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Source Audio One Series AfterShock Bass Distortion

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  • Source Audio One Series AfterShock Bass Distortion

    Get down and dirty with the AfterShock Bass Distortion. Out of the box, this stereo pedal delivers three bass overdrive engines that span the gamut of low-end crunch, from smooth and natural overdrive to full-on fuzz attack. The Tube engine belts out a subtle, but powerful vintage tube overdrive with a smooth breakup and plenty of punch. Heavy creates an aggressive scooped sound with ample highs and thundering lows. The Fuzz engine offers intense germanium fuzz tones with loads of bottom and mucho grit. The Aftershock’s simple, yet powerful control panel provides the tools to finely sculpt the perfect bass tone. The Clean knob lets you to mix in just enough clean signal to maintain a rock-solid low-end without compromising the pedal’s SONIC GROWL. Adjust the onboard Tone control and find that thunderous sweet spot for any bass/amp combination.

    By itself the AfterShock offers tremendous tonal range, but dig a little deeper and discover its hidden power and flexibility. Every pedal in the One Series line is compatible with the Neuro Desktop Editor and Mobile App (free downloads iOS, Android, Mac and Windows). Connect the AfterShock to the Neuro Editor and access its extended equalization capabilities, stereo routing options, as well as Source Audio’s free library of over 40 overdrive, fuzz, and distortion algorithms for bass AND guitar — each algorithm can be downloaded directly to the pedal. The Aftershock is also built on dual drive platforms providing the opportunity to simultaneously run two fuzz tones in parallel, stacked, or split in stereo. Plus, every One Series pedal is fully MIDI compatible when coupled with the Neuro Hub (formerly Soundblox Hub), providing the power to save up to 128 different presets.

    Job one in the development of the Source Audio One Series overdrive pedals - The L.A. Lady Overdrive, Kingmaker Fuzz, and Aftershock Bass Distortion – was to create three great sounding, flexible, and easy-to-use pedals. Out of the box, that’s exactly what they are – plug ‘em in, select from the three onboard overdrive engines and make beautiful music… simple. But there is much more here than meets the eye (and ear) - the truly “Big Idea” behind our One Series overdrive pedals was to give musicians a second, far deeper, set of options and editing tools with which to craft the perfect tone. The Neuro Desktop Editor and Mobile App are free downloads for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows machines. The Neuro Editors vastly expand the tonal possibilities of the pedals, offering a huge collection of additional drive, fuzz, and distortion engines as well as an expanded set of editing parameters.

    Source Audio One Series AfterShock Bass Distortion Features:

    Pedal Features

    • 3 Distinct Fuzz Engines - Flip the center toggle switch and select between three different bass distortions.
    • 3 Presets — Use Preset Mode to save a different preset to each of the three toggle switch positions. When the pedal is engaged, all of the parameters instantly jump to their saved value, regardless of the knob positions.
    • Stereo Input and Output Jacks — Distort upstream stereo signals, split a mono signal to dual outputs, or use the additional in and out as an external effects loop.
    • Stackable Drive Engines — Dual drive engines and stereo inputs and outputs make it possible (via the Neuro App) to stack any combination of drive engines in either series or parallel as well as split the signal and send a separate drive engine to each of the pedal’s outputs.
    • Universal Bypass — Select either analog buffered or relay based True Bypass.
    • External Control — Compatible with Source Audio expression pedals, the Source Audio Tap Tempo switch (which also acts as an external switching mechanism), and the Hot Hand 3.

    Neuro Editor Features

    • Connect the Aftershock Bass Distortion to the Neuro Mobile App (a free download for iOS or Android) and explore the power of effect downloading, customization, and sharing that comes with every Ones Series pedal.
    • Free Effects Downloads — — Every Source Audio overdrive, fuzz, and distortion algorithm is available as a free download directly to your L.A. Lady Overdrive.
    • Customize Effects — Access Neuro’s extensive equalization capabilities or experiment with multiple drive circuit blends and stereo splits.
    • Advanced Signal Routing — Choose from a range of signal routing possibilities like effects send, multi signal mixing, or mono signal splitting.
    • Save and Share Customized Presets – Once you’ve fine-tuned an effect, save it to your personal effects collection and share it with the growing community of Neuro users.
    • Download Presets — Explore Source Audio’s ever-expanding library of effect presets.
    • Simple Connection — The Neuro App. connects with the L.A. Lady via the mobile device’s headphone jack and Stereo Input 2 on the pedal. A Neuro App connector cable (1/8” to 1/4”) is included with the pedal.

