Come with us and sin… with bass!
The Sinne Bass Drive is a true swiss army knife of bass pedals. At first sight this pedal is just another overdrive effect, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Designed specifically for the bass guitarist’s needs, this little devil will come in handy in the studio as well as on the stage and anywhere in between. Let’s have a gander at what’s on offer here.
How many times have you connected your bass into a PA or an audio interface to record just to experience some sort of weird noise that you couldn’t get rid of? Well, the nightmare is over with the Sinner Bass Drive as it offers a nifty little switch that lifts the ground from the signal chain and removes the interference that is caused by a ground loop. With the ground loop out of the way, we are able now to connect your bass to a PA or an audio interface, but what’s the problem now? The device has only a line level input? Not a problem! The Sinner Bass Drive comes with a switch that changes your output signal to line level and mixing that with the available balanced XLR output, there is nothing that will stand in your way to shake the place with your low-end rig.
As the switches have been taken care of, let’s have a look at the 6 available potentiometers – DRIVE, LEVEL, BLEND, TREBLE, BASS and PRESENCE. With DRIVE you can decide how much distortion is added when the pedal is engaged – from barely noticeable to an orchestra of harmonics – your call. LEVEL is the control over the volume of the pedal. The BLEND knob gives you the possibility of adding some of your clean signal to the distorted one in order to maintain clarity of your notes. TREBLE, PRESENCE and BASS is the EQ section that allows for control over the highs, mids and low end respectively.
Ever since rock and roll has been labeled as the music of the devil, people tried to satisfy him with sacrifices made of distortion. This hell of a unit will put a smile on the fussiest devil out there. Sin on!
For further analysis on this circuit take a look at this thread on Free Stomp Boxes Forum.