EBS ValveDrive Class A Bass Tube Preamp / Overdrive Pedal

Regular price $469.00

The EBS Valve Drive DI Professional Bass Tube Preamp is both preamp and overdrive in one compact unit, depending on user preference. Easily achieve a vintage or modern tube sound and turn your solid state amp into a tube amp at the flick of a switch. Its high-grade tube design produces everything from classic tube warmth to hard and pure tube distortion without sacrificing any bottom end. As well as delivering a superb sound, this versatile pedal is also equipped w/ control options for Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass and Gain for the ultimate tone, and two footswitches for easily switching between effects. w/ all its tonal options, the Valve Drive DI is a bassist's dream come true.


The EBS Valve Drive DI pedal is a two-in-one unit, offering a tube preamp along w/ an overdrive effect. w/ the pedals Gain at modest setting, and the Volume cranked up, the Valve Drive DI will deliver a full host of full-bodied, warm and beefy tones w/ a nice presence of tube compression. Players can also use this pedal in the studio and for live performances, enhancing their versatility at all times.


As well as offering a warm tube preamp, the Valve Drive doubles up as an overdrive pedal, for that extra impact when needed. Simply turn up the Gain to achieve a nice overdrive tone, and choose between Vintage or Normal character. This versatile unit comes equipped w/ control options for Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass and Gain to easily dial in your perfect sound.

Additional Outputs

The EBS Valve Drive DI also features an XLR-output, which offers a balanced floating signal that allows you to plug the pedal straight into the mixing console in the studio or at the gig for a quick set up.

Rugged Design

The EBS Valve Drive DI Professional Bass Tube Preamp features a durable design that is built for the road. Its simple chassis includes two footswitches along w/ five control knobs, and a protective shield around the internal components. If that's not enough, players can also benefit from the top mounted jacks which allow you to place alongside similar pedals while maximising the space on your pedalboard.

  • Class A tube overdrive pedal suitable for live and studio use
  • Use as preamp or overdrive pedal for enhanced versatility
  • Choose from vintage or modern tube sound
  • Classic style passive filters control Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass & Gain
  • Balanced floating XLR-output w/ Low-impedance 1/4" output
  • 60 dB Ultra High Gain Distortion-10 dB Pad
  • High-grade tube design especially designed for the best bass response
  • True bypass maintains your true tone when not in use
  • Includes EBS 9V DC Power Supply
  • Nominal Input Level: - 10 dBv
  • Pad Attenuation: 10 dB
  • Input Impedance: 1 Mohms
  • Frequency Response: +0 / -3 dB 35 - 20k Hz
  • Gain Range: -oo/+26 dB
  • Bass Filter Range: 0-15 dB Middle Filter Range: 0-12 dB @ 400 Hz, Notch
  • Treble Filter Range: 0-6 dB @ 5 kHz, Shelving
  • Output Impedance: 100 ohms
  • Nominal Output Level :
    • Unbalanced: -10 dBv
    • Balanced: -20 dBv
  • Bypass: True Bypass
  • Dimensions: (L x W x H) 6.5 x 5.3 x 3.0 (165 x 135 x 75 mm)
  • Weight : 960 g (2.1 lbs.)
  • Power Requirements: 9 V DC, 700 mA (power supply included)