Aguilar Agro Bass Overdrive review

Back with a brand-new look, the Agro aims to cram Aguilar’s AG 500 overdrive channel into something you can stomp on

Aguilar Agro Bass Overdrive
(Image: © Bass Player)

Guitar World Verdict

A smart-looking, great-sounding overdrive with some neat design features.


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    Loads of great overdrive on offer.

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    User-friendly controls.

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    Solid construction.


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    Only that its price may keep it out of reach for some.

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Bassists who enjoy a chunk of crunch in their tone will be delighted to hear that amp manufacturers Aguilar have given a sleek new look to their pedal range, which includes the Agro Bass Overdrive.

The brief, Aguilar tells us, is to replicate the Saturation channel of their AG 500 head in a pedal: quite a challenge by anybody’s standards. Can they pull it off?

  • PRICE: $334.99 / £255
  • TYPE: Overdrive pedal
  • CONTROLS: Level, Saturation, Presence, Contour
  • FEATURES: Contour control: broad spectrum mid scoop centered around 900Hz, presence control: + 6dB/-20dB >4kHz, Gig-saver bypass 
  • POWER: 9V DC power supply 
  • CONTACT: Aguilar Amplification

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Nick Wells

Nick Wells was the Editor of Bass Guitar magazine from 2009 to 2011, before making strides into the world of Artist Relations with Sheldon Dingwall and Dingwall Guitars. He's also the producer of bass-centric documentaries, Walking the Changes and Beneath the Bassline, as well as Production Manager and Artist Liaison for ScottsBassLessons. In his free time, you'll find him jumping around his bedroom to Kool & The Gang while hammering the life out of his P-Bass.