Ampeg Classic Analog Bass Preamp Pedal


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Ampeg Classic Analog Bass Preamp Pedal

Ampeg is well known for their bass amplifiers, so much so that even their competitors are trying to emulate their sound be it via digital or analog means.

The Ampeg Classic Analog Bass Preamp gives you the distinct chunky low-end tone of Ampegs in a compact form factor, complete with 3-band EQ.

It also features Ultra-Hi and Ultra-Lo circuits that you can activate, in case you are looking for more higher frequencies and bottom end.


  • Preamp: Ampeg Classic Analog
  • Controls: Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, Ultra Hi, Ultra Lo
  • EQ: Treble, Mid, Bass
  • DI Function: None
  • Input: 1 x 1/4"
  • Output:1 x 1/4"
  • Power: 9V DC Power Supply or 9V Battery
  • Dimensions: 2.2" x 2.6" x 4.5"
  • Weight: 0.6 lbs


The Ampeg Classic Analog Bass Preamp is mostly commended for its sound, which many describe as smooth and life like. Some use it to drive their bass amp, while others use it to tweak and color their sound, be it for adding high or low end.


While many are happy with the sound, the pedal's basic 1/4" jacks limits its connectivity. So if you are looking for a preamp with DI output, this is not for you.


Get the tried and tested Ampeg flavor by adding this compact preamp to your setup.

NB: Although this used to be on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Bass Preamps.