Strange Bass Related Advert-thing... (NAMM 2009)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barteroo2002, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Hello all.
    I really dunno if this belongs in the 'Bass Guitar' section of the site because I really don't know what this product is! Very Mysterious...
    I was on facebook and I noticed a bass related ad to the right - I can't remember facebook asking if I played bass so I thought it was a bit odd!?
    Anyway, is the page that came up.
    Happy investigations.

    I just figured I'd share this with all my new TalkBass friends.
    (I promise I have no affiliation with whatever this is all about!!)

    Please share any thoughts because I fear this (clearly viral marketing and intentionally annoying thing) may bug me for a while. :help:

  2. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Looks/sounds to me like an ad for a bass-specific multi-fx unit. Possibly built into a preamp or amp head a'la the SWR Mo-Bass, as it is a "head" with "450" (I'm guessing watts) and there is a brief graphic mentioning tubes and also a tuner out.
  3. Gothic


    Apr 13, 2008
    Reverse bass delay?!? :) :) :)

    I wouldn't lose sleep over it...
  4. I think there may be a tuner built in.
  5. BigBeatNut


    Apr 10, 2006
    London, UK
    From what I've heard if you've signed up to facebook your rights to privacy are gone forever. Okay that's hearsay, I know.

    OTOH it looks like some OTHER website, which does know about your bass-playing proclivities, has shared that info with facebook, and that's even more worrying.

    The video is a very clever marketing ploy, isn't it ... in a rash moment, right after discovery, I nearly posted a link on a UK bass forum. Then I realised I'd been (nearly) suckered.
  6. guizzy

    guizzy Guest

    Nov 17, 2008
    Actually, I saw this ad here on TalkBass. "The iPhone of bass" or something like that.

    Considering my own opinion about the iPhone, then it should be an effect box that does something other effect boxes have been doing all along, except in a shinier box. :D
  7. Bardley


    Nov 16, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    CORRECTION!! a smaller, more expensive shinier box...
  8. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    The domain is owned by TC Electronic. So it appears to be a legit attempt at viral marketing. I'm guessing a Nova or G system unit dedicated to bass.
  9. what is that?
  10. Gothic


    Apr 13, 2008
    That would actually be interesting...
  11. Hay, I like shiny boxes.
  12. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    a touchscreen effects unit.

    oh, will not have chorus, distorsion, envelope filters, and will not allow MMS messaging, also, the camera sucks. :D:bag:
  13. Damn it! I was (clearly, not nearly) suckered!
    Capitalism has won again...
    Damn the Fat-Cats!!!
  14. Rush-2112


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
    Well it says "Rebel Head 450"... so maybe an amp head?

    Or maybe that's just there to throw us off :D