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MUSIKMESSE 2015: Orange Bax Bangeetar Preamp Pedal

For the first time since the 1960s, Orange Amplification have revealed a brand new stompbox. The Bax Bangeetar is a preamp and EQ pedal with a built-in CabSim output for direct recording. Produced in the Orange UK Custom Shop, the Bax Bangeetar is a brand new circuit designed to be used as a pure clean boost or a low gain drive to be used in front of an amplifier. Orange claim that by not using diode clipping the pedal "distorts and behaves just like our amps, with natural-sounding and controllable breakup, and delivers serious punch with no stifling compression."

Available in black or white, the Bax Bangeetar features a parametric EQ, transparent buffered bypass and an internal charge pump that doubles the internal voltage from 9 to 18 volts allowing for a wider dynamic range and higher output volume. The CabSim output models a mic'd up Orange PPC412 and can be used independently or simultaneously to the regular output.