D-Tar Mamma Bear

A preamp designed to restore the beautiful acoustic sound of your guitar.

The D-TAR Mama Bear Digital Acoustic Guitar Preamp is your secret weapon for capturing and reproducing all of your acoustic guitar's presence and rich tone. Even the best acoustic guitars deliver an oversimplification of true acoustic tone complexity when amplified. The D-TAR Mama Bear Digital Acoustic Preamp solves this problem using what they've named AGE technology. Mama Bear takes your guitar into the digital realm, neutralizes the pickup, and then restores the natural body resonance. The result: now the finest acoustic guitars can sound like, well-themselves. Only louder.

D-TAR - Duncan/Turner Acoustic Research
Seymour Duncan and Rick Turner are two legends who spent years working with musicians, perfecting their tone. Seymour founded his self-named company in 1978 which has become well-known for its wide variety of guitar and bass pickups used by just about every name player from Billie Joe Armstrong to Angus Young. Rick co-founded Alembic, was president of Gibson Labs West Coast R&D Division, co-founded Highlander Musical Audio making piezo acoustic guitar pickups for Lindsay Buckingham, Ry Cooder, David Lindley, and Andy Summers, and runs his own Renaissance Guitars. Now Seymour and Rick are working together to create innovative products for acoustic musicians. Their D-TAR motto: "With respect to acoustic tone."

¢16 Position Input Source Selector-Provides 16 different digital filter choices to neutralize the sound of your pickup so the AGE technology can go to work

¢16 Position Target Instrument Switch-AGE technology provides 16 amazing guitar sounds emulated from 16 amazing guitars, from parlors to super jumbos. Allows you to dial up the guitar that matches your guitar's body shape, or emulate other shapes

¢"Input gain control with red Overload LED." Avoids overload distortion and allows minimization of noise when different pickups are used

Bypass switch with LED indicator when in bypass mode. Hard-wire bypass to allow comparison of processed versus unprocessed sounds. LED alerts user when in bypass mode

Output level control.-Gain match to next stage for best S/N performanc

Balanced XLR output-For studio use with balanced-input mixing boards

Hi-Z input stage-Works with Piezo pickups, great stand-alone preamp

Chassis compatible with Equinox and Solstice.-Micro-rack system or two units in full rack mount

+/12 volt supply for analog stages -Outstanding headroom performance 

Wet/Dry Blend Control-Allows "In Between" amounts of processing

Ground lift switch.-For studio use with balanced-input mixing boards
Phase switch-Allows reduction of feedback

Mute switch.-For quiet guitar tuning or elimination of live connection noises