April 2020

Bass Effects

Taurus

Taurus Amp Announces the Vandall-500

December 27, 2018
The Polish-made hybrid bass amp rocks out 500W and includes both solid-state and tube preamps.
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OnkartGromt FunkyFellow Review

September 9, 2018
An envelope filter for bassists that demonstrates Norwegian farmers can be quite funky.
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Ampeg Liquifier Review

August 23, 2018
The bass-amp giant's new dual-chorus circuit serves up a wide range of rich modulation with a price that harkens back to the 1980s.
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Free the Tone

Free the Tone Releases the BV-1V Black Vehicle Bass Overdrive

August 14, 2018
From a natural grind to a heavy distorted sound, the bass-specific drive can create a wide variety of sounds similar to driving an old-school vacuum tube amplifier.
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TC Electronic SpectraDrive Review

August 10, 2018
A true multi-tool for bassists that packs all the essentials for performance and practice.
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Quick Hit: Crazy Tube Circuits Locomotive Review

August 2, 2018
A 12AY7-packed bass OD for clean, mean, and points in-between.
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pigtronix

SNAMM '18 - Pigtronix Philosopher Micro Bass Compressor/Sustain Pedal Demo

July 13, 2018
Living Colour bass behemoth Doug Wimbish gives a stadium-worthy demo of the company’s tiny—but mighty—new compressor/sustainer.
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Bass Bench: MIDI Sensing on Steroids

July 1, 2018
No doubt you’ve heard the saying “many hands make light work.” It turns out this also applies to MIDI bass.
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trickfish

SNAMM '18 - Trickfish Amplification Trilobite Demo

June 30, 2018
Check out a demo of the company's dual preamp pedal that offers myriad features for the working bassist.
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Bass Bench: The Pros and Cons of Pitch-to-MIDI Technologies

June 8, 2018
Eager to explore electronic music with your bass? Here are the trade-offs you’ll encounter.
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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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aguilar

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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jam pedals

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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fender mumble

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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crazy tube

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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way huge

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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darkglass

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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