Certain situations call for certain combinations of gear. We here at zZounds know that and wanted to share some of our favorite pairings with you. This month, we’re plugging in the Fender American Standard P-Bass and the Catalinbread SFT Vintage Growl bass pedal for fat, SVT-style bass tone.
The Fender American Standard Precision Bass honestly might be the first instrument that comes to mind when any of us are asked to think of a bass. Since its introduction in 1951, the P-Bass has become the industry standard. Countless pros from Dee Dee Ramone to Roger Waters have harnessed the raw power of its stripped down design to cut through the mix and add rumble to your favorite records. This bass in particular features a high-end Fender Custom Shop ’60s Precision Bass split single-coil pickup to deliver the P-Bass tone everyone knows and loves, chock-full of clear mids and thick low-end.
Take the American Standard Precision Bass and plug it into the Catalinbread SFT pedal for an earth shaking match that emulates one of the most well-loved bass amplifiers in the world: the SVT. Utilizing powerful Baxandhall EQ controls, the SFT faithfully recreates vintage-style Ampeg bass overdrive, as well as the dynamic sensitivity inherent to vintage Ampeg SVT and Flip-Top amps. Obviously this is a match made in heaven for bass, but here’s a pro tip: the Catalinbread SFT plays nicely with guitars and basses alike. Plug in your favorite guitar for wooly tone ala Queens of the Stone Age.
Take a closer look at this Perfect Pairing from zZounds. If you like what you see and hear, this combination is available for 12 monthly payments with our Play as you Pay installment plan.