Electro-Harmonix BassBalls Nano
Electro-Harmonix BassBalls Nano

BassBalls Nano, Bass Wah-Wah/Auto Wah-Wah/Filter from Electro-Harmonix in the BassBalls series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 12 reviews )
 8 reviews67 %
 1 user review8 %
 3 reviews25 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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tilmanjulien's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Its nickel, quality blah"

Electro-Harmonix BassBalls Nano
Envelope for low, its funky, analog (I think), connection jack


Simple to use: intensity of the distortion effect + if want. It was the sound you want in 30 seconds.


Great effects or when you want to slap a typical funky sound. I use it with a Fender Jazz Bass and Ibanez ATK 200.


I use it for 2 months. I have not tried other models, this is what sound I wanted. Price / quality ratio: not terrible -> pedal to work for a little while on AC and now impossible to connect. She no longer works with a battery. Surely a connection that is no longer. This is embarrassing. With experience, I do not know if I would do this choice even though I really like the sound it out ...

audiopat.krz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Sound ... nano! At avoid."

Electro-Harmonix BassBalls Nano
True bypass and reduced appreciable size.


Sensitivity adjustment (necessary to make the effect more intense and also for the determination of the effect depending on the output level of the guitar used) and a switch to activate the harmonic distortion that made tenfold.



The "BassBalls" spirit is there but the record is thin and acidic. Acute can be a shrill clear sound ... look totally prohibitive for me. Its saturated, the sound is okay even if a serious loss of bass is felt.

That said a "sweet spot" lies beneath the hood but it takes a long grind both internal trimpots that affect the filter frequencies (200Hz and 800Hz).


I highly recommend this version of the nano in favor of the original. I've owned both versions and was able to very accurately compared before giving my opinion.
The basic version has a completely chubby with a good foundation in the low and deadly voice side. I changed the pedal to access the knobs on top of the case for total flexibility ... formidable even if we drift to the noise!
I preferred this dynamic filter the famous Maxon AF-9 and no less famous MXR M-82.
In summary, it seems pretty obvious that the nano series is far from being a success. I have chosen to focus on the sound format (though my pedalboard is full!). Like the Small Clone or the Holy Grail, EHX embellished reality by announcing that nano versions of these classic offers the same performance. Tip: run on the original version of the Bassballs!

misteross's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" SO FUNKY ... but not only"

Electro-Harmonix BassBalls Nano
ditto post pre


Plug & Play, two way

distortion: in fact the same effect in extreme!

after that is managed with the attack much you put in your fingers ....


The quality is great, and gives a big potato for good passage funky BUT NOT ONLY.

What I like most is how we can change the sound if it touches it then buggers if the strings.
Of shots with a simple effect you can have a range of sounds rather thin and "varied"

The only downside, when you put the knob to max effect there is a sound that little train and become downright annoying.


This is great!!
oh yeee! I think I could do without it
This is also a risk at the beginning I put all the time and the other group looked at me with suspicion, at least with some trepidation.

but well managed and well mixed with other effects, like distortion octaver + :) is mooorrrrrtteellllllll

nicowaddle's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Naughty Nano series!"

Electro-Harmonix BassBalls Nano
It is a twin filter with integrated distortion.
Basically it gives us a kind of very complex phase and provided that tingles the ears. Space.
To see what happens with the disto engaged, listening to "Sir Psycho Sexy" Red Hot.
Indeed most excellent for my taste but can not appeal and we must see it not used all the time!


A knob for level of effect.
An on / off switch for the distortion.
So far so good ...

on the other hand, we must take the lead in set two trimpots to configure the internal effect, which proves tedious. Why not bringing these settings especially as external, improperly adjusted, the pedal does nothing good?


I found the sound of this pedal great.
Until I burst my model by trying to put the knobs in place of trimpots.
To replace my pedal Bassballs I took a Russian and I realized that before I played as a usurper.
The Nano is a model such as its size: rikiki!
At the price where you can find real Bassballs secondhand (Russian or U.S.), close to the price of the new Nano, please do.
It sucks what with EHX Nano models.


