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EBS Stanley Clarke Pre Amp

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2-Channel Preamp for Acoustic Instruments

  • Stanley Clark Signature model
  • Controls: 2x Gain, Treble, Filter Mid, Mid Frequency Band, Bass, 1x Volume
  • Switches: Source (1/4"/ XLR), Phase (Normal/Invert), Electret (Off/PWR), 2x Type (HP/Notch)
  • Buttons: Gnd Lift, SPKR Sim, Parallel FX Loop
  • Effect loop
  • 2 Footswitches for A/B and mute
  • Power supply: 9 V DC, 500 mA
  • Dimensions: 168 x 124 x 53 mm
  • Weight: 660 g
  • Colour: White
  • Includes power supply unit

Connections:

  • 2 Inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • Mic input with 48 V phantom power: XLR
  • Auxiliary input: 3.5 mm jack
  • FX- Loop output (send & return): 6.3 mm jack
  • 1 Output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Tuner output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Pre/ Post, Post Bal output: XLR
  • Headphone output: 3.5 mm jack
Available since November 2020
Item number 507014
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$359
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Perfect DI for Acoustic/Double Bass!
Fionn 13.07.2022
Bought this monster for use playing the Double Bass live! Great bit of kit and really helps avoid the dreaded feedback problem most Double Bass Players Face in live settings! The B Channel is nice to have also in the event you bring two instruments to a gig! A must have for DB Players though. Soundwise it brings a whole new dimension to your instrument and really helps to shape things a bit better and aids in tailoring the sound for specific venues as feedback behaves differently depending on what sort of room you're performing in! Also perfect for small stages where an amp isn't an option as it can be linked straight to a PA/desk for convenience!
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Great promises - disappointing quality
bnjamz 29.02.2024
Spec-wise this device looks nearly perfect - it has most features an acoustic player could need (guitar / double bass). The design is really well thought-through by EBS. The EQ section is pretty easy to use and effective. It's nice to have a headphone out and an AMP-sim (for DI-out only).

However, I had two major concerns, which finally made me return the product:

First, build quality seems to be questionable. The device has a nice feature that lets you switch between channel A and B when only input A is connected. I did use this in the beginning. But after some days this stopped working, without any obvious reason. A/B with two sources connected still did work as expected. I really hope that this issue is an exception, however, I also read reviews from other customers having similar issues.

My second concern is with the preamps. They are pretty clean, very little hiss. However, they do lack headroom. This might not be a big issue if you have some piezo with lots of output. But with my Ehrlund EAP I had to crank it up, and then I easily ran into feedback (the frequency response doesn't seem to be linear anymore). Similarly, the mic preamp is not too powerful (tested with a Rode NT1A).

I compared the sound to a Radial Engineering PZ Pro. It's not that easy to obtain in Germany, alas, and it also comes at a different price tag (roughly double). The tone of the latter has much more clarity and warmth to it (probably helping here: it runs at 15V). Admittedly, this might be more important for recording than for live-playing, where you might not notice it that much. To improve headroom and sound of the EBS, ideally you would run a good preamp before the EBS, e.g. the Lehle Sunday Driver. Or you could just push the Volume after the EBS; the master-knob does that, but for the AMP-out only, for the DI-out you'll need to add gain in the mixing console.

Summing up, I would still say go for the EBS if your pickup is not too sensitive and you don't need the A/B-feature with a single input.
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Works great
PMsAM 22.12.2022
This preamp has all I need as a double bass player.

I connect to the fx loop return of my old GK MB 150 and I get a clean focused sound.

During a gig, I enjoy great sound, controls to filter out unwanted room frequencies, I can mute, add an electric bass.
Adding a small tuner could have been a nice extra but that's a detail.

Not cheap but a good buy!
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Great device for double bassists who likes to amp the bass with mic
Anonymous 18.08.2023
Using this preamp with two different mics Nadine and Audiotechnika and mixing it a bit with Realist life line, you can put more mic or more pickup depends of the venue you are playing, must have for a real upright player, highly recommended
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