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

Carey Nordstrand talks amps, and Fodera headless prototype

At NAMM, we were able to talk with Carey Nordstrand who showed us the new stuff from Nordstrand Audio products, and it was demonstrated with a cool Fodera headless prototype. Will the Nordstrand Audio products become real? According to Carey’s personal blog, yes. According to Carey, NA products should be available later this year. Cool!

What is “clean bass distortion” and how do you get it?

Some players like using distortion, and that’s fine. However, there’s some debate that exists on whether you need a bass-specific distortion effect or not. Technically, no, you don’t: However…. Although the term “clean distortion” is a bit of an oxymoron (it’s like saying “clean dirty”), regular distortion pedals can’t distort cleanly. Why? Well, let’s take … Read more