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Hooker's Green Bass Machine. Our first bass effects pedal was very difficult to produce. Development was slow and we were very close to giving up.
We were desperate. Yet, thanks to advice and feedback from BJF and all the people involved, we were able to complete the product.
The biggest challenge to overcome was the fact that guitarists and bassists feel things differently. While they pursue the best sound on the same ground,
they do it in different ways. Understanding what they visualize was the toughest challenge for us. This pedal can intuitively reproduce the sound that
bassists feel and imagine in their heads. When our indefatigable brain incorporated the sound created by the final prototype, there was no doubt that we had experienced something precious. This pedal is a milestone for One Control. It is a turning point for us.
The tone you imagine manifests itself in this pedal.
What does “distortion effect” mean for bassists? They naturally have different ideas depending on their play styles and genre. Yet, bass distortion effects pedals, especially overdrive pedals are thought to be an extension of amp simulator/preamp or onboard active preamp.
In order to fulfill the functions of both an amp and a bass, bass overdrive pedals tend to be multifunctional and large size due to an increased number of knobs and terminals.
Pedal boards are getting larger, even more so recently. Distortion and various other effects can be used effectively to add color to music. Now, more than ever, bass overdrive effectors need casual usability like a guitar overdrive.
One Control Hooker's Green Bass Machine embodies everything bassists need in its small body from the bass amp features to tone and deep feelings.
Bass tube amps are essential for an old school rock sound. Nothing can beat the controllable tones and feelings they create.
Moreover, old SUNN bass transistor amps are able to create high-level distortion that modern bass amps cannot achieve and that many professional bassists wouldn’t think of replacing.
Hooker's Green Bass Machine gives you the tone and feeling of bass tube amps and old transistor amps when used with a modern bass transistor amp that is common in many music venues and studios. When Hooker's Green Bass Machine is turned off, you can get a modern transistor amp sound.
By combining a modern transistor amp that is most commonly used by contemporary bassists and this small Hooker’s Green Bass Machine, you can cover all the bass amp sounds that many bassists seek.
Hooker's Green Bass Machine has a dynamic range as wide as a bass tube amp and picks up all the subtle expressions that bassists create with their fingers. Transitions between clean and distorted sounds are smooth and it creates a gorgeous but stable compression tone like an old transistor amp when you increase the distortion. You can control your bass in any way you like.
It won’t miss any finger touches and accurately produces any groove from blues, fusion, or hard rock to metal. Its moderately sharp attack and clear sounding keys do not decrease the speed realized by picking. With slapping, percussive chunks of sound by thumbing pop up, and sound created by pulling can be maintained and kept stable. The ability to freely control distortion enables you to play in a relaxed and comfortable way.
For heavy tracks using a multi-string bass, the Low trim pot on the side does its job. Hooker's Green Bass Machine has enough low-end, but if it’s not enough, try turning the trim pot.