April 2019

Bass Effects

Quick Hit: Ampeg Opto Comp Review

May 21, 2018
Three knobs and an optical circuit brew up mellow analog compression that fills out tone rather than choking it.
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Miura Guitars M2 Review

March 2, 2018
This no-frills, simple-to-use bass compressor makes it a breeze to incorporate the effect most low-enders really shouldn't be without.
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NAMM '18 - Aguilar Grape Phaser & SL 212 Demo

February 15, 2018
Get swirly with the latest stompbox from NYC’s bass-gear gurus.
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Dunlop Geezer Butler Cry Baby Review

February 12, 2018
A rock-bass pioneer gets one of his signature tone spices bottled up in a new wah pedal.
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NAMM '18 - JAM Pedals Red Muck MkII, Eureka!, Pink Flow, and 2018 Bass Pedals Demos

February 11, 2018
A flotilla of sonic dreamscapes packed in a series of new boxes by this Athens, Greece, stomp maker.
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NAMM '18 - Fender Rumble Studio 40 Demo

February 8, 2018
Listen to the company’s new line of feature-packed combos aimed at bassists who like to experiment.
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NAMM '18 - Crazy Tube Circuits Constellation, Ziggy V2, Stoned Hz & Locomotive Demos

February 5, 2018
See and hear three new guitar pedals—a fuzz, an overdrive, and a micro modulation unit—plus a bass dirtbox from a Greek stomp company with a big worldview.
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NAMM '18 - Way Huge Pork & Pickle Demo

February 3, 2018
Jeorge Tripps' first bass-oriented pedal combines two of his classic guitar effects into one box—with added low-end tweakability.
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NAMM '18 - Darkglass Electronics Alpha·Omega Ultra Demo

January 30, 2018
This respected relative newcomer delivers a drop-and-go preamp that’s enough to gig on any stage.
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NAMM '18 - Ampeg Liquifier and Opto Comp Demos

January 28, 2018
The Liquifier Analog Chorus and the Opto Comp enter the bass pedalboard space race.
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NAMM '18 - Tech 21 DP-3x Demo

January 26, 2018
Big bass tones in a little package: the do-it-all dUg Pinnick multi-effect unit. (With a nod to Chris Squire, too!)
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NAMM '18 - Daredevil Almighty Bass Demo

January 26, 2018
An entirely original design aimed at bassists who love a gnarly fuzz.
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API TranZformer LX Review

January 11, 2018
A pair of top-shelf studio weapons are transformed into one DI pedal that gives bassists formidable tone-sculpting power.
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Bass Bench: Digital Denial

December 22, 2017
They say variety is the spice of life. But how does this apply to musicians?
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KHDK Abyss Review

November 27, 2017
Bi-amp technology and a secret-weapon voicing switch combine to unearth a treasure trove of bass overdrive flavors.
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Boss GT-1B Review

November 3, 2017
A Pandora’s box full of tools and effects that might move a bassist to the front of the stage.
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Ashdown SZ Funk Face Review

October 3, 2017
The Brit amp outfit teams with founding Jamiroquai bassist Stuart Zender to deliver a 12AX7-fueled drive pedal that's seriously funky.
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Quick Hit: Korg AW-LT100B Review

September 28, 2017
A lightweight, accurate, easy-to-read tuner made specifically for bassists.
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Ampeg Scrambler Bass Overdrive Review

September 10, 2017
Ampeg’s latest bass-pedal offering conjures up the gritty overdriven tones the company is known for, but through a compact and affordable box.
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MXR M287 Sub Octave Bass Fuzz Review

September 7, 2017
The lethal combination of fuzz and an octaver comes to life through this powerful yellow box.
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