Bass Chief (Bass Overdrive)


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The “Bass Chief” is an analogue overdrive pedal for bass guitar with true bypass. It has 5 controls which include a 2-band graphic equaliser section, blend control, gain and volume. The blend knob allows you to go from a full wet signal to a full dry signal which allows you to dial in your required amount of oomph. This pedal has plenty in the tank and can give the bass guitar some tube amp style smooth tones but still give you a growl when you need it.

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

Level: Controls the volume or output of the effect

Overdrive: Controls gain of the overdrive

Treble: Cuts or boosts frequencies above 800Hz

Bass: Cuts or boosts frequencies under 800Hz

Blend: Controls the wet to dry 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 
  • 20mm 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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2 reviews for Bass Chief (Bass Overdrive)

  1. Mark Williams

    Great overdrive pedal with that all-important blend control, enabling the mix of dry signal and overdrive signal, no more low end drop-out when you stomp on that for you sir or madam! From a sprinkling of drive, to full on Lemmy at the sweep of a couple of knobs. You have complete control of bass and treble as is your desire, and of course a level control.
    With a choice of great decorative graphics and function indicators to boot, this adaptable and unique pedal is a very useful and powerful addition to my arsenal….it kicks a** basically!….

    • Paul Flattley

      Hi Mark, thanks for the awesome review on the Bass Chief overdrive pedal and really great that you like it and it does what you want when using it live on stage. Best regards Team Flattley

  2. Mark Fontanarosa

    This is the Bass Overdrive pedal I’ve been looking for. Besides the cool graphics the sounds from a subtle overdrive (Which is one my favorites) to full blown are perfect. You have complete control over any desired drive. Well built with the bass player in mind! I’ll be on lookout for more bass pedals from Paul. Thanks!!

    • Paul Flattley

      Hi Mark, Many thanks for the kind words and we are very happy that the Bass Chief does what you need it to do. Hope it gives you many years of great service. Many thanks and best regards, Paul

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