B Stock Paint Blemish – Bass Chief (Bass Overdrive)


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B Stock Paint Blemish item only, everything else is fully 100%. This platinum range enclosure paint job is not up to the usual high standard finish and has some minor hydro film defects only.

The “Bass Chief” is an op amp based distortion pedal specifically designed for bass instruments, however you can use it for guitar if you wish. The pedal buffers and splits the incoming signal, one half is distorted by the amount set by the ‘Gain’ control which is then further shaped by the ‘Bass’ and ‘Treble’ controls. The two signal paths meet again at the ‘Blend’ control allowing the original signal to be mixed with the distorted version. Note that at extreme settings of the tone controls a further range of tones can be found using the ‘Blend’ control to cancel parts of the original signal. The overall level of the combined signals can be arrived at by using the ‘Volume’ control.

The blue halo light ring installed diffuses the light when playing live, avoiding being blinded by the standard LEDs just as you are about to go into that all important solo thus giving a larger area to see where the pedal is located easily on the pedal board on darkened stages. The addition of the aluminium foot topper gives you more real estate for contact when switching the pedal on and off during quick changes when playing live.

All Flattley “Platinum Range” pedals are hand processed in our Flattley paint shop. The bare aluminium enclosure is abraded prior to painting with the etch primer. The etch primer acts as a anti corrosive layer and allows the primer to bond to the enclosure ensuring a tough resilient paint finish.

Multiple coats of base coat primer are applied which are then lightly abraded to remove any blemishes or paint speckles prior to the application of the base colour. We apply several coats of base colour until an even coverage occurs and the base colour develops rich smooth depth. Metallic holographic chrome flake is then applied using a clear inter coat which adds that all important Flattley sparkle.

The pedal enclosure is now ready to be hydro dipped in its Flattley graphics. This is the process whereby the graphics are applied using water activated film, the residual PVA film is then washed off and the enclosure is then allowed to dry naturally.

Once dried the lacquer process begins. Each “Flattley Platinum” pedal has a minimum of three coats of lacquer which are all wet sanded between coats. Once the lacquer has hardened, it is then hand polished using three different grades of polishing compounds and it then has a final polish to achieve a high gloss finish using a wool finishing pad. This process gives the smooth deep lustre finish that is inherent in all Flattley Guitar and Bass effects pedals.

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Aditional Information

Volume: Controls the volume/output of the effect

Overdrive: Controls the amount of gain of the overdrive

Treble: Cuts or boosts frequencies above 800Hz

Bass: Cuts or boosts frequencies under 800Hz

Blend: Allows you to determine a mix between the original signal of the effect signal.

  • The Bass Chief comes in a 125B Enclosure (L x W x D): 119x64x40mm (including lid) (69 x 2.52 x 1.57 inch)
  • Standard negative centre, -9v dc tip power supply unit/power brick required
  • No internal 9v dc battery function 
  • 15mm anodised aluminium custom etched control knobs
  • Blue halo light ring installed
  • The Bass Chief comes with a gold custom etched aluminium foot topper 
  • This edition comes in silver, metallic flake and sugar skulls hydro graphics. 

All our pedals are handmade, hand wired, boutique custom guitar and bass pedal effects manufactured in the UK using only the highest quality components ensuring every aspect of our pedal’s build process results in a truly outstanding product.

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