Product Ref: 58145
As a traditional stompbox the Bax Bangeetar is in a class of its own, boasting a unique gain structure and extensive EQ controls. Dial in a huge range of overdriven and distorted tones, delivered with a feel and responsiveness rarely found in pedals. Beyond that, though, this preamp pedal is an invaluable tool, allowing you to tailor your tone to any setup with absolute precision via its parametric mid controls.
Find and eliminate problem frequencies in certain guitars and amps, shape broad mid 'scoops' or boost anywhere on the mid spectrum to suit any style. Plug straight into the front of an amp as a standalone drive pedal, or plug into the effects return to make the donor amp 'disappear'! Whatever your rig, the possibilities are virtually limitless.
For even more flexibility, the second output takes your sound and passes it through our CabSim circuit, recreating the frequency response of a mic'd Orange 4×12" cab, ideal for direct recording or even connecting to a PA. Whether on stage or in the studio, the nature and scope of its controls mean there isn't a situation where the Bax Bangeetar wouldn't be welcome.
The Bax Bangeetar is an entirely new design, not based on anything Orange has made previously. The gain structure covers a massive breadth of overdrive and distortion without ever sounding compromised, however you set it. At the minimum, the Bax Bangeetar is an awesome clean boost or low gain driver, highly receptive to different guitar and pickup combinations. As the gain increases, you'll go from classic Orange crunch and vintage rhythm tones, through to soaring leads and right up to genuinely insane levels of distortion. As in, bonkers levels. The Boost switch offers a 'clean boost' after the gain stage when the pedal is engaged to help your leads jump out of the mix in a live setting.
Inspired by some of the highly-sought after consoles of the 1960s but with a number of modern tweaks, the Bax Bangeetar?s powerful EQ really separates it from other drive pedals. With an open treble response and controlled low end, the fun properly starts with the mid controls.The midrange is perhaps the most important area for guitar players, not only because this is generally the space they occupy in a band mix, but also because of how the midrange drastically affects the tonal and distortion characteristics of a guitar/amp setup. Despite this, most overdrive/distortion pedals have very limited control over this range. Not so with the Bax Bangeetar?s fully parametric mid controls. The 'Freq' knob selects the centre frequency you wish to affect. The 'Q' controls the bandwidth, sweeping from narrow to wide, allowing you to fine-tune a precise or broad frequency range. The 'Mid' knob can then be set to cut or boost those frequencies, for exact command over your tone.
True bypass is well intentioned but is not without limitations. The Bax Bangeetar's supremely linear buffer circuit is designed for the growing number of discerning players who realise the positive effects that a studio-quality buffer can have on their overall tone. Whether you need to drive a pedal board or just need a little help getting a pure signal to your amp, buffered bypass ensures no degradation and no loss of clarity or high end. Placed first in your chain, you?ll sound better, even when the pedal is off.