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Bass Effects

ARTICLES

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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TC Electronic Announces the Bonafied Buffer, SpectraComp Bass Compressor, and Ditto X4 Looper

January 22, 2016
The Ditto X4 contains creative features like dual loop tracks, 7 loop FX, loop decay, and MIDI sync.
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Wampler Pedals Low Blow Review

November 28, 2015
Wampler Pedals answers the call from bassists for an overdrive and distortion with the multi-dimensional Low Blow.
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Stomp Under Foot Rhinosaur Review

October 30, 2015
Stomp Under Foot revisits the classic Colorsound Bass Fuzz circuit.
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Quick Hit: Maxon BD10 Hybrid Bass Driver

October 23, 2015
A new bass overdrive with excellent tweakability and natural-sounding tones.
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Eden CaliforniWAH Review

October 1, 2015
A modern take on the magnificent Mu-Tron III—and a fast way to get funked up.
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Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor

September 15, 2015
An easy-to-use bass compressor that won’t put the squeeze on your wallet.
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Ampeg SCR-DI Review

September 10, 2015
Ampeg’s new DI for bassists brings flexibility and plenty more.
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MXR M85 Bass Distortion Review

September 7, 2015
This collaboration with Fuzzrocious delivers heavy loads of bass distortion.
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ISP Technologies Beta Bass Review

August 19, 2015
A pro-level bass preamp that resides on a pedalboard.
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Quick Hit: Aguilar Fuzzistor

May 10, 2015
A new silicon-transistor fuzz machine for bassists that’s built like a tank.
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Taurus Abigar Mk-2 Review

May 4, 2015
A bass booster that combines modern and vintage overdrive tones.
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Bass Bench: The Electric Bow

May 1, 2015
In search of infinite sustain? Consider exploring the EBow.
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On Bass: On Compression

April 23, 2015
Don’t write off compression—embrace it and use it to your advantage.
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Keeley Bassist Compressor Review

April 7, 2015
Taking the mystery out of compression with a new easy-to-use and solidly built pedal for bassists.
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