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Bass Effects

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

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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Panda Audio Future Impact I. Review

August 29, 2017
The spirit of a revered but discontinued bass synth finds its voice again, and then some.
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Eden AstroFlange Review

August 23, 2017
Eden’s newest modulation box for bassists makes easy work of dialing in smooth and subtle effects.
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Hotone B Station Review

August 22, 2017
A preamp/DI for bassists that packs a ton of essentials, but keeps the price well under two bills.
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Quick Hit: Rocket Surgeon Labs Seratone—Mood Altering Bass Fuzz

August 3, 2017
This fuzz box for bassists takes a pass on the clean and goes all-in on the dirt.
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Electro-Harmonix Bass Clone Review

July 13, 2017
EHX puts the soul of their classic chorus into a box built for bassists.
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Bass OD/DI/Preamp Pedal Roundup

May 8, 2017
We test four versatile and feature-laden bass stomps from Gallien-Krueger, Providence, Two Notes, and Tech 21.
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Quick Hit: Emma Electronic Okto-Nøjs

April 10, 2017
The tasty combination of octaver and fuzz is taken to new highs—and lows—with this Danish design.
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Quick Hit: Crazy Tube Circuits Planet B

March 26, 2017
An OD for bassists that takes tonal inspiration from a ’70s tube amp and lets you go supersonic at will.
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NAMM '17 - Wren and Cuff The White Elk, Eye See Pi, and Gold Comp Bass Demos

February 9, 2017
The latest pedals from the California builders cover everything from Muff-inspired filth to a resurrection of a forgotten '70s oddball.
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NAMM '17 - MXR Sub Octave Bass Fuzz Demo

February 9, 2017
Listen to how this two-in-one pedal combines a pair of fuzz circuits and some powerful EQ to create some nasty low-end thump.
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