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Aguilar Tone Hammer Bass Preamp/Direct Box

This preamp/direct box is so strong and powerful it could only be called the "Tone Hammer"!


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SKU: A510250XX-P

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Based on the respected OBP-3 preamp, Aguilar's Tone Hammer features fully sweepable midrange frequencies in addition to bass and treble controls. With the Tone Hammer's pristine DI, you are set for the studio or the stage.

To give this tone-shaping preamp the ultimate flexibility, Aguilar added their proprietary Adaptive Gain Shaping (AGS) circuitry. AGS circuitry 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 sounds with a simple click.

18v operation gives the Aguilar 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.

  • 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 (Not included)
  • Ground lift switch
  • Heavy Duty steel construction
  • Inputs: One 1/4" jack
  • Outputs: One 1/4" jack, One XLR (nominal output - 14 dBu balanced)

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Amazing sound


You are gone feel a big difference when connect your bass in this pedal. Amazing sound.



Perfect for my recording needs.


I use the Tone Hammer to plug directly into my Tascam DP24. It has improved my recording sound dramatically.


Bristol, VA


Lives up to the name


I use this to record bass in a project studio. It works really well for me because it's small, but sounds great and has tons of features. The mid EQ is parametric, and it has a lot of gain on board, even without AGS active. I love the 18v operation too. My only complaints are minor: it doesn't ship with a power supply, but will run on 48v phantom power or 2 9v batteries. I ordered the Aguilar power supply separately. And the switches aren't silent, but that's ok.




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Warranty Info:

Aguilar Amplification's DB series of electronics are covered under warranty to the original owner for a period of ten years from the date of purchase against defects in materials and workmanship. AG series electronics, GS series speaker cabinets, and S series speaker cabinets are covered by the warranty for a period of 3 years. Tubes are covered by the warranty for a period of six months.

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