Co-designed by Phil Jones of Phil Jones Bass, the Bass Liner offers all the features that the working bassist needs in a compact, intuitive package.

Clifton, NJ  (August 9, 2012) – From HAO Premium Workshop in Japan comes the new standard in outboard Bass Preamps – the HAO Bass Liner. Co-designed by Phil Jones of Phil Jones Bass, the Bass Liner offers all the features that the working bassist needs in a compact, intuitive package.

The Bass Liner’s simple-yet-effective user interface invites precise tone-tweaking that’s equally at home on stage or in the studio. The Bass Liner is ideal for use with Powered speaker cabinets and can even be run direct into a P.A. or mixing console.

Bass Liner features include:
• Circuit designed by legendary audio engineer Phil Jones of Phil Jones Bass.
• Level Control offers up to +10 dB of signal boost.
• Input Gain Control allows optimization for use with any instrument or electronics.
• Red Clipping Indicator LED
• Hi-Fidelity, wide-dynamic range 5-band EQ with +/- 18 dB at 50 Hz, 160 Hz, 630 Hz, 2.5 kHz, and 12 kHz.
• 9-volt Battery or AC adaptor power options.
• Optional 18-volt operation improves dynamic range and headroom.
• Mechanical True Bypass switching
• Mute switch with Mute Status LED
• Secondary Direct Output jack to connect to tuner or other external devices
• Unique Aurora-Blue high-reflective finish.
• Blue hi-luminosity status LED
• MSRP: $399, Street Price: $349

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