Top 6 Bass Multi-Effects Pedals
Whether you play on your own or with a band, it’s always a good idea to enhance the sound of your bass with some gear. The bass is a very powerful instrument that often doesn’t get all the attention it deserves. But as well as the guitar, its true potential can be unlocked with the help of some processing. The right pedal can make your bass lines tastier and help your solos shine and get the attention they deserve.
So find your ideal pedal and help me get rid of those bass jokes...
Following our article multi-effect pedals for guitarists, in this article I personally review 6 of the best bass multi-effects pedals that will take your sound to the next level. Let’s start with the Zoom ms-60B.
1# Zoom ms-60B
Light, small and easy to incorporate to your analog setup. This pedal is easy to adapt to your needs, with memory for 50 presets, 140 effects and modeling of 6 amps. It lets you use up to 4 effects at the same time.
I like most of its synth-like effects, which are surprisingly good. It has an affordable price. A good price/quality ratio!
2# Vox Stomplab 2B
The Vox Stomplab 2B comes with lots of different amp and cabinet modeling possibilities. It gives you a lot of flexibility when it comes to finding your sound. Very easy to use, it has two switches and three knobs. It has also an expression pedal that you can use with a wah-wah effect or other modulations.
3# Boss me-50B
The best thing about this pedal is that everything is in front of you. There are plenty of knobs that you can control like an analog pedal, and three switches. It comes with amp modeling, an expression pedal and very good drive effects. Very recommended!
4# Zoom b3
Very popular because of its perfect modeling of famous bass amps. Fender Bassman, Hartke HA3500, Gallien-Krueger 800RB, Markbass Little Mark III etc. It’s also very easy to use. Its LCD screens make creating and saving presets effortless. It has 3 switches that you can use to jump between memory modes and manual mode. It even has a looper mode to play over yourself!
5# Valeton Dapper Bass
If you are not a preset person and you like simple setups, this and the next pedal are for you. Valeton Dapper comes with a simple design and the most important effects for a bass player (drive, chorus, booster…). Very good sound, and a light and not-so-big body. All in one analog setup.
6# Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig
Tech 21 is a well-known brand in this field. Bass Fly Rig comes with a compact all-in-one analog design like the Valeton Dapper Bass. With Chorus, Octave/Drive, Preamp... All the important effects that we bass players need.
These are my top 6 multi-effects pedals I recommend for bass players. But before you go, check out our marketplace here in Bbop: we have plenty of gear on sale, new and used, from musicians and stores from all over Europe. Take a look at it and see what you can find, you might find some bargains!
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