Bass synth pedals are a great way to add extra texture, tone, and even octaves to your bass sound. They can also be used for adding drums or other sounds to the mix. In this blog post, I’ll go over what types of pedals exist, how they work, and which ones might fit your particular needs.
|Source Audio C4 Synth Guitar Effect Pedal
|BOSS SY-1 Guitar Synthesizer Pedal
|Easy to Set Up
|MXR M287 Sub Octave Bass Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal
|Value for Money
|VALETON EP-2 Passive Volume & Expression Guitar Bass Keyboard Synth Synthesizer Workstation EXP Pedal
|Fender Downtown Express Electric Bass Guitar Multi-Effect Pedal
|Electro Harmonix Bass Mono Synth Effects Pedal
|Zoom B1X FOUR Bass Guitar Multi-Effects Processor with Expression Pedal
|MOOER E7 Polyphonic Guitar Synth Effects Pedal
|7 LED Indicators
Source Audio C4 Synth Guitar Effect Pedal is a MIDI bass synth pedal. The pedal can use dry signals, wet signals created by the pedal, or external control sources. External control includes FX-1 Expression Pedal/Foot Controller for use with auxiliary footswitch input on the Trochord II RS MIDI Bass Synthesizer.
Bass pedals reproduce various bass sound effects electronically by using an amplifier and speakers. These bass pedals are very popular among electric guitarists and some keyboard players during live performances. They are used to provide low-frequency sounds to fill in their full sound spectrum, which keyboards or guitars themselves cannot obtain without the help of these tools.
The Boss SY1 synth pedal lets you transform your guitar into a complex bass synthesizer capable of generating over 300 tonal and rhythmic effects. It's excellent for creating electro basslines, futuristic soundscapes, and anything in-between. The pedal features both musical instruments' input/output connections on the right side of monoaural 1/4" TS jacks. In contrast, effects output connections on the left side are stereo quarter-inch TRS jack inputs.
MXR’s M87 Bass Distortion & Fuzz Pedal will add a new dimension to your bass playing, with effects that guitarists love. Create the fat string sound on basic chords, dig deep into your tone with quality distortion and fuzz effects, and get plenty of sustain from the octave effect.
MXR M87 Bass Distortion & Fuzz Pedal has a proven 5-band EQ plus a bright blue status LED, which lets you know when it’s powered up. It also features an onboard three-position gain switch which you can use to tame some of its drives while still retaining some fuzziness for that signature MXR tone.
The VALETON EP-2 guitar bass keyboard synth is a low-cost pedal format mass production product for all musicians. Built-in sound synthesizer with four-note polyphonic precision generates the sounds on the fly. Connect lots of pedals to your guitar or other instruments and make new sounds on the easel! All you need is some imagination.
It's not only for guitar players but also owners of drums, keyboards, etc. Stompbox on steroids meets multi-playback. The EP-2 provides up to three different ways to finely tune your output thanks to MIDI, CV/gate inputs as well as its internal tuner. A bit like owning three instruments in one box!
The Fender Downtown Express Electric Bass Guitar Multi-Effect Pedal is a bass synth stompbox. It's designed to help you create your signature tones and effects with its 9-band graphic EQ, single sweepable mid-frequency, overdrive circuit and distortion circuit, independent controls for input gain and output level, and more.
This pedal was designed to help you go from vintage 70s tones to thick 80s funk to modern EDM using the tone-shaping capabilities built right into it. If you're looking for something that can easily give you the high end of a fuzz bass sound combined with the low end of a synth sound all rolled up in one package, this is it!
Electro Harmonix Bass Mono Synth Effects Pedal. This pedal works by shifting the sound of a bass to a synthesized sound of electric bass from the 80s - reminiscent of bands like The Cars, Missing Persons, and Duran Duran.
Electro Harmonix Bass Mono Synth Effects Pedal is for synth guitarists that crave a vintage bass tone on their instrument. Thanks to this compact pedal, it's possible to achieve significant, deep riffs without giving up your guitar's natural tone! Emerge with musical signature identity through this fashionable accessory's all-black design and sleek black simplicity.
The Zoom B1X has various effects but is well-known for its bass synth pedal function. There are more variations on the sound of this synth type than any other guitar amp effect. This is because it pays homage to one of the most popular sounds ever-the humbucker bass guitar tone.
The Zoom's supple range encompasses all types, including Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, and EDM tones, without adding too much low-end clog. What makes it so powerful, though, is its wide range of tones that resemble everything from Roland TB-303 acid trips to faithfully recreated classic downbeat - that's intelligent compression with plenty of diffusions!
The MOOER Poly E7 features organic pedal effects such as distortion, envelope follower, overdrive, fuzz, low boost, and flange available from the expression control knobs on top of the unit. You can add an expression or sustain pedals to introduce these effects in real-time by pressing the footswitch assigned to them while playing.
This is a bass synth pedal since it does not have any ability to interface with external MIDI controllers. Like other pedals in this category, this product may be limited when put into use within a band setting due to the lack of versatility these products provide beyond boosting volume levels.
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