Venue DI™ Acoustic Guitar Preamp

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Venue DI

Acoustic Guitar Preamp

Venue DI™

Every Tool You Need in One Acoustic Pedal

Venue DI Acoustic Guitar PreampWe created the Venue DI so you can travel light, set up fast and sound incredible anywhere you plug in. The Venue DI gives you complete control by combining a full-isolation DI output, 5-band EQ with adjustable low & hi-mid bands, variable clean boost and chromatic tuner all in one acoustic pedal. With its all-discrete signal path, hi-graded semiconductors and exclusive use of audiophile grade film capacitors, the Venue DI is on par with the world’s elite preamps and provides a studio quality sound for the stage.

Anthem Acoustic Guitar Gold Award 2014 Guitarist Gold Award

FEATURES:

  • Adjustable gain for both passive and active pickups
  • 5 band EQ with tunable low-mid and high-mid bands
  • Garret Null notch filter for effective feedback control
  • Phase inversion for best sound and feedback control
  • Full chromatic tuner with footswitch mute/tune function
  • Adjustable volume boost footswitch
  • Full isolation audio transformer couple DI
  • 4 segment clip meter to visually optimize gain setting
  • 4 segment battery )status gauge
  • XLR and 1/4" outputs
  • Series FX loop (separate jacks for send and return)
  • Works with 9V battery or DC adapter (not provided)

Venue DI™ Reviews


Acoustic Guitar Magazine – Doug Young

“Guitarists in bands will especially appreciate the adjustable volume-boost switch. Between the features and the clean sound, the Venue might as well be the only thing you need between your guitar and the sound system.”
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Premier Guitar Magazine – Gayla Drake Paul
“The clean boost and feedback controls are simply fantastic; combined with the EQ, gain and volume controls, this could become essential gear for acoustic players everywhere. Those crafty elves at Baggs have done it again!”
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Musician’s Friend – Darius Van Rhuehl
“A quality DI is an essential piece of gear for any acoustic guitarist, especially when you’re playing sound-system roulette from gig to gig. But the Venue is so much more than that. If you want to get your sound under your control in any venue, putting a Venue in your gig bag should be your first order of business."
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Venue DI™ Artists
 

Ricky SkaggsVenue DI Acoustic Guitar Ricky Skaggs
By the ripe old age of ten, Ricky was one of the rare musicians to have performed with the artists considered the triumvirate of bluegrass...Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers. 'I met Bill Monroe when I was six and played onstage with him by request of someone in the audience. That was the first installment into my life of music...I got infected that night. Read More »



Donavon Frankenreiter
Donavon Frankenreiter
To create his fifth full-length album Start Livin’, Hawaii-based singer/guitarist/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter holed up in a Southern California studio for seven days with his longtime bassist Matt Grundy—and no one else. The follow-up to 2010’s Glow, Start Livin’ is a nine-track selection of folk-infused songs that sweetly reflect the simplicity of their recording. With its smooth showcasing of Frankenreiter’s rich, honey-thick vocals and masterful guitar work, Start Livin’ bears all the intimacy of an impromptu back-porch performance and the tenderness of a treasured love letter. Read More »



The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three
With a slightly punky perspective on vintage American blues, The Devil Makes Three is a breath of fresh musical air on its eponymous Milan debut. Laced with elements of ragtime, country, folk and rockabilly, the critically praised, drummer-less trio – consisting of guitarist/frontman Pete Bernhard, stand-up bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean – brings forth a genuine approach to acoustic music that is deeply steeped in rhythm. Read More »



Mariachi El Bronx
Mariachi El Bronx
Born out of a desire to challenge themselves musically, Mariachi El Bronx is the alter ego of Los Angeles punk band the Bronx. Conceived in 2006, the idea came about when the Bronx were asked to play an acoustic set and, rather than simply pare down their sound, they took their music in a whole new direction, moving away from hardcore and exploring Latin sounds. Read More »   



Old Man Markley
Old Man Markley
An amalgam of LA’s finest punk bands and seasoned bluegrass musicians, Old Man Markley is creating music that defies boundaries. Founded in 2007 in the sunny San Fernando Valley, OMM cut its teeth playing countless jams of bluegrass standards and covers of distinctly un-bluegrass songs done bluegrass style. Read More »



The Smoking Flowers
The Smoking Flowers
Though Scott Collins doesn’t say that going to Graceland to see Elvis Presley in his coffin influenced his future as a musician, it’s hard to believe it didn’t have an undeniable effect on his 3-year-old self. For Kim Collins, her future career as a singer/songwriter may have been a bit more predestined. For Kim, who grew up with a mother who was a singer and guitarist in a folk band, The Travelers, in the sixties, it was probably bred in the bone.
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Anne Harris Otis TaylorAnne Harris - Otis Taylor
Chicago-based singer-songwriter and fiddle player Anne Harris has been crafting her unique sound for over ten years and “continues to raise the bar on a soulful blend of folk, pop, and roots rock on record, while her deft instrumental abilities continue to resonate in concert.” [Illinois Entertainer] In addition to her own projects, Harris is currently touring internationally with multi-Blues Award winner, Otis Taylor, where her fiddle and presence have become a signature element in his band's innovative trance-blues offering. Read More »



Will Anderson
Will Anderson
After two solid years of touring behind them, the members of Mercury Records recording artists Parachute entered the L.A. studio of producer John Fields (Switchfoot, Jonas Brothers, Jimmy Eat World, Andrew W.K. and Rooney) to record The Way It Was, the follow-up to their 2009 Top 40 debut, Losing Sleep. Read More »



Bob Minner
Bob Minner
The word “guitar” seems to be inseparable from guitarist, songwriter, & producer Bob Minner. Having played guitar for 40 of his 46 years, you could say that it has imbedded itself in the very core of his being. “I have a picture of me at 20 months old with a plastic guitar in hand, so I guess it was inevitable. I have always heard it in my head though, for as long as I can remember” Bob says. 
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Bill Cooley
Bill Cooley
"In what is surely one of the longest and musically richest partnerships in Nashville, Bill Cooley has been playing guitar in Kathy Mattea's band for 20 years." So writes the dean of Nashville's music critics, Robert K. Oermann. Kirk Albrecht at minor7th.com describes Cooley as "... a guitarists guitarist, like Vince Gill, who seems to be at home in most any style." 
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Brittni Paiva
Brittni Paiva
At 23 years of age, Brittni Paiva (pie –VAH) already a multi award-winning instrumentalist is known for her stunning articulation of what she can do on the ukulele going from slow and moving, to rapid-fire, classical-ballet, to ancient Japan, translating forms of jazz, world beat, pop, Flamenco and Latin, and filter these styles through her 4-string ukulele. 
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