Palmer MI PDI 03 JB - Joe Bonamassa Signature Model Guitar Speaker Simulator DI

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Palmer MI PDI 03 JB - Joe Bonamassa Signature Model Guitar Speaker Simulator DI
Key Features
  • Passive Guitar Amp DI Box
  • For Live Sound & Recording Scenarios
  • Emulates Tone of Guitar Cabinets
  • Frequency-Compensated Transformer
The Palmer MI PDI 03 JB is passive DI box designed to be used by electric guitar players. A unit designed for and endorsed by Joe Bonamassa, the box works pedalboards, preamps, amplifier outputs, and more to obviate issues associated with miking a guitar cabinet onstage. It can help you route a more cabinet-like tone from your amplifier to the house without using a microphone at all.
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Palmer PDI03JB Overview

The Palmer MI PDI 03 JB is passive DI box designed to be used by electric guitar players. A unit designed for and endorsed by Joe Bonamassa, the box works pedalboards, preamps, amplifier outputs, and more to obviate issues associated with miking a guitar cabinet onstage. It can help you route a more cabinet-like tone from your amplifier to the house without using a microphone at all.

The box, which utilizes a frequency-compensated transformer and two analog filters to preserve/shape your tone, sports a 1/4" input, 1/4" thru, 1/4" unbalanced output, and balanced XLR output for house mixers or PAs. An attenuation switch is on hand to match the output of various amplifiers or line-level equipment. The box can accommodate amplifiers up to 200W, though do keep in mind this is not a loadbox—you will need a cabinet or dedicated loadbox to run this unit from an amp without damaging it.

Two tonal switches allow you to emulate the characteristics of multiple cabinets. A third selector, called the JB switch, gives your tone a mid-forward tonal boost similar to the sonic signature of classic overdrive pedals.

This DI box sports a completely passive design; no external power whatsoever is required to run this unit. A ground lift switch is built into the side of the unit for you to eliminate the hum associated with ground issues.

Controls at a Glance

Attenuator Switch

Before making any connections, set this switch to match the unit to your input source. Select the 24 dB setting for amplifiers with a maximum output of 200W, switch to 12 dB for amps with a maximum output of 10W, or use the 0 dB setting for line-level preamps and instrument-level pedals.

Deep/Normal/Flat Switch

This 3-position switch adjusts the low frequency filter. Select the Deep setting for a strong bottom end similar to that of a closed-back cabinet. Normal provides a more linear response, and Flat simulates an open-back cabinet, giving you a moderate bass cut.

Bright/Normal/Mellow Switch

This 3-position switch adjusts the frequency filter for the mids and highs. Select the Bright setting for a clear, cutting high-end similar to a guitar plugged straight into the mixing desk. Normal provides a more linear response, while Mellow offers a rich, warm tone with a smooth treble rolloff.

JB Switch

This 3-position off/medium/heavy switch is best described as simulating the frequency characteristics of classic overdrive pedals. The switch adds a midrange bump to your signal with a gradual bass rolloff. Select the Medium position for a wide mid-boost and the Heavy setting for a more pronounced and narrow peak. The JB switch adds presence, focus, and cut to bring your guitar sound to the forefront.

Palmer PDI03JB Specs

Channels1
Input1 x 1/4" TS, phone type
Output / Thru Connectors1 x XLR Output: Balanced, Transformer Isolated
1 x 1/4" TS Output: Phone Type
1 x 1/4" TS Thru: Phone Type
Output Impedance600 Ohms
Controls1 x Attenuator Switch
2 x Voicing Switch
1 x JB Switch
1 x Ground Lift Switch
Material of ConstructionPowdercoated Sheet Steel
Dimensions (W x D x H)5.5 x 3.7 x 2.0" / 140 x 95 x 50 mm
Weight1.16 lb / 0.53 kg
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