Hartke Bass Attack 2 - Electric Bass Preamp/Direct Box with Overdrive

Hartke Bass Attack 2 - Electric Bass Preamp/Direct Box with Overdrive

Hartke Bass Attack 2 - Electric Bass Preamp/Direct Box with Overdrive

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Hartke Bass Attack 2 - Electric Bass Preamp/Direct Box with Overdrive

Hartke Bass Attack 2 - Electric Bass Preamp/Direct Box with Overdrive

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Product Highlights

  • Direct Box with Onboard Preamp
  • Tube-Emulation Overdrive Circuit
  • Parallel Output for Unaffected Signal
  • Subtle to Extreme Distortion Timbres
  • EQ Section, Contour & Shape Circuit
  • Parallel Output for Unaffected Signal
  • XLR output for Mixers, PAs & Interfaces
  • Uses Batteries, Adapter, or 48V Phantom
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  • 1Description

The Bass Attack 2 from Hartke is a preamp and direct box intended for use with electric bass. Sporting a tube-emulation overdrive circuit—as well as a mix control for this distortion feature—you can achieve timbres varying from tasteful harmonic overdrive to all-out snarling fuzz. A tone knob gives you control over the distortion's harmonic character, though this pedal features its own EQ section too, with bass and treble controls, as well as a contour switch for dipping the midrange. Furthermore, a separate tone-shaping circuit instantiates a frequency-adjustable preset EQ curve for further timbre tweaking. This DI/preamp supports the outputs of both passive and active instruments, and can route your signal in a variety of ways.

Multiple Connections Possible
Using the Bass Attack 2, you can route signal to its final destination through a number of different audio paths. For instance, you can supply one amplifier with unaffected signal, another amplifier with processed signal, and a mixer/PA/interface with processed signal via the XLR output—all at the same time
Accepts Phantom Power
While the unit can be powered via two AA batteries or a separately available power supply, the Bass Attack 2 can also support 48V phantom power straight from a mixer. This is particularly useful if you're using the device as a DI—just make sure the lift/ground switch is in the ground position to enable this feature
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Hartke Bass Attack 2 - Electric Bass Preamp/Direct Box with Overdrive
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Audio Connections 1 x 1/4" instrument input for passive or active instruments
    1 x 1/4" parallel output for passing unaffected signal directly from input
    1 x 1/4" line level output
    1 x XLR balanced output
    Impedance Input: 1 MOhm
    Output: unbalanced, 1 kOhm
    Direct output: balanced, 400 Ohms
    Parallel output: same as input source
    Level +6 to -24 dB
    Controls Tone Controls:
    Bass: ±15 dB, 30 Hz
    Treble: ±18 dB, 20 kHz
    Contour (switch): fixed mid scoop curve

    Shape Circuit:
    Frequency: 200 to 800 Hz
    Amount: +15/-25 dB

    Overdrive Channel:
    Drive
    Tone
    Mix
    Ground Lift Switch, isolates input and direct output signal grounds
    Batteries 2 x AA, internal up-converter generates 9 V
    Power Supply 9 VDC center negative
    Weight 1.5 lb / 680 g

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