Aguilar Tone Hammer Preamp/Direct Box – 25th Anniversary
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The Tone Hammer of Preamp/Direct Boxes
We are excited to present to you an essential preamp/direct box for every bassist’s tool box. The Aguilar Tone Hammer preamp/direct box is a beast, mighty enough to earn Aguilar’s exalted “Tone Hammer” marque. Based on the acclaimed OBP-3 preamp, the Tone Hammer features sweepable midrange frequencies in addition to bass and treble controls. With the Tone Hammer’s pristine DI, you’re ready to rock the best bass tone for any and all studio sessions and live sets.
To give this tone-shaping monster the ultimate flexibility, Aguilar included its proprietary Adaptive Gain Shaping (AGS). AGS circuit, which allows the bassist to kick in an additional gain stage and EQ. You can now go from modern slap sounds to vintage or overdriven with a single stomp. 18-volt operation gives the Tone Hammer gobs of headroom to handle the most dynamic playing styles. Separate Gain and Master controls allow you to dial in just the right gain structure for any axe.
There are a number of things, based on their extensive experience in all things having to do with bass tone, Aguilar has done differently with the Tone Hammer Pre/DI. The balanced XLR output is switchable between pre- and post-EQ, whereas many other bass preamp/DIs are post-EQ only. And the unbalanced output can drive a power amp, making the Tone Hammer one of the very few foot pedal preamps that can do this. Its unique AGS circuit is foot switchable for adding instant grit to your tone. Bassists at Sweetwater are thrilled with the Aguilar Tone Hammer preamp/direct box. It’s everything we could have hoped for — and then some!
Aguilar Tone Hammer Preamp/Direct Box Product Features:
- 3-band EQ with sweepable mids
- Bass ±18dB @ 40 Hz
- Mid ±17dB @ 180 Hz to 1kHz
- Treble ±18dB @ 4 kHz
- Ground lift switch
- Pre/Post DI switch; AGS (Adaptive Gain Shaping) switch
- Input: 1 x 1/4″ jack
- Outputs: 1 x 1/4″ jack, 1 XLR (nominal output:14dBu balanced)
- Balanced output switchable between pre- and post-EQ
- Unbalanced output can drive a power amp
- Heavy-duty steel construction
- 3 year limited warranty
- Power: 2 x 9V batteries, phantom power, or optional universal power supply