Aguilar Amplification unveils the DB 599 Bass Compressor pedal

Aguilar Amplification has launched the DB 599, a compressor pedal tuned especially for electric bass guitars that shares a similarly compact and pedalboard-friendly chassis as its MusicRadar-approved DB 925 Bass Preamp.

The design could not be much more simple. You've got a mini-pedal with a footswitch to engage/bypass the effect, plus two control for Compression and Gain. If you need to put a tighter hold on your dynamics, dial in more compression, with Gain controlling the output of the pedal. And that's it.

Aguilar promises a clean, silent performance, making it ideal for the studio, and says the DB 599 is ”for bassists seeking a no-fuss, easy-to-dial-in way to add compression to their signal chain without altering the character of their bass or sacrificing their low-end.”

The DB 599 takes a 9V DC power supply or battery, and has a gig-saver bypass function so that you can continue to play even if the power supply or battery dies mid song – the signal will just pass on through. 

Priced £220 / $169, the DB 599 will be with dealers from the middle of May. See Aquilar Amplification for more details.

Aguilar Bass DB 599 Compressor

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.