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DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • 7 different bass wah filters
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $129.95
  • Your Savings:
    - $40.00
  • Your Price:
    $8995

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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

Take the plunge. It's like turning your bass into a whole bunch of other instruments. Order today.

 
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DigiTechXBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal
 
4.1

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (4)

    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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    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

    Comment on this review

    (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.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 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.

          Comment on this review

          (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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            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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Cool pedal!

            By BillStratMan2

            from Maryland

            About Me Professional Musician

            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!

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              DigiTech Bass Synth Wah

              By Mitch Baker

              from Washington State

              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.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              DigiTech Bass Synth Wah

              By Mitch Baker

              from Washington State

              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.

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              (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.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Died

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about DigiTech XBW Bass Synth Wah Effects Pedal:

              Mine died after a short time. I have a two other friends who had the same luck with this pedal. All 3 died after a short time.

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