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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 6 reviews )
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MGR/Robert Sanger11/08/2005

MGR/Robert Sanger's review"DigiTech BNX3 Bass Workstation"

DigiTech BNX3
I have been playing bass for over 10 years. I have played in local bands. I love jazz and jam due to the improvizational aspect.

I bought this unit on Ebay for $350. I was looking for effects with a loop station.

I love the ability to make your own sounds. The 8 track recorder/ loop station is great. It is fairly easy to use after reading a few directions.

Some of the factory presets wernt quite what I was looking for so I changed them.

It is sturdy, but my unit has chipped paint due to being on the road.

This is a great practice tool along with sound bank and loop. I love it!!

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Arnaud_B's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DigiTech BNX3
- Effects classical Disto, Envelope Filter, Chorus, Delay, Compressor, Noise Gate, Whammy, Fretless ... + Other effects "irrelevant"
- It's digital for most effects, the choice between different brands or types
- You can set many parameters for both the effects for amp simulation
- 8-track digital recorder, drum, pedal configurable, ability to mix amps, etc ... Briefly, what fun


- Once the bug handling, it's easy and you can tweak to find sounds very good. However, it takes hours and hours to run 100% the potential of this machine as there are many possibilities
- Editing and sound effect is easy to understand but it's pretty hard to get exactly what you want
- The manual is clear, and we learn fairly well with the tutorial. It should contain some English


- The effects are effective, but some are difficult to configure. However, the compressor is very bad: an intermediate frequency is adjusted, adjusting the level LF and HF. Difficult to do something good with the compressor
- I use it with an Ibanez EDB 605, and the marriage between the two is good enough
- I love the Envelope Filter, Chorus. The distos are not too suitable for low: alone, that's fine, but when there is the guitar over it, it tends to drown the distortion pedal. Otherwise, effects are good numbers of the gadget, it's funny but useless as a group (or only playing Bjork)


- I've been a little over a year and the least we can say is that it is the sacred machine
- I especially like the digital recorder handy to record plans and the drum machine. The effects are satisfactory, but we need to prepare and save the banks. To adjust for a concert, good luck!
- No 36 multi effects for bass at this level: BNX3, GT6B and Bass POD XT. It is useless to try to judge the quality of a pedal, you must spend hours and hours. I relied on the opinion Guitar Plug and Digitech ultra-low prices have played a lot at Thomann
- At the price I bought it or the price / quality ratio is unbeatable
- However, I'd rather have pedals simple, more convenient to deal live. But if I had to reselect a multi purpose, it would BNX3 without hesitation.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DigiTech BNX3
Pdalier multi-effects for bass (also works on a microphone, guitar etc.).
Sound Processing numrique
Stereo output, XLR and jack inputs, power supply included, software to assemble the tracks recorded with the pdalier on the PC, grate banks via MIDI
Level effects, all you need: fretless simulator (nice, no more), a dual-band compressor handy, wah-wah, 10 distos (based on known pedals: big muff, fuzz face , Rat, Boss DS-1 etc..) whammy, a modulator pitch (not too practical is dsaccorder, even if the more s'loigne pitch of origin, unless a ring r alist! m'enfin can give a funny effect) dsaccordage lightweight specially dyed to give your songs, octaves, bass-synth filter, filter envelope, tri-band EQ (choose frquence of the "beginners and end" of the medium), a fairly effective noise gate, chorus, flanger, phaser, delay, tremolo, vibrato, panning (for Stereo), rotary, and Yaya AutoYa (something ugly filter and wah-style, told yah bass: /), stuff o it seems that two people play the same thing at the same time (lg rately dsaccords (detune) or similar (pitch shifting)), and rverb.
Not to mention the very nice amp models and speaker cabinets (mesa, fender ...) o one can CRER new sounds in "shuffled" two amps and speakers in a MODEL; And of course the Recorder that allows you to make loops of running pace botes (rotten, MIDI, what) and record all sorts of instruments to send to PC via smart media card , Obviously not included.
For dtails, go, the manual is in English tlchargeable.


The effects are easy to Settings, amps too, the whole is to take a little time to get used to the Global System of the machine. The manual is clear enough for English speakers. It is not available at this time in French, but you can try the download in German, if you prfrez on The expression is easily PDAL Settings, and what is nice is that on each preset, you can assign up to three paramtres dernire on this, as can also assign three on another button (the numro 5). Pernet which in a lot of the same opportunity (we do a pRSET by piece and it just changes the sound by enabling / disabling effect or another thanks to the four main buttons or by getting a parameter to another value with expression pedals or button 5). Not to mention that two LFOs, Fully Settings, these parameters can also grate! Trs so vast opportunities ...
Two spots: as in many multi-effects, the effects work in groups, and therefore can not make such a synthesis a whammy and a filter at the same time, and also between the micro n is active in the recording mode (it does not require you to record, but it may just be dplacer in pRSET and do not touch PARAMETERS, from the expression pedals, but is it really serious? You just know and do not cut the mic live like an idiot!).


I'm not an expert, but I find the quality good in the effects trs. I love the amp but not knowing the original, I do not say if ralistes or not.
For now, I use it with my bass and an SM57 and it works well plutt.
In terms of chantillonage is the 44 100 khz/16bits, so more than enough for me.


