Recently, I was going through my old stuff, including my old music accessories, in a massive clean up of my house. While purging unwanted things and finding some long lost favs, I came across a Digitech DSP 256-XL unit that I once used as my main effects processor live.

You are probably familiar with all of the newer Digitech gear, but for the time it was bought, this was a top notch unit. Here is a picture of the 1U chassis it was housed in.

Digitech DSP 256-XL Effects Processor

Photo Quality Courtesy of an iPhone 3GS (sarcasm intended)

As you can see, it sits nicely atop the Carvin head for toying around with. It’s a decent unit overall still, but the biggest issue is that the internal memory is failing. The system can still load all the presets, but any custom settings I dialed in have vanished. I suppose that’s what happens when it sits on the shelf for over 7 years unused and without any access to power.

I’ve been pulling together a new project in the background lately, and I just might break this baby out for a song or two when we get out there live. We’ll see.

What’s your favorite bass effect and what unit helps you get the sound to happen? Catch me up! I used no effects for years and have come around to it again, so share any tips you have below fellow fretless junkies!

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Recently, I was going through my old stuff, including my old music accessories, in a massive clean up of my house. While purging unwanted things and finding some long lost favs, I came across a Digitech DSP 256-XL unit that I once used as my main effects processor live. You...