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Bass Effects

TC Electronic Announces Free "Bass Masterclass" TonePrint Collection

February 27, 2013
Gary Willis, Richard Bona, Hadrien Feraud, Carles Benavent, Chris Minh Doky, Janek Gwizdala and Carlos Del Puerto have created personal Bass TonePrints that TC Electronic has gathered in one premium TonePrint Collection named ‘Bass Masterclass''.
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Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi Pedal Review

February 25, 2013
The Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi—though it’s a bit more expensive—builds on the winning formula with versatility and features that make it a better value than its smaller brother.
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NAMM '13 - Tech 21 Blonde Deluxe and VT Bass DI Demos

February 7, 2013
PG's Rich Osweiler is on location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Tech 21 booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Blonde Deluxe and VT Bass DI.
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3Leaf The Enabler Bass DI/EQ Pedal Review

February 6, 2013
We test the DI that''s a lot more than a DI—giving bass players tone-shaping capabilities built-in.
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Bass Pedals: Basic to Playhouse

February 4, 2013
LEFT: Providing a big, warm, well-compressed tone with an option for extra distortion, this basic pedalboard setup covers the needs for 90 percent of my work. RIGHT: For solo-bass
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VOX StompLab IIB Pedal Review

February 4, 2013
Vox''s StompLab IIB is a portable, tone workstation that offers up a ton of great sounds while still being kind to both the back and the wallet.
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Aguilar Amplification NYC Shop Tour

December 12, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in New York City, New York, where she visits the Aguilar Amplification shop. In this segment, we get a tour of Aguilar Amplification's NYC Shop where we learn how they build their bass amps, including the Tone Hammer 500, bass effects pedals, and bass guitar replacement pickups.
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Swell B-Peg V3 Bass Overdrive Pedal Review

May 9, 2012
If you''ve been bitten by the SVT bug but don''t have the funds or upper body strength to commit to a full rig, Swell''s B-Peg V3 solution might be what you''re looking for.
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MXR M84 Bass Fuzz Deluxe Pedal Review

March 9, 2012
When I first started playing bass, I was enamored with bands that made the instrument sound like a wrecking ball. Watching bassists who played massivesounding power chords just enthralled
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3Leaf Audio PWNZOR Bass Compressor Review

February 27, 2012
The PWNZOR optical compressor includes two modes for varying degrees of compression.
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Levana Bunker Booster Pedal Review

October 20, 2011
There are benefits for both active and passive basses with this pedal, and the key is in the Gain Select switch.
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Daring Audio Edge Activator Bass Pedal Review

October 20, 2011
The Edge Activator is meant to add brightness and harmonic clarity to the low-end palate.
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Ruppert Musical Instruments Basswitch IQ DI Review

October 18, 2011
What the company calls a “Swiss Army knife” for bassists, the Basswitch IQ DI is a preamp/ dual-effects loop/A-B switcher/DI pedal that provides a multitude of options for live and studio situations, with Lehle switching technology to boot.
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Tech 21 Bass Boost Chorus Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The Bass Boost Chorus provides the tones of classic chorus effects while solving some the issues that often arise when applying chorus to bass frequencies.
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Ibanez TS9B Bass Tube Screamer Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The TS9B is a variation of the famed TS9 that’s revoiced for more low-end growl and modified for even more tonal control.
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Fuchs Plush FX Jersey Thunder Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The Thunder boasts three custom-voiced EQ curves and gain boost settings, which are accessible via a 3-way switch located on the side of the unit.
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Fishman Fission Bass Powerchord FX Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The Fishman Fission Bass Powerchord FX does some funky things by building grinding, root-fifth chords from single notes.
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Video Review - Fuchs Plush FX Jersey Thunder Bass Boost/EQ

October 18, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Fuchs Audio Technology Plush FX Jersey Thunder Bass Boost/EQ pedal, which is featured in the 2011 November issue of Premier Guitar, and can be read online in its entirety for free -- http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Fuchs_Plush_FX_Jersey_Th....
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Video Review - Ibanez TS9B Bass Tube Screamer

October 17, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Ibanez TS9B Bass Tube Screamer, which is reviewed in PremierGuitar's November 2011 print magazine and can be read online for free in its entirety, here -- http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Ibanez_TS9B_Bass_Tube_Sc....
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MXR M87 Bass Compressor Pedal Review

September 20, 2011
The MXR M87 Bass Compressor gets the job done pretty easily, while still allowing for a good range of variation from basic settings.
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