Hotone goes from A Station to B Station with acoustic and bass guitar preamp/DI pedals

Hotone is best known for its mammoth catalogue of tiny pedals, but its new A and B Station preamps take a more fully featured approach.

The A Station provides a preamp for both guitar and microphone, with XLR ins and outs, as well as 1/4" jack DIs, offering a three-band EQ, plus a feedback-busting notch filter, effects loop and mute switch.

Phantom power is also onboard for the mic input, while a boost footswitch ups the volume for solo moments.

The B Station, meanwhile, is aimed at bass players and provides a three-band EQ, blendable drive channel and one-control compressor for quickly honing tone.

It also features an XLR DI out, headphones out, ground-lift function and FX loop for integrating other effects.

Both pedals are powered by a 9V battery or power supply, and will be available "soon" for £129.99/€149.99 each.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, 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.