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Fender B-DEC 30 Bass Digital Entertainment Center
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The Fender B-DEC 30 (Bass Digital Entertainment Center) is both an entertainment center and a teaching/training tool for bass players. It includes 70...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Fender B-DEC 30 (Bass Digital Entertainment Center) is both an entertainment center and a teaching/training tool for bass players. It includes 70 loops called Performance Presets which provide instrumental accompaniment for many musical styles and teacher loops which help bassists develop and refine basic techniques. The B-DEC 30 has eight of the most popular bass amps and 18 effects models combined with musical loops for endless jamming fun. Each loop has drum, guitar, and keyboard sounds along with a guide bass track, and each instrument can easily be muted. The internal synthesizer with MIDI interface allows playback of any MIDI file and can store up to 64 MIDI song files. The included complete method book has transcription and tablature for every preset along with suggested techniques, areas of focus, and playing variations. 15"W x 17"H x 14.5"D. 33 lbs.
- 10" Fender Special Design Speaker
- High-frequency piezo horn
- Tilt-back cabinet
- Headphone jack
- 70 Performance Preset loops
- Instrument backing tracks in various styles
- Teacher loops
- Transpose and tune function
- Tempo control
- Volume control over each instrument in loop
- Preset loop model and effect controls
- 8 bass amp models
- 18 effects
- 3 reverbs
- 28 second phrase sampler
- Internal MIDI synth
- Storage for 64 MIDI song files
- Method book
- Speaker out
- RCA aux in
- Line level 1/4" out
- MIDI I/O
- Rear panel teacher input jack
- Footswitch jack
- Black carpet covering
- Black metal grille
- 15"W x 17"H x 14.5"D
- 33 lbs.
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I bought this with the intent to pratice my chops but the controls are confusing. Hate the dial wheel control.It's a big pain getting stuck in the loop programs. Not enough varity with the practice moded and some of the effects are useless. The amp distorts on most of the Bassman settings.
The B-DEC 30 practice amp is one of the greatest inventions for a bass player of ANY skill level. I bought it yesterday and was totally blown away by its capabilities. I will grow as a bass player and soloist by using this amp to practice with for sure. IT IS NOT an amp to gig with, so get that out of your head now or you will be very disappointed. I love the fact that you can mute the other instruments and use the drum tracks as a drum machine, all the while, being able to change the key of the song and the tempo is very handy and challenging. If you hate sitting in your room practicing alone or doing the same stuff over and over, this amp will cure what ails you. It is a must have practice amp! You will not be sorry if you realize what it was intended for (practicing).
I've had mine since Christmas and am still getting acquainted with it. It has so many features that it would take a lifetime to fully experience them all. Any bass player at any skill level will improve with the B-DEC. In fact the versatility of the controls will challenge even the very best of bass players. A beginning bass player will probably find the tracks extremely challenging and even daunting. However, with the controls which allow the tempo to be slowed down even the greenest players will start to get it and then rapidly progress. About the only improvements I would have liked would have been to have the option of purchasing the B-DEC as a head only as I like many other experienced bass players have plenty of bass cabs (8 currently) and could have done without the 10" speaker that comes with it. Don't get me wrong though, the supplied speaker sounds fine. Another change I would have liked would be the cabinet covering. I always prefer tolex and think that would have been more appropriate for an amp of this quality. I have referred to the B-DEC as a tool but it is also a lot of fun too. It all depends on how you want to use it. One important thing to keep in mind if you are considering buying the B-DEC, this is a practice amp and learning tool. If you are looking for just a combo amp to gig with you can get something much more powerful and louder for the same money. Gigging is not what the B-DEC is designed for and anyone who criticizes it for lack of volume is missing the point of the B-DEC entirely.
...But once you get a feel for the amp and what it can do, it makes practice much more fun and effective. The key to being a great musician is timing and a metronome can only do so much. I am sure it will be months before I reach this amps full potential, but that is fun too. Finding something new instead of the tedious same old warm ups and lessons. And once you get a groovy beat going jamming is fun too.The only reason I gave the value 4 stars was that I got it cheaper a month ago. But I would still sa it is worth it for people that want to learn the bass and don't have a band to play with.
It's true about the features. It's got some tasty effects, and having the other instruments accompanying is pretty awesome. Built-in tuner's nice as well. Only knock is it's lack of power. For this price, it's missing some muscle, but if you're not looking for a beast, and would rather have the brains than the brawn, this is the only way to go.
This amp is cool just because it has alot of doo-dads, but it cant really be utalized. Why is essential for an amp to have so many different voices if it cannot be heard unless you totally alone in an empty room. This amp does not cut through other guitars in the room, much less a drummer. if you are recording or something like that this would be good, but if you buy this dont expect to be heard by many.
I've had this amp since july and it is totaly amazing it has a built in tuner and you can play to different songs that come with the amp. If you don't like the tone of a setting you can hit the AUX button and change it to whatever setting you prefer. It also comes witha book that has all of the music to the songs that are on the amp. This amp has the most capabilities of any amp that I've had in my short career.
I use this amp where I take lessons, It has some awesome features , but what I like best is the second input in the rear that allows my instructor to plug in a Guitar and we jam using the b-dec as a drum machine and keyboard player by muting the guitar and bass. Also the deck allows you to slow the tempo of the tracks down to speed up the learning curve on some of the songs, which in my opinion are a challenge. Also the Loop feature allows you to record a phrase and play it back and record. Finally, I would recommend this amp for any style or level bass player looking for a practice amp.
This combo amp/entertainment center is a lot of fun. There are so many options that it is a little overwhelming to try and figure it all out though. Great teaching tool for beginners and even my friends who are very accomplished are impressed by it.