October 2020

 

Bass Effects

ARTICLES

Becos Compressor homepage

Studio-Grade Compression for Your Pedalboard?

September 21, 2020
A dual-band/stacked floor unit with 15 knobs and five toggles that will make compression control freaks giddy. The PG Becos CompIQ TWAIN review.
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Seamoon FX Funk Machine review

If This Stomp Doesn’t Get Your Booty Shaking, You're Probably Dead

September 17, 2020
The PG Seamoon FX Funk Machine review.
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Xotic RC Bass Booster homepage

Five Knobs and the Truth

April 26, 2020
Fatter, punchier bass tone via a clean boost with two gain stages and precise 2-band EQ. The PG Xotic Bass RC Booster V2 review.
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EBS

EBS OctaBass Blue Label: The Premier Guitar Review

February 16, 2020
The Swedish bass pros slim down their octaver while imbuing it with gut-shaking low end and analog warmth.
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pedalboards part deux homepage

Your Pedalboards 2020: Part Deux

February 14, 2020
We received so many submissions from readers, we had to do a round two. PG's axe-wielding disciples show us their personal pedal masterpieces.
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Darkglass Harmonic Booster - homepage

Darkglass Electronics Harmonic Booster: The Premier Guitar Review

January 24, 2020
The Finnish company revives its first pedal and packs it with even more tone-shaping functionality.
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Nu X

Nu-X Melvin Lee Davis Bass Preamp + DI Demo | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
The Lee Ritenour and Chaka Khan bass guru gets a signature DI optimized for extreme low end.
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EBS Micro3 - homepage

EBS MicroBass 3 Review

November 18, 2019
This versatile outboard preamp/DI combines the flavors of two classic amps for tone-sculpting nirvana.
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Ashdown

Ashdown Type 23 Review

October 16, 2019
Forget space-cadet sounds. This road-tough envelope filter is all about dialing fat funkiness with minimal hassle.
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Fender downtown homepage

Fender Downtown Express Review

September 22, 2019
Three of the most useful tone tools for bassists in a tidy, variable-XLR-equipped box.
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Darkglass X homepage

Darkglass Microtubes X Review

September 5, 2019
The Finnish bass experts distill much of their X7 distortion pedal’s magic into a smaller, lighter, more affordable box.
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Nordstrand-Slider

Rocket Surgeon StarLifter Review

July 10, 2019
A combination preamp/DI with a host of goodies takes bass tone-sculpting to celestial heights.
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One Control Blue 360 Review

June 13, 2019
The ghost of a storied bass rig finds a home in a compact pedal.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Battalion Review

April 7, 2019
A slimmed-down version of EHX’s tone toolbox for bassists didn’t lose any weight in the functionality department.
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Bass Bench: Exploring Low-End Distortion

April 5, 2019
What are the benefits and drawbacks of adding dirt and grind to your bass sound?
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Quick Hit: MXR Vintage Bass Octave Review

March 8, 2019
Exploring the deep with a pedal that won’t file an eminent domain claim on your board.
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Bass Bench: Inside the World of Bass Pedals

March 8, 2019
For the modern low-ender, it’s not enough to be a groove master. Today, you need to stay on top of ever-evolving tone-shaping technology.
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Trickfish Trilobite Review

February 8, 2019
The name may suggest something aquatic, but there’s nothing watered down about this DI.
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fender pedals

NAMM '19 - Fender MTG Tube Distortion, Pinwheel, Bubble Chorus, Lost Highway Phaser & Tre-Verb Demos

January 25, 2019
Along with a stomp designed to be an all-in-one for bassists, the newly launched pedals include a tube-driven distortion, reverb/trem combo, and more.
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mxr bass

NAMM '19 - MXR Vintage Bass Octave & Dyna Comp Bass Demos

January 25, 2019
Get hip to a pair of new mini pedals aimed at bassists who love compression and vintage octave sounds.
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