Submitted March 6, 2014 by Al F in Wakefield, MA
"My favorite new toy"
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I never thought I would be interested in effects for bass, but I had some money to burn, and ordered this. I've only had it a few days, but I think it's worth the money I spent. I set up an effect similar to an octaver, but an octave higher, rather than the usual octave lower. I can hear the effect even on the lowest E. An octaver doesn't sound so good on the lowest notes, being an octave lower, can't really hear the effect that low, but this effect I set up is great! There's also an actual octaver if you like that, sounds nice on higher pitches. I also like the hall reverb effect, and the delay effect. When I run my fingernail up and down the strings, it makes sound crazy sounds, but my cat doesn't like it so much. The Reggae patch it comes with removes almost all but the low bass tones, and by using it in a custom patch with the bass reduced some, and a few other tweeks, it gives a sound somewhat similar to a bass with flatwound strings, for playing older music like The Beatles. The growly roundwounds don't seem to fit that kind of music, so this helps a lot. Now I don't need two basses, and I can keep the roundwound strings. By stepping on the footswitch for 1 second, you get a tuner, very useful to have that. Now I don't need a separate tuner. There are other effects like distortion, delay, reverb, synth, and others I can't remember at the moment. Check out the PDF manual linked on this web page to see what it has. You can even use up to 4 effects together for even more variety. I takes a little practice to figure out how to set up sounds, but it's not that hard to do. With this stomp box, you probably won't need to buy a lot of individual stomp boxes. At least I don't. It's small enough to fit inside of my GCBASS case, too, so I don't need to buy a bag to carry it in.
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