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Fender Downtown Express Bass Multi Effect Pedal Overview.

Your one-stop shop for bass tone-shaping, the Downtown Express bass multi-effect puts everything you need for killer bass tone right at your feet. All the bass essentials are there—compressor, 3-band EQ and overdrive—each switchable on its own, or you can use the Mute switch to kill the signal for silent tuning. The Direct Output makes it easy to integrate this pedal into any performance situation—stage or studio. We recognize that a truly powerful signal chain needs to be flexible, so we included a switch that lets you reorder the compressor and overdrive circuits to taste.

Designed by Alex Aguilar, the Downtown Express is an all-original Fender circuit. To ensure this pedal is performance-ready we let musicians kick it around, took their feedback to heart and refined it. The chassis is crafted from lightweight, durable anodized aluminum, and the LED-backlit knobs show your control settings on a dark stage at a glance.

Use the Downtown Express on your next gig or session and add some rumble to your rig.



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  • William Sykes


    Had high hopes, but disappointing. Extremely noisy (with my set up). I tested it singularly (out of pedal chain) same loud hiss. Big 'clunk' when turn comp on. maybe better with a noise gate. Comp isn't bad. Didn't like drive sounds. The shiny surface means you cant read the names of knobs. Try before you buy

  • Elaine Morley



  • Steve


    Fantastic tone. Well built.

  • frank


    Very good quality equipment and well engineered

  • Dr Bob


    My favourite bass multi effects pedal ever; probably. Simple to use, looks great and sounds amazing. Really nice configuration / routing options. The control knobs might be a little on the small side for my big hands, but they are incredibly responsive (the controls, that is). This makes adjusting the foot switchable "EQ", "Drive" and / or "Compressor" functions very straight forward. It also allows for a wide range of premium quality sounds on each of the "foot switchable" effects. You also get a fourth foot switch to "Mute" the signal path and a "Master Level" control. Finally (although there's much more), in addition to your standard input and output jacks, there's a tuner output and a DI output. Simply put, this is the best bass preamp pedal that I could find at this price. Highly recommended.

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