The Bass TightDrive Jr is a mini version of our popular TightDrive MOD, and includes a side Dry Low MOD knob.

Years ago bassists asked us to develop a dry blend knob for the Bass TightDrive, and now we have a Jr version of this popular pedal, and it includes the Dry Low knob.  Introducing the Bass TightDrive Jr. This pedal shares most of the tone-tweaking features available on the guitar counterparts, but with the popular Dry Low knob found on other Amptweaker Bass pedals ‘on the side’.  This blend adds in clean lowend to the tone, helping to maintain the bottom without adding weird phase-shifty tones to the distorted highend.

Derived from our Pro series, the Tight control and Fat switches were re-configured into a 3-position Fat/Normal/Tight switch to dial in the attack of the notes from thick and heavy to aggressive and chunky.  An EQ switch similarly provides Plexi/Normal/Smooth tone settings, which helps the pedal cover an even wider range than its parent, the Bass TightDrive MOD. In addition to Gain, Tone and Volume knobs, there’s also a manually-adjustable Noise Gate which can be cranked to stop notes hard and fast.  And the great thing about a built-in noise gate is that it goes away when you turn the pedal off…..so your clean tone is unaffected!  And the noise gate only works on the distorted signal, but not on the Dry Low.  The Tight switch and Tone control were tweaked on these bass versions to operate at lower frequencies, making them perfect for bass OR lower tuned guitars such as 7 or 8-strings.  They also work great for guitar rigs that are very bright, and can provide a warmer tone compared to the guitar versions.

The pedals all include true bypass switching, 9-18VDC operation, and a thumbscrew- removable bottom plate with special holes to even accommodate tie-wrap or screw-in pedalboard attachment methods.


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  • Gain, Tone, Volume controls
  • Dry Low knob on the side, blends back in clean lowend
  • Fat/Normal/Tight switch to adjust the guitar’s attack.
  • Noise Gate knob, from subtle gating to hard stops
  • Plexi/Normal/Smooth EQ SW
  • True Bypass switching
  • Runs on 9V to 18V batteries or supplies–9V sounds heavier, more compressed, while 18V is more open and less distorted.
  • Thumbscrew removable bottom with holes for tie-wrap or screw-in pedalboard attachment methods
  • Current:  13mA with at 9V, 17mA at 18V
  • DC Adapter jack, standard 2.1mm X 5.5mm, center ground(-)
  • BATTERIES/SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED
  • Weight: 9 ounces, Dimensions: 2.7″W X 4.65″D X 2″H
  • Made in the USA
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty

Product Styling by Bob Hopkins. Mechanical Engineering support by Ken Chappell. Electrical & Mechanical Design and Tweaking by James Brown.……Conceptual Ideas by You.

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Mr Excane’s demo of the Bass TightDrive Jr
Premier Guitar dropped by to video our new Bass Jr pedals

Here’s a quick comparison of the Bass TightDrive Jr, TightRock Jr, and TightMetal Jr

Andertons did this cool demo of the Bass Jr series, Bass TightDrive Jr ~10:30
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