Electro-Harmonix has announced its new Bass9 Bass Machine pedal.
The Bass9 transforms a user's guitar into any one of nine different basses, without any special pickups, MIDI or instrument modifications. Like other EHX 9 Series pedals, the Bass9 relies on technology like the MEL9 Tape Replay Machine, but it also features a new algorithm maximized for transposing one to two octaves down.
The pedal's rotary switch allows users to switch between nine different bass sounds: Precision (which emulates the Fender P Bass); Longhorn (emulates the Danelectro six-string bass); Fretless; Synth (takes after the Taurus Synthesizer); Virtual (allows the user to adjust the bass’s body density and neck length); Bowed; Split Bass (allows the user to play bass on the lower three strings while playing chords and melody on the upper three); 3:03 (takes after the Roland TB-303 vintage bass synth) and Flip-Flop, a 70s style logic-driven sub-octave generator that tracks without glitches.
The Electro-Harmonix Bass9 Bass Machine pedal is available now for $231.
For more info on the pedal, head on over to ehx.com.