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SWR IOD "Stella" Bass Preamp / practice amp
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Nov 19, 2013
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US $415.00
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Item location:
Mesa, Arizona, United States


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SWR Interstellar Overdrive “Stella” Bass-Preamp / practice amp.

Rare - Original “blue faced” version.

What a crappy name to give this unbelievable bass tool.  Used by Marcus Miller and John Paul Jones and about a billion others.  Think: late 70's, Chris Squire... and you're about home.

Active and passive inputs with the DI pad control right on the front!  A “drive” knob that controls the amount of grind you get from the tubes.  A “blend” knob that allows you to mix the clean and tube driven signals.  (Oh, and you can pull the knob to make them out of phase, and yes it is useful, and no I won’t explain it here.  Read the manual)  A built-in, adjustable, Aural Enhancer circuit designed specifically for the Bass.  A really great sounding active EQ section and a master volume level.

Now lets talk about the back...

There’s a speaker output (on a preamp ??  Uh... yeah...  It’s an extremely cool little practice amp) An effects loop.  Balanced and Unbalanced line outs with ground lift.  Tuner output / Unbalanced DI out.  Balanced DI out with it’s own ground lift.

Did I mention that it’s handmade by SWR in California, and has a 12AX7A and TWO EL84s?

The special volume pedal to control the amount of tube drive by foot is not included.  The in/out footswitch to pull/push the phase knob by foot is also not included.  And it is a fantastic tool without either of those things.  I toured with it and never needed them.  The power cable will be included if I can find it, but as it’s a standard power cable they tend to get re-purposed, and any standard cable will work just fine.

Nominal rack wear is to be expected with any vintage tool, and is included at no extra charge.  As is a reprinted manual.

Excellent studio tool.  Excellent live tool.  Excellent practice tool.

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