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Downtown Express Bass Multi Effect

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Downtown Express Bass Multi Effect

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Downtown Express Bass Multi Effect
Downtown Express Bass Multi Effect
Downtown Express Bass Multi Effect
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Your one-stop shop for bass tone-shaping, the Downtown Express bass multi-effect puts everything you need for killer bass tone right at your feet. All the bass essentials are there - compressor, 3-band EQ and overdrive - each switchable on its own, or you can use the Mute switch to kill the signal for silent tuning. The Direct Output makes it easy to integrate this pedal into any performance situation - stage or studio. The chassis is crafted from lightweight, durable anodized aluminum, and the LED-backlit knobs show your control settings on a dark stage at a glance.

Use the Downtown Express on your next gig or session and add some rumble to your rig.

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Good MultiFx Unit 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kingston, Ontario
I don't own one anymore, but this effects unit got me great bass tones for a lot of shows over the few years I had it. While I found the compressor a bit noisy no matter how I set it, it still worked effectively and the unit has a great overdrive and EQ to back it up. The XLR out was also handy in situations where I was required to run without an amp, still got a great tone out of it going direct. I've moved on to a digital Line 6 setup, but I definitely don't knock this model and would recommend it for a gigging bassist that wants a whole rig that fits in a gigbag.
Posted by Jackson on Aug 4, 2023
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Closest Store   Brantford, Ontario
This pedal is amazing great clarity sounds I strongly recommend this
Posted by Nathan on Mar 5, 2021
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AMAZING! 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
I absolutely love this pedal. I hardly ever play without it. I use it with a Rumble 15 amp and either a Gretsch Junior Jet Bass or Warwick Streamer Rockbass. The overdrive has such a wide tonal range and it all sounds great. The 3 band eq is great and can be used as a boost. The compressor does a great job of bringing everything to an equal volume whether you're at the 12th fret of the G or open on the E. If you struggle with negative feedback I have found that switching the overdrive into the compressor can reduce or solve that issue. If you raise the mids too much then you get a loud pop whenever you use a footswitch while the eq is on which is why I docked a half mark on quality. The mute switch is nice when you aren't playing so that you don't get a bunch of buzz from your amp and the di out is very useful when a mixing board is available for use. The LED knobs are convenient when in the dark allowing you to see where everything is set.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2021
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Downtown Express bass preamp pedal 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
Well done, Fender! This has a nice feature set, and a great EQ and compressor. I don't use distortion much, but that seems to work fine. For the money, it's a solid contender, and will replace my Sans Amp Bass driver for no-amp gigs.
Posted by LM on May 17, 2019
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