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To Effect or Not to Effect? A Discussion for Bassists
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To Effect or Not to Effect? A Discussion for Bassists

Q: What’s your take on effects pedals? Do you use any? A: I have been exploring many different pedals and having fun with the sonic possibilities, though I rarely use them outside of my home. My most used pedal is my reverb pedal, because I like the what it offers when playing in small group settings (a piano trio, for...

FuzzHugger FX Releases Bass Bloom Fuzz Pedal
Pedals & Effects

FuzzHugger FX Releases Bass Bloom Fuzz Pedal

Fuzzhugger FX has released the Bass Bloom, a bass-oriented version of their Algal Bloom fuzz. The new adaptation accounts for bass lovers by adding more low-end response and a clean blend to retain their original tone. The Bass Bloom has five controls: Gain, Bloom, Starve, Fuzz Level, and Clean Level. The Bloom knob controls the amount of fuzz added, while...

Source Audio Unveils Soundblox 2 Series at NAMM
Pedals & Effects

Source Audio Unveils Soundblox 2 Series at NAMM

Source Audio debuted their new Soundblox 2 line of pedals at NAMM last week, including the Multiwave Bass Distortion and the brand new Dimension Reverb, designed by Bob “The Chid” Chidlaw. Described as “boldly anti-retro,” the new pedals are housed in compact cast-aluminum housings and have multi-function inputs to support MIDI, an expression pedal, or the company’s Hot Hand control....

Chandler Limited Releases Two New Effects Pedals
Bass Gear

Chandler Limited Releases Two New Effects Pedals

Chandler Limited is now shipping their first effects pedals: the Germanium Drive and Little Devil Colored Boost. Known for their high-end equipment, the company channels their studio gear savvy into the stompboxes, which work for bass, guitar or keyboard. Both pedals feature true bypass and run on dual 9v power supplies or a pair of 9v batteries. Germanium Drive Inspired...

Source Audio Releases Compact Programmable EQ Pedal
Bass Gear

Source Audio Releases Compact Programmable EQ Pedal

Source Audio has added to their line of bass pedals with the release of the Programmable EQ Pedal, a compact, cast aluminum stompbox offering hands-free access to four unique and user-programmed EQ settings. The Programmable EQ offers +/-18db of range across seven frequency bands with an additional frequency band at 62Hz, which is accessible with the device’s Octave Extend function....

Source Audio Introduces the Soundblox Pro Bass Envelope Filter
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Source Audio Introduces the Soundblox Pro Bass Envelope Filter

Source Audio has expanded upon their Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter with a new Pro version of the pedal. Similar to its sibling, the Soundblox Pro Bass Envelope Filter has 22 envelope filter effects ranging from 2 Pole and 4 pole Low Pass variations, Single Peak, Triple Peak, Peak/Notch variations and Phaser settings. Options go even further as you can tweak...

Custom Shop: Darkglass Electronics
Custom Shop

Custom Shop: Darkglass Electronics

We first heard about Darkglass Electronics by way of the company’s flagship distortion pedal, the Microtubes B3K [check out our review here], and soon met proprietor Douglas Castro. Castro, who hails from Chile but is now based out of Finland, builds all of the pedals by hand. A bass player himself, Castro couldn’t get the sound he wanted from all...

Pigtronix Releases Class A Boost Pedal
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Pigtronix Releases Class A Boost Pedal

Pigtronix has released the Class A Boost, designed to fatten any signal, from instruments to line level devices. The pedal includes discreet transistor topology to boost signals up to 20db without clipping. A flat frequency response from 20Hz to 20kHz ensures your bass’s sound is preserved. The company explains that the pedal’s design allows for noise free performance, and has...

Gear Watch: Digitech Unveils BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal
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Gear Watch: Digitech Unveils BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal

Digitech has unveiled their latest bass multi-effects pedal, the BP355. Featuring the same AudioDNA 2 processor as its relatives, the BP355 dishes out modeling of 20 amps, 17 speaker cabs, and more than 70 effects, ranging from distortion to envelope filters with nearly everything in between. It also includes 70 factory and 70 user presets, a Tone Library of 30...

Gear Watch: T-Rex Tonebug Phaser and Chorus/Flanger
Bass Gear

Gear Watch: T-Rex Tonebug Phaser and Chorus/Flanger

T-Rex Engineering has added a Phaser and Chorus/Flanger to their Tonebug line of effects pedals. The Tonebug Phaser features a mode switch to go between a Modern and Vintage sound, as well Rate and Depth controls. The Chorus/Flanger also has a mode switch, but chooses between the chorus and flanging effects. It also has both a Rate and Depth knob...