Electro-Harmonix Battalion Bass Preamp and DI Pedal

Electro-Harmonix Battalion Bass Preamp and DI Pedal

Electro-Harmonix Battalion Bass Preamp and DI Pedal

B&H # ELBATTALION MFR # BATTALION
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Product Highlights

  • Preamp, Distortion, 4-Band EQ
  • Compressor and Gate
  • Built-In DI with Adjustable Output Level
  • Multiple Distortion Routing Options
  • 10 dB Pad
  • Dry and Processed 1/4" Outputs
  • All-Analog Circuity with True Bypass
  • LED Indicators
  • Ground-Lift Switch
  • Includes 9.6 VDC Power Supply
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  • 1Description

The Battalion from Electro-Harmonix is an all-analog bass preamp and DI pedal designed to deliver the processors and functions most commonly used by bassists in live sound and recording. In addition to the preamp and DI, it offers distortion, equalization, compression, and gating.

A selectable 10 dB pad allows you to avoid input clipping, a common concern when using basses with active pickups. The built-in DI box has an XLR output with variable level. The XLR output can follow the bypass status or remain active even when the pedal is bypassed. The EQ has four bands with fixed frequencies. The distortion circuit provides multiple routing options and controls, plus a dedicated on/off footswitch. Separate 1/4” outputs allow simultaneous routing of dry and processed signals. Activate the ground-lift switch to minimize hum from ground loops.

The Battalion features true bypass switching. Its LEDs indicate on/off status for compressor, distortion, and bypass functions. Power is supplied via the included 9.6 VDC adapter.

  • Preamp
  • 4-band EQ
  • Distortion circuit with variable drive, tone, and level
  • Mix distortion with dry signal via Blend knob
  • Distortion routing option #1: Compressor to distortion to EQ
  • Distortion routing option #2: Compressor to EQ to distortion
  • Distortion routing option #3: Compressor split to distortion and EQ
  • Selectable compressor with adjustable ratio
  • Gate with variable threshold
  • Built-in DI with XLR output and adjustable output level
  • Master output level control
  • 10 dB pad
  • 1/4" input
  • 1/4" output for dry signal
  • 1/4" output for processed signal
  • True bypass
  • LED on/off status indicators for compressor, distortion, and bypass
  • Ground-lift switch
  • Includes 9.6 VDC power supply
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Electro-Harmonix Battalion Bass Preamp and DI Pedal
  • 9.6 VDC, 200mA Power Supply
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Pedal Type Bass preamp and DI box
    Inputs 1 x 1/4"
    Outputs 2 x 1/4"
    1 x XLR
    Bypass True bypass
    Switches Bypass
    Distortion on/off
    Distortion position
    Pad (-10 dB)
    Compression
    Ground lift
    XLR bypass
    Controls EQ: Bass, Lo Mid, Hi Mid, Treble
    Distortion: Level, Blend, Drive, Tone
    Compression
    Gate (threshold)
    Volume
    XLR Vol
    Impedance 2.2 MOhms (1/4" input)
    220 Ohms (1/4" output)
    Equalizer Center Frequency Bass: low shelf at 200 Hz
    Lo Mid: peak at 280 Hz
    Hi Mid: peak at 750 Hz
    Treble: high shelf at 2 kHz
    Power Requirements 9.6 VDC, 200 mA power supply
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.8 x 5.8 x 2.5" / 120.7 x 146.1 x 63.5 mm
    Weight 1.2 lb / 0.5 kg
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