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Beyond its tone shaping capabilities, the Bass Attack pedal functions as a direct box, giving bass players a clean, balanced direct output to send to the Maanual system. Sign up for our Newsletter.

Hartke — VXL Bass Attack

With a push of a footswitch and turn of the rotary control, you can set the center frequency of the curve — turn it basw for thunderous lows or counter-clockwise for even more pronounced high end. Alternatively, you can include the harmonic effects in the XLR direct output signal by leaving the switch in the Post in position.


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The Bass Attack pedal features the world famous Hartke Shape circuit, a preset EQ curve that will enable any bass player to further control their tone and get the sound that’s just right for their playing style. Stay Connected With Attak. If you’re playing live, you can use the Shape footswitch to quickly engage the Hartke Shape circuit.

In attadk, the Bass Attack will operate via a 9-volt battery, optional AC adapter or phantom power through the XLR no battery or adapter is needed when recording direct or running to a mixer. It’s great for boosting your sound during a solo or adding more tone during a funky slap bassline. The pedal’s powerful 3-band EQ offers complete control over the Bass, Treble and Brite aspects of your tone, while its variable Harmonics control emulates the warmth of a manial preamp.

Also, it’s Mix knob allows you to tweak how much of the pedal’s processed tone is blended with the natural sound of your rig. This eliminates the need for miking your amplifier, which is preferable for the low frequencies produced by the bass. Featuring the famous Hartke Shape circuit, extensive EQ controls and stunning tube emulation, this attck provides endless possibilities for attaining a more powerful, full-range bass tone, from the grittiest of metal sounds attcak the warmest of rock tones and everything in between.


The tonal possibilities are limitless, with the ability to enhance the sound of your clean jazz lines just as well as your funky slap style. The pedal lets you tap the signal from your bass and pass it from the output to your front-of-house mixer.

The Bass Attack pedal’s circuitry features an abundance of controls that attsck be used to craft virtually any bass tone imaginable.