Solid Gold FX Beta Bass Overdrive

Bass Overdrive

  • Versatile bass distortion
  • The beta gets its voice through a specially tuned JFET preamp with light germanium diode clipping
  • This creates a tube amp-like character
  • Controls: Gain, Tone, Volume
  • 9 Volt connection (power supply not included)
  • Power consumption: 6 mA
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Kukakusch, 19.01.2015
This Bass Overdrive pedal has a great price (the highest I've ever played for a pedal), but it offers a great sound. I read in a review in a bass forum the following sentence: "If this had been the first bass overdrive I bought, I could have saved a lot of money". I can only agree with this:
Easy to use, first class processed and a creamy sound.

I also own an EBS MultiDrive, which I am already great, but the Solid Gold Beta is still one thing: it is much more variable and offers even more overdrive more low end. The Tone control really pays for itself and offers versatile possibilities.

The search for the bass overdrive has now probably an end;)
Clear purchase recommendation!
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Super drive for bass!

21.06.2016
Purchased to replace a VT bass, I have lost nothing, on the contrary! Used to warm up a slightly too transparent amp, the BETA does the job well!

Good points:
Very close to the sound any lamp for the blow, warmth, dynamic.
Hyper intuitive operation, compared to the tech21 which is rather "gas factory ...", it is obviously not possible to issue a bad BETA whatever the config.
Very versatile, sound panel quite wide, from light drive to quite strong saturation, while remaining musical. The knobs of tone and gain react effectively.
Careful assembly and assembly.

Negative points:
For the blow, not much. May be the high enough price but that is in the average low-end drive pedal. To see in duration in intensive use!
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