MXR Bass Envelope Filter

The Bass envelope filter is not only one of MXR’s prettiest pedals, but it is one of its best. The comprehensive controls and resonant sound gives the user access to some super funky effects. You will be happy with the tracking as well as the range of sounds that the Q knob will help you get. And of course, you will be happy with the purple sparkles.

External Control: None
Cost: $$

HornFX Review

Interface: 3/5
Although the this stompbox has an untraditional five knobs, it is in no way confusing to use. Actually, there is a lot of intuitive manipulation of sound that can be done without consulting the manual.

Versatility: 3/5
The ability to control your wet and dry signals independently makes for a much heightened selection of options for the player. Those controls enable either low-key, subtle wah or a bright and in-your-face effect, which add even more options to the already quite diverse pedal.

Clarity of Effect: 4/5
You can achieve some great envelope effects that sound tight, clean, and are easily controlled. Your tone will be faithfully translated when in full wah mode.

Complexity: Simple

Complexity: Simple

Live application: 3.5/5
While the pedal is not hard to figure out, it can be a challenge to manipulate on the fly. Ultimately, its high quality sounds will overshadow that reality. If you can find one sound you like enough, you may never need to change it mid gig. The Bas Envelope Filter is definitely a high quality option.

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Product Information

  • Dry and Effect controls to blend effected and dry signals

  • Q and Filter shape filter tones

  • Sensitivity alters response of effect based on pick attack

  • Classic analog envelope filter sounds

  • Designed for bass for no low end noise

  • True bypass switching

  • Compact and easy to use design


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