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Dr.J D-53 Sparrow Bass DI XLR and Drive Effect Pedal

JOYO Guitar Pedals & PXL, Dr.J D-53 Sparrow Bass DI XLR and Drive Effect Pedal
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Product Code: Dr.J D-53 Sparrow
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Dr.J D-53 Sparrow Bass DI XLR and Drive Effect Pedal

Small as it is, the sparrow has all the vital organs. This small box captures all the sound of a mic'd classic tube bass amp. Has Drive, High and Low Frequency, HF Harmonics and Mix controls and boasts analog cabinet emulation circuitry. Includes an XLR out for DI (perfect for live shows and pro recording) and parallel 1/4" to connect those pure, beautiful lows your stage amp.

From tonal selection, to circuit design and unique layout, to the selection of every single component down to the finest detail, we are committed to the pursuit of perfect pedals regardless of cost. Dr.J is a young brand using unique concepts to create extraordinary effects pedals.

The Dr. J D53 captures all the classic sound of a mic'd tube bass amp. Also functions as a DI box for recording or live purposes with a direct XLR out or standard 1/4" cable to your amp. Boasts true analog cabinet emulation for authentic low end work as well as harmonics, eq, drive, and mix controls to for pedal tweakers.

Bass players need pedals too, and Dr. J has the prescription.


  • Bass Overdrive and DI Box Combo
  • Low and High EQ Controls
  • Volume, Drive, Mix Controls
  • Harmonics Control
  • Ground Lift switch 
  • True Bypass
  • Sturdy and solid. These were made to last.
  • Powered by 9V battery or standard Boss style AC Adapter

Anyway, watch the video demo and get a bass fix from Dr J.


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