EBS Micro Bass II
Bass Preamp/DI BoxThe Swedish company EBS has existed since 1988. It caters primarily to the needs of bass players, and since the staff is rumoured to be made up mostly of bass players, it is not surprising that they release products that make bassists' hearts beat faster. Especially with regard to effects units, bass players have often been neglected. A major problem has always been the fact that most effects cause the frequencies to deteriorate precisely in the range that is crucial for proper bass guitar sound, namely in the low frequencies. The EBS effects units are unproblematic specifically in this range and also have a lot of really interesting features to offer on top of that. As early as in 1993, EBS presented their first preamp, the EBS Micro Bass.
The Micro Bass II is incredibly versatile for example as an active DI box, as one or two channel preamp, instrument switcher or mixer. With its two channels the Micro Bass II covers all sound variations. It is equipped with the award winning tube simulation circuitry that was previously reserved for the more expensive EBS Bass Heads. A variable effect loop provides the musician with additional flexibility for the connection of another pedal or for mixing an external audio source for example a CD player for practice purposes. The balanced studio output with speaker simulation provides versatile flexibility. Live or in the studio. Use the two foot switches to switch A/B channels and the mute switch to mute one of them.
Other important features of the little gadget are a headphone output, battery status indicator, link and master outputs, bass, tunable mid, treble, bright and edge filter, drive and effects mix control.