The team's opinion: Yepa! With the Solidgold FX Beta Superdrive, Effects Area comes back with pedals for our bass friends! This strange species affecting so particularly the 4 strings.
Before its creation, the Solidgold FX brand offered the Zeta, a very efficient guitar drive. Smart, our friends the Canadians decided to recalibrate it to make a model for bass: Tadaa la Beta was born!
However, it would be simplistic to consider this Beta Superdrive only as a drive pedal because it allows you to go further. Its construction around a Jfet transistor also makes it an extremely efficient preamp. Yes, some have not hesitated to replace their Tech21 VT Bass with this pedal. And yet vt bass is something.
Its very progressive grain allows you to start with a “thick” clean boost and end with a very grainy saturation, bordering on fuzz. In general, just by activating the latter, you will feel a broadening of your sound, to the point that it will be difficult for you to deactivate it. An excellent alternative to Xotic RC Bass. However, with a little more coloring.
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