Electro Harmonix Battalion Bass Preamp and DI Pedal

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  • Perfect pedal for bassists who demand solid tone-shaping anywhere
  • All-analogue circuitry ensures sublime tone handling
  • Four-band EQ enables tone to be sculpted with precision
  • Built-in MOSFET distortion can be placed pre-/post-/dry-EQ
  • Switchable compressor allows tone to be tightened or fattened without having to sacrifice on sustain or tonality
  • Noise gate with adjustable threshold for eliminating noise and hum
  • Three output options: Dry; 1/4-inch jack; balanced XLR
  • 1/4-inch jack output is also headphone-ready
  • True Bypass enabled maximises signal path integrity


The Electro Harmonix Battalion Bass Preamp and DI Pedal is the one-stop unit for flexible tone shaping in a pedalboard-friendly design. Whether you're recording in the studio, playing live on the stage, or simply jamming with friends, you can rely on this dynamic little pedal to give your tone the respect it deserves.

Built-in EQ, Compression, and Noise Gate

The Electro Harmonix Battalion boasts a four-band EQ that is specifically tailored for the bass guitar. The Bass knob controls sub 200Hz frequencies, Lo Mid offers a boost/cut at 280Hz, Mid offers a boost/cut at 750Hz, and Treble offers a boost/cut at 2kHz. Whatever tone you desire, the complex tone sculpting control on offer here is remarkable.

The Compressor allows you to tighten or thicken up your tone without having to sacrifice on tonality or sustain. Simply push the button, tweak the setting with the knob to find your ideal tone, and you're all set.

The built-in Noise Gate has an adjustable threshold, which enables you to eliminate noise and hum whilst preserving the complexity of your tone, and your picking attack.

Extensive connectivity

To get started you simply need to connect your bass into the input jack. From there you can either: connect the pedal to your amp of choice via the output jack; connect an XLR cable between the DI Output and your mixing desk/recording interface; use the Dry Output jack to split a dry signal to another part of your signal chain. The output jack is headphone ready, enabling you to take a monitor mix to listen to when performing and/or recording. The DI Output is equipped with level, bypass, and ground lift controls.

Distortion on tap

The Battalion is endowed with an action-packed MOSFET distortion section to give your tone a massive sonic boost. A corresponding three-way toggle switch, changes where in the signal place the distortion is placed, which allows you to tailor your tone with delicate precision. The distortion section has its own Level, Blend, Drive, and Tone knobs to attenuate and set just how smooth or gnarly you want to make your decision. With a dedicated footswitch, you can use the distortion in the same way you would a stompbox for kicking on/off the effect.

The Electro Harmonix Battalion Bass Preamp and DI Pedal features all-analogue circuitry, and is supplied with an EHX 9.6DC-200mA AC adapter to get you powered up and playing in no time at all.

ManufacturerElectro Harmonix
ModelBattalion Bass Preamp and DI Pedal
Controls Main Controls: Bypass Footswitch; Volume; Gate; -10dB Pad
EQ Controls: Bass; Lo Mid; Hi Mid; Treble
Compressor Controls: Compression Knob; Compression Button
Distortion Controls: Drive; Level; Blend; Drive; Tone; Distortion Pre/Post/Dry EQ Switch
Connectivity Input
Dry Output
DI Output
9V DC Input
Sample Rate46.88 kHz
A/D and D/A Conversion Bit Resolution24 bits
Processed Audio Bit Resolution32 bits

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