Bass Grinder Free
by Audio Assault
4.6 / 5     (20 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX
Bass Grinder Free is the ultimate metal bass machine.

No need to tweak, just plug Bass Grinder into your bass guitar track and enjoy instant mix ready tones that cut through your mix effortlessly and give you that powerful aggressive low end you were always looking for. Bass Grinder Free keeps it simple, using any of it's 2 amplifiers and 3 cabinets.
WRaith Apr 29 2023
Apr 29 2023
I dont know if anyone else has had this issue but when I press to disable the cab, it doesn't disable and stays active, anyone know a fix?
StrikeAgainst Oct 01 2023
Oct 01 2023
Same for me, the cab cannot be disabled. I actually would like to try out some of my own IRs if I could...
Jessyka Jan 20 2022
(5 / 5)
Jan 20 2022
Who needs the darkglass vst when you can run two amazing vsts TSE BOD and Bass Grinder for free and get the same gnarly tone??? I'd rate higher than 5 if I could! love the options too. here are my settings on both using a squier jazz bass, both pickups at full and tone just a smudge up.
cyber_T Feb 22 2022
Feb 22 2022
Thank you for sharing your idea of a cool signalchain! I will try it.
bombaleila May 05 2024
May 05 2024
Jessyka thank you!!
Ordesarock Sep 03 2021
(5 / 5)
Sep 03 2021
Goog plugin
Gustav Jan 02 2021
(4 / 5)
Jan 02 2021
Hi! The plugin is very nice. I just want to know how i use this ona Bus channel on stereo, i tryed but it just sounds Mono, any help?
Martin Oct 09 2021
Oct 09 2021
Hey Gustav. In my opinion, this is a bass processor meant for shreded guitar bass sounds. Using this to warm up a drum buss or whatever buss really doesn't sound like the best approach. It is simply too aggressive. Also, bass processors should output mono because of Mono-compatibility issues.
cyber_T Feb 22 2022
Feb 22 2022
Hi Gustav, this plugin is made to simulate an overdriven mono-bass-amp. Yes, you can use it also for experimental tasks like "bus-smashing" without any regular stereo-option. But there is hope: Here on "plugins4free" you can find many stereo-tube´n´drive-plugins which works great...
Henrik Jul 08 2020
(5 / 5)
Jul 08 2020
Outstanding. I record my bass parts through an audio interface, then run it through this amp VST with the gain turned up. I skip the built-in cab (it's OK but nothing special) and instead use Seacow Darkglass bass cabinet impulse responses. The resulting bass tone is amazing for rock and metal. Fat and huge, with subtle overdrive that helps the bass to fit in with distorted guitars.
Felix Mac May 25 2020
(5 / 5)
May 25 2020
Excellent plugin. I use it on bass synths and guitars. You can get really thick bass sounds with this.
Yo May 19 2020
May 19 2020
thanks, good sound, very easy to use
rayzorxbass Feb 05 2020
(4 / 5)
Feb 05 2020
Good low end crunch!
cyber_T Jan 30 2020
(4 / 5)
Jan 30 2020
Yeah, it´s so AMPEG-like!!!
kelp boi Aug 27 2019
Aug 27 2019
I've never been so happy to hear so much bass...
Anonymous Feb 08 2019
(5 / 5)
Feb 08 2019
Gnarly tones for daaaaaaays
ralf Aug 30 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 30 2018
that shit is fire man
Jeff in the Red Oct 05 2016
(5 / 5)
Oct 05 2016
Love the tone!! Don't use Vst's that much for recording (mostly mic'ed Amps and direct boxes) but this made things easy for dialing in the Bass a lot easier... thank you
diky Apr 19 2016
Apr 19 2016
Really awesome
Spank Taser Apr 19 2016
(5 / 5)
Apr 19 2016
This is actually a remarkable plugin, especially for free. Wee worth it if you're looking to spice up a bass tone
Anonymous Nov 26 2015
(5 / 5)
Nov 26 2015
I love this. Can definitely get a big heavy tone, but twist some knobs and you can tame it down to something softer. I haven't tried the cab simulation as I use NadIR and RedWirez
Kevin Stauffer Feb 01 2015
(5 / 5)
Feb 01 2015
This is an amazing app, I love.
dude Aug 05 2014
(5 / 5)
Aug 05 2014
Freakin awesome. Metallica, Motorhead, many other great tones available. I use a comp and/or eq up front and a convoluted room verb after.