Behringer BDI21 V-Tone Bass Preamp

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  • Vintage Tube Tones, Funky Slap Sounds and Crunchy Distortions
  • Dedicated Drive, Treble, Bass, Level, Blend and Presence Controls
  • 1/4'' TS and Gold-Plated XLR Output Connectors
  • Bypass Mode for Direct Recording with Tube Emulation
  • Ground Lift Switch for Eliminating Ground Loop Hum Problems

Behringer BDI21 V-Tone Bass Preamp


The Behringer BDI21 V-Tone Bass Preamp combines the features of an active DI (direct injection) box with Behringer's proprietary tube emulation circuitry. The authentic V-Tone modelling technology is capable of producing everything from vintage tube tones, funky slap sounds, crunchy distortions and much more. The Presence control allows you to adjust the definition and upper harmonics, while the 2-band EQ is perfect for shaping your own bass tone. Complete with a ground lift switch, 1/4'' TS and a gold-plated XLR connector, the Behringer BDI21 V-Tone is suitable for both studio and live performance applications.

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Featuring dedicated Drive, Treble, Bass, Level and Presence dials, the Behringer BDI21 V-Tone provides you with versatile sound-shaping capabilities. Whether you're on stage or in the studio, you can create vintage tube tones for funky-slap, gonzo overdrive and everything in between. The BDI21 can be used as a recording output DI with tube emulation, or as a standard active DI box when operating in bypass mode. Additionally, the integrated ground lift switch allows you to eliminate typical ground loop hum problems.


  • Analog modelling bass preamp/stompbox with DI recording output
  • Designed to compete head to head with leading products on the market
  • Authentic V-Tone modelling technology capable of dialling up big vintage tube tones, funky slap sounds, crunchy distortions and everything in between
  • Provides a variety of amps in a single stompbox - from traditional bass amps to modern overdriven amp tones that would typically require a multitude of effect units
  • Authentic tube emulation circuitry can be mixed with direct bass signal via blend control
  • Presence control for definition and upper harmonics plus ultra-musical 2-band EQ specifically tuned for bass guitars
  • Dual DI mode for either direct recording output with tube emulation or standard active direct injection box in bypass mode
  • Output available on 1/4'' TS or balanced, gold-plated XLR connectors
  • Ground lift switch eliminates typical ground loop problems
  • Runs on 9V battery or the Behringer PSU-SB DC power supply (not included)
  • Designed and engineered in Germany


  • Input Connector: 1/4'' TS
  • Input Impedance: 1MΩ
  • Output Connector: 1/4'' TS
  • Output Impedance: 1kΩ
  • Balanced Output Connector: XLR
  • Balanced Output Impedance: 200Ω
  • Power Supply: PSU-SB 9VDC or 9V Battery
  • Power Consumption:25mA
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 100mm x 50mm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 0.46kg / 1.01lbs