December 2016

Bass Effects

ARTICLES

Quick Hit: Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig

December 5, 2016
This sleek and slim multi-effects unit keeps it real with some very usable effects.
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Quick Hit: Source Audio Aftershock Bass Distortion Review

November 7, 2016
This unassuming-looking stomp tickles the senses with an absolute cornucopia of low-frequency dirt.
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TWA WR-3 Wah Rocker Review

October 2, 2016
This new take on the vintage Guyatone WR3 Wah Rocker provides transportation to Funkytown for bassists and guitarists.
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Boss BC-1X Bass Compressor Review

September 15, 2016
Boss’ latest compressor for bassists aims to tame dynamics with punch and precision.
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Wren and Cuff Elephant Skin Review

September 9, 2016
Wren and Cuff and Mastodon’s Troy Sanders collaborate to bring life to a bass-fuzz monster.
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EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe Review

September 4, 2016
A new drive pedal for bass that boxes up the tone of one of the greats and offers customization galore.
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3Leaf Audio Octabvre Mini Review

August 31, 2016
Designed for session bassist Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, John Mayer), this stomp serves up both classic octave thump and synth-like glory.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Bass Preacher

August 10, 2016
A simple-to-use 2-knob compressor for bassists that’ll set you back less than $100.
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SNAMM '16 - Amptweaker FatMetal Pro, Bass TightMetal Jr, Bass TightRock Jr, Bass TightDrive Jr Demos

July 14, 2016
The man who's created multiple memorable amp and pedal designs unveils three bass-specific dirtboxes.
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SNAMM '16 - Source Audio L.A. Lady Distortion, Kingmaker Fuzz, & AfterShock Bass Distortion Demos

July 10, 2016
The digital masterminds bring two new dirtboxes for guitar and a low-end rumbler with three different distortion engines.
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Quick Hit: Fredric Effects Deeply Unpleasant Companion

July 8, 2016
The London boutique outfit gifts bassists with a new take on the Shin-ei FY-2 Companion Fuzz.
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L.R. Baggs Stadium Electric Bass DI Review

June 16, 2016
A bass DI that can be multi-dimensional and vibey, in addition to helping deliver great tone.
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On Bass: How to Impersonate a Synth Bass

May 23, 2016
Tips for conjuring synth bass sounds without bringing a keyboard to the show.
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Darkglass Microtubes B7K Ultra Review

May 19, 2016
A sturdy box for bassists that delivers wide-ranging drive and an impressive EQ section.
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NAMM '16 - Red Witch Zeus Fuzz Suboctave Bass Demo

February 22, 2016
See and hear about Ben Fulton's new bass-friendly fuzz/octave tool. Plus, learn about his new tone workshops.
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NAMM '16 - Electro-Harmonix Soul POG, Lester G, Lester K, Bass Preacher & Cock Fight Demos

February 20, 2016
Mike Matthews and his NYC crew welcome a handful of new stompboxes to their zany family.
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NAMM '16 - EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe & Magni 500 1x15 Demos

February 15, 2016
The bass legend's signature drive gets a tonal facelift and new options, and we hear it through the Swedish brand's newest 1x15 combo.
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NAMM '16 - L.R. Baggs Stadium Electric Bass DI Demo

February 9, 2016
The acoustic pickup and preamp pioneers dip their toe in the bass DI world to help gigging bassists.
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Quick Hit: Providence Bass Boot Comp

January 31, 2016
Providence delivers a little blue box for bassists that’s chock-full of compression tooling.
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NAMM '16 - Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig Demo

January 24, 2016
The popular multi-effect unit gets adapts for bassists.
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