For years, we were hounded by our customers and retailers to make a pedal. It may have taken a while for us to join the pedal party but it had to be right and, in 2015 we finally settled on a design of which we were truly proud – our first pedal since the 1960s, the Custom Shop Bax Bangeetar Guitar Preamp & EQ.
The Bax Bangeetar is a Custom Shop grade Orange preamp coupled with a studio-style Baxandall active EQ in a stompbox enclosure. As a traditional stompbox, the Bax Bangeetar is in a class of its own, boasting a unique and hugely versatile gain structure and extensive EQ control. Dial in an enormous range of overdriven and distorted tones, delivered with a feel and responsiveness rarely found in pedals.
Beyond that, though, this preamp pedal is an invaluable tool, allowing you to tailor your tone to any setup with absolute precision via its parametric mid controls. Find and eliminate problem frequencies in certain guitars and amps, shape broad mid ‘scoops’ or boost anywhere on the mid spectrum to suit any style. Kick in the 6dB clean Boost and you’re covered for any situation.
Plug straight into the front of an amp as a standalone drive pedal, or plug into the FX Return to make the donor amp ‘disappear’! Whatever your rig, the possibilities are virtually limitless. For even more flexibility, the second output takes your sound and passes it through our CabSim circuit, recreating the frequency response of a mic’d Orange 4×12 cab, ideal for direct recording or even connecting to a PA.
Whether on stage or in the studio, the nature and scope of its controls mean there isn’t a situation where the Bax Bangeetar doesn’t excel.