Electro-Harmonix Crying Bass
Electro-Harmonix expands Next Step Effects line with the new Crying Bass, a wah pedal with fuzz effect for bassists.
EHX Next Step Pedalboard Cradle
This pedal features EHX's unique expression pedal design, having a contoured bottom plate that lets it rock back and forth without the need for any moving parts.
The Crying Bass lets bassists enjoy the advantages of Next Step's low maintenance design, providing a special tool for expanding bass note expression.
Instead of just being a straightforward wah, EHX added a twist to make it more suitable for the lower frequencies produced by bass guitars. They added a specially tuned fuzz circuit into the pedal that adds extra harmonics for the wah filter to work with.
According to EHX, the result is a pedal that provides a smooth wah sound that "goes all the way from smooth funk to rude growl without losing any bottom."
Thanks to its contoured design, the pedal operates smoothly and allows for dynamic and expressive use. Like the other Next Step Effects, the effect is designed to accurately respond to how fast or slow you rock the pedal, allowing for a heightened sense of control over the expression of your wah.
To make it even more suitable for bass players, Electro-Harmonix added a low-pass filter control that you can use to boost the low frequencies of the effected sound.
Since there are no pots, foot switches and moving parts to break, the EHX Crying Bass is easier to maintain compared to traditional wah pedals. Its ergonomic design also makes it gig worthy, especially when paired with Next Step Pedalboard Cradle, so you can mount the unit to your existing rig.
As expected, this new pedal is powered either through a 9 Volt battery or an optional power supply. Pricing information will soon be available. You can find out more about this pedal by visiting EHX.
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