Understanding Gain

(contributed by Robert Giovannetti of Vannetti Bass Designs and Best Bass Gear) Gain is often misinterpreted to be synonymous with volume because they both sound like they mean the same thing, especially when referencing amplifier heads. Compound this with the fact that raising or lowering an instrument’s or amp’s gain will affect its volume, and … Read more

MXR Sub Octave Bass Fuzz

Fresh from the NAMM show, MXR showed off the Sub Octave Bass Fuzz pedal. This fuzz pedal features two circuits, meaning it’s not the typical “one trick pony” type of fuzz. It also features separate bass and treble EQ controls, an octave control (of course), dry volume control (totally necessary for bass), has mid-frequency boost, … Read more