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MRRP £249 - NEW for 2019

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EBS Billy Sheehan Ultimate Signature Drive with extended capabilities

When Billy Sheehan first turned to EBS to create his signature pedal, he needed to capture the essence of his sound in a pedal to serve him when he could not bring his entire rig. It turned out so great it has been a significant part of his main setup ever since and served thousands of other bass players as well. NAMM 2019, marks the introduction of the 3rd edition - the EBS Billy Sheehan Ultimate Signature Drive.

“This pedal is a distillate of several important principles in the signal chain for bass. Compression, distortion, tone-shaping and blending all together” Billy said when EBS released his first signature pedal in 2013. The original concept is still the same, but with more features added along the way.

Hi or Lo Frequency range Switch. NEW! 

Boost Drive Footswitch.**

Phase Inverter Switch.**

Drive, Tone, Level and Clean controls.*

Three Compressor Modes – High, Mid, Off*

Clean Loop and Drive Loop (use an insert cable, such as the EBS ICY-30 to separate send and return).*

Magnet Type Footswitches. NEW!  


Advanced Features Inside

Replaceable Drive Circuit (8-pin Dual Inline Op-Amp Controlling Drive Circuit). **

Fine tuning trimmers to adjust Threshold level of the compressor (THR.) and the level of Compression when the mode switch is set to MID (COMP).*

Trim pot to set the BOOST switch level inside.**

Power options 9V DC battery or EBS AD9 Pro Power Supply (not included)


* Features shared with both the 'purple' and 'orange' version.

** Features shared with the 'orange' version.

Since the pedal splits the signal into two parallel paths ñ one clean and one with distortion ñ it becomes as if running the sound through two different bass rigs at the same time. The two Clean and Drive Level controls decides how you set the mix and melt the paths together. For a tighter, more defined sound you can engage the built-in compressor.

The Phase Inverter switch brings back more low-end to the drive channel. The Boost footswitch kicks up the drive gain a notch when needed, and the new Hi or Lo Frequency Filter will move the whole frequency spectrum of the Tone filter up or down, to extend the capabilities of the pedal.  

The individual Effect Loops for each channel can be used to color the channels individually with external effects. The Clean Loop jack can also be used as a clean input if you have a bass that features dual outputs. It sounds great if you run the lows through the Clean Loop jack while the mids/highs go through the main input, which leaves the lows untouched and only the higher frequencies treated by the drive.

  1. Nominal Input Level - 8 dBv

  2. Input Impedance 700 kohms

  3. Gain Range* Drive 20 - 50 dB

  4. Boost adjustable +3- 10 dB

  5. Tone Filter Range 175 - 8000 Hz in two ranges

  6. Q 0.7-0.9

  7. Output Impedance Loops 2 kohms

  8. Input Impedance Loops 47 kohms

  9. Mix Level Drive Channel +3 dB max

  10. Clean Channel +6 dB max

  11. Compressor Ratio 5:1 (max)

  12. Threshold -25 +6 dB

  13. Attack Time (80%) < 7 ms

  14. Release Time (80%) 75 ms typ

  15. Makeup gain 0, +3, +6 dB

  16. Output Impedance < 50 ohms

  17. Dimensions W x H x D 3.3” x 4.5” x 1.9” (83 x 115 x 48 mm) including all hardware

  18. Weight 420g (0.93 lb.)

  19. Type Analog Effect, Relay type Switching

  20. Power Requirements 9, 12 or 18 V DC, 60 mA max. Pedal shuts off below 6.0 V


Unit 12, Rigby Close

Heathcote Ind Est

Warwick, CV34 6TH

Tel: 01926 886433