Akai Professional Unibass UB1
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Akai Professional Unibass UB1

Unibass UB1, Other Bass Effect from Akai Professional.

MGR/Agent Lizzard 02/25/2003

Akai Professional Unibass UB1 : MGR/Agent Lizzard's user review

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I got this from Musician's Friend, paid about $170 for it. I was looking for an octaver and this one goes up & down various pitches, with or without distortion. I have had it about 2 years.

Easy to use. Very cool if you are in a band with only 1 guitar player. Switch it on when they go into a solo, and BOOM, instant rhythm filler. Even has a separate line out (with or without distortion) that you can run to another amp. Many options you can play with. Very versatile.

Chords freak this thing out. Tracking is VERY touchy. Can't be all over the fretboard, it won't keep up. Must be very precise in your picking & fretting. If they could nail down the tracking & chord interference, this pedal would rock! However, it can still be pretty useful, in the right situation.

Very good. Sturdy metal case. Rubber feet. Knobs and little switches seem good quality. LED's let you know how the input levels are. Heavy duty, stomp box style on/off switches.

For someone in a band with a guitar player that solos a lot, this would be great for filling in the 'hole' when they solo. However, fast picking/fingering/plucking, chords, and slap-pop all freak this thing out. If you play straight ahead at moderate speeds, check it out, but definitely try before you buy.

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