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Bass Synth Wah Manual
Manufacturer’s Name:
Manufacturer’s Address:
8760 S. Sandy Parkway
Sandy, Utah 84070, USA
declares that the product:
Product name:
Bass Synth Wah
Product option:
all (requires Class II power
adapter that conforms to the
requirements of EN60065,
EN60742, or equivalent.)
conforms to the following Product Specifications:
IEC 60065 (1998)
EN 55013 (1990)
EN 55020 (1991)
Supplementary Information:
The product herewith complies with the requirements of the
Low Voltage Directive 72/23/EEC and the EMC Directive
89/336/EEC as amended by Directive 93/68/EEC.
Vice-President of Engineering
8760 S. Sandy Parkway
Sandy, Utah 84070, USA
Date: August 12, 2002
European Contact:
Your local DigiTech Sales and
Service Office or
Harman Music Group
8760 South Sandy Parkway
Sandy, Utah
84070 USA
Ph: (801) 566-8800
Fax: (801) 568-7583
For your protection, please read the following:
Important Safety Instructions
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Do not use this apparatus near water.
5. Clean only with dry cloth.
6. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
7. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
8. Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles,
and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
9. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
10. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as
power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
11.WARNING:To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or
12. Refer to labels on the unit, including bottom cover, or
other markings and pertinent information.
WARRANTY: We at DigiTech are proud of our products and back-up each one with the following warranty:
1.The warranty registration card must be mailed within ten days after purchase date to validate this warranty.
2. DigiTech warrants this product, when used solely within the U.S., to be free from defects in materials
and workmanship under normal use and service.
3. DigiTech liability under this warranty is limited to repairing or replacing defective materials that show
evidence of defect, provided the product is returned to DigiTech WITH RETURN AUTHORIZATION,
where all parts and labor will be covered up to a period of one year (this warranty is extended to a
period of six years when the product has been properly registered by mail or through our website).
A Return Authorization number may be obtained from DigiTech by telephone.The company shall not
be liable for any consequential damage as a result of the product's use in any circuit or assembly.
4. Proof-of-purchase is considered to be the burden of the consumer.
5. DigiTech reserves the right to make changes in design, or make additions to, or improvements upon
this product without incurring any obligation to install the same on products previously manufactured.
6.The consumer forfeits the benefits of this warranty if the product's main assembly is opened and tampered with by anyone other than a certified DigiTech technician or, if the product is used with AC voltages outside of the range suggested by the manufacturer.
7.The foregoing is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and DigiTech neither assumes nor
authorizes any person to assume any obligation or liability in connection with the sale of this product.
In no event shall DigiTech or its dealers be liable for special or consequential damages or from any
delay in the performance of this warranty due to causes beyond their control.
NOTE:The information contained in this manual is subject to change at any time without notification. Some
information contained in this manual may also be inaccurate due to undocumented changes in the product or
operating system since this version of the manual was completed.The information contained in this version
of the owner's manual supersedes all previous versions.
The Bass Synth Wah is an exciting combination of seven different
synth and wah effects including envelope filter, synth tones, filter
generators, and octave shift. The Bass Synth Wah can be run inline
with your current pedals, or parallel with your bass tone to create
unique combinations of both bass and synth sounds.
1. Sens Knob
Controls the trigger sensitivity of the envelope, synth, and filter
effects. Turn this knob clockwise to increase the sensitivity, and
counter-clockwise to decrease the sensitivity.
2. Control Knob
Controls different functions depending on which Bass Synth Wah
Type is selected. See Effects Matrix on following pages for detailed
Control knob descriptions.
3. AC Adapter Jack
Connect a DigiTech PS200R (9VDC) power supply to this jack. Use
the proper supply for your area’s Mains line voltage.
2 3 4
1- Env Filter
2- Sub Env
3- Synth 1
4- Synth 2
5- Filter 1
6- Filter 2
7- OctaSub
Trigger Sensitivity
Trigger Sensitivity
Trigger Sensitivity
Trigger Sensitivity
Trigger Sensitivity
Trigger Sensitivity
Trigger Sensitivity
Wet/Dry Mix
Wet/Dry Mix
Synth Attack
Synth Attack
Filter Attack
Filter Attack
Sub Level
Cutoff Freq
Cutoff Freq
Freq Envelope
Freq Envelope
Synth Level
Effects Matrix
4. Range Knob
Controls different functions depending on which Bass Synth Wah
Type is selected. See Effects Matrix on this page for detailed
Range knob descriptions.
5.Type Knob
Selects one of the seven different envelope, synth, or filter types:
1-ENV FILTER - Classic envelope filter sound.
2-SUB ENV - Envelope filter effect with an octave down pitch shift
blended in.
3-SYNTH 1 - Monophonic synth tone generator with an opening
filter envelope.
4-SYNTH 2 - Monophonic synth tone generator with a closing filter
5-FILTER 1 - Digitech’s famous Synth Talk™ effect.
