Tech 21 Q/Strip Parametric EQ/ DI

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The '60s and '70s are widely recognized as the heyday for professional recording console design. The EQ and preamp sections of these near-mythical vintage consoles are highly sought after, even to this day. Some of the most iconic guitar and bass tones in the history of recorded audio were tracked "direct" straight into these consoles channel strips.

The QStrip was designed with sophisticated features that enable you to take these highly-coveted tone shaping circuits with you, whether youre heading to a live gig or tracking in the studio or into your DAW. It's compact, extremely cost-effective and in an ultra-convenient DI format.

The 100% analog MOSFET circuitry in the heart of the QStrip provides the warmth, girth and larger-than-life tones for which vintage consoles are revered. Add in four bands of pro-audio-quality equalization, two parametric mid bands, as well as high and low shelving filters, and you have incredible control over how your instrument cuts through on stage or in a mix.

The HPF and LPF give added control over the frequency spectrum whether youre going direct with your bass, guitar, fiddle...or even a vocal. The QStrip is limited only by how far you are willing to push your creativity and how much of that juicy vintage tone you crave.

FEATURES

• HPF cuts unmusical rumble associated with many instruments when going direct
• LPF rolls off undesirable frequencies. Can also be used as a speaker simulator. When used in conjunction with the studio-grade EQ section, you can recreate different speaker cabinet curves so you can go direct with your favourite distortion and effects pedals
• Very high impedance accommodates piezos and handles low impedance sources equally well
• XLR is capable to drive power amps and has a -20dB pad to accommodate mic level inputs on mixers and pre-amps
• 1/4-inch output has switchable +10dB boost on tap, which is useful to drive power amps or push tube amps into overdrive.
• Three modes of operation:
1. Phantom power via the XLR Output
2. Standard 9V alkaline battery (not included)
3. Optional power supply (Tech 21 Model #DC4)
• Smooth-action custom actuator
• All-metal housing

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Sound great with any bass I plug in! HPF and LPF are very usefull
Posted by pietro on Dec 16, 2020
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Generally, I'm not a big fan of EQ but this device sounds awesome. I bought one for use in the studio and was really impressed. EQ is transparent but effective. All the other features like HPF, LPF, 1/4" line level boost, and XLR pad are real problem solvers. I liked it so much that I bought a second one. If I was marooned on a desert island, and could only have 3 pedals, this would be at the top of the list.
Posted by Bryan Becker on Dec 3, 2020
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Great piece of kit3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Bought it for bass, but it can be used for anything. I've tried other preamp/DI's that have baked in simulated tube amp tone, but this suits me better. Hi/lo pass options with a 4 band eq w/2 sweepable mids, and all the connectivity options needed. I'll send the parallel out ro my combo for stage volume, and the xlr out on the Qstrip to the board. All I need.
Posted by Fog Tub on Jan 17, 2020
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