Origin Effects DCX Bass Preamp Pedal

An elite studio tool inside a compact enclosure, Origin Effects's DCX bass preamp pedal delivers everything from fuzzy sustain to direct-to-console tones.

Origin Effects DCX Bass's EQ and OD modes provide a massive range of gain, ranging from clean boosts and direct-to-console sounds, through to edge-of-breakup and low gain drives, all the way to almost fuzz-like tones, reminiscent of a retro recording console with the input gain cranked. It does all this with the ability to stay completely flat all the way across the frequency spectrum, just like a great recording preamp.

In EQ mode, Origin's Adaptive Circuitry allows the top end response to stay completely flat with the pedal set clean, with a subtle treble roll-off gradually increasing as the tone begins to overdrive. This works in response to playing dynamics and guitar volume knob changes, resulting in a seamless transition between warmer overdrive tones and sparkling cleans. When in OD mode, this top end roll-off is always active, regardless of signal level or playing dynamics.

The VOICE switch selects between three different amounts of treble roll-off, letting you really finesse the response of the DCX Bass.

The L.F. and H.F. knobs give precise control over bass and treble at frequencies specifically chosen for bass guitar. These controls have been specially designed to deliver powerful EQ shaping, without sacrificing low-end clarity or overemphasising upper harmonics. Boost bass without your tone getting muddy. Boost treble without exaggerating the harsh edges of an overdriven signal. Perfect for tweaking your clean boost, balancing different basses or carving out a read more unique overdriven tone.

The DCX Bass is the kind of pedal that really lets the player find their own use for it. High-fidelity clean boosts can tweak your tone without drastically altering it. Subtle overdrive can breathe life and personality into a DI tone. And full-on retro saturation oozes character in a way that only classic analogue circuitry can. Like the best vintage studio gear, the DCX Bass is built to inspire.


- Inspired by the iconic UA 610 preamp
- EQ and OD modes provide a versatile gain range
- EQ controls designed for maximum clarity
- Adaptive Circuitry responds to playing dynamics
- Voice control fine-tunes treble response
- Ultra-high input impedance
- High-quality buffered bypass
- Premium components throughout
- Designed and built in England
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.4 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): OEX-0044-00
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.65 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): OEX-0062-00

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Email: support@origineffects.com
Web: https://origineffects.com/contact-us/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
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Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This may be the best pedal purchase I have ever made. I have it right after my Cali 76 on my board. Its not a preamp, or a compressor exactly...it just adds TONE. On the dirt side its great as well, but I primarily run it on the EQ side with the "Dark" midrange flavor. I'm about to order another for my 2nd board. Its one of my two always on pedals.
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