Nux NBP-5 Melvin Lee Davis Signature


Nux NBP-5 Melvin Lee Davis Signature with DI

Designed by Bassist for Bass Lovers

We collaborated with American bass player Melvin Lee Davis to create MLD Bass Preamp & DI.

Melvin Lee Davis is an American bass player, vocalist, keyboard player, producer, TV composer and engineer based in Orange County, California. He is the music director for Grammy-award winning artist Chaka Khan and has recorded with The Pointer Sisters, Lee Ritenour, Bryan Ferry, Patti Austin and Gladys Knight & the Pips.

MLD Bass Preamp + DI has tons of functions based on Melvin Lee Davis' musical experience. And offers the best sound-shaping controls such as: 3-band EQ with middle-frequency selection, drive with blend control, speaker cabinet simulation (Impulse Response loader) and built-in noise reduction with Decay and Threshold controls.

MLD signature Bass Preamp + DI features fully sweepable mid-range frequencies in addition to Bass and Treble controls. Melvin L. Davis is proficient at 4, 5, 6 and 7 string basses, so MLD Bass Preamp has a wide range of frequency control.


Adjusts the overall output volume of the pedal. Ideal for fine-tuning the output on clean tone, it also controls the DI output volume.


Adjusts to blend between the clean signal and overdrive signal. The clean signal remains as unity gain, allowing for fine control of the blend ration.


Adjusts the Gain level and sets the saturation level in the overdriven signal.

- 3-Band Equalizer with Middle Frequency Selector

- Bass: +/- 12dB @40Hz

- Middle: +/- 17dB @160Hz to 1000Hz

- Freq.: 160Hz ~ 1000Hz

- Treble: +/- 12dB @8000Hz



- 24-bit, 48KHz

- Impulse Response: 1024 length (20.33ms)

- Latency: 1ms

- 3-band EQ with Middle-frequency selector

- Drive with blend control

- Built-in noise reduction

- Impulse Response loader, speaker cabinet simulation

- 1/4" instrument input

- 1/4" through output and main output

- XLR DI output

- 1/8" headphone output

- 1/8" Auxillary in for music player connection

- Micro B USB input for firmware update, software control, IR loading, and audio stream