The EBS BassIQ produces sounds ranging from classic auto-wah effects to spaced-out ”Funkadelic” and synth-bass sounds. It is for everyone looking for a fun, fat-sounding, and responsive envelope filter that reacts to how you play in a musical way.
Q, Threshold & Attack-controls
The Threshold and Attack control knobs set the sensitivity of how the pedal responds to your playing. The sensitivity is the key to create a great variety of sounds from synth-bass, to wah-effects or sub-bass. A separate control changes the Q value to create even more variation in the sound character. The higher the Q value, the sharper the effect. All sounds are depending on how you set the Q value in conjunction with Threshold and Attack.
Up, Up-R & Down-modes
In the Up mode, the pedal responds with a wah effect. Turn the Q knob all the way up to get distinct ‘quacky’ wah sounds (like the HiQ mode of the old BassIQ). Turn the Q knob back for a more mellow effect. To get a sub-bass sound, use the UP mode and turn Threshold all the way down and Attack all the way up. In the Down mode, you will achieve various types of synth bass sounds. The UP-R mode works like UP but also interacts with an internal control that changes the range of the envelope effect.
The three different types of pass filters, Full Range, Band Pass, and Low Pass, offer three variations of your sound at any time. Find a sound setting you like, and then try the different pass filter options, and each of them will change the character of the sound.
Trim pots are found inside to set the Gain output level of the pedal, a High Pass mix-in trim pot sets the level of high frequencies from the bypassed tone to mix in with the effect. A third trim pot decides the Range of the envelope effect in the pedals UP-R mode setting. Use these options carefully to tailor the pedal's response to match your personal needs perfectly. The EBS Bass IQ Blue Label replaces the previous Bass IQ model from now on. The new pedal also has a 12% reduced footprint.