Electro-Harmonix Battalion Bass Preamp and Direct Box

Give your bass rig some extra firepower with the Battalion. This preamp and DI combines compression, EQ, distortion, and a gate to sculpt formidable tones.
The Electro-Harmonix Battalion Bass Preamp and DI is a compact, flexible pedal that delivers powerful tone shaping capabilities in a rugged pedalboard-friendly package. The Battalion is loaded with features that will appeal to tone conscious bass players and includes a four-band equalizer, fully-featured MOSFET distortion section with three signal path options, a compressor, a noise gate and comprehensive I/O.


- Four-band EQ tailored specifically for bass guitar. Includes controls for Bass (below 200Hz), Lo Mid (boost/cut at 280Hz Mid (boost/cut at 750Hz) and Treble (boost/cut above 2kHz).
- The Battalion's distortion section delivers an awesome array of distorted bass sounds.
- Distortion section features Level, Blend, Drive and Tone controls plus a dedicated footswitch.
- Three signal flow modes yield unique tonal variations. Pre EQ, distortion comes before EQ. Post EQ, distortion comes after EQ and Dry EQ, only the dry signal mixed in with the Blend control is affected by the EQ
- Compressor with dedicated pushbutton, amount control and LED adds thump and sustain to your bass sound
- Noise Gate with adjustable threshold control eliminates noise and hum while preserving your attack and original tone
- Flexible I/O allows the Battalion to fit perfectly in any bass rig or application
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- 1/4" input jack includes switchable 10dB pad
- Includes a headphone ready 1/4" output jack plus a hardwired 1/4" dry output jack
- Balanced XLR output for use as a DI. The DI features dedicated level, bypass and ground lift controls
- The Battalion features all-analog circuitry and comes with an EHX9.6DC-200mA AC adapter
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 7 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BATTALION
EHX Warranty Non-New Electro-Harmonix product purchases are not covered by the manufacturer's warranty.
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 718-937-8300
(5 ratings)
Submitted June 13, 2018 by Brett B in Cortland, NY
"It goes everywhere with me"
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This is a great DI box to use in place of an amp. If you need to go directly into house PA or mixing board but want to have a little control over the tone of your bass this works great. The compressor is very basic but does work. The distortion is good and can be controlled quite well. The signal is clean. Does not have an internal battery so I carry an adapter and external battery with adapter also. Does exactly what you want a DI to do.
Musical Background:
Gigging musician and music educator.
Musical Style:
Oldies, Pop, Rock, Blues, whatever the kids or band want to play.
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