Electro-Harmonix prepares for Battalion with new bass preamp & DI pedal

Electro-Harmonix has dropped its latest effect for the low-end, the Battalion bass preamp & DI.

A multi-effects of sorts, the Battalion packs a four-band EQ, MOSFET-based distortion, compressor and noise gate into one dual-footswitch'd enclosure.

The footswitchable distortion section features a blend control, and players can position it pre- or post-EQ, or have the EQ alter the dry signal only.

A variety of inputs are onboard, including a dry output, regular 1/4” and XLR DI out, the latter of which comes complete with dedicated level, bypass and ground-lift controls.

The Battalion is available now for $147.80 - see EHX for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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