Funk legend Bootsy Collins has incorporated Fishman’s Fission Bass Powerchord FX Pedal into his effects rig and is using it on tour and in the studio.


Asked about Fission, Bootsy commented, “I love it when the band is playing a power riff together with stacked harmonies, add 5ths & octaves, man, it doesn’t get any funkier. Now the next best thing is playing by myself with the Fission Bass Powerchord FX pedal. It makes me feel like I am playing with my band in the upper room standing in the balcony of your mind. Feel the power of the One and check it out taday baba!”


Using Fission’s intuitive set of controls and footswitches, four unique voicings pitch-shifted above the root note can be combined to produce power chords or octave-up effects, which make t ideal for Collin’s one-of-a-kind style.


Four footswitch LEDs provide visible indication of the selected harmony. When the effect is off, the LEDs dim, which makes it easy to set up a harmony before playing the chord. Fission Bass also offers an adjustable noice gate, overdrive, tone and effect level. Available voicing are: Octave up, Octave up 5th above, Octave up 4th above, or octave / 5th / octave above. This power-effect combo provides expressive creative control over anything from subtle octaves to thick, grinding effects that even your guitar will envy.


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Originally posted 2011-12-01 13:55:47.