“It’s the pedals touch sensitivity that provides full-filter fun factor”
- Bass Player Magazine
Find out about the new, BassIQ Blue Label edition here (released October 2019):
THE EBS BASSIQ IS AN ANALOG ENVELOPE FILTER PEDAL THAT IS TRIGGERED BY THE NOTES YOU PLAY. THE RESULTS ARE THE FUNKIEST AND MOST RESPONSIVE SOUNDS IN A STOMP BOX.
Auto-Wah or Funkadelic Sounds.The pedal achieves sounds ranging from the classic auto-wah to your own unique space-bass or ”Funkadelic” sound. It features controls for threshold and attack, and runs in three different modes, Hi-Q, Up and Down. The BassIQ with the unique Down mode set can be used along with an EBS OctaBass to achieve a synth-bass sound.
Evolution. The BassIQ was first introduced at the millenium shift. From the 2008 edition improvements added 3 dB higher headroom, higher sensitivity (makes it easier to dial-in) and new analog circuitry with higher dynamics and lower noise, as well as true bypass switching technique.
More than meets the eye. There are several trim pots inside the BassIQ. Such as High-pass filter mix-in, Gain trimmer and Dynamic high-pass filter mix-in.
BassIQ - with guitar? The pedal is just as cool with guitar as with bass, and a favorite envelope filter with Prince/Justin Timberlake guitarist Mike Scott, among others.
Nominal Input Level - 8 dBv
Input Impedance 700 kohms
Bypass Bandwidth +0 / -3 dB 20 - 20k Hz
Filter Range 60 - 8k Hz
Filter Q min / max 3 / 10
Filter Mode Down / Up / Up-HiQ
Threshold -50 - +6 dBv
Attack Time (80%) 50 ms - 2 s
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2.8 x 4.5 x 1.4” (70 x 115 x 35 mm)
Weight 480g (1.07 lb.)
Bypass True Bypass
Power Requirements 9 V DC Regulated, 18 mA max*
* EBS Recommend the use of the EBS AD-9+ DC adapter.
The adapter can supply up to twenty pedals at the same time.
Demos & Samples
Ola Englund play through the EBS BassIQ with guitar!
Mike Scott play the EBS BassIQ with guitar & other EBS effects! NEW!
REVIEW from Bass Guitar Magazine
by Shawn Hammond
"Fans of stanky funk ’a la Bootsy Collins and T.M. Stevens need no introduction to the bitchin’ sounds of envelope filters, which effortlessly inject funky rubber-band swagger into bass lines. The analog BassIQ is a welcome entrant to the field."