Well, not bad but a pedal effects EHX was better before, and I am not a fundamentalist vintage!
Mister H-Pi10/15/2009

Mister H-Pi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Electro-Harmonix BassBalls Nano
see another view, or technical specifications on the site of EH.


The setup is super simple, there is no doubt, but just a little too much. it is mainly the outer chain that will allow you to customize your sound. (Your bass and effects before and after bassballs and the EQ to your preamp).


So yes, it's a cool effect, it's funky death, but I'll put a big flat!
I fell for this store, (I played a warwick corvette 4 string, and an amp markbass). Régalade really big. good, so, I cracked a little later, I bought one on a site online to complete an order and not one I tried. (Which may be the theory that they are not regulated the same).

and there ... warwick corvette connected to my 6 strings and my Hughes & Kettner, big disappointment: 2 things, the effect already badly enough cash so bad, and cut much bass. and another thing, he likes not at all the big gains entry, it crushes everything. so basically, there is a very good effect, if I leave my bass passive, but active .... cracra ....
and this is where it's a shame there is only one volume pot ... he really had an input level, output level and also because when you activate the switch with a large distortion sensitivity of the effect, its super funky Bootsy the grotty, but it was a big difference in gain and it's a bit annoying to not be able to settle on the same pedal.
good that said, I'll see if editing the potentiometers inside the pedal, I can not make it sound a little better my stuff!

good it is, it's still a good pedal.


I tried it in store
and here I have one last 5 days on my config.
what I like most is that little side autowah which changes depending on the attack, the look of the pedal and the simplicity

I like it: it is the lack of editing is possible in terms of output level, input gain, and it cuts a bit too low.

Value for money: 64 euros .. I find it quite expensive for something you can not edit more.
with experience ... I would go directly tested the effect in question on my bass (which is what I am also in general). and I would buy one I tried, not another.
Le tach'09/15/2008

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

Electro-Harmonix BassBalls Nano
The effect is very particular, ay two filters that generates a kind of auto wah, but if we take an auto wah wah ca or not at all what his ... And all this coupled with a fuzz switch ....( mini ...).. suddenly it gives an effect Demant between an auto wah, flanger ... Finally, it's really nice ... It plugs into the 9 volt and is small (smaller than a boss) ...


The config is a simple archi knob to adjust the strength of the effect and then the mini switch to select whether or not fuzz ... over the two filters are stop adjustable with a small screwdriver to unscrew the back plate ... It really helps to have the sound we seek .. a little tinkering you can make mini pots on top of the pedal strokes with 2 drill, 2 brads and some glue .. This allows for easy access to settings and the two filters
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The sound made is really cool ... Finally, to love ... is very funk, groove ... What ca balance!


Effects very effective either with or without the fuzz .. I use the two positions .... especially on my bass .... on the guitar I find the effect too acute in stride .... by lowering the filter 2 (F2) AC looks better on guitar ...
But it was made for bass so I put 10


I use it for one week at home ... by repeating .... she got a nice little place on my pedal board ...
The sound is just great ... I think the setting of the two filters is essential ... I do not think any such rule the EHX and so we can be disappointed if it is set incorrectly ...
Bought used 40 euros .... nothing to say, I do it again this election ... the size and standard power supply makes the difference with the model US or Russian ... As I tried to sound a Russian ... It is very very close ... I have not tried the two at the same time to really compare but I see no difference .... 10/10!

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

Electro-Harmonix BassBalls Nano
Everything has been said

I plugged in my Boss BCB-60 pedal. The nano works bassball parfaitemletn boss with the transformer. As discussed below, it is a little smaller than a boss pedal.

Its look is extra. it looks like a tin can.


Configutations quite simple. A knob to adjust the intensity of the effect and to enable a swithces distortion.


