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DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal   

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Choose from 7 different bass envelope filter effects types to create unique and engaging synth wah sounds to fit in any piece. You'll be astounded at...Read More

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Incredibly sophisticated sounds from a super-affordable box.

Choose from 7 different bass envelope filter effects types to create unique and engaging synth wah sounds to fit in any piece. You'll be astounded at the range of smokin' sounds you can get out of the Digitech XBW Bass Synth Wah Pedal. Includes 9-volt battery!

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  • 7 different bass wah filters
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DigiTechXBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal
 
4.1

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (6)
  • Compact (4)
  • Responsive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Listen for yourself!!!

I play bass, but this effect is SICK on guitar. The only pedal I own that responds to pick attack. Hear this pedal for yourself. Almost everyone who hears this track is surprised...Read complete review

I play bass, but this effect is SICK on guitar. The only pedal I own that responds to pick attack. Hear this pedal for yourself. Almost everyone who hears this track is surprised I didn't use a real analouge synth. Check out "Wait for the End of the World" by Linus in the Sapphire. I use this pedal here and there throughout our material, but this particular song really showcases the pedal's unique sound. I DO NOT WORK FOR DIGITECH (but maybe I should) almost every show we play I get a guitarist asking about the pedal and I have to take time out to explain it. I know at least 5 guys personaly who intend to buy it after watching us play. http://linusinthesapphire.bandcamp.com/track/wait-for-the-end-of-the-world

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent synth but far from perfect

I'm a professional bassist in a very busy wedding band. I needed a synth pedal to play lady gaga, kesha, etc. I borrowed one of these pedals from a friend's studio for a...Read complete review

I'm a professional bassist in a very busy wedding band. I needed a synth pedal to play lady gaga, kesha, etc. I borrowed one of these pedals from a friend's studio for a few weeks until I bought my own, so I have used more than one of them. Out of the 7 effects the pedal offers I have only found one useful. I do not like the envelope filter at all, in comparison to a q-tron. The synth is the only useful effect but there is no dry mix control and you can not turn off the octave below. This makes any note below the open A pretty much useless. There is also a pretty dramatic volume drop when pedal is engaged. Also I have found that the pedal sucks out the tone on the dry signal when disengaged. I'm not very pleased with the pedal, it does what it does but it could be a lot better. I may invest in something a little more useful.

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4.0

Worth it!

By Drewish

from Indianapolis, IN

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Does not have a volume control

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Just for Fun

Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

Having 7 different types of synths and filters in one pedal is great. I have gotten so many crazy sounds out of this thing, and that's only from toying with it for maybe a few hours. The controls take a little time to get used to, though, as vastly different sounds can be produced just by turning one knob. There are no effects on this pedal that I dislike, only some that I find more usable than others, but they are all fun to around with! Highly recommend for anyone looking to get into filter and synth effects. My only wish is that it had a volume control, but changing the volume input on my bass seemed to do okay.

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5.0

Great

By Deathaka

from Newark, Ohio

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

      It's a pretty good and fun pedal

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      5.0

      Great product, great price.

      By Rocco.

      from Youngstown Ohio.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Selection Of Effects

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

        Even though I've been in the Music Business for 50 years, this is the first Bass pedal I've ever owened. Love it!

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        2.0

        I would not buy again

        By chris

        from undisclosed

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

            You get what you pay for.

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            5.0

            Great service

            By Rob

            from Indiana

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

            Gig every weekend

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Listen for yourself!!!

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            By Linus in the Sapphire

            from Philly

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Flexible
            • Obscure
            • Responsive
            • Unique
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Distinctive

            Best Uses

            • Cure For Guitar Boredom
            • Synth Riffs

            Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

            I play bass, but this effect is SICK on guitar. The only pedal I own that responds to pick attack. Hear this pedal for yourself. Almost everyone who hears this track is surprised I didn't use a real analouge synth. Check out "Wait for the End of the World" by Linus in the Sapphire. I use this pedal here and there throughout our material, but this particular song really showcases the pedal's unique sound. I DO NOT WORK FOR DIGITECH (but maybe I should) almost every show we play I get a guitarist asking about the pedal and I have to take time out to explain it. I know at least 5 guys personaly who intend to buy it after watching us play. http://linusinthesapphire.bandcamp.com/track/wait-for-the-end-of-the-world

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Exactly what I was looking for...

            By sph109

            from Indianapolis

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Battery Op Unreliable
            • Power Supply not included

            Best Uses

              Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

              As I had hoped, this DigiTech pedal delivers. The array of effects is plentiful and the fine tuning ability provided is welcomed as well. While the "Control" knob is a little confusing at first, with some experimentation you are able to find the exact sound you are looking for with only a single pedal.

              My only gripe is that they haven't come out with a better/more affordable power solution for these yet. An expensive wall wart vs. expensive 9V batteries doesn't leave many options. But of course, things could be worse.

              This pedal sounds awesome and I would definitely buy it again if I had to. Check out some of the reviews on YouTube for detailed demonstrations of all of the effects before purchasing.

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Decent synth but far from perfect

              By bassnpete22

              from Boston, Ma

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

                  I'm a professional bassist in a very busy wedding band. I needed a synth pedal to play lady gaga, kesha, etc. I borrowed one of these pedals from a friend's studio for a few weeks until I bought my own, so I have used more than one of them. Out of the 7 effects the pedal offers I have only found one useful. I do not like the envelope filter at all, in comparison to a q-tron. The synth is the only useful effect but there is no dry mix control and you can not turn off the octave below. This makes any note below the open A pretty much useless. There is also a pretty dramatic volume drop when pedal is engaged. Also I have found that the pedal sucks out the tone on the dry signal when disengaged. I'm not very pleased with the pedal, it does what it does but it could be a lot better. I may invest in something a little more useful.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good value

                  By Ray Ray

                  from Central Massachusetts

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Selection Of Effects

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

                    Tried the MarkBass. Then tried the XBW.
                    At half the cost, and VERY similar sound quality and type of effects I am sticking with the XBW.
                    Only lacking feature is a MIX knob of dry and effect. I wish it had that, but I can adjust controls to help a bit.
                    For that envelope/wah, and a lower octave that really I only need on a few tunes, this does the job and at a good price.
                    Therefore I say: Good Value!

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Follow up review, after a month

                    By BillStratMan2

                    from Maryland

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Good Selection Of Effects

                    Cons

                    • Breaks Easily
                    • No output control
                    • Sound Deteriorated

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

                    Well, it started out good, but after a month of use the sound quality has deteriorated. Not sure what happened? The other problem is that it does not have an output/volume control. It also does not like active basses with a lot of signal. I'm disappointed and will get something else. Too late to return it. Hopefully this is just a bad seed and everyone else doesn't have this issue.

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