WEAPONS OF CHOICE
Bass: Fender Jazz (1972, passive tone control neutral)
Strings: Dunlop Rounds (nickels, 45 – 105, used)
Cable: DiMarzio EP1700
Interface: SPL Crimson
DAW: Logic Pro X
Drums: Loop It Collection
In this first round of 11, let’s dig into the BASS section of the EQ. However, there is just one thing we should establish as the very first thing. How transparent is the pedal? First, listen to the DRY version and then to a version of the pedal engaged (not including the distortion part), but with all EQ controls at their neutral 12 o’clock positions.
Very little difference. If anything, the neutral setting adds just a touch of added clarity. But that may also be due to a very slight change in level. The drum track is exactly the same, and the bass ‘take’ is also the same as it’s a ‘re-amped’ signal (no, not using an amp, but the same concept). However, the two bass tracks are tuned by ear in terms of volume and even a slight difference, say 0.1 dB, is able to skew how we perceive the sound. Overall, I have no issues declaring this pedal as transparent as can be, so let’s just move on and listen to the BASS setting.
I would find it very unlikely if you would want to drop the BASS all the way down, so I decided to start at 25% and go from there…
Next up are the LO MIDS with the toggle switch at 250 Hz…