The Soundblox 2 Manta Bass Filter is the next generation
of the popular Soundblox Pro Bass Envelope Filter. The Manta features 12 finely
crafted filter effects plus eight variations of distortion, a feature not seen
before in the Soundblox line of filter effects. These Distortion Types are not
just crunch, or amp simulation; they are specifically designed to work in
tandem with the filter effect selections. The pedal’s filters are controllable
by its 2 envelope followers, or sine, square, and saw tooth LFO. Plus, like all
Soundblox 2 pedals, the Manta is compatible with the Source Audio Dual
Expression Pedal, the Hot Hand 3 Wireless Effects Controller, or MIDI control
signals via the Soundblox HUB.
The Manta features a very unique signal path, internally
splitting the instrument’s dry and distorted signals. The dry signal alone
controls the envelope, increasing the playing response from the filter. The
pedal’s 12 filter effects include 2 and 4-pole Low-Pass, Single-Peak,
Multi-Peak, and Phasers. The Distortion Types include Hard and Soft clip,
Octave distortion, Fold-back, Quantized, and synth-like Gated Fuzz. Each
distortion has independent gain levels adjusted by the Drive control.
SOUNDBLOX 2 MANTA BASS FILTER FEATURES &
Diverse Sound Palette — Features up to 24
different Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Single Peak, Multi-Peak, and Notch
Deep Control Set — Access to control parameters
typically found in only professional rack-mount effects, or computer software.
Drive/Distortion Type — Add a variety of gain
and distortions to any of the Manta’s effects for an added boost and flavor.
State-of-the-Art DSP — Our proprietary 56-bit
Digital Signal Processor, the SA601, and crystal clear 24-bit converters.
Multi-Function Jacks — Use the Source Audio Hot
Hand motion sensors, or Dual Expression Pedal, for on-the-fly control over
modulation or any adjustable parameter.
MIDI Capable — Use the Soundblox HUB (connected
to the Multi-Function Input) to allow MIDI access to controlling parameters,
and save up to 128 user presets.
Universal Bypass — Select either analog buffered
or relay based True Bypass.
Compact, rugged, cast aluminum housing.
9V DC power supply included
Dimensions: L: 4.5in/11.4cm x W: 4.5in/11.4cm x
H: 2.25in/5.7cm (including knobs)
Sadowsky's famous preamp pedal, in a smaller footprint!
This year at NAMM 2017, Sadowsky released a new version of our
popular preamp pedal. The new SBP-2 has the same famous circuit that goes on
all Sadowsky basses—just like the original Sadowsky Preamp/DI pedal—but with a
slimmed down design and smaller footprint, perfect for crammed pedalboards as
well as vintage basses where onboard preamp installation would affect resale
value. It works with all passive basses, active pickups, and upright bass
The original Sadowsky Bass Preamp/DI Pedal as well as their onboard
preamps still available here.
Sadowsky Bass Preamp Specs:
Frequency Response: 5Hz-20.9kHz
Power Source: 9V Batter
Battery Life: 870 Hours
Bass Control: + 13dB Boost @ 40Hz
Treble Control: + 13dB Boost @ 4kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.18% @ 1kHz
Output Impedance: 1K Ohm