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Ashdown Sub-Octave Plus Bass FX Pedal  

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    Use liberally for mind-crushingly thick bass tone.

    The Ashdown Sub-Octave Plus Bass FX Pedal generates a note one octave below the note you play that replicates the original waveform with the same volume level. You can blend the sub-octave note with the original and add adjustable distortion to the sub-octave to give your playing even more heft. Housed in a durable metal case, it has the famous Ashdown VU input meter and controls for Input, Sub Level, Sub Tone, Distortion, and Output. It can handle passive and active bass signals, plus it has true bypass circuitry. 9V battery or DC adapter power.

    Features

    • Generates a note one octave below the note you play
    • Original and sub octave can be blended
    • Adjustable sub-octave distortion
    • Housed in a durable metal case
    • Famous Ashdown VU input meter
    • Input, Sub Level, Sub Tone, Distortion, and Output controls
    • Accepts passive and active bass signals
    • True bypass circuitry

    A high-quality sub-octave effect pedal just for bass players. Order today!

     
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    AshdownSub-Octave Plus Bass FX Pedal
     
    3.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    3.0

    Nice looking, but of limited use

    By BC

    from Houston, TX

    Comments about Ashdown Sub-Octave Plus Bass FX Pedal:

    This pedal is very nice looking and rugged, but seems to have problems tracking notes - it "hunts" for the lower octive, and you hear it all. This is more pronounced with sustained notes.

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    5.0

    Great pedal. . .

    By RollTheBones

    from Milwaukee, WI

    Comments about Ashdown Sub-Octave Plus Bass FX Pedal:

    This is a great sub-octave pedal for the price. I have had no problems with it. The low end distortion is a nice touch - it's there, but at such low frequencies, it can be a little hard to hear. I've seen others having problems with tracking, but I only notice that when I start getting lazy. If you have a clean fretting technique, it works great, even with an active bass. A must have for the price.

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    1.0

    You get what you pay for

    By BigBlack

    from Baytown, TX

    Comments about Ashdown Sub-Octave Plus Bass FX Pedal:

    In theory this is an amazing piece of engineering. In practice it turns out to be an amazing piece of junk. It looks great! Even the UV meter worked! The price is sweet! But alas, it just doesn't work. I play a 4 string Schecter Stilleto with traditional tuning. No matter what string you are playing the octaver cuts out at about the 18th fret mysteriously. Great sound until that point. Also, there's supposed to be distortion on this pedal and I never heard it. Ashdown makes great amps and cabs but don't dare buy one of these cheap effects pedals. Buy an EBS instead.

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    2.0

    Too Many Problems

    By Melonmuziq

    from Fort Wayne, IN

    Comments about Ashdown Sub-Octave Plus Bass FX Pedal:

    This pedal sounds thick and warm the way it should and I really like the addition of the distortion feature but it does not track fast enough and if u let a note ring out it gets confused and starts to cut out and very the pitch. Also the VU meter light did not work. I have had other Ashdown pedals that had problems too so I am sending this back and will never buy another Ashdown product and I advise u not to either.

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    5.0

    Wow

    By Butch-iBbFw

    from Fremont, NE

    Comments about Ashdown Sub-Octave Plus Bass FX Pedal:

    Where to start. When I received it I was in awe of how pretty it was. Looks aside this thing is a tank. Fairly heavy so it should stand up to any kind of punishment you can dish out. I got to practice and plugged it in. So it took me awhile to get it tuned in, which is an ongoing thing but when isn't it. So, I got it tuned in fairly well the input knob is slightly touchy but you can further control the input with the volume knobs on your bass. Now comes the fun part. When I got this thing up to full power on my amp standing 10 feet away I could feel every bone in my body shake. This thing will make anyone cry mommy when you kick it on. Definately recomend.

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