Electro-Harmonix Bass Metaphors Pedal Review
October 14, 2008
The Bass Metaphors is an all-purpose channel strip and distortion in one box made from lightweight aluminum.
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|Recorded with US Masters EP41PJ straight into Nuendo
The Metaphors was tested as a DI on a master session, with the tone controls and blend set at twelve o’clock. It immediately sounded warm and round with a Tobias Classic six-string. Notes over the entire tonal spectrum were thick, and the Metaphors handled the B string well. There was a bit of top end hiss at first, but it was controlled easily after rolling off some treble. Engaging the distortion yielded a great, tube-like grind that any rock bassists would enjoy. Adding the Metaphors compressor immediately tightened up the overdrive’s definition, making it more articulate. Switching back to clean with an NS Design electric upright offered a huge amount of growl fretless players will love.
Bassists are utilitarian by nature, and this box does it all. If you are into doing the job with one pedal in your gig bag this might just be it. – SS
you need an all-purpose DI with distortion.
you need a fully adjustable compressor.
MSRP $158 - Electro Harmonix - ehx.com