Should compare it with the bass pod XT pro, but even when it is 200 more expensive, and it has no 8-track recorder, and see ...
I think this may be the best multi-effects for bass that currently exists.
Anyway, from what I heard, the Boss competitor does not make weight. The V-amp? I do not know, it's really cheap, but it is the comparison?
For the record, I pay my own 500 in Germany, with French section and only 10 for shipping, no tax supplmentaire! Trs good service.
The black point: when the smart media card reader passes into PC, which allows the formatting of the card be read by the BNX3 seems to be corrupt, which makes impossible the passage of samples from the PC to the card, unless is recorded in the recorder's BNX3 a CD read by a discman. Digitech could not help the above, it is possible that this is my player that is causing the problem, but this remains poorly Designed ct the m me if it's not important for Premire a multi-effects.

hubbub's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DigiTech BNX3
See below


Operation is as complicated plutt given the number of Settings, you must spend time, the manual does not exist in French and there is no index (a little zero). In short CEMM hab if want to master it needs to be addressed trssrieusement


In terms of simulation, but no real ide level of effect you get something really INTERESTED. APRS tastes and colors .... any fawn the possibilities of these devices are large and Chaun same way when titer benefit of such a machine.
Even when there is a track that registreur 8 trs is not always intuitive, but still has a good pedals.
By CONTREN not expect to really find the heat, we are in total numrique You amplification by the lamps maus we will start to have a note sal.


I have been using for over a year, I am still far from any operator who had a deficiency PERIOD. Purchased 450 thomann report quality norm price is certainly not compared to the pod xt.
I confess that what really interested me would be a good multi purpose plutt rack but at the low and I find nothing certain effects found only on this kind of pdalier.
Finally c trs good stuff, just complicated.

bliss's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DigiTech BNX3
See below, everything is already said ...


I regret the non-existence of a "melted" when changing from one preset to another. Otherwise RAS, quite instinctive.


After much searching, questioning, testing, reading articles, advice, brief 2 months on the spot to gather information on three products: Bass POD XT, GT6B, BNX.
Without too much development at its ca gave this:
Bass POD XT: At the time I had a POD xt (I'm also a guitarist) and frankly there is the same color (nan GNII that it is the black ... = /) c Nan seriously the same grain suitable for low . Custom I sold the POD xt, (VOX Tonelab SE for ... um ... =))) I would take a POD xt in. Bass of the shot. In short I really in..
GT6B: arf very, very, special, frankly was disappointed g ... C cold in. nan really really natural ... ca me po at all.
BNX: Here c something else. In fact when I was testing at "Center Effect", I could at the same time an overview of the three products. To my ear the BNX comes out with flying colors.

So yes, some say it just inches compared to multis simulators, c only three machines have two profiles each having their own function. So yeah, if I dared to compare, and c Digitech has won.
Also do not necessarily know the originals in. I can not compare. But the result is. Sounds.

Update -
Finally after many trials of different products, I drop the modelers. I will not repeat what I wrote above, but all this is very synthetic.


I have since qq weeks. I am very happy. I do not regret my choice. It is a bit expensive, but it's worth it.
Small problem, the button plastok c po terrible, just avoid fo jump in with both feet.

Update -
I finally sold my BNX, and I turned in a first step towards an Ampeg tube preamp. Not bad, but not versatile enough, I just bought an Aguilar preamp, I did not have to temsp tested thoroughly tested, but I do not take too much risk in saying that I can hard to beat.

In short, I do not spit on the modeler, as I believe the future holds good surprise at that level, but for the moement I decided to return to the classic lamp.

bassyloop's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DigiTech BNX3
- What are the effects or types of effects available?

Frette Simulator, Dual Band Compressor, Wha, Stombbox modeling, Whammy (DigiTech) pitchshifting, Detune, Octave, BassSynth, SynthTalk, Envelope Filter, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, RotarySpeaker, AutoYa, Yaya (DigiTech), Multiple delay, reverb, Tremolo, Panner, Vibrato

+ 17 Bass Amp model Modliseur
Guitar Amp Model 4
Cabinet Model 19 amp.
RECR is even possibility of a simulation

8-track sequencer Intgr Intgr (+ Smart card support MDIA)
+ Function "JamMan"

- What technology is used? (Analog, numrique, lamp ...)

- Are they ditables? Via an editor Mac / PC?

- What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)
SPDIF RCA + + Midi

- Is this a rack or rack MODEL?



- The configuration gnrale Is it easy?

Trs intuitive. Much like a POD.

- The edition of sounds and effects is it easy?


- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...



- Effects are they effective, suitable and adequate ralistes?

Having tried the POD, and gt6B long, I would say that today the multi ca / ​​modeler the most complete and practitioner. The sounds are warm and prcis, with a lot of depth.

- Which instruments do you use?

My bass, my guitar and also sometimes

- What are those you prfrez, you dtest?

I love them all! lol. Nan serious ... as with any product there are the sounds a little "gadget", but hey, for his exprimental pkoi not. The Intrets is that even these sounds the same utils is rarely an avenue to explore due to their quality.


- How long have you use it?

6 months

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

The sequencer is very handy! ds ide a hop happens, I record it. Also nice to get to listen RPET by the change in head is on a track that takes work home.

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

Bass POD, Bass POD xt, GT6B

- How do you report qualitprix?

A bit expensive new, market shame that the opportunity has not developed ... Normal since the quality of the product!

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...

Without any hsitation!