    MIDI Features

    • The Aftershock also features full MIDI capability and simplicity when coupled with the Neuro Hub (formerly Soundblox Hub).
    • Preset Saving — Save up to 128 effect presets.
    • Multi Pedal Scene Saving — Connect up to five One Series and Soundblox 2 pedals to the Neuro Hub and create 128 multi pedal scenes, recallable via MIDI program change (PC) messages.
    • External Expression Control — Connect the Neuro Hub to any Source Audio expression pedal, Hot Hand 3 Wireless Effects Controller or third party TRS (Tip Hot) expression pedal for on-the-fly control of any adjustable parameter.

    Specifications

    • Includes 9v DC power supply (300mA / Negative Tip)
    • Includes 1/8” to 1/4” cable for Neuro Mobile App connection.
    • Power Consumption — 150mA
    • USB port — Connects to Mac or Windows PC for firmware updates and the forthcoming in-depth effects editing software.
    • Brushed anodized aluminum housing.
    • Dimensions: L: 4.5 in./11.4cm x W: 2.75 in./7cm x H: 2 in./5.1cm (including knobs)
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    Last Updated: October 04, 2022

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Roy S.
Versatile and cost effective - great unit

This is a great unit. It's versatile and can cover a number of different tones which can be accessed at the flick of a switch. For the money it is a killer sokuti is n for overdrive, fuzz and distortion needs!

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Steve B.
A Real Bass Distortion Pedal

Fellow bass players, you all know how difficult it is to get that perfect drive / distortion that you love while retaining your bass's pure clean character, and serious low end.

So far I'm loving this pedal. I bought it so that I could have 2 gain stages in one pedal. This pedal is programmable with editor software, which allows you to tweak it exactly how you like. And you can store two presets per distortion type. It's built very well, and has nice styling. I'm running this into my Kirk Hammett Abyss Bass Overdrive, and I have three diverse gain stages.

The other great thing about this pedal is the clean **** actually brings in your true clean with all the low end you wanna keep!

One thing is that it does seem to color the clean ever so slightly, which is not a problem as you can run the pedal in bypass for your true clean. But, it would be cool if it was a pure clean so that if you have a setting with just a little bit of tube drive for regular playing, you'd still get some of those clean overtones popping out on top.

All in all, this is a great pedal. It's my first Source Audio pedal. I'm curious if to see if any more for bass come out, or a mini version of this pedal.

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Jason M.
Swiss Army knife of bass dirt boxes

Really dig this pedal for bass. I was concerned how convincing a digital dirt box would sound, but I am impressed. I own a lot of dirt boxes including Darkglass B3K and VMT, Aguilar Agro, MXR Bass Overdrive and Bass Fuzz, Keeley modded Rat and various Big Muff pedals. All of these pedals sound great and offer a unique tone all there own that I do not think can be 100% accurately duplicated by the Aftershock. That being said, the Aftershock pedal offers great tone in a single small box offering three presets selectable by a toggle and editable through the Neuro app on your phone. There are so many distortion, fuzz and overdrive options to choose from with tone editing options,gate and clean blend which are features not available on some the original pedals being emulated. The Aftershock also plays well with other pedal combos I’ve tried so far. This is a really awesome sounding pedal offering a ton of great tones while taking up minimal real estate on my board. Highly recommend!

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Muhammad A.
Very Versatile Pedal!

With the Neuro app, there's so many possibilities that you can achieve. I had to sold my Darkglass B3K as it's too modern for me. SA Aftershock even has 3 different tones so can you imagine if I switch to Fuzz along with 2 other fuzz pedals that I have? It's heavy and crushing and my guitarist has been really impressed.

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Mike O
Best OD ever

This one does it all, i'll never need another drive pedal