WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 2?
The new version of the StepABout features a sleeker housing, with modular components and an easy access battery compartment. Also, the headphone/tuner jack has been split into two separate jacks, a mini plug for headphones and a 1/4" out for the tuner, which can also function as an extra unswitched mono output of both channels. The bass and teble controls for each channel are now on separate pots instead of the higher profile stacked pot.
STUDIO QUALITY IN A VERSATILE FOOT-PEDAL
This versatile floor unit combines two studio-quality, low-noise preamps with a 2-in/2-out routing matrix for live and recording applications. The StepABout™ was conceived as a device to suit the unique signal processing needs of Chapman Stick® players, but it quickly became evident that bassists and guitarists could also benefit from its features.
The StepABout's routing matrix consists of four pop-free on/off switches. Each of the two inputs has two switches to send the signal to outputs A and/or B for any combination of inputs and outputs: 1) from both inputs to both outputs, 2) to split channels, 3) to reversed split, 4) to full bypass. The mono tuner/headphone output is always active, and can even be used as a third unswitched output with its own level control.
Bassists can conveniently match instruments with different tones and output levels for compatible instrumentation on-stage and in the recording studio, using the built in pair of custom quality preamps.
Guitarists can switch back and forth between their guitars, or from acoustic to electric, without having to unplug anything. Having the ability to shape your tone before that first stomp box can greatly improve your sound.
Any instrumentalist who has to manage more than one signal path can take advantage of this very flexible front-end processor.
The tone controls for each input can be bypassed, making it possible to mix instruments with active and passive pickup systems.
HEADHONE and TUNER OUTPUTs
Both of these jacks are a mono mix of the two preamplified signals, and are always active regardless of the output switching. The headphone output is always active, so you can check your signal before going live, or use the StepABout as a practice headphone amp. the
Power is provided by an external 12 DC power supply or 6 1.5 volt AA batteries.
For customers in Europe, please contact BassLab in Germany at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone: +49 561 56535. Website: www.basslab.de.
For customers outside of Europe, please contact Stick Enterprises, Inc.
The price direct from Stick Enterprises is $775 US plus shipping. This includes a DC power supply (batteries not included).
"StepABout" and "Take your sound in a new direction" are trademarks of Greg Howard. Chapman Stick is a trademark of Stick Enterprises, Inc. BassXX is a trademark of Richter Electronic Engineering (Ingenieurbuero Richter).