V-Bass

V-Bass System

The Future of Bass Guitar Starts Here.

  • COSM
  • GK

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The Future of Bass Guitar Starts Here.

Imagine a bass guitar processing system which can accurately model the world's most popular basses- everything from classic electrics to upright acoustic bass, fretless bass and more-and combine them with the sounds of the world's greatest bass amplifiers and polyphonic effects. That's the power of the Roland V-Bass, a floor-based processor which pairs breakthrough COSM Bass technology and a new GK-3B or compatible Divided Pickup for Bass, taking bass guitar into bold new sonic dimensions.

  • - Bass processing/modeling system which recreates a variety of bass, pickup, amp, speaker cabinet, mic and effects combinations
  • - COSM Bass technology models classic electric, acoustic, fretless and custom user-created basses using standard bass guitar with GK-3B Divided Pickup for Bass*
  • - Instant access to popular solid state and tube amp models, speaker cabinets, plus original amp models
  • - Unsurpassed bass effects include modeled wah, modeled overdrive/distortion, compression, delay, chorus, reverb and more
  • - Incredible synth bass sounds, polyphonic effects, wild sound effects and more
  • - Extremely intuitive operation w/ helpful operational graphics and icons
  • - Onboard expression pedal for realtime parameter control
  • - 1/4" bass input jack for direct access to amp modeling and non-polyphonic effects
  • - 4-string, 5-string and 6-string Select function for optimal results; 100 Preset and 100 User patches
  • * This user-installable pickup is required for access to COSM Bass technology and polyphonic effects.

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Introducing COSM Bass Technology

Building upon the knowledge and experience gained from V-Guitar technology, Roland developed all-new COSM Bass technology to power the new V-Bass. COSM Bass technology can process a standard bass guitar with a GK-3B or compatible Divided Pickup to sound like a variety of other basses-including acoustic upright bass, fretless bass, a variety of classic electric basses, synth bass and more-and you can even design custom basses by combining different body types and pickup configurations. Of special note is the polyphonic pitch shifting, which can re-pitch individual strings for instant alternate tunings and wild sound effects.

Unsurpassed Bass Amp Modeling and Bass

As a recording and performance tool, the V-Bass stands alone. Thanks to COSM Bass Amp Modeling, the V-Bass can precisely model the sound of classic and modern bass amps, from "Concert" and "Session" models to "T.E.", "Bass 360" and others. Dial in the tone of these models like the originals, then pair them with a variety of modeled speaker cabinets. The effects section features wah, modeled overdrive/distortion, compressors, extensive EQ, delay, chorus, reverb and more.

Bass-Friendly Design

The V-Bass was designed by bassists, for bassists. So it features things like an XLR output for connection to PA or studio console, a 4-, 5- or 6-string Select function for accurate detection of string spacing, and a direct 1/4" input for access to the COSM Bass Amp Modeling and effects sections using a standard bass guitar output.

AD Conversion
24-bit + AF method* (BASS INPUT), 20-bit (GK INPUT)
DA Conversion
20-bit 128 oversampling
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
Program Memories
200: 100 (User) + 100 (Preset)
Nominal Input Level
-10 dBu
Input Impedance
1 M ohms
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT: +4 dBu, OUTPUT (XLR): +4 dBu (BALANCED), BASS OUTPUT: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
OUTPUT: 2 k ohms, OUTPUT XLR: 600 ohms 2Pin (HOT) - 3Pin (COLD), 300 ohms 2Pin (HOT) - 1Pin (GND), 300 ohms 3Pin (COLD) - 1Pin (GND), BASS OUTPUT: 2 k ohms
Dynamic Range
100 dB or greater (IHF-A)
Display
Full-graphic LCD (160 x 64) with backlit
8 segment, two-digit LED
Connectors
GK INPUT, BASS INPUT, BASS OUTPUT, OUTPUT L (MONO), OUTPUT R, OUTPUT (XLR) L/ (MONO), OUTPUT (XLR) R/DIRECT, PHONES, SUB EXP PEDAL/SUB CTL1, 2, MIDI IN, MIDI OUT
Power Consumption
24 W (AC 117V, 230V, 240V)
Accessory
GK Connecting Cable C13-A (5m)
Option
Divided Pickup: GK-3B, Expression Pedal: EV-5, Footswitch (Unlatch): FS-5U (BOSS), Footswitch (Latch): FS-5L (BOSS), Pedal Switch: DP-2

Size and Weight

Width (W)
504 mm19-7/8 inches
Depth (D)
303 mm11-15/16 inches
Height (H)
101 mm4 inches
Weight
4.9 kg10 lbs. 13 oz.

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms.
* AF Method (Adaptive Focus method) This is a proprietary method from Roland that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio of the A/D and D/A converters.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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