Malekko Heavy Industry Bassmaster
The Malekko Heavy Industry Bassmaster is a Harmonic Octave Analogue Distortion pedal.
The original Maestro Bass Brassmaster octave fuzz is its inspiration
The 5 controls provide complete control over the tone, overtones, harmonics and mix of the dry and wet signal. True bypass.
We now offer an expression jack for the sensitivity control. Very cool! Get an expression pedal for hands-free sensitivity freakouts!
- Use of ass volume knob to increase/decrease the distortion volume. Turn it up. 11 o’clock?
- Use bass volume to blend in the dry signal. (incredible use for synthesizers)etc. Set at approx. 12 oclock, no gain or attenuation on dry signal. Can use as a boost
- The sensitivity knob is very special. Set low for fast attack distortion and high for excessive and sustain and slow attack
- Ass switch select filter overtone select
- Harm switch select tone var1ation harmonic feedback operate with 9v dc neg tip adapter and battery 9v (see ill.1 )
- What are people saying about the Bassmaster?
“We have our B:ASSMASTER here, which is Malekko. It’s a great pedal, great fuzz, distortion pedal. That’s his new favorite.” – Tracy Robar (tech for Flea)
See the B:ASSMASTER demo’d as well as Flea’s rig run down here
“…you’re able to mix in a super fuzzy sound, which is really cool because bass fuzz, as common as it is, is incredibly hard to do well.” -Jimmy Shaw (Metric / Broken Social Scene)
The pedal is powered by a 9v DC adapter (neg tip) – 180 ma current draw.
Lewis S (verified owner) –
Its probably my favourite fuzz I own. It’s very synthy, very aggressiv. Being able to turn up the dry is really helpful for keeping the low end, and between the sensitivity knob and the switches there are lots of tonal options. The gate (if it has one) is also very musical, my sound never feels squashed or cutoff. Plus it looks great.
My only criticism is its very loud, it doesn’t do subtle, but then I think that’s kind of the point with fuzzes.