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Animals Pedals Surfing Polar Bear Bass Overdrive

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Unleash the Roar of the Surfing Polar Bear: A Bass Overdrive with a Wild, Yet Controlled Spirit

Imagine riding the sonic waves with a bass overdrive pedal that not only retains the authentic tone of your instrument but also adds a rich, dynamic, and warm overdriven edge to it. The Surfing Polar Bear Bass Overdrive (MOD BY BJF) by Animals Pedals is here to elevate your bass playing experience, offering a unique blend of classic and modern overdriven tones, suitable for a wide array of musical genres.

A Collaboration of Genius Minds This pedal is not just another bass overdrive. It's a meticulous creation born from the collaboration between Animals Pedals and the renowned effects designer, Björn Juhl from BJFe. The Surfing Polar Bear Bass Overdrive is inspired by the popular Surfing Bear Overdrive pedal, but with a tailored design specifically for bassists, ensuring that the low-end frequencies are not lost in the mix.

A Sonic Palette that Responds to You The Surfing Polar Bear is not merely a pedal; it's a responsive and dynamic tool that reacts to your playing style. Whether you’re gently caressing the strings for a soft, almost clean tone, or aggressively plucking them to unleash a fierce, overdriven growl, this pedal ensures your bass sits prominently in any mix. It allows you to switch between clean and overdriven tones seamlessly, using either your volume knob or your playing intensity, offering a versatile range of sounds that can adapt to any musical scenario.

A Nod to the Classics with a Modern Twist This pedal doesn’t just provide overdrive; it encapsulates the warm, tube-like overdriven tones reminiscent of classic bass amps from the 60s and 70s, while also catering to the modern bassist playing heavy lines in sync with rhythm guitars to create colossal riffs. It’s a bridge between the vintage and the contemporary, ensuring your bass lines are always powerful, articulate, and tonally spectacular.

Control at Your Fingertips

  • Vol: Manage your overall volume to ensure your bass is always present and never lost.
  • DRIVE: Dial in the perfect amount of distortion, from a subtle edge to a powerful growl.
  • TONE: Shape your sound with the tone control, adjusting the bandwidth crucial for ensuring your bass cuts through in any ensemble setting.

True Bypass and Power Flexibility The Surfing Polar Bear Bass Overdrive adopts a true bypass footswitch, ensuring your signal remains pure and unaffected when the pedal is disengaged. Power it with a 9V battery or a standard center minus DC9V adapter, offering flexibility for all setup configurations.


  • Current Consumption: 4mA
  • Input Impedance: 330K
  • Output Impedance: 50K
  • Size: 64 W x 112 D x 50 H mm (including projections)
  • Weight: 383g

With the Surfing Polar Bear Bass Overdrive, you’re not just playing bass; you’re commanding a sonic landscape, where every note, every nuance, and every dynamic is under your control. Ride the wave of its rich, dynamic, and responsive overdrive, and let your bass roar with a sound that is uniquely yours.