OE’s all‑analogue bass pedals pack the sound of a stack into a stompbox.
Origin Effects may be familiar to you as the company who had the inspired idea to build an 1176 into a guitar pedal. They’ve since come out with a range of top‑quality (and commensurately priced) stompboxes, and their latest models cater to bass players, with the Bass Rig Super Vintage promising the sound of an Ampeg SVT, and the Bass Rig ’64 Black Panel being based around Fender’s Showman and Bassman models.
The two are nearly identical in terms of I/O and features. Both sport a single instrument input, a DI output on XLR, and an amp out jack. The DI out incorporates an analogue speaker simulator, while the amp out is taken directly after the preamp stage, and includes some EQ options to allow it to work optimally with either a traditional bass amp or a full‑range backline setup.
Knobs labelled Output, Blend (wet/dry mix), Drive, Bass, Mid and Treble do exactly as you’d expect, with the EQ sitting before the overdrive and thus giving you a huge range of tones to play with. The Amp Out EQ section applies only to the jack output, and includes HF and LF trim pots, as well as a three‑way ‘Horn Cut’ toggle switch, which allows you to high‑pass filter the amp output at either 2 or 4 kHz (or not at all, if you’re using a traditional cabinet). Also common to both pedals is a further pair of mini‑toggles,...