Got a Korg AX1B. Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by bassplayer7770, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. I recently purchased a Korg AX1B. I just got it yesterday, so I haven't had a chance to play with it much, but I used the tuner for my gig last night!:D :bassist: Anyway, what are your thoughts on this pedal? I got it for $60 used. Heck, just the tuner and metronome almost make it worth the money!

    Do any of you think that Bypass on this pedal negatively affects the tone?
  2. Raman


    Feb 19, 2003
    Montreal, Qc
    It does suck a fair bit of tone. (JazzAd suggested that creating a blank patch was actually better than bypassing...)
    But I chain it through a Looper pedal as I do most of my tone-sucking effects. So that solves that.

    Apart from that, as you'll discover, you've just bought a very versatile and surprisingly efficient and clean sounding multi-effect pedal.
    Definitely the best buy for the buck.

    I believe it's still always better to get specialized pedals for effects you use very regularly. But the AX1B is the perfect single tool to handle all the rest.
  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    It takes a bit of low and punch away, especially with passive basses.
    Now, it's not really a negative impact. You only notice it when you use a real bypass instead.