Source Audio's One Series range covers all the needs of today's guitar and bass players. In any quality line up, you need a bass drive pedal, at Source Audio, it's called the Aftershock Bass! Inside this very pretty case in brushed aluminum with a shimmering color, hides a real Swiss army knife for bassists.
Source Audio uses the same platform implemented with the Nemesis, the Ventris and others… to create this superb and overpowered machine capable of delivering a whole variety of sounds ranging from light overdrive to massive fuzz.
The assembly is perfect, the compact format and the handling very intuitive. Inside, there are high quality PCBs. At Source Audio it's not joking, the brand wants to be at the forefront of audio technologies, the architecture used offering computing power and processing quality that very few brands benefit from.
The Source Audio Aftershock Bass is: 3 types of onboard overdrive, 3 presets, stereo in & out which, as we will see below, is incredibly flexible. You can also increase the power of the pedal tenfold by using the Neuro Mobile application which is full of additional settings and possibilities.
Concretely, it is a war machine! It's not just an ordinary versatile OD pedal. Imagine, through the Neuro app, you can access a huge collection of additional drives, fuzzes, and distortions with extensive parametric EQ capabilities, stereo routing options, and advanced internal features.
For example, you can combine several drives in series or parallel, split the signal on each output and send each distortion engine to a specific output. Impressive!
Bass in hand, the Aftershock is a real jukebox! The pedal covers a whole host of styles, from vintage tube overdrive, which gives us a drive with a smooth breakup and nuanced dynamics, to extreme bulldozer fuzz. It also has a third mode called Heavy. This delivers modern distortion, with a V-shaped EQ, perfect for metalheads. So we have, within the same pedal, vintage drive, modern drive, and a fuzz. Something to get everyone to agree. Importantly, the Clean button allows you to inject more or less dry signal to keep the bottom of the spectrum as dynamic as possible.
The different drives are very musical, dynamic, perfectly clean with the volume knob and modulate according to your attack and your playing nuances. Associated with the parametric settings of the pedal (via Neuro app), the onboard sounds will allow you to be comfortable in all situations. All with breath always under control.
The Source Audio Aftershock Bass is a real Swiss army knife that will save you the day whatever style you play. The concept is formidable, the flexibility enormous, the possibilities almost infinite via the application, and its sound signature particularly additive. All for one of the most attractive prices!