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Roland V-Bass System

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The Roland V-Bass System contains the breakthrough COSM technology that takes the bass into bold new sonic dimensions. It models classic basses, lets...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Roland V-Bass System contains the breakthrough COSM technology that takes the bass into bold new sonic dimensions. It models classic basses, lets you create your own, and includes all the popular solid state and tube amps, cabs, and original models. Unsurpassed effects include modeled wah, modeled overdrive/distortion, compression, delay, chorus, reverb, incredible synth bass sounds, polyphonic effects, and wild stuff you've never heard before. It's a snap to use with an intuitive interface and helpful graphic icons. 100 presets and 100 user patches. The V-Bass System has a built-in expression pedal for realtime control. A 1/4" jack accesses amp modeling and non-polyphonic effects. User-installable.

  • Bass processing/modeling system re-creates a variety of bass, pickup, amp, speaker cab, mic, and effects combinations
  • COSM Bass technology models classic electric, acoustic, fretless, and custom user-created basses Instant access to popular solid state and tube amp models, speaker cabinets, and original amp models
  • Unsurpassed bass effects include modeled wah, modeled overdrive/distortion, compression, delay, chorus, reverb, and more
  • Incredible synth bass sounds, polyphonic effects, wild sound effects, and more
  • Extremely intuitive operation with helpful operation graphics and icons
  • Onboard expression pedal for realtime parameter control
  • 1/4" bass jack for direct access to amp modeling and non-polyphonic effects
  • 4-string, 5-string, and 6-string Select function for optimal results; 100 preset and 100 user patches
  • User-installable pickup is required for access to COSM Bass technology and polyphonic effects
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


everything i want and need

By fake_egg

from san francisco, ca

ive had this unit for about 2 years now. i paid the high price and additionally bought 2 bass hexaphonic pickups (one for my awesome ebay cheapie and one for my carvin 6 string) and then i was all set. now i will write the this from the getgo-im a stomp box junkie. anything from the unusably strange and extreme to others that are subtle.the features on this thing are innumerable, but learning to tweak the unit is just as any other-it will take a little time to get anything down perfectly. i had some tracking issues at first so i referred to a pdf users manual i downloaded from roalnds US site (i hate flipping through paper ones). within an hour i was all set.any sound i wanted i could pretty much craft. additional to the maxed out feature presets, there are basic effects built in additional to the core function of the unit so you can add the right amount of reverb etc. to your sound. this really is one-stop shopping for effects. if you feel that you need something more, then youre either like me and just feel the need to buy all kinds of whacky stuff, or you dont know what youre doing. get to know this thing and it will pay off. i use it live. blows people away. i can use the built-in footpedal to swoop down from a ring modulator to an upright bass sound all in the same note. i can assign different strings to behave differently. i can also get that crazy sound from the squarepusher song "steinbolt." im not sure if he was using this unit or a snarling dogs mold spore to do that, but i can dial that sound on both units. i suspect he used the v-bass because of the digital pixelation he creates in the sound.a good music man is on here. some uprights that need a little tweaking and the right amount of added reverb to sound realistic. i use this in the studio religiously and no one can tell that i am not using a real upright bass. ive even had people tell me how good the tone of my upright is and ask how deep the body of the instrument is. i lie and tell them that i own one of charlie mingus' old basses. when people fall for it, i know that this floor unit treats me pretty good.there is also some really outlandish but harmonically sensible stuff on here that noise freaks will dig.thing is built like a sherman tank. all metal construction and nothing chinsy about it. dials and buttons are nice and big. looks like a yesteryear control panel off the movie "2001." interface is made well, just be patient and youll find what youre looking for in there.i use this will my roland guitar synths (gr-20) and i dont need a keyboard player anymore as i can still maintain the output of my original bass signal along with all the silliness and orchestral movement i want with those 2 units together (gr-20 guitar synth and v-bass).again, price on this thing is sky high. is it worth it? if youre going to use it regularly, yeah. if youre going to be a casual hobbyist about it, use your money instead for that needed repair on your car.but consider this-if you get your amp that probably has some basic effects built in to it in this day and age, and a floor unit for effects and youre still looking, youve already spent close to a thousand bucks shopping for "the right sound."roland and boss stuff will always get you what you want. you can do your one stop shopping here if thats what youre really looking to do and need an infinitely diverse range of bass effects.

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Bass playing to the 10th power

By Tatmania

from Staten Island N.Y.

The Roland V Bass has brought my playing to a whole new level. The 100 preset patches that Roland has provided in the V Bass, covers so many sounds and effects,you would think why give room for a 100 more. With so many effects and settings the possibilities are endless.The V Bass is very user friendly. Please! Don't let the price of the V Bass steer you away.Considering all its uses', The V Bass is worth every penny.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Packed to the gills with Basses & Synths

By Lars from the band Renegade

from Sheboygan, WI

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Wow...this thing is really loaded with speaker cabinet emulation, amp simulator tubes or solid state to miced or direct box settings. Full of fantastic sounds fully programable!!I run this live in stereo with 2 -ampeg combo amps and run direct balanced stereo to the board.It is an incredible system...but you need to get used to the many variations and paramaters!!

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