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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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!

FEATURES
  • 7 different bass wah filters
  • Opens doors to whole new kinds of sound
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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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DigiTech Bass Synth Wah

By Mitch Baker

from Washington State

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Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

GREAT tones in this pedal. The wah sounds are really fun to play around with; almost sounds like a Cry Baby, which is AWESOME. Works on guitar and bass. The SubOctave Type sounds dirty with low notes, but other wise a great and durable pedal. Kills 9V Batteries, so get an adapter if you want to use it often.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

DigiTech Bass Synth Wah

By Mitch Baker

from Washington State

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Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

Outstanding. If you need a pedal for jazz to metal, the Synth Wah is the way to go.
7 different tones in one pedal is outstanding. The envelope filter is a great wah for guitar and bass, the synth sounds are sweet for changing the sound of a cover, and the SubOctave is awesome, except it's dirty on the low bass notes.
I got is for Christmas, but finding out it was only about 90 dollars I was amazed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works great & funky!

By ScaryFedoraMan

from Delmar, NY

Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

This is a great little pedal, I got it for christmas and it's pretty great. There's a very wide range of synth functions, and the wah itself is amazing. It's fairly durable as well, as it's made of metal.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Listen for yourself!!!

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

(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.

    (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

    See all my reviews

    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.

        (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!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Follow up review, after a month

          By BillStratMan2

          from Maryland

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Cool pedal!

          By BillStratMan2

          from Maryland

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive
          • Tracks well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

            Nice pedal, with a lot of cool sounds. However, not many are useful for live situations. I got it to get the Synth effect that the Muse bassist has on Hysteria and Time is Running Out. The number 4 selection is the most useful and is very close to what I needed. Tracks well and good adjustability. Good price for a fun effect!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Crazy

            By Kevin-gU8eH

            from Eagle River, AK

            Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

            Good for making odd noises, I really like it paired with a flanger pedal, Sounds like alien abductions and haunted houses.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            1st one didnt work second was so good!

            By Itsryan971

            from Eugene OR

            Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

            i bought one of these guys and it played great for about 20min and then total stopped working i called and the guy was great he went threw all the checks with me still nothing working however....so i returned the producted 4 a new one and it works GREAT the 7 different styles r nuts everyone should buy one of these badboys

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Cool As Can Be!

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

            This pedal is awesome! I got it at a shop, used, and for 50 bucks so it was a real find! I use this for my guitar, and it works perfectly fine. I was looking for a real crazy pedal that could give me weird sounds. And i found it! This pedal rivals the Line 6 filter modeler. All though it doesn't have as many setting as the filter modeler, it is just as good for half the price! Definetly a must buy

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A great pedal at an affordable price!

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

            This pedal is a winner! It's just what I've been looking for! You never lose the tone of your bass through this pedal like you do with most pedals. The sounds are great and the price can't be beat!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good for cheap envelope

            By Twangification

            from Kansas City

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            Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

            The only thing better would be a consort of real analog effects, but I doubt you could fit that kind of circuitry in a little box, or sell it so cheap. I got it just for the envelope filter, which nails that vibe well enough for live playing. Maybe I'll use the other patches - I don't know.

             
            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.

             
            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

                 
                5.0

                Great product, great price.

                By Roccocloud

                from Youngstown Ohio

                About Me Professional Musician

                See all my reviews

                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!

                   
                  2.0

                  I would not buy again

                  By Chris

                  from Valencia, Ca.

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  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.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great service

                      By Rob

                      from Indiana

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

                      Gig every weekend

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent pedal

                      By killer_55

                      from Lubbock, TX

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                      Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

                      This pedal is great, especially for the price. The features are excellent. I have only had it for about a week now, but I have already found practically hundreds of useful sounds and effects. The only downside is that it is a battery hog. Other than that, this is an excellent product.

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