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Nux NBK5 Masamune Booster and Compressor Effects Pedal
Given that a Booster pedal and a Compressor pedal will always be considered great additions to the boards of professional musicians then a pedal that combines both these options in one has got to be worth a look.
The Nux Masamune Booster and Compressor Pedal is that pedal. The Booster section will add colour and warmth to your tone while the Compressor section will make sure that your input and output signal can be perfectly balanced. Without a doubt, this is a great addition to any pedalboard.
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Another Nux goodieAs I’d previously bought two other NuX “Verdugo”-series boxes from Artist Guitars — an NDR5 Delay/Reverb, and an NBP5 DI/Preamp — I figured this NBK5 would also deliver on quality and features, and I haven’t been disappointed. I’m not going to comment on all the switches and knobs, because you can best assess those yourself by watching/listening to the various clips AG has provided, but I’ll just add that every NBK5 video I’ve seen focuses exclusively on a demo with solid-body electrics (Teles/Strats etc.). And while I do have a use for it in that context, I was equally interested in how it would work with my other gear, including 5-string bass, acoustic/electric guitar, electric mandolin, baritone uke, etc. Well, in short — really well, and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you get the NBK5 purely for use with those kinds of instruments. For example: with the bass, the compressor (appropriately adjusted) produced a great “punchy” effect, particularly when paralleled with the Boost section — of course, the purists will tell you that your compressor shouldn’t colour your sound at all (and that’s certainly the case with other compressors I own e.g. MXR M87), but, for me, a bit of colouration is no bad thing, as I like to hear that I’m getting something for my $$$! :-). The thing is that the range of different controls on this box means you can tweak almost every aspect to match your requirements, so I’ve found it quite usable with instruments beyond my Tele. AG’s price was good for a pedal of this sophistication, so I chalk up another 5-star score for NuX with this one.
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MasumuneThis pedal is great. The compression does wonders for you clean and overdrive. The boost fills your sound beautifully. The sustain, that spanking squashed up sound it's all there. I cannot fault this pedal. I have to give it five stars. Its the pedal you didn't know you wanted, that is until you hear it.
Masamune NBK5Great pedal , well built great value for money, I love it