New Gear

Pitch-Shifter/Harmony Electro-Flarmonix's Next Step series gets a boost with two bass-friendly stompboxes. The Crying Bass Wah/Fuzz lives up to its name with a big dose of distortion and wah-wah flavor, but it also boasts a lowpass filter to protect the bottom end. With its 11-position control, the Slammi Pitch-Shifter/ Harmony pedal allows the player to set the pedal's maximum bend/interval to detune for a lush chorus effect, as well as a wide selection of intervals (half-step, major 2nd, major 3rd, perfect 4th, perfect 5th, major 6th, minor 7th, octave, two octaves, and three octaves). The Slammi's controls also include a thumb wheel for dry volume, which blends in the instrument's dry signal. Like other Next Step effects, both pedals forego moving parts in favor of motion sensors, and both run on 9-volt batteries or with AC.

Journal Bass Player
Year 2014
Volume 25
Issue 1
Pages 28-29

(2014) New Gear. In: Bass Player, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 28-29. Available at


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