tc electronic SpectraDrive Bass Preamp

Effects Pedal

  • Bass preamp
  • TubeDrive & SpectraComp control with TonePrint technology
  • Intelligent 4-band EQ
  • Controls: Treble - Hi-Mid - Lo-Mid - Bass - Level - SpectraComp - TubeDrive - Gain
  • Switches: GND/Lift - Pre/Post - Inst./Line
  • True Bypass
  • Effect on LED
  • Effects bypass footswitch
  • Connectors: input (6.3 mm jack) - output (2x 6.3 mm jack) - AUX input (3.5 mm stereo jack) - headphone output (3.5 mm stereo jack) - tuner output (6.3 mm) - XLR output - power supply connector (coaxial plug, 5.5 x 2.1 mm - negative pole inside)
  • Power consumption: 250 mA
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power supply unit
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 113 x 135 x 54 mm
  • Weight: 580 g
  • Includes power supply

Note: Battery operation is not possible.

Further Information

Effect Types Overdrive
15 Customer Ratings:
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4.4 / 5.0
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  • sound
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Marvellous
Big C., 25.06.2019
Pros:
The range of sounds is amazing. It's managed to make my bass sound cleaner, more powerful and fuller than ever with a simple teak of the EQ.
The Compression options are basically a dial controlled by the tone print (see cons)
The drive adds a nice bit of grit (see cons)
Built like a tank.
Reliable

Cons:
The Toneprint beaming can be ropey.
Can be noisey
TC Electronics Toneprint app doesn't allow for customization of tone prints for this unit so you're stuck with the presets on the app.

If they allowed deep editing to refine the patches/ templates then this would be a 5 star across the board.
As it stands 4.5
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Disappointed
DavidRF, 24.04.2019
I bought the pedal a few weeks it came out and I paid the full price of 239€. After about a year I should say I'm pretty disappointed. On paper the features are great and the SpectraDrive could be an awesome "all-in-one" pedal for the basic needs of any bassist. In reality, it sound pretty "digital". The compressor is ok, the drives are pretty bad. And I tried many many presets with TonePrint. In the end, for the current price of 155€ it could be a decent all-in-one pedal for beginners, but I think there are better choices out there. For the price I've paid, its a big, BIG disappointment, and I currently have it on sale.
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