Radial StageBug SB-1 1-channel Active Instrument Direct Box

Active Direct Box, 48V Phantom Powered, with 800k-ohm Input Impedance, Polarity Switch, and 15dB Pad
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Radial StageBug SB-1 1-channel Active Instrument Direct Box image 1
$69.99
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Radial StageBug SB-1 1-channel Active Instrument Direct Box
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Tiny Active DI. Big Performance.

Radial's high-performance StageBug SB-1 active DI delivers crystal-clear, full-bodied direct sound from your bass, keyboard, or acoustic guitar. To reduce noise, Radial spec'd the StageBug SB-1 with an ultra-quiet active circuit that converts your signal from high- to low-impedance. Your signal is then buffered and balanced to drive long cable runs. The StageBug SB-1 is 48V phantom-powered, so there's no futzing around with batteries - it's plug-and-play, all the way! Plug in an acoustic guitar and you'll enjoy rich, natural tone with sparkling high end, even with low-output pickups (there's a 15dB pad to handle the hotties). The SB-1 is also great on keyboards and bass. At Sweetwater, we're quite taken with Radial's little StageBug SB-1. We think you will be, too.

Radial StageBug SB-1 Active Direct Box Features:
  • Active DI for bass, keyboards, and acoustic guitar
  • 48V phantom powered, no batteries required
  • 800k-ohm input impedance eliminates loading issues
  • Ultra-compact, fits in your gig bag
  • Easy-to-use, plug-and-play feature set
  • 1/4" input, throughput to feed your amp
  • 15dB pad for extra-hot signals
  • 180-degree polarity switch helps eliminate LF resonance due to onstage hot spots
Plug into the Radial StageBug SB-1 and hear what you've been missing!

Tech Specs

Type Acoustic/Bass/Keyboard Active Box
Channels 1
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" (thru)
Power Source 48V Phantom Power
Height 1.35"
Depth 4.5"
Width 1.85"
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number R800 0110

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Sounds good, pedal board friendly

I recently started using a joyo ac tone (knock off of tech21 Liverpool) to eliminate carrying an amp to gigs... I found passive direct boxes required the board preamp to be maxed out, so have been using an old active behringer di I've had laying around... sounded fine, but the thing was a tank. I think this is cleaner sounding, very solidly built, has all the features you need, great price, and is tiny and fits great on my pedalboard... would be great to keep in any guitar/bass case or gigbag as well. If your thinking about it, just buy it!
Music background: Professional
5/5

Sounds good, pedal board friendly

I recently started using a joyo ac tone (knock off of tech21 Liverpool) to eliminate carrying an amp to gigs... I found passive direct boxes required the board preamp to be maxed out, so have been using an old active behringer di I've had laying around... sounded fine, but the thing was a tank. I think this is cleaner sounding, very solidly built, has all the features you need, great price, and is tiny and fits great on my pedalboard... would be great to keep in any guitar/bass case or gigbag as well. If your thinking about it, just buy it!
Music background: Professional
4/5

Crisp and clear

Showed up at a gig where we didn't need our equipment which I thought would make things easier. Well it turned out their board didn't accept 1/4" and I needed a direct box. After much research, I settled on the stage bug as a compromise between cost and performance as I thought I'd only use it when "needed". This item showed up and I set it up to test running through my Mackie board with phantom power for the first time. It's now a permanent part of my signal chain and mounted on my pedal board. Unbelievable sound improvement and very simple. My buddy plays through a LR Baggs, I haven't compared for sound quality but the ease of plug and play without constantly "adjusting" is a big win for me.
See also: Direct Input Boxes, Radial, Radial Direct Boxes