Thanks to Kevin Robinson (Viva Voce on Barsuk Records) for this quick demo of the Bass Blogger. The Bass Blogger offers switchable overdrive and fuzz modes, and is optimized for a lighter, more subtle fuzz (as compared to the Bass Big Muff Pi). For an even smoother bass distortion, see our Bass Metaphors DI/preamp.
Kevin adds: “I like to have as many options of distortion as possible. The Bass Big Muff is such an identifiable sound that it’s really nice to add a little subtle grit to the equation. The Blogger does this nicely. In the ‘drive’ setting, I can push my clean tone up a bit to the edge, then launch it through the roof without having to make extreme jumps.”
“At any point on tour I have two (sometimes three) distortion pedals in the chain. ‘Die A Little’ off our new record was recorded with 18 guitar tracks, and eventually double tracking a distorted bass. Live all I do is turn the Blogger on the fuzz setting with the tone rolled completely off (7 o’clock) and the drive all the way up (5 o’clock). Nails it!”
“If ever there was a brand name linked to the type music we make and completely encapsulate the aesthetic of how good it feels to hold a squealing guitar, it would be Electro-Harmonix. In fact the VERY first pedal I ever bought was a Big Muff Pi.”
If you’re in the Portland, Oregon area tonight (May 19) go stop in on Viva Voce’s video premiere/release party for their new album “Rose City.”
This pedal was conceived of and designed by EHX from globally sourced components. Every EHX pedal goes through a stringent testing process by musicians and technicians in NYC before packing.