Electro-Harmonix Bass Preacher Compression / Sustainer Pedal

Compression Pedal with Volume, Sustain, and Attack Controls
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Compression Designed Specifically for Bass

The Electro-Harmonix Bass Preacher Compression Sustainer pedal was specifically tailored to help bassists get the most out of their setups. The volume and sustain knobs are intuitive and easy to dial in, while the 3-way attack switch offers fast, medium, and slow settings to optimize it for your application. The EHX Bass Preacher pedal is one of a handful of compressors Sweetwater offers that are built just for bassists. And EHX has a long history of offering great products, so make sure you give the Bass Preacher an audition.

Electro-Harmonix Bass Preacher Compression/Sustainer Pedal Features:
  • Compressor pedal built for bassists
  • Volume and Sustain knobs are intuitive
  • 3-way attack switch optimizes the pedal's sound
  • True-bypass switching won't affect your bass's tone
  • Pedalboard-friendly size
The EHX Bass Preacher was designed with low-end players in mind.

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Bass compressor
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Batteries 9V battery included
Height 2.1"
Width 2.75"
Depth 4.5"
Power Supply Included Optional 9.6V DC power supply
Manufacturer Part Number Bass Preacher

Customer Reviews

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As Advertised!!! Works Great!!!

First off thanks Sweetwater!!! I'm used to getting next day shipments but I didn't think I'd get it on a Saturday!!! Pedal works great, no issues, and it works great for my setup!!! I was gonna get the Dyna Comp, but the switchable attack option sold me. I like it better than Boss's comp pedal!!!

Great pedal

You can get a lot of different sounds and shapes from this pedal without it changing the tone of your bass. It gives a very clear and crisp sound no matter what style you are playing..The only downside is the battery doesn't last very long, so I bought a power cord..

bass preacher compression/sustaner

a great inhanser for the bass,it gives the low end a great sound i like the punch it gives, thanks james.
Music background: country an gospel.

Bass preacher

Good pedal, helps sustain, a bit more noise than I'd lie

Not sure how I feel about this

This pedal is not bad, but it cuts a lot volume unless I dial up the volume switch, and the volume adds too much gain for practice purposes, it could be wonderful in a mix, but I don't play with a band, so I cant really review it like that. My friend who plays bass for a pop rock band says he wants to play with it in the studio though. basically, if you'r friend tells you "you need a compressor pedal" sit and try some at a shop before you order one, if someone you know has a compressor, see if you can use it in your signal chain for a few days. I prefer my 25 dollar limiter/enhancer pedal I ordered from sweetwater to this because it is a much more subtle effect. I have only used this and the 25 dollar compressor pedal, thats why I suggest trying many pedals before you buy.
Music background: bedroom player, 10 years

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Electro-Harmonix Bass Preacher

My dynamics were kept in check, my high end stayed intact, and I had just the right level of note peaks getting through. Easy to use and easy on the wallet, the Bass Preacher's sermon is worth checking out....
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