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Markbass Super Synth Bass Pedal  

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Overview

  • Range
  • Sensitivity
  • Mix (dry/effect)
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $449.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $170.00
  • Your Price:
    $27999

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A bass synth pedal with no tracking delay.

The Markbass Super Synth bass pedal offers seriously cool stereo sounds with no tracking delay. Set the sensitivity level to match how hard or soft you play, and the pedal tracks your playing perfectly. The smooth, deep sounds include a very wide variety of synth tones, all sensitive to the intensity of your attack. Octaver mode allows you to layer your sound with octave up, octave down and two octaves down. You can either use the synth output only, or mix in your dry bass sound. Preset parameters can be modified using the supplied software, and downloaded back to the pedal from your computer via the USB connection.

Features

  • Range
  • Sensitivity
  • Mix (dry/effect)
  • Down/up (scroll through presets)
  • True bypass (effect on/off)
  • 1/4" Input jack
  • Left/Mono output jack
  • Right output jack
  • USB control (link to PC)

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MarkbassSuper Synth Bass Pedal
 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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2.0

Interesting sounds but has poor tracking

By Bruce Feller

from Florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Sturdy Built
  • True bypass

Cons

  • Not Responsive
  • Poor Tracking

Best Uses

  • Songs With Funky Bass

Comments about Markbass Super Synth Bass Pedal:

I was disappointed in this pedal. I am mainly interested in an octaver pedal that has octave up. The pedal can produce some interesting sounds in synth mode but I'm a traditional bass player and was not interested in the funky sounds the pedal can make. Unfortunately, if you play fast, the pedal can't keep up with your playing. Another annoying feature is that when you power it up, the pedal adds an octave down even if the level is turned all the way down. You need to turn the OCT-1 to mid level then turn it back down to eliminate the octave down. Octave down and especially two octaves down are of limited use on a bass since they only work well on the higher notes. I'm surprised this pedal doesn't work better since Markbass makes good amplifiers. Markbass makes an octaver pedal but it does not have an octave up. I've had better luck with the EHX POG octaver pedal.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for the most part...

By Egghe

from Pa.

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Not Compact But Solid
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Limited Selection Of Effects
  • Octave Pedal Useless
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about Markbass Super Synth Bass Pedal:

This pedal has some really cool synth sounds installed and the software gives you the capibility to tweek your own sounds and sensitivities.
The octave divider portion of this pedal I found to be useless. There's only 3 banks of it, and their not very programable with the software. I think MB would better serve to remove the octave divider portion and lower the price.
Overall; if your looking a good, programable synth pedal..buy it. However, if your looking at this MAINLY as an octave divider..I would suggest looking elsewhere.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Pleasant surprise!

By William Mcclure

from Va Beach

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Great Dynamic Response
  • Nice Wet Dry Sound
  • Responsive
  • Solid construction
  • USB Interface
  • Versatile
  • Very Usable Sounds

Cons

  • Scrolling Through Patches

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about Markbass Super Synth Bass Pedal:

I have always been clean Bass player. I have never liked any of the envelope filters, auto wha ect. The current gig is going to start playing some 80s dance and decided to look around and see what was out there. I saw a video demo on you tube made by a german guy. He used a drum loop and played with it to show tracking ect. Great demo. I went to G.C. and it is all that was promised. Way better than any GK type rig I have ever used! Tracks pretty darn good. And I could still groove with it. Really impressed! Can't wait to gig with it..

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

fantastic!

Comments about Markbass Super Synth Bass Pedal:

great value for the money, pretty damn close to a real analog feel, and way more stage freindly. You can customize sounds and load your favorite presets, a lot of bang for yer buck. The EXH bass synth is also cool, but it only does a coupla things well, this thing is a workhorse.
this little guy is terrific, way better sound quality & way more versatile than anything else in it's price range. I can get really deep, fat 70's bass synth sounds, as well as trebly-er lead stuff. I saw that some of the other reviewers weren't happy with all the presets-that's why it has a USB port and software to customize your sounds, guys!
errything Mark Bass is built like a tank, pedal is all metal.
some day I'll be able to afford a Moog Taurus, in the mean time, this price is a pitance for what this pedal does.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very cool sounds

By Shawn Whitley

from Undisclosed

Comments about Markbass Super Synth Bass Pedal:

Overall, this pedal has some cool sounds & had a great time bugging out with it on the gig. There are a couple of things I don't like but I think there are a couple of really cool sounds that I'll get to use so the pedal is a keeper for me.
Not hard to use, but there is a feature that would make the pedal easier to use...
Like a switch that allows you to scroll up & down through the settings. For example the way it is now if you're on synth 2 and you want to get to synth 1 you have to scroll forward through the settings to get back to synth 1. Fortunately there are not too many presets to scroll through.
The pedal seems to be pretty sturdy.
It's a bit pricey like so many other things today but...

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Pretty good, but strips your bass frequencies

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Markbass Super Synth Bass Pedal:

O.K. Tracking is great, way better than any other synth bass stompboxes like the Boss. Pretty cool synth tones, however ... the best, most classic synth tone is tone #3 and unfortunately, that tone removes most of the low end of your bass. It's a great tone, but it bumps your bass up an octave and you no longer feel that low end push that you normally feel from your bass. I bought this and used it a few times with my band, but after a few gigs, I stopped using it simply because, while it sounds good, it was ruining my sonic place in the band because I was no longer holding down the low end registers. Again, great tone, but you will be more in the register of a guitar if you use this pedal. You end up fighting with the guitar frequencies and you lose your place at the bottom of the frequency range.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE bass synth pedal I was looking for

By Funktacular

from Toledo, OH

Comments about Markbass Super Synth Bass Pedal:

I own the Boss SYB-5 bass synth pedal, but it doesn't have tones quite as "usable" as I was looking for. Crazy, good, but not something you could use for funk, more just psychedelic. This pedal however, tracks even faster (no delay!) and both the octave and synth effects are totally awesome. I haven't started tweaking it yet (you have to hook it up to a computer via USB to change detailed settings), but with the 12 presets for each side (synth/octaver) and the simple controls, I was able to get that ultra-fat 70's analog synth bass sound I was looking for!Side note: this sounded great with guitar as well, and I cannot say that for the Boss pedal. Buy it if you've got the dough, save up for it if you don't.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Killer Sounds, Totally Tweakable!

By LowDownTone

from Chico, Ca

Comments about Markbass Super Synth Bass Pedal:

I was looking to get a bass synth pedal so I could emulate some classic 70's bass sounds. It was kind of obvious then that I would have to pick an analog pedal, but when I looked into it the analog pedals just weren't "stage friendly" because you could never create presets (you always had to adjust slider / knobs by hand). This pedal was the perfect "meet-half-way" pedal. This pedal SOUNDS GREAT, and with the included software you can tweak the pedal to make ANY sound you can imagine. It is also stage friendly because you can load all your presets into the pedal and scroll through them with the foot switch. The pedal also has a killer octaver pedal that sounds better than any other octaver I've heard. Ultimately, killer sounds from TWO pedals that are both totally tweakable and easily scrolled through while playing live. For that I'll pay the extra money.

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