Fender B-DEC 30 Bass Digital Entertainment Center  

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The Fender B-DEC 30 (Bass Digital Entertainment Center) is both an entertainment center and a teaching/training tool for bass players. It includes 70 loops called Performance Presets which provide ins... Read More

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The Fender B-DEC 30 (Bass Digital Entertainment Center) is both an entertainment center and a teaching/training tool for bass players. It includes 70 loops called Performance Presets which provide instrumental accompaniment for many musical styles and teacher loops which help bassists develop and refine basic techniques. The B-DEC 30 has eight of the most popular bass amps and 18 effects models combined with musical loops for endless jamming fun. Each loop has drum, guitar, and keyboard sounds along with a guide bass track, and each instrument can easily be muted. The internal synthesizer with MIDI interface allows playback of any MIDI file and can store up to 64 MIDI song files. The included complete method book has transcription and tablature for every preset along with suggested techniques, areas of focus, and playing variations. 15"W x 17"H x 14.5"D. 33 lbs.

Features
  • 30W
  • 10" Fender Special Design Speaker
  • High-frequency piezo horn
  • Tilt-back cabinet
  • Headphone jack
  • 70 Performance Preset loops
  • Instrument backing tracks in various styles
  • Teacher loops
  • Transpose and tune function
  • Tempo control
  • Volume control over each instrument in loop
  • Preset loop model and effect controls
  • 8 bass amp models
  • 18 effects
  • 3 reverbs
  • 28 second phrase sampler
  • Internal MIDI synth
  • Storage for 64 MIDI song files
  • Tuner
  • Method book
  • Speaker out
  • RCA aux in
  • Line level 1/4" out
  • MIDI I/O
  • Rear panel teacher input jack
  • Footswitch jack
  • Black carpet covering
  • Black metal grille
  • 15"W x 17"H x 14.5"D
  • 33 lbs.
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FenderB-DEC 30 Bass Digital Entertainment Center
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

Understanding owners manuel

By Edward Nelson, Jr

from Kernersville, NC

Comments about Fender B-DEC 30 Bass Digital Entertainment Center:

Being middle-aged, technology has progressed faster then I can comprehend. The owners manuel is more like a sales book than as a operating manual. A step by step instruction could probably be used. Why is there no waltz beat? And the midi operation from a computer download!? Whats with this? On the positive side, after I learned how to play a loop, it was fun recording myself and playing it back. The amp program was also desirable to get that good sound I desired. How about one with more power? I may go to the dealer with these questions.

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3.0

Can't quite get "the sound" I am looking for

By SATXFreddy

from San Antonio, TX

Comments about Fender B-DEC 30 Bass Digital Entertainment Center:

OK, I needed a small amp that I can use in an apartment, and decided to go ahead and try this based on the other features available. It is a small amp, very, very light. Good volume for the size. The problem I am having with it is that with all the features you can't get a clean bass sound (or at least I haven't figured out how to get one yet). I've worked with the settings, but they all seem to have an altered sound. The instruction manual that comes with it is not much help. The directions are very vague. They were too worried about cramming in everything the amp can do, and didn't spend enough pages explaining how to make it do it. I'll keep working with it, since I have it, but I am alrady looking forward to getting out of the apartment so I can get a real amp again.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great beginner and training AMP

By Maximilien Klaisner

from Boston, MA

Comments about Fender B-DEC 30 Bass Digital Entertainment Center:

This is a great beginner/training AMP. I am just getting back into playing after a long hiatus and this has been a great way to get back in and get my feet wet. The features and variations of training elements seem almost endless and it�ۡ���s great for me since I need the practice. The amp sounds great and is of the quality I would expect from Fender. If you are looking for an amp to gig with, keep moving along, but if you want a quality training and practicing AMP, spend the extra few bucks on this one, it�ۡ���s worth it.

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(29 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Setup is Now Complete...

By Kevmove

from Philadelphia

Comments about Fender B-DEC 30 Bass Digital Entertainment Center:

If your a are thinking about learning to play Bass, listen up: save up $800, then get a Squire Modified 70's J-Bass, Tascam Portable CD Bass Trainer, and the B-DEC and you will have everything you need. The Bass will serve you well up to the advanced level of playing, the B-DEC will make practicing a joy, even when your woodshedding, and the CD Bass let you practice your favorite songs on CD, as well as giving you an outstanding, away from home practice Amp, with the bonus of being able to connect it to the B-DEC. I know it may seem like a huge chunk of change to plunk down, but you will thank me later. If I had known about the B-DEC when I first started, I would have saved about $300 on useless training CD's and books. The B-DEC really does everything they advertise and more. The controls are highly flexible and the included tracks are fun to play along with. If you connect the B-DEC to a computer, you have a potentially limitless selection of Midi files to download. You can waste alot of time and money or get these 3 tools and spend your "jamming on the one". Stop thinking about it, just do it. Now.

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(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this thing!

By Tony Voodoo

from SF Bay Area

Comments about Fender B-DEC 30 Bass Digital Entertainment Center:

I've been playing bass for 18+ years and I wish I had this thing back when I started. It's got a great teaching component, but all that aside, the amp modeling is spot on. I own two of the amps the B-DEC mimicks, and they sound just like the real thing. I love the size, I can practice anywhere I like. I've been using it to lay down tracks for videos my friend produces, since everything is tweakable, I use the drums and some of the synth sounds after dialing them in to my liking... It's as if the amp's "brain" is a mini rack mount processor, teacher, drum machine, tuner... the list goes on. I sold my Trace Elliot Combo amp to get this thing, and I could not be happier. My back is thanking me, too...

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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

all about tone

By all 4 JC

from Oceanside. Ca.

Comments about Fender B-DEC 30 Bass Digital Entertainment Center:

I bought this today and haven't stopped playing with it. This thing is amazing when it comes to features. It has a built in keyboard and drumline. I've had ampeg and carvin, this small amp catches their tone without the weight. It's totally compact and easy to take with you. If you are learning how to play bass, this is the one to buy. If you need to develope better technique and don't want to blow your eardrums out, this is great. It does not get as loud as most people would like, but lets face it, sometimes a little less is more.

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