6-FILTER 2 - Synth Talk™ effect with inverse filter envelope.
7-OCTASUB - An octave down pitch shift effect with a variable synth
effect mix using the RANGE knob.
6. Input Jack
Connect your instrument to this jack. Connecting a 1/4” cable to
this jack supplies battery power even though the Indicator LED may
not be lit. To prolong battery life, disconnect cables when not in use.
7. Pedal Release Pins
These two pins are spring-loaded hinges that hold the pedal in place.
Push these pins in to release the pedal from the pedal chassis
exposing the battery compartment. (See battery replacement
8. Pedal
Press the pedal to turn the effect on and off.
9. Out 1 Normal (Dry) Jack
Use this output when only one amplifier or mixer channel is used.
When both Out 1 Normal (Dry) and Out 2 (Effect) are
connected, only dry, unprocessed bass signal is present at Out 1
Normal (Dry) when the Bass Synth Wah is on or bypassed.
10. Indicator LED
This LED indicates when the effect is turned on. If the LED
becomes dim or does not light when the cables are connected, the
battery needs to be replaced.
11. Out 2 (Effect) Jack
Connect this output to a second amplifier or to a mixer channel for
effect signal only. When Out 2 is connected, only effect signal is
present when the Bass Synth Wah is turned on. Out 2 is muted
when the Bass Synth Wah is bypassed.
The Bass Synth Wah has a single input and a pair of outputs. When
possible, the Bass Synth Wah should be the first effect pedal in your
effects chain. This insures proper triggering of the different effects. Out
1 Normal (Dry) is used when the Bass Synth Wah is connected to a
single amplifier or mixer input. When only Out 1 Normal (Dry) is
used, effected signal is present when the Bass Synth Wah is on. When
the Bass Synth Wah is bypassed, a dry unprocessed signal is present.
Out 2 (Effect) has effect signal only when the Bass Synth Wah is on,
and is muted when bypassed. When Out 2 (Effect) is used, Out 1
Normal (Dry) becomes a dry path only when the Bass Synth Wah
effect is on or bypassed. This lets you mix dry bass signal and synth
effect signal separately into two different inputs. An ideal setup is to
have Out 1 Normal (Dry) connected to your bass amp and Out 2
(Effect) connected to a mixer channel. In this configuration, Out 1
Normal (Dry) sends a dry, unprocessed bass signal to your amplifier
and Out 2 (Effect) sends only the effect signal to the mixer. This setup
lets you control your amp and synth effect signals separately for
dramatic bass/synth applications.
CIT™ Cabinet Modeling
The Bass Synth Wah also has built-in CIT™ cabinet modeling that
can be enabled. CIT cabinet modeling simulates a 4x10 bass speaker
cabinet, giving you a through-an-amp sound when running direct to a
mixer or recording device.
To Enable CIT™ Cabinet Modeling
1. Press and hold the Pedal down.
2. Apply power by either connecting a 1/4” instrument cable to the
Bass Synth Wah Input or connect the PS200R power supply to
the AC Adapter Jack.
CIT cabinet modeling has to be turned on each time you apply
power to the Bass Synth Wah.
Sample Settings
1. Funky Envelope
2. Slow Synth
3. Synth Bass
4. Synth Ya
5. Octa Sub Synth
Battery Replacement
1. Using the tip of a 1/4” cable, push one of the release pins in on
either side of the pedal, and remove the pedal from the pedal
2. Remove the battery from the battery compartment and
disconnect the battery cable.
3. Connect a new battery to the battery cable and put it back in the
battery compartment. Make sure the battery cable does not
interfere with the spring or pedal switch arm.
4. Place one hole of the pedal over its corresponding pin.
5. Push the opposite pin in and lower the other side of the pedal
into place over the depressed pin. Release the pin. When the
pedal is properly fastened, both release pins are flush with the
outer side of the pedal.
Pedal Switch
9V DC Battery
Pedal Release
Pedal Release
Pedal Chassis
• Controls - Sens, Control, Range,Type,
On/Off Pedal
• Jacks - Input, Out 1 Normal (Dry),
Out 2 (Effect)
• Input Impedance - 1 MOhms
• Output Impedance - 100 Ohms
• Power Supply - 9V Alkaline Dry Battery
• Power Consumption - 4.8Watts
(w/optional PS200R power supply)
• Battery Life - Approximately 4 hours
(with continuous usage)
• Dimensions - 4 15/16”(L) x 3 1/8”(W)
x 2 1/8”(H)
• Weight - 1.38 lbs.
• Optional Power Supply
PS200R - 100 (100V ~ 50/60Hz)
PS200R - 120 (120V ~ 60Hz)
PS200R - 230 (230V ~ 50Hz)
PS200R - 240 (240V ~ 50Hz)
8760 South Sandy Parkway
Sandy, Utah 84070
PH (801) 566-8800
FAX (801) 566-7005
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of the Harman Music Group Inc.
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