Nordstrand Starlifter Preamp

Nordstrand Starlifter Preamp

$ 356.54excl. VAT

Starlifter

Explore galaxies of tone with the new StarLifter bass preamp/DI pedal, offering top notch sound quality with a simple accessible feature set with clear and easy to use controls. It provides a killer clean DI signal that can either bypass the EQ or take advantage of the powerful tone shaping qualities of the carefully designed contour switch and the 3 band eq which features a sweepable midrange control. The line out provides plenty of gain to make any amp or powered cabinet sweat. A tuner out, mute switch, and switchable input impedance add real work flexibility. Get on board the StarLifter and take your tone to the stratosphere.

Specs

Knobs

BASS
Provides +/- 15dB boost and cut with a corner frequency of 70Hz.
MID
Provides +/- 15dB boost and cut at the frequency selected by the mid freq knob.
MID FREQ
Selects a center frequency between 150Hz–2.8KHz for the midrange bell filter.
TREBLE
Provides +/– 15dB shelving boost and cut with a 6kHz corner frequency.
VOLUME
The signal level at the output jack (DI level is not affected). There is quite a lot of gain at hand here. We intend the StarLifter to provide more than enough gain to drive a power amp cleanly and loudly

Outputs

OUT
Main instrument output. Connect into front end of amp or line level input on recording interface. A lot of gain is available and you can easily drive a power amp or a powered cabinet. Look for an amp in or an effects loop return to bypass the front end of your amp for a super clean and deeply musical sonic quality.
TUNER OUT
Allows connection to a tuner or for any other need requiring a parallel output. Remains active at all times.
DI JACK
Connect your mic preamp or recording interface here.

Switches

MUTE
Mutes all output except the tuner out. In MUTE mode, the mute LED turns red, as do the sidelights.
ENGAGE
Turns on the EQ, illuminates the green LED, and turns the sidelights green. When the pedal is disengaged, signal still
CONTOUR
A 3-way switch allowing a selection of “flat”(off), “vintage”, or “modern” settings. “Flat” passes an uncoloured signal with
IMP SWITCH
Changes the input impedance from 1MΩ to 10MΩ. Use 1MΩ for passive or active electric instruments and the 10MΩ setting for piezo pickup systems, e.g., the typical upright bass pickup.
PAD
Decreases gain at the input by 10dB for high-output instruments. Use the StarLifter without the pad unless it becomes audibly necessary as would be indicated by the presence of unwanted distortion.
GND LIFT
Lifts the ground connection (pin 3) at the DI jack. Can eliminate a noisy ground loop, but should remain unused unless necessary.
PRE EQ
Allows DI signal to bypass eq section of the pedal providing a flat, uncoloured signal for recording or FOH You can still have the EQ’d signal at your amplifier. The EQ'd signal can be sent to FOH or "tape" by leaving this switch out (disengaged).
PAD –20dB
Reduce the signal at the DI jack by 20dB for better interfacing with some equipment

Power

Power
Input: 230VAC 50Hz 200mA Output:15VAC 300mA
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