Tone Hammer
Tone Hammer

This preamp/direct box is so strong and powerful it could only be called the "Tone Hammer"! Based on the respected OBP-3 preamp, the Tone Hammer® features fully sweepable midrange frequencies in addition to bass and treble controls. With the Tone Hammer's pristine D.I. you are set for the studio or the stage.

To give this tone shaping unit the ultimate flexibility we are introducing our proprietary Adaptive Gain Shaping circuitry (AGS). AGS allows the player to kick in an additional gain structure and EQ with the "stomp" of a button. You can now go from modern slap sounds to vintage or overdriven. 18 volt operation gives the Tone Hammer® plenty of headroom to reproduce the most dynamic playing style. Separate Gain and Master controls allow you to dial in just the right gain structure for any instrument.

The Tone Hammer® is the essential preamp/direct box for every bassist's tool box.

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Pre/Post DI

Unbalanced output can drive a power amp

AGS circuitry

Cut and boost of treble, mid and bass frequencies

Fully sweepable midrange frequencies

Powered by two nine volt batteries, phantom power or optional universal power supply

Ground lift switch

Heavy Duty steel construction

Inputs: One 1/4" jack

Outputs: One 1/4" jack, One XLR (nominal output - 14 dBu balanced)

Bass +/- 18 dB @ 40 Hz
Mid +/- 17 dB @ 180 Hz to 1 kHz
Treble +/- 18 dB @ 4 kHz

Ground lift switch
Pre/Post DI switch
Engage switch
AGS switch

Warranty: Three year limited

Optional: 18 volt power supply

  • Dan Lutz

    "The coolest thing about this pedal is that any one of its three features would be worth the price of the pedal by themselves. It’s a killer DI, a versatile Preamp, and a great Overdrive. It’s become a part of my rig and my sound from here on out!"

    Dan Lutz - Robben Ford

  • Steve Jenkins

    "The Tone Hammer is probably the most significant thing to come out in a long time for an electric bassist. All it took was using the Tone Hammer on one gig to make me a believer - I cannot imagine not having it in my permanent live setup."

    Steve Jenkins - Studio Musician

  • Brandon Brown

    "That’s my secret weapon right there – it’s amazing. I make sure that it is always with me. It does not color your sound; it takes what it is and gives it a boost. Play through this and it is really just what your bass sounds like! I love that."

    Brandon Brown - Jessica Simpson

  • Vivi Rama

    "The TONE HAMMER is a compact way to carry a big tone; great for the studio, great for the road."

    Vivi Rama - will. i. Am

  • Steve Lillywhite

    "In 30 years of producing I've never been able to get a great bass sound so easily."

    Steve Lillywhite - Producer (U2, Dave Matthews Band, Talking Heads)

  • Matt Novesky

    "To me the TONE HAMMER is a lot like a cell phone. I know I used to get by without one... I'm just not really sure how. Thanks Aguilar."

    Matt Noveskey - Blue October

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