A Bit Of A Synth
The Earthquaker Devices Bit Commander V2 is a bit of a Marmite(c) pedal when simply heard but when played we don’t think anyone is capable of holding back a smile.
There’s something deep down in the soul of mankind which stirs at having control over deep sub octaves mixed with a square wave fuzz, it may not be exactly useful on the latest blues album but didn’t we all start playing guitar for the way it makes us feel!?
The tones within the Bit Commander are close to the legendary MXR Blue Box but where as the MXR has just two controls, the Bit Commander has 6 including an octave up and so in turn enters much more synthy territory.
It is possible to dial the Bit Commander in subtly for an octavia style tone but that’s a bit like buying a Ferrari only to pop to the local shops … any octavia will do that sound but they can’t do the rest of what this glorious pedal can.
Go on, don’t be scared … give it good play with!