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Digitech dbx Bass Squeeze Review

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by T.B. Player, Sep 27, 2002.


  1. T.B. Player

    T.B. Player

    Aug 10, 2002
    Orange, Texas
    Well I just picked up this new pedal and I got to say I'm fairly impressed. I used it on my first gig last night and got several comments. I usually use a Sansamp BDDI but wanted some compression so it could even out my peaks and attenuate harmonics.

    For a solidstate compressor it is really quiet. I had to pretty much max out the level in order to hear the compression happening. There is a lot of headroom. Also, the CIT cabinet simulator sounded really good, almost close to what I get with the Sansamp.

    The only thing I didn't like was using the crossover above the 250hz mark. Everything tends to get real middy and highs get super glassy. I mainly use a Sterling and it really fattened it up across the whole spectrum. The soundman really liked how it helped me stand out in the mix and this is in a seven piece band. I highly recommend checking this pedal out.

    Peace
     
  2. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    really cool!

    those new digitech pedals seem to be pretty impressive.

    i played the delay, and i liked it better than the line6 delay modeler (for straight-up delay purposes).
     
  3. yeah, i too was extremely surprised by the delay... the others werent so great but the delay was a lot better than I expected.
     
  4. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    :D

    that's a backhanded complement if i ever heard one!
     
  5. Hmmm, so would that be a good trade for a Zoom 708? I'm thinking I might want a compressor, but idk...
     
  6. DrMusic45

    DrMusic45

    Nov 27, 2002
    Missouri
    I just got the Bass Synth Wah pedal yesterday, and I LOVE it! I really was getting it for its octave capabilities (which I think are stellar, btw), and the synth sounds are pretty cool to! I was hoping to maybe team it up with the compressor from the same maker to help out my bass sound a bit. If all these X-series pedals are as good as the bass synth wah, then I'm definitely picking up a few more, hehe.
     
  7. andrewd

    andrewd

    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    the bass synth wah is the shiznite

    anybody have sound samples of the compressor?