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.

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  • 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 »

Sturgill SimpsonLyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone Sturgill Simpson
Nashville sounds like Nashville again on High Top Mountain, the debut release from singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson. From furious honky-tonk and pre-outlaw country-rocking to spellbinding bluegrass pickin’ and emotional balladry, the album serves as a one-stop guide to everything that made real country music such a force to be reckoned with. Read More »

Donavon FrankenreiterDonavon 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 ThreeThe 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 BronxMariachi 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 »   

Glen PhillipsAnthem Pickup Microphone Glen Phillips
Glen Phillips started his first band, Toad The Wet Sprocket in Santa Barbara at age 15. It was that group's third album -- the jangling, orchestral Fear -- that truly broke the group, garnering heavy radio play with the singles “All I Want” and “Walk on the Ocean.” Read More »   

Bob MinnerBob 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. Read More »

Bill CooleyBill 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 describes Cooley as "... a guitarists guitarist, like Vince Gill, who seems to be at home in most any style." Read More »

Venue DI™ Support


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