Providence has introduced a new bass switcher with on-board preamp, Vitalizer B and D.I. Out, the Bass FX Console BFX-1.
Kanagawa, Japan (May 23, 2017) -- Providence has introduced a new bass switcher with on-board preamp, Vitalizer B and D.I. Out, the Bass FX Console BFX-1.
The Bass FX Console BFX-1 enables the player’s favorite pedals with one action without interrupting technical performance. A buffer circuit employs the Vitalizer B to minimize tonal degradation from switching and patch wiring in the system. Also, the 4-band EQ/preamp of the Providence Bass Preamp technology is loaded for more tonal versatility. With the D.I. Out, The Bass FX Console is an active bassists’ new pedal hub system to control myriads of sounds.
- The Vitalizer circuit converts incoming signals to low impedance, ensuring that no loss in sonic quality occurs during subsequent switching and routing.
- Four programmable effect loops (3 series + 1 separate) plus effect power in a compact unit measuring only 290 mm wide x 70 mm deep.
- Up to four combinations of the four loops can be programmed and recalled instantly in the Program mode.
- Loaded with the Providence Bass Preamp 4 band EQ/Vitalizer. Loop 1 can be used to turn on/off the EQ.
- DI Out (Balanced Out) source can be selected whether the signal is coming from after Loop 3 or Loop 4.
The Bass FX Console carry street prices of $499.00. They’re available at select retailers and can also be purchased directly from EMG Pickups at www.emgpickups.com with free shipping to the customers in the USA.
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The patented "Loosening Prevention" feature helps prevent loosening the plug cap from vibrations.
North Hollywood, CA (August 26, 2015) -- The V206 features the NP-21 and NP-21L, the world's smallest original plugs that are perfect to save space and lighten the pedalboard. The patented "Loosening Prevention" feature helps prevent loosening the plug cap from slight vibration while traveling and reduce the risk of having troubles.
Providence cables are designed and developed specifically to meet the needs of leading artists, both on stage and in the studio. Know-how acquired through extensive experience in the field is exhaustively and effectively applied in every product we make. Just as there are a wide variety of musical genres, each player has unique personal sonic preferences. Providence creates cables to meet the widest possible range of musical needs while continuously working on new technology and innovations that will forge the sounds of the future.
V206 Patch Cable's Characteristics The V206 is the 4th Platinum Link series model and it celebrates Providence's 20th anniversary.
A VLK1 OFC conductor and tin-plated super-high-density braided shield plus carbon-impregnated conductive vinyl sheath result in a thin, flexible cable that offers excellent electromagnetic noise rejection. Picking nuances come through with clarity in an overall sound that is tight and powerful.
The NP-21 and NP-21L, the world's smallest original plugs are perfect to save space and lighten the pedalboard. This cable is also reliable as it's already soldered by our experienced craftsman.
"Loosening Prevention" feature was developed based on the idea that Artists can focus on performance without any stress will prevent loosening plugs that may occur while traveling.
- When developing a new Providence cable we always thoroughly test a variety of plug and solder combinations and select the one that best suits the sound we are trying to achieve.
- Connector plating also affects the sound, so gold or nickel plating is selected according to the specific tonality we are aiming for.
- 6.3 mm plug shafts that just fit the majority of phone jacks are used to minimize the possibility of accidental unplugging, while maintaining maximum contact over the greatest possible area for superior sound.
- Original Providence L-plugs feature a 91Â°angle (registered utility model) that allows easier connection to angled pedal chassis such as those often seen in wah pedals.
- Nickel plating is selected for NP-21 and NP-21L plugs.
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Providence ABC-1 Anadime Bass Chorus Review
By combining a top-notch chorus effect with bass-friendly filtering and subtle delay, Providence hits new highs—and lows.
What’s in a name? Apologies for going full Shakespeare off the bat, but the question is actually germane. “Providence” is defined by many as the manifestation of divine care or direction, a pretty lofty appellation for a company furnishing stompboxes for the great unwashed among us. But given its track history—and a demonstrated soft side for the low-end community—Providence has thus far earned a name so sweet. Here we turn to one of their latest offerings, the ABC-1 Anadime Bass Chorus.
Based on the company’s ADC-4 Anadime Chorus, the ABC-1 Anadime Bass Chorus takes the best features of its predecessor—rugged build, tidy form factor, and a bucket-brigade delay circuit—and presents it in a bass-facing format. The ABC-1 screams quality from the get-go from its powder-coat chassis to its heavy-duty footswitch and easy-access pointer knobs.
Anadime Bass Chorus so special.
Inside, Providence places its D.C.G. circuit, a double-contact grounding mechanism that promises durability and improved sound. That’s a hard one to assess in an evaluation such as this, but on gigs and in gigbags, the pedal proved itself to be a stout little stompbox.
The ABC-1’s raised LED serves a dual purpose: The bright, blue light pulses at the tempo set by the pedal’s speed control, but it also acts as an indicator of battery strength—dimming when the charge sags below 7 volts. Handy.
My only reservation regarding the pedal’s roadworthiness is its 3-position deep-mode toggle, which is somewhat precariously placed in an exposed area below the speed knob. That said, the switch felt sturdier than most, and allowed for little lateral movement.
Solid build with an eye out for low-end preservation and projection.
High-pass filter is a tad counter-intuitive, but no less functional and flexible.
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Providence Anadime ABC-1 Bass Chorus
Depth and Dimension
A chorus pedal at its most basic needs two controls: one for rate and the other for depth of modulation. Judged on these merits alone, the ABC-1 is perfectly adequate, as those controls function precisely as they should. Dig deeper, and you’ll find what makes the Anadime Bass Chorus so special.
Just as overdrive and fuzz pedals can vex bass players in how they suck the low end out of the signal, modulation effects can be problematic in how they become mired in muck, sluggishly spitting out a signal that lacks definition. Providence tackles this problem with a high-pass filter (HPF) knob that offers tremendous control over the low-end character.
With the HPF set at minimum value, my hot-rodded Fender Precision going through a ’65 Ampeg SB-12 sounded a tad tinny. The low end began to bloom as I turned the HPF toward noon, and when turned full-bore, the HPF control let in more booty than a bouncer at a Kardashian bachelorette bash.
On its surface, the ABC-1’s deep-mode switch might also seem to function as a frequency filter, but in fact it’s cooler than that. By controlling the effect’s delay response, the deep control provides three distinct settings. Flip the switch down, and the chorus has a presence and immediacy that will make you feel as if you were just plunged into a pool of pudding. Flipped to the middle position, the effect takes on a more airy quality, as if you’re bobbing in a bubble ball. The deep switch goes even deeper in its high position by serving up a sound that somehow feels both submerged and spacious.
It can be tough to make a splash in a market as crowded as chorus pedals. But with its eye toward the low end, its superior build quality, and its spacious, multi-dimensional sound and feel, the Providence Anadime ABC-1 makes some others in its class seem about as warm as soggy blankets.