April 2020

Bass Effects

ARTICLES

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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
July-2019-One Control-FEAT

One Control Blue 360 Review

June 13, 2019
The ghost of a storied bass rig finds a home in a compact pedal.
Read More
May19-EHX-Battalion-FEAT

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.
Read More
May19_BassBench

Bass Bench: Exploring Low-End Distortion

April 5, 2019
What are the benefits and drawbacks of adding dirt and grind to your bass sound?
Read More
Ap19-MXR-FEAT

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.
Read More
Apr19_BassBench

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.
Read More
Mar19-Trickfish-FEAT

Trickfish Trilobite Review

February 8, 2019
The name may suggest something aquatic, but there’s nothing watered down about this DI.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
tech21

NAMM '19 - Tech 21 Geddy Lee SansAmp YYZ & Paul Landers Signature Fly Rig Demos

January 25, 2019
Analog-amp-modeling pioneer Andrew Barta shows us the legendary Rush bassist’s streamlined preamp pedal, as well as Rammstein guitarist Paul Landers’ custom multi-effector.
Read More
Feb19-Free the Tone-FEAT2

Free the Tone Black Vehicle BV-1V Review

January 11, 2019
A meticulously designed, quiet black box that churns out an impressive palette of amp-like overdrive.
Read More
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.
Read More

PAGES