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Nux Pedals NBP-5 Melvin Lee Davis Bass Preamp

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Preamp pedal for electric bass, 3-band EQ, semi-parametric mids, Drive IR speaker simulation, Amp Models, XLR DI Out  All product info
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£ 152.00
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available soon, estimated to be in stock: Jul 28, 2024
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Product information - NUX PEDALS NBP-5 Melvin Lee Davis Bass Preamp

Flexible preamp pedal for electric bass

  • Digital preamp pedal and DI box for electric bass.
  • Melvin Lee Davis (including Chaka Khan, The Pointer Sisters, Lee Ritenour, Gladys Knight & The Pips)
  • Active 3-band tone control with semi-parametric mids
  • Bass and treble controls with up to +/- 12 dB Boost or cut
  • Center control with up to +/- 17 dB Boost or cut
  • Freq control for selecting the center frequency of the midrange control (160 Hz to 1 kHz)
  • Switchable Overdrive with Drive control for the intensity of the distortion
  • Blend control for stepless mixing of the clean signal
  • Volume control for the volume of the pedal
  • Three modelings of bass amplifiers (MLD, AGL, Starlift)
  • Impulse response speaker simulation (8 Factory presets and 8 user memories)
  • Two switches to activate IR speaker simulation for the DI-Out and the output jack
  • Balanced XLR DI-Output with pre/post switch and ground lift
  • Through jack for outputting the clean input signal
  • USB port for firmware updates and connection to the free MLD Bass Preamp Edit software
  • Aux-In
  • Headphone jack
  • Sturdy metal housing
  • Operation with optionally available power supply 

Signature bass preamp with flexible sound

The Nux Pedals NBP-5 Melvin Lee Davis Bass preamp was developed in close collaboration with the bassist and producer based in Orange County, California, whose virtuoso bass lines helped countless songs between jazz, R'n'B and soul to the necessary groove. Accordingly, the practical effect pedal turns out to be a flexible sound tool with straightforward operation and a contemporary equipment for stage and recording studio. 

3-Band EQ, Overdrive, Clean Blend

In order to be able to adjust the bass sound particularly precisely, Nux Pedals equips the MLD Bass Preamp with an active 3-band EQ, whose semi-parametric center band captures the frequency ranges that are particularly important for the sound character. The overdrive elicits a juicy grind for driving rock grooves from the Bass Preamp if desired, with the intensity of the distortion being adjusted via the Drive control. and to obtain a well-defined tone with punch even in extreme EQ and Drive settings, the clean input signal can be mixed in continuously

Amp Models and Impulse Responses

For the basic bass sound, the NBP-5 MLD Preamp from Nux offers three modelings of bass amplifiers with strong character, which can be selected via the free editor software. In addition, the pedal works with speaker simulations based on Impulse Responses (IRs), and the direct recording on stage or recording on the PC to get a particularly natural sound. In addition to the eight pre-installed IRs from the factory, the MLD Preamp provides eight additional memory locations for your own speaker simulations. 

Extensive connectivity

Last but not least, the NBP-5 Melvin Lee Davis Bass Preamp from Nux provides the necessary connections for use on stage and in the recording studio. While the through output sends the unprocessed input signal to a separate bass amp or a second signal chain, the output jack delivers the processed signal. The XLR output, which can be switched before or after the EQ by means of a pre/post switch, is furthermore suitable for forwarding the bass sound directly to a mixing console or audio interface. Separate mini switches can be used to activate the IR speaker simulation of the MLD Bass Preamp separately for both Outputs of the pedal. A headphone jack and an aux-in jack complete the connections of the Nux Pedal NBP-5 Melvin Lee Davis Bass Preamp. 


  • Manufacturer: Nux Pedals
  • Effect Type: Preamp
  • Circuit: Digital
  • Sound Control: 3-Band EQ
  • Switchable Pad: No
  • Switchable Low Cut: No
  • FX-Loop: No
  • Expression Pedal: No
  • Looper: No
  • Tuner: No
  • LINE IN: No
  • LINE OUT: No
  • DI out: Pre+Post
  • Tuner out: No
  • USB Interface: Yes
  • Housing Format: Effect pedal large
  • Width (mm): 115
  • Length (mm): 105
  • Height (mm): 58
  • Weight (kg): 0.46
  • Battery Operation: No
  • Power Adapter Operation: Yes
  • incl. Power Adapter: No
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