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.

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Effect Types Overdrive

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Not the quality I expect from TC
DaneMark, 02.09.2019
I chose the SpectraDrive over the similarly priced EHX Battalion because I liked the idea of TC's 3-band SpectraComp compressor. However, I was very disappointed with the unit. The default compression and overdrive are fairly useless. Also, you can't use the compressor without also engaging the full preamp section. Neither can you use the drive alone. The Battalion allows both to be used independently of the preamp tone controls.

The other issue, and the reason I had to return the unit, was the the TonePrint system simply did not work. The unit refused to accept new patches either from my phone or my computer. This just made me realize that I don't want a digital unit. Too many complications.

I decided to instead buy the Ampeg OptiComp and a TC MojoMojo overdrive, both of which are analog. I already have a SansAmp. But I also tried the Battalion at a local store and it sounds nice and is all analog. If I wanted the EQ section or DI, I would buy it.
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Fantastic device. I love it !
Geojude, 16.08.2019
I use this preamp to practice with my headphones to recordings, videos, and music on my i-phone.

The sound is fantastic - crystal-clear and free of noise. There's a huge amount of tone control available and the Spectra Comp (at factory settings) makes my basses sound really tight.

I normally don't have to use any tone control other than a slight bass boost. Where the tone controls really come in handy (for me) is to tone down the highs on my hi-fi Yamaha JP6 like it's a passive bass.

I would have no problem using this as a DI for recording.

Consider also using SpectraDrive with a power amp and speaker combination and you have a great bass amp.

I remember TC Electronic making quality gear over thirty years ago (namely their legendary Chorus pedal). The SpectraDrive is no different.
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