KHDK Electronics Abyss Bass Overdrive
Abyss is a game-changing bass overdrive, offering bass players complete control over their tone by doing the job of two amps: instead of having to use a clean bass amplifier for fat bottom end and a cranked amp for overdriven midrange tone, you can achieve the signature bass rock tone with a single pedal. Abyss adds a full-bodied punch without modifying your original tone and the Dirty and Clean channels allow you to craft your desired sound with just the right amount of richness added.
Abyss is built for bass players who love their sound and want to have full control over its enhancement.
Utilizing bi-amp technology with two discrete circuits, Abyss Overdrive divides your signal down two paths. One of them stores your original dynamic and color, keeping in unmodified. The other path adds an overdriven sound with fullness and a punch like our celebrated No.1 Overdrive. As the two signals meet again, the result is your original sound made more powerful, fuller and richer.
Abyss Overdrive is powered by a single 9V battery. You can access the battery connection by unscrewing the bottom plate of the pedal enclosure. Alternatively, plug in an external 9V DC (center negative) power supply.
How to Use
Begin with Clean setting at “noon” and Dirty at zero. Set your Drive and Treble at noon. Slowly increase Clean and then add Dirty until you achieve your desired tone and desired balance of clean and distorted tone..
Dirty controls amount of distorted signal in your tone
Clean controls your original sound and adds only volume, changing nothing.
Treble is a passive, natural sounding low-pass filter. It cuts high end and offers a wide frequency range. Turned clockwise, it becomes raw, aggressive and cuts through. Turned counterclockwise, it cuts highs for a more mellow and warm tone.
Lo/Hi is tied directly into the gain. The lo setting offers a warm, tube-like boost and a subtle crunchy overdrive, great for rhythm playing. The hi setting adds saturation, sustain, low end and compression. This setting is recommended for a more powerful rhythm or soloing.
Gain sets preamp gain, affects amount of compression and sustain.