Electric Bass DI
Studio-Grade Bass DI for the Stage
Originally developed by the bass playing engineers at LR Baggs for their own use, the Stadium Electric Bass DI infuses your signal with a blend of studio-grade circuitry and a vibrant palette of unique, tone shaping tools. Composed of carefully selected, “top shelf” components, the all-discrete electronics provide a level of fidelity that rivals even the most sought after studio DIs. Then engage the effects to unveil an expansive range of colorful tones shaped by just a few powerful and easy-to-use controls. Built in a rugged enclosure constructed of aluminum, steel, and ABS plastic, the Stadium DI ensures over-the-top reliability for life on the road. Hand assembled in California.
Tone Shaping Tools
Unlike overdrives that employ full-range distortion, the Growl saturates a focused range of low frequencies, enhancing warmth and creating harmonically rich overtones without too much breakup. The effect compliments dynamics and is responsive to even the lightest touch, providing just the right amount of edge to cut through the mix. For added versatility, a paired Drive button pushes the Growl to a full-range overdrive.
The Comp EQ features 3 bands of compression for bringing evenness to your tone while retaining the natural feel of your playing dynamics. The low, mid, and high frequency compressors are essentially “touch-sensitive” EQs that respond in real time as you play. The harder you dig in, the more they compress and vice versa.
This highly specific EQ affects a unique, medium sized bandwidth to adjust the attack of the strings for a wide range of tones, covering all playing styles. Sweep left for warmer, muted jazz tones or right for added clarity and a punchier attack.
Growl control adds low end distortion for thickness and rich, harmonic content
Drive button pushes the Growl to a full overdrive
Comp EQ enhances the feel of playing while evening out your tone
Attack sweeps between a wide range of warmth, clarity, and everywhere in between
Fat switch boosts 150Hz +3dB or +6dB for a fuller, rounded tone
VU meter visually optimizes gain for passive and active pickups
All-discrete signal path with XLR and quarter inch outputs
48V phantom power, 9V battery or 9V DC powering options
Pad boosts or cuts XLR out (-10dBV or +4dBu) to meet the needs of the PA
Ground lift switch effectively eliminates ground-loop noise
Rugged enclosure constructed of aluminum, steel, and ABS plastic
Includes custom LR Baggs carrying case
“The whole thing is beautifully designed – elegant, efficient and about as far away from that tatty little passive DI box which the sound guy leaves on the floor by your amp as it’s possible to get.”
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Kev Sanders - Bass Guitar Magazine
“While the controls are simple and effective, it’s the different combinations of features that really reveal the basic reason behind the Stadium’s engineering: to give bassists lots of great tonal options and “fixes” in a DI. Rather than traditional EQ control, I like the approach of using sweeps and presets.” Read more ›
Steve Cook - Premier Guitar Magazine
“I did some tracking with the Stadium DI in my studio and used it on a couple of gigs in lieu of my go-to Neve box. In both settings, I was wowed by the box’s transparent and noise-free output with the effects disengaged. I investigated the effects in my studio and was no less impressed by their depth, naturalness and flexibility.” Read more ›
Jonathan Herrera - Bass Player Magazine
Stadium DI User's Guide (PDF)
Please Note: LR Baggs products must be installed by an authorized LR Baggs dealer to qualify for warranty coverage. Technical assistance will not be provided for home or hobbyist installations.