MIA member Ashdown Engineering (who are celebrating being 20 years old!) have launched their SZ Funk Face; a dedicated bass twin dynamic filter pedal.
After months of development in partnership with the awesome Stuart Zender, Ashdown the Ashdown Funk Face is now shipping!
Made in England, the SZ Funk Face is a dedicated bass twin dynamic filter pedal and the only bass pedal on the market that’s fully qualified on producing those distinctive choppy “Virtual Insanity” type bass grooves.
The Funk Face’s simple 3-knob and 2-switch layout makes things simple for the bass player when those funky moments strike. Like classic envelope filters, the Funk Face’s ‘Sensitivity’ rotary control allows the player to shape the exact effects response, whilst the ‘Output’ knob allows you to decide just how much you it you want. Dependent on your playing style, attack and dynamics – by tweaking the Output and Sensitivity controls in unison – you can range from subtle filtering to a fully responsive “Funk Bass in your Face” Auto-Wah.
The 12AX7 powered ‘Valve’ drive distortion switch can be selected by foot to naturally enrich the harmonics of the Funk Face pedal, whilst the Wah sound is also foot switchable. A very carefully considered switch on the right ride of the pedal allows the player to decide on whether the valve overdrive is added pre or post-wah, providing yet more tonal opportunities.
Click HERE for more info on the pedal
Click on the image below for a demo video