Bass Synth Pedal

, August 20, 2012

  The bass synth pedal simulates the sounds that come from analog sythesizers, such as the famous Moog Synthesizer which were big in the 1970's.  Bass synth pedals hit the market only about a decade or so ago. Synth pedals for bass for the most part, produce some of the most "out of this world" […]


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Electric Bass Guitar

, January 29, 2012

The invention of bass guitar pedals of course would not happen without the invention of the electric bass guitar. Before electric bass guitars came into existence and became standard in popular music, bassists had no other option but to play the double bass. The double bass is still used today, but mostly in symphony orchestras. […]


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Bass Equalizer and Octave Pedals

, August 8, 2011

Two bass guitar pedals that more or less affect the bass in a subtle or complementary way are the bass equalizer pedal and the bass octave pedal. Equalizer is another filter effect, because it involves altering parts of the audio signal's frequency. Equalizer pedals have a set of control knobs that adjust a certain frequency range […]


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Bass Distortion Pedal 2

, June 29, 2011

When it comes to bass distortion pedals, you will find that they come in a wide variety. In fact, you'll see that pedals of this kind don't only say "distortion" on them. In some cases they are called "overdrive" or "fuzz" pedals. Overdrive and fuzz are both, forms of distortion. What usually makes an overdrive […]


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Bass Flanger Pedal

, June 8, 2011

The flanger effect for bass is created in a similar manner to the chorus effect, in that it mixes two or more audio signals together. This process is called modulation. Flanger is also similar to chorus, in that harmony plays a part in creating the effect. It's also important to point out that just like […]


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Bass Compressor Pedal

, June 22, 2010

The bass compressor pedal is basically used to moderate volume by compressing the audio signal that goes from the electric bass to the amplifier.  For the most part, the compressor effect is not very noticeable. It is however, a very useful and popular effect amongst bass players. The bass compressor pedal narrows the dynamic range of the audio signal. What this does is make the sound's loudness […]


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Time-Based Bass Guitar Effects Pedals

, June 22, 2010

  Two effects pedals for the electric bass guitar that more or less manipulate time are delay and reverb. The delay or echo effect is basically achieved by recording an input signal, storing it, and then replaying it over and over again. The controls on a delay pedal allow you to adjust the intervals of the echo, so […]


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Bass Wah-Wah Pedal

, June 19, 2010

The wah-wah pedal creates a distinctive sound effect which is usually described as being vowel-like. This is basically done by altering parts of the frequency within the audio signal.  Most people associate the wah-wah pedal with the electric guitar. Bassists however, have used wah pedals for years in both songs and solo performances. Just like the distortion/overdrive pedal, bass players began […]


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Bass Multi-Effects Pedal

, June 8, 2010

  Multi-effects pedals (a.k.a. multi-effects processors) for bass are a much more convenient and economical choice for bass players. They're more convenient because you get a lot of effects in one device and they're more economical because you get a lot of effects for less money. A low-priced multi-effects pedal could contain 20 or more effects for […]


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Bass Chorus Pedal

, June 8, 2010

The chorus effects pedal for bass simulates the effect that is created by a string orchestra or a choir of singers.  For those who aren't familiar with chorus, it is basically achieved when multiple and similar sound sources with slightly varying pitches come together as one. For example, in a choir, most of the time the vocalists are singing […]


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