FFECT very original, its very clean. it sounds not at all synthetic.
The distortion is not bad when the effect is not too far. with greater effect this, the distortion is quickly draft.
I enjoy a lot with this thing.

I utlise with a Fender Jaguar bass.


- How long have you use it?
I use the pedal for about 1 month

- What is so special that you like most and least?
ben is the peculiarity of his that we love. original is great but not too weird. Sometimes after 5 or 10 minutes, I forget the four pedal is engaged and I feel that this is the normal sound. We realize that not bie ncompte désacrive when the pedal, but all that to say that it is a fact that the ear s'adpte very well ...

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?

- How would you rate the quality / price?
excellent. Less than a BOSS.

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes, definitely

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

Electro-Harmonix BassBalls Nano
So ... Bass effect (although on a guitar I ask to try!) Whose purpose is to effect a "funky" your game .. That's basically the equation rsoudre for pe ... So a level knob for effect "call response" and two switches: one to activate the distortion and the other to activate ... the pedals! A to slide between your CHRE and tender ... Low and one output connector (amp, pramp ...). In short: config simple, effective (why 10,000 buttons for effect?), And especially allows to do without notice.


IDEAL! The switch pedals rpond well (albeit a bit noisy!). Well the switch is the bttn (the equivalent of a little switch in EBS): basically you can go as a nag, there's little chance that a coward! While the "pro" Boss say that made noise ... But good for playing the Red Hot funk, I doubt the amp is 1! Otherwise the rest works well. A transformer, two fingers (to turn the wheel) and presto! CA plays!


Ben fully satisfied with the bte! The sound is the well-Submitted ... While it is not very versatile. However, I must reconnatre qu'tant fan of the "sweetness" EBS (ie an effect that is quiet but well Submitted ...) I am surprised enjoyable! On the one hand rglage is effective, but also (in the case of a passive jazz bass) can be played on qualisation modliser microphone sound yet ... So the effect is the but you can choose exactly what you want ...

While hacking is a good little beginners! Add to the distortion and you have a palette of his rather impressive: a very funky wah-fuzz groove a EMDU the red hot ... In short what fun! Good for lazy sound, it is those who want beautiful effects rgls well with diodes across ... Well, it's the opposite! Basically, we grope around with the rglages but once we have understood, the foot!


I was looking for a personal pedals that allows me to "have fun" on a lot of songs but without having an effect too dnature the sound of the bass and especially without investing 300 euros. Done!

So if you are looking for a nice pedals tend trs "funky" but with tons of ways: dark!

I put the 10/10 pedals. On the one hand for the original sound, the other for all the (quality of manufacture, simplicity of use ...). All the pedals inconvnients, l. .. I see it!

rootsvibes01's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Electro-Harmonix BassBalls Nano
Bassball version of Nano. super strong! You could almost go jumping on it without fear of breaking



You plug the fuzz you active and you play: p


Its made a big well EMDU
FLEA such use and Bootsy Collins

is standard! y'en who say it is not versatile trs: I confirm


Great value quality price
super PDAL
great sound
we can tweak the trims inside but its not change much on this version nano

I would do without this choice hsiter, EHX live: p

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

Electro-Harmonix BassBalls Nano
This is the "modern" version of the bass balls. EHX has called a twin filter envelopes, which looks like an auto-wah couple with a flanger all with a filter and a distortion if you want.


Like other pedals of nano SERIES: switch on / off, one for distortion (smaller) and the knob for rgler the level of effect. It's simple, effective, and for the handyman can be opened and bte rgler both filters with a screwdriver.


As said below: the fun! The effect is truly dynamic: the more attack, the more effect, the lower are not at all crases dchire and his grave! It really is an effect that boost the sound and keeps a high precision.
Only default: the distortion is trslgre and is best coupled with an external fuzz ... like big muff and the switch is not noisy.


EHX is still to go. Despite the size that may sound ridiculous (it's smaller than a BOSS), the sound is standard! A report quality price dfie all competition in this type of product.