Officially Launched at NAMM 2016, the Pro Series 02 Oxygen Bass Preamp and the 02 Oxygen Bass Preamp were designed by Matteo Bresciani, the highly skilled electronics engineer behind this successful company.
Over the last few years the company has become renowned in its native Italy and beyond for high quality, analogue effects for guitar and bass at realistic prices!
The larger Nemphasis Pro 02 Oxygen Bass Preamp has all the essential features to fulfil the professional bass player’s requirements both live and in a studio environment.
The 3 band (Bass-Treble-Middle) EQ section alone has been described by the media as one of the most effective and sensitive systems found within a stand alone unit in a long while. Designed to draw on maximum efficiency from the finest components housed within the cast aluminium casing, the Pro Series Preamp delivers extreme flexibility and tonal overlapping with outstanding clarity, outshining many EQ systems installed within some bass amplifiers.
A foot switch labelled ‘Mode’ lights from green to red and offers a lift in all tonal departments including the bass guitar’s original character, with a subtle increase in volume for bass solos or for highlighting bass runs in the mix.
Other rotaries include Gain Control and a handy Input Level, critical to balance the input level from passive or active bass guitars. In operation, the Pro Series 02 Oxygen Bass Preamp is super quiet but there’s an a Ground Lift switch to eradicate unwanted earth loops if they occur. A 3 pin XLR socket offers a balanced DI out and the unit can be powered by an external 9v DC supply.
Alongside its bigger brother, the 02 Oxygen Bass Preamp presents with a cool blue finish and is designed for the bassist who does not need a DI out. This compact unit maintains the same highly efficient 3 band EQ as the Pro Series, along with a mid-shift mini toggle switch offering a pre set boost or scoop of the mid frequencies. There’s also an internal bass boost adjustment for bassists who require more low end girth.
Both the Nemphasis Pro Series 02 Oxygen Bass Preamp, and the 02 Oxygen Bass Preamp are matched for outstanding performance with digital, solid state or valve amplification for electric, acoustic and double bass instruments.
‘It’s probably never been easier for bass players to totally customise their tone.’
NEMPHASIS Pro Series 02 Oxygen Bass Preamp. RRP: £189 NEMPHASIS 02 Oxygen Bass Preamp. RRP: £149