RMI Basswitch IQ DI

Bass Preamplifier with Lehle LTMZ Transformer, 4-band Semi-parametric Equalizer, 2 x Effects Loops, Clean Gain Boost, and XLR DI Output
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The Heart of Your Bass Rig!

The RMI Basswitch IQ DI bass preamplifier gives you amazing control over your bass tone. Whether you're performing in front of a discerning audience or rocking out the key grove for your next big single, the sound you get out of your bass is a critical part of your music. With an Basswitch IQ DI, you'll get the deepest, richest, and most expressive tone your bass has to offer, all bolstered by a fantastic equalizer and plenty of handy routing options. Part preamp, part DI, part EQ, and part switcher, the RMI Basswitch IQ DI is everything your bass rig needs.

RMI Basswitch IQ DI Bass Preamplifier, Mixer, and DI Box at a Glance:
  • Superior preamp circuitry delivers superior bass tone
  • The perfect parametric EQ for any guitar you own
  • Put impressive mixing capability at the heart of your rig
Superior preamp circuitry delivers superior bass tone

Why trust your bass tone to the mercy of a generic mixer or recording interface built with microphones in mind? The preamp RMI built into their Basswitch IQ DI was designed entirely with bass in mind. First off, there's the Lehle LTMZ transformer, which is far and wide considered one of the best-sounding instrument-level input transformers ever created. Between its volume control, footswitchable gain boost, and onboard pad, the Basswitch IQ DI gives you a massive amount of clean gain control. Add to that an XLR output and the Basswitch IQ DI is just as invaluable in the studio as it is onstage.

The perfect parametric EQ for any bass you own

If you want control over your bass sound, then look no farther than the RMI Basswitch IQ DI. This tone-shaping marvel comes loaded with all the right equalizer parameters, from its fixed high- and low-frequency shelving bands to its dual semi-parametric midrange controls. Whether you want deep and lucid, heavy thump, or rude and growling, you'll get the bass tone you're after with the RMI Basswitch IQ DI.

Put impressive mixing capability at the heart of your rig

Put all of your guitar gear to work more effectively and efficiently with an RMI Basswitch IQ DI. Stacked with excellent signal routing options, your Basswitch IQ DI makes adding effects and processors painless. You get two different processing loops: a passive serial loop and a parallel mix loop that includes a wet dry mix control. There's also an A/B input switch on the Basswitch IQ DI, so you can keep two guitars hooked up at once. And thanks to the Basswitch IQ DI's dedicated tuner output, you can keep your tuner completely out of the processing chain.

RMI Basswitch IQ DI Bass Preamplifier, Mixer, and DI Box Features:
  • An amazing bass preamp, EQ, router/switcher, and direct box all in a pedalboard-friendly format
  • Input A/B switching lets you keep two bass guitars plugged in at once
  • Lehle LTMZ input transformer preserves your tone while providing a basis for clean amplification
  • Switchable ground lift cleans up signal degradation caused by bad power and strong interference
  • Switchable pad accommodates hotter pickups and active electronics
  • 4-band equalizer offers high and low shelving plus sweepable high- and low-midrange controls (channel A only)
  • Footswitchable clean boost lets you bump up the gain when you need it
  • Passive serial effects loop lets you add essential processing to your setup
  • Active parallel effects loop lets you blend in additional effects with your dry signal (also doubles as a line mixer)
  • Optional balanced XLR output provides optimal signal to mixing consoles and recording equipment
  • Dedicated tuner output lets you keep your tuner out of the mix
Get the perfect sound for your bass every time with an RMI Basswitch IQ DI!

Tech Specs

Type Preamp
Form Factor Pedal
Inputs 2 x 1/4" (Line), 2 x 1/4" (Loop Returns)
Outputs 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" (Line), 1 x 1/4" (Tuner), 2 x 1/4" (Loop Sends)
Height 6.38"
Width 8.66"
Depth 1.65"
Weight 3.03 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number LEBasswitch

Customer Reviews

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RMI BASSWITCH IQ DI

THIS PEDAL IS THE BEST THING I HAVE HEARD! HANDS DOWN IT IS THE MOST HIFI SOUNDING PREAMP I HAVE OWNED AND IVE OWNED MANY. THIS THING DRIVES A POWER AMP LIKE MAD! WAY MORE SOUND THAN ANY PRE OUT!
Music background: 33 YEAR MUSICIAN
5/5

A great piece of gear.

This is one of the best pieces of gear I've ever owned. It's very easy to use and is great if you double on a gig. Plus, the DI is great on it. Unlike other AB pre-amps, the Basswitch's DI is very quiet and has a great signal. It's totally worth the higher price.
See also: Bass Effects, RMI, RMI Bass Guitar Pedals & Effects