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If you ever wanted a setup where you can blend a clean bass rig with a distorted, but can't afford to have two rigs, this is the ultimate solution for you!
Since the pedal splits the signal into two parallel paths – one clean and one with distortion – it becomes as if running the sound through two different bass rigs at the same time. The two Clean and Drive Level controls decide how you set the mix and melt the paths together. For a tighter, more defined sound you can engage the built-in compressor.
A Phase Inverter switch brings back more low-end to the drive channel in cases when phase cancellation appears. The Boost footswitch kicks up the drive gain a notch when needed.
The new and major feature of the Ultimate version is the Hi or Lo Frequency Filter. This switch moves the whole frequency spectrum of the Tone filter up or down, to extend the capabilities of the pedal.
The Hi setting adds a whole new palette of distortion sounds that was not possible to create with previous versions of the pedal.
The individual Effect Loops for each channel can be used to color the channels individually with external effects. The Clean Loop jack can also be used as a clean input if you have a bass that features dual outputs. It sounds great if you run the lows through the Clean Loop jack while the mids/highs go through the main input, which leaves the lows untouched and only the higher frequencies treated by the drive.
This version has inherited all the features from the Deluxe version (including the possibility to swap the drive chip without the need of soldering). But the palette of sounds you can create is expanded by the new Hi or Lo frequency filter to make it complete.
**Sorry international bassists, but US Dealers are not authorized to ship EBS pedals outside of the US. Please contact us if you are having trouble finding EBS products in your home country.
- Hi or Lo Frequency range Switch.
- Boost Drive Footswitch.
- Phase Inverter Switch.
- Drive, Tone, Level and Clean controls.
- Three Compressor Modes – High, Mid, Off
- Clean Loop and Drive Loop (use an insert cable, such as the EBS ICY-30 to separate send and return).
- Magnet Type Footswitches.
- Replaceable Drive Circuit (8-pin Dual Inline Op-Amp Controlling Drive Circuit).
- Fine tuning trimmers to adjust Threshold level of the compressor (THR.) and the level of Compression when the mode switch is set to MID (COMP).
- Trim pot to set the BOOST switch level inside.
- Power options 9V DC battery or EBS AD9 Pro Power Supply (not included)
Power Supply not included. Fat Bass Tone carries Universal Power Supplies from EBS and Tech 21 NYC.
Nominal Input Level - 8 dBv
Input Impedance 700 kohms
Gain Range Drive20 - 50 dB
Boost adjustable +3- 10 dB
Tone Filter Range 175 - 8000 Hz in two ranges
Output Impedance Loops 2 kohms
Input Impedance Loops 47 kohms
Mix Level Drive Channel+3 dB max
Clean Channel +6 dB max
Compressor Ratio 5:1 (max)
Threshold -25 +6 dB
Attack Time (80%) < 7 ms
Release Time(80%) 75 ms typ
Makeup gain 0, +3, +6 dB
Output Impedance < 50 ohms>
TypeAnalog Effect, Relay type Switching>
Power Requirements 9, 12 or 18 V DC, 60 mA max. Pedal shuts off below 6.0 V>
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
3.3” [83mm] Wide
4.5” [115mm] High
1.9” [48 mm] Deep
Weight 0.93 lb. [420g]