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Is there a bass equivalent to a Vox tonelab?

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

  1. uOpt


    Jul 21, 2008
    Boston, MA, USA
    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?
  2. M. Owen Santy

    M. Owen Santy Banned

    Aug 10, 2011
    Springfield, MA
    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.
  3. uOpt


    Jul 21, 2008
    Boston, MA, USA
    I'm afraid I hated the Pod stuff.

    The zoom looks interesting. Might be worth a try.
  4. ga_edwards


    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    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.
  5. 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.