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Tech 21 dUg Pinnick DP-3X Signature Bass Preamp and Distortion Pedal (Pre-Owned) #7949


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A super-compact adaptation of his Tech 21 Ultra Bass 1000 Signature head, the DP-3X also recreates the sound dUg originally developed way back in the ‘80s, merging high-end distortion with low-end bass. Prior to his signature head, this involved running a guitar amp and a bass amp together, along with rack full of effects. Wanting to further streamline his gear for occasions when his full Tech 21 rig simply isn’t practical, dUg collaborated on the all-analog DP-3X pedal. Personally beta-testing the DP-3X on a European tour, dUg encountered a different backline in each and every venue. But no matter which amp was on stage, dUg was able to nail his immense tone each and every night.

In addition to achieving dUg’s unique tone, the DP-3X has the flexibility to provide traditional bass amp sounds as well. Mix mode engages Drive to bring in distortion and Chunk for upper harmonics. A Gain button provides additional distortion and compression. In clean/full-range mode, Drive and Chunk disengage, while Comp and Gain remain active. Other controls include 3-band active EQ with switchable Mid and a master Volume. Features include chromatic tuner, headphone capability, and an XLR Output to go direct to the PA desk or studio board without compromising detail, warmth or responsiveness.

Condition Report

At guitarguitar, we award our used gear a grade from 1-5 according to its overall condition, with 5 being the best. 

This item was appraised as follows: 

Grade 3 out of 5 - Unit has been used and shows evidence of its life in the form of small marks/ scuffs and other superficial wear and tear. Visible metal parts may be tarnished or cosmetically imperfect. The item functions as it should and has been play-tested.

We photograph each preowned item/instrument individually using a professional quality photography setup to make sure you see detailed, high resolution images which you can zoom into and explore. We take care to photograph any features, wear, tear or modifications you might want to see before you make the decision to buy.

All of our pre-owned electronics are covered by our 3 month warranty and have been inspected and play-tested before resale.


  •  All-analog technology
  •  Two modes for clean/traditional bass sounds as well as Mix mode for dUg’s tone
  •  10dB Gain switch
  •  3-band active EQ, cut or boost ±18dB, with switchable Mid
  •  Chunk control for high-end distortion
  •  COMP, for compression, utilizes old school, all-analog, FET-based technology, which is inherently warmer, more transparent and more musical
  •  Chromatic tuner
  •  1/4-inch 4.7megOhm input 
  •  XLR output with ground lift to go direct to a PA desk or studio board
  •  1/4-inch low impedance output
  •  Headphone mode switch
  •  Rugged, all-metal housing
  •  Metal footswitches and jacks
  •  Silent-switching, custom footswitch actuators
  •  Measures 7.75”l x 2.5”w x 1.25”h
  •  Weighs just 12 oz.