One of the single best things about any new gear convention – let alone one as huge as NAMM – are all the brand-spanking new pedals our boards will soon get to enjoy!
MXR delivered this year with a few of their own, including ta couple for all of you bass players out there: the MXR Bass Overdrive and the Bass Chorus Deluxe. The MXR Bass Overdrive is an original design that delivers warm, tube-like overdrive. Along with standard Volume, Tone and Drive controls, this pedal features a Clean control so you can blend a pre-set EQ clean signal with the overdrive signal, resulting in sweet burly bass overdrive.
The MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe meanwhile is powered by pure analog bucket-brigade technology, serving up shimmering, liquid chorus and swooshing, metallic flanger effects while preserving the punch and fundamental of your low end. The Bass Chorus Deluxe features top-mounted Flanger and X-Over buttons with LED status indicators. In X-Over Mode, modulation in low frequencies is decreased at 100Hz—perfect for playing upper register chords, melodies and fills while keeping the low end in tune. With Bass and Treble controls you can cut or boost lows and highs and shape the tonal character of the effect. For a wide stereo sound, select the TRS (tip-ring-sleeve) Stereo Hardwire Bypass Mode via an internal switch. In this mode, you can use a TRS to TS (tip-sleeve) Y-splitter cable to send the effect signal to two different amplifiers, allowing the modulation to move from left to right.
The Bass Chorus Deluxe joins the ranks of award-winning pedals in the MXR Bass Innovations line, each designed by bass players for bass players. Check out the video below for a hands on demo from NAMM!