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Is there a bass equivalent to a Vox tonelab?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by uOpt, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. uOpt

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    In the guitar world I like the Vox tonelabs. They are floor multieffects with pedal and stomp switches and there's a tube in there. To me they sound much better to be than the purely solid state multieffects. Most of the actual effects in there are kinda useless but I combine with regular pedals.

    Is there something like this for bass? Some tube-using, floor-only preamp/multieffect with decent filtered direct out?
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  3. M. Owen Santy

    M. Owen Santy

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    Disclosures:
    Michael Tobias Designs Kingston Series & Traynor Amps Artist
    Used BassPod or Pod XT live (Line6) out to an ART Tube MP Pre-amp to warm it up a bit.
  4. uOpt

    uOpt Supporting Member

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    I'm afraid I hated the Pod stuff.

    The zoom looks interesting. Might be worth a try.
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    The effect of the tube in the zoom is very, very subtle IME. It doesn't use the tube to create the drive sounds, more to add a little colour to drives and compression.
  6. ksandvik

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    Pod stuff sounds indeed very artificial... B9 is old tech compared with the new Zoom B3, then you don't get the tube pre-amp with B3 but as mentioned above the effect is subtle. Just for the sake of the better compressor types I would rather get a B3.

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