Walrus Audio's Badwater Bass Preamp and DI is perfect for bassists seeking an all-in-one solution to enhancing their sound. Equipped with a compressor, a drive control, a 4-band EQ, and a DI, this stompbox can turn any bass into a thump-worthy tone machine.
First in the Badwater's signal path is an internal optical compressor. While it's always on, its intensity is adjustable via the Sustain knob, and it can go from delicate and subtle to massively squashed. Players will love this pedal's Drive control, which adds tons of options for folks looking to add some bite and snarl to their sound. With the Voice toggle, players can choose how much low and high-frequency content is allowed into the drive section, from thick and crunchy to bright and piercing. Users can then adjust the Blend knob to control how much drive is in their signal, from fully clean to fully distorted, and use the Level knob to boost or cut the volume of the overdrive effect.
The real magic behind the Badwater, though, is in its versatile 4-band EQ and sweepable mid frequency knobs. Using the low, mid, and high frequency controls, players can dial-in plenty of top-notch tones for nearly any performance setting. Then users can fine-tune their signal by sweeping between 500 Hz to 2.4 kHz with the Low Mid Frequency knob and 3.5 kHz to 7.5 kHz with the High Mid Frequency knob. Whether you need clank and grind for modern metal or a warm, tubby thump for old-school Motown tunes, the Badwater is more than capable of delivering the goods.
Complete with both 1/4 inch and XLR out options that allow users to connect to their amp or directly to the front-of-house, the Badwater is an excellent option for bassists seeking a portable, high-quality preamp and DI pedal.
Effects: Compression, Overdrive, EQ
EQ: 4-band EQ with Low-Mid and High-Mid frequency controls
Inputs: 1 x 1/4"
Outputs: 1 x 1/4", 1 x XLR
Power Source: 9V DC 300mA power supply (sold separately)