Shreddage Bass: Picked Edition

A pure, powerful bass guitar library suitable for floor-crumbling, core-shaking and mammoth riding. Features a killer, flexible DI tone straight from a Music Man Sterling that is perfect for rock and metal, as well as jazz, disco, electronica or even pop.



24 in stock


Audio Demos

  1. Bulldozer Andrew Aversa 0:39
  2. Hemispherical Jake Kaufman 1:44
  3. Hemispherical (Solo) Jake Kaufman 1:46
  4. Creeping Death Metallica (Mock-up by Andrew Aversa) 0:34
  5. Mega Man 9 - "Daft Drafts" Ippo Yamada (arr. Andrew Aversa) 2:59
  6. Morsecode Andrew Aversa 2:41
  7. Findings Lows Dirk Ehlert 2:25

Product Info


Drop Bb tuning
Pristine DI sound
Open sustains & staccatos
Muted sustains & staccatos
True hammer-on and pull-off legato
Neck slides


3x round robins, 8x velocities
Downstroke-only mode
Octaves, anti-repetition & fx scripts
Easy access EQ, amp, comp, limiter


2GB of disk space

7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.

Compatible with any SFZ sampler
Kontakt 4+ Full Version

This library is NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX

Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update).
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)

Kontakt Requirements - Windows

Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.



With the success of our Shreddage guitar libraries, we received an overwhelming number of requests to do some sort of bass library in the same style. At first, we thought about doing a quick-and-dirty bass instrument focused solely on rock and metal. This would have been easy to do, but we decided that we wanted to go above and beyond our initial scope and make a truly powerful, flexible virtual instrument.

Thus, Shreddage Bass: Picked Edition was born. As with the original Shreddage library, we opted to record everything clean (DI) to allow the user maximum tone-crafting flexibility. Any multitude of amp and cabinet simulators can be used to great effect, but the samples also sound excellent with no processing, which was a central design goal. Our experience with many bass libraries was that they tended to be difficult to place in a mix, so we wanted our instrument to simply sit well with minimal (if any) EQ and processing.

We hope that you’ll enjoy Shreddage Bass: Picked Edition and use it in a wide variety of musical productions. We truly believe it’s our best sample library yet!


As with all of our sample libraries, a thorough set of articulations, round robins (RRs) and velocity layers are included. In this case, we have 8x RRs (4x down and 4x up strokes), 3x velocity layers, open and muted notes, staccato notes, neck slides and true hammer-on and pull-off samples with an accompanying script.

The next design goal was to make the instrument highly playable and intuitive. The modwheel, sustain pedal and other MIDI CCs are not required. There are no keyswitches. We believe that this kind of usability is vital for any composer!


Shreddage Bass: Picked Edition – Waveformless

“As with their previous libraries, Impact Soundworks has done a bang-up job with Shreddage Bass: Picked Edition. The recordings are pristine, the matching between samples is perfect, and, provided you take a realistic playing technique to mind, it sounds uncannily real in use. One of the things I find especially appealing about these samples is that the tone is a sort of perfect neutral starting point. […] It’s hard to think of a style these samples wouldn’t work in. […] If you’re looking for a good, flexible library of electric bass sounds, this would be a great place to start! (10/10)” Tom Shear (Waveformless)