DOD Bass30

DOD Bass30

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Bass30, Bass Multi-Effect from DOD.

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DOD Bass30 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: DOD
  • Model: Bass30
  • Category: Bass Multi-Effects
  • Added in our database on: 11/17/2003

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DOD Bass30 user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 5 reviews )
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 2 reviews40 %
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JeffTadashi's review"One of the earliest multi bass fx"

DOD Bass30
The DOD Bass 30 is one of the earliest bass multi fx units made for mass use, and it certainly was one of the cheapest. It included multiple sections of different effects. The first effect is the modeling, and this allowed your bass to be modeled after a certain amplifier type, distortion type, or synth type. It included Classic, Modern, Rock, Overdrive, Fuzz, Fretless, and Bass Synth. The next section was the EQ/tone section, where you can change such parameters as Volume, Model Gain, Treble, High Mid, Low Mid, Bass, and Gate Threshold. The next section was the effects, where you can choose a modulation effect, such as Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Vibrato, Envelope, Pitch/Bend, and Detune. The next section is the compressor, where you can adjust Crossover Frequency, Threshold, Ratio, and Gain. Next there is a small fx section for Delay and Reverb. And finally, there is a parameter section, which helps you adjust any of the parameters of the fx and models. There is also a wah on this unit as well.


First of all, this pedal is made of some pretty cheap plastic, and if you are not careful, you can easily break this thing, either the 5 foot pedals or the small buttons themselves. But this pedal seems to do it all, and it even has a tuner. If you are introducing yourself to the world of bass effects and processing, you can't go wrong with a unit like this. It is organized relatively neatly, and there are plenty of buttons and menus that allow parameter editing to be relatively easy.


The sound quality of the DOD Bass 30 is mediocre to good. Nothing here will blow you away, but the basic effects sound descent, and everything simply does what it's supposed to do. I find the simpler tone modeling, such as Classic and Modern, to be relatively benign, and don't really seem to do much to the tone. They would hide and muddy a great bass guitar or a great bass amp, so there is no need to use those unless you have poor equipment.


Overall, the DOD Bass 30 is worth picking up if you need a cheap multi FX that does it all, just to experiment around with. Don't expect it to hold up to heavy touring, though!

MGR/groggyidyllic's review"DOD Bass 30"

DOD Bass30
Musician's Friend, $100. I couldn't NOT try it at this price. I had planned to buy a more expensive unit, but...
This unit has amp modeling, EQ, fretless, wah and autowah, compressor, synth, fuzzes and distortions (which I don't use), envelopes, flanges, and phasers, all with adjustable parameters.

It has good effects, good parameter adjustment capability, and a decent interface system. Other things I like: The fretless simulator, the autowah, and the EQ.

The expression pedal seems to be very touchy, that 'on/off' type feel. There are noticable pops from this unit. The bass synth isn't that great, but which cheap one is?

It's plastic, which I don't have a problem with, but I've always kinda stood on my guitar wahs in the past (this is my first bass wah), but I don't really want to stand on this unit. I'm afraid I'll break it. And while I may be wrong... I'm not about to find out.

For this price, it's fantastic, just don't expect more than what you paid for, and you'll be very happy. One more good thing... it has lots of effects to play with, so you get an idea of what you like, what you don't, and which ones are really useful in a band environment. Note: This rating is for a $100 unit. If the price goes up, the rating goes down... steeply.

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

DOD Bass30
Effects, distortion, chorus, flanger, wah, overdrive .....


Simple adjustment
Manuel very simplistic.


Very good quality effect is amazing fretless
Used with a Yamaha RBX 260 and a yamaha JM1


2 years that I use now
What I like most is the expression pedal
I tried all the other models before buying
Excellent quality price, original price 420, but it's worth it
San, I would resume a dod shsitez without problem.

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

DOD Bass30
All ncessaire effects: fuzz, overdrive, synth bass, flanger, vibrato, delay, reverb, ...
No PC edition is not all rcent either.
An input jack and 2 outpout (high and low)
An entry for a CD player.


Trs use simple, I got no notice and it is not lost at all. It supports diverse of a button, a light, turn on and valid, it's easy.


In Manir gnrale, we get good sound, especially considering the price. But for some it's hard to get something clean like overdrive (but still raisonnalbe).
Expressions for the pedals, it lacks a bit of prescision.


I use it for almost 3 years and I am satisfied, I change today for a digitech dod BNX3 but remains a powerful tool for the price. Recommended for embarking on the mutli-purpose with an average budget.

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