In memory of one of the (if not THE) last true rock’n’roll icons, OKKO presents the MOTÖRBASS pedal. You’re all familiar with Lemmy’s signature sound – ultra powered rumbling grind, distorted, slightly fuzzy but with a lot of edge and definition for high speed hammering powerchords.
It would be presumptuous to claim you could get the exact sound of the iconic modified Marshall Super Bass stack from a 9-volts-powered box... but we did a lot of tweaking to capture that sonic character and we’re pretty happy with the result.
When trying the recreate the Lemmy sound with distortion pedals you easily run into problems. Bass distortions often lack the aggressive edge or get muddy when playing chords. Guitar distortions usually cut too much low end and often sound too fizzy. The MOTÖRBASS runs on an internal voltage of 24 volts*. Paired with carefully chosen filtering, this massive headroom ensures for a raw but tight distortion sound all across the fretboard.
Controls are easy: FASTER controls the gain from almost clean to full blast. HARDER works on the upper mids. Lower settings sound more rounded, turning up adds aggressive bite and attack. LOUDER? Hmm....
The MOTÖRBASS is not only for die hard Motörhead fanatics but for every bass player wanting a powerful, tight rock sound. Now, grab a pick and PLAY HARD!
Btw., don’t lend it to your guitar player, chances are you’ll never get it back...
* The internal voltage is created by a charge pump circuit. The pedal runs from a regular 9v power supply or battery.
Since the official launch of OKKO FX in 2003, thousands of our pedals have found their place on the pedalboards of sound enthusiasts all over the world. Every pedal is handbuilt by actively touring or retired musicians and technicians here in Leipzig, Germany. We are very proud of what we achieved over the years and give our best to create great-sounding and tour-proof sound tools for you, whether you’re playing stadium shows or in your bedroom.