uses in-ear amplification so no reason to carry a heavy amp. I thought this preamp would help me on shaping my passive basses and to have a easy way of amplifications.

The EQ section is exactly what I wanted. It has 4 knobs, and the mids section is really important to shape the sound! They are not extremely powerful so you can use them at max in case you need a certain tone without being afraid you will broke the mix.

Not a fan of bass distortion and no many ideas of a great distortion tone but I am sure the 4 knobs will help you get the shape you need.

The compression amazed me! It is just a single knob compression, which in general I don't like. I have the MXR 87 which is one of the best compression pedal so I have good taste about compression. That single button gets out such a natural and warm compression that I use inly that one even on live gigs. I use the compression around 10 o'clock only and it dos my job for me.

Extremely useful all the ins and outs of the pedal. I use the headphone output to play at home and I am such a happy bass player. I totally recommend it!
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Amazing if you know what you're doing
MikeCrossJung, 30.10.2020
This thing really rocks. The number one thing to know about it beyond the clear features is that it has a certain master sound to it. It primarily makes big beefy, tight bass tones with a bit of grit.

It is very flexible and powerful in shaping a tone, for sure in a supremely useful way when hopping amps or hitting a new location. In my opinion it has all the tools for the job ready-to-go.

It's true what everyone says, the noise gate is not good. It's a little bonus add-on to the Battalion, nothing more.

This is often true across the board with free power supplies - but nobody forget now:
The included power supply SUCKS. You can toss it straight in the trash. Doesn't matter that it has EHX branding. Save yourself the trouble and throw that junk in the garbage first thing when you open the box.

I really love my Battalion as a true all-in-one answer for rock bass that fits easily in my gig bag. Oh, and sounds wayyyy better clean than the digital fx units in this price range as of 2020. Tried and few of those, have to pay good money before the converters sound any good (more than double the price of the Battalion).

If EHX does another model like this (Comp, EQ, Dirt w Dry Blend) with fixed noise gate, perhaps an OD instead of straight distortion, I'll upgrade instantly. For now enjoying this!
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Produit (quasi) complet et de qualité
Anozer, 29.04.2020
Utilisation en home studio pour économiser l'encombrement d'un ampli.
En positif :
- EQ 4 bande est très bien, facile à régler, s'adapte à tout style.
- Compression pratique et efficace.
- Disto excellente. Je ne pensais pas m'en servir autant mais elle peut être réglée si finement que c'est un régal.
- La connectique est (quasi) complète. La sortie DI avec volume séparé et gnd lift est top. Le tout dans un bon format.
- Peut être utilisé sans problème avec une guitare !

En négatif :
- La compression a tendance à rajouter du souffle.
- Je vois pas trop l'intérêt de la gate. La coupure est si brutale qu'elle s'entend plus que le bruit.
- Il manque une simu de baffle sur la sortie pour remplacer un ampli à 100%.
- Il manque une boucle d'effet pour rajouter ses pédales. Obligé de les mettre en sortie, du coup on perd la DI.
- Le transfo livré est merdique. Il s'est mis à vibrer et ça s'entendait dans le son. Remplacé par un powerplant iso5 pour alimenter également mes pédales.

Malgré les quelques soucis, ce préamp est très complet et de qualité. Je recommande !
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