The Toontrack Classic Rock EBX is an expansion for EZbass featuring a meticulously captured 1960s bass. Picked for its optimal qualities, this bass embodies all the wants and needs you’d be looking for in a workhorse of a rock instrument: the thick low end, the soaring harmonics and that bright and articulate sustain that cuts through in any mix without being overpowering. Simply put, this is a bass that oozes rock at the strike of a single note.

Aside from the actual instrument, the EBX also includes a broad selection of presets for all tools and striking options as well as a custom collection of MIDI, making this much more than just a bass sample library – it’s a well of ideas and a true toolbox of sound.

Can you imagine an earth-shattering groove without the raw power of the bass? Without that deafening rumble that perfectly interlocks with the drums and melds everything into the thunderous wonder that spells classic rock? Of course not. Welcome to your new go-to bass.

Classic Rock EBX Key Features: 

  • A meticulously captured classic 1960s bass, optimal for a classic rock tone

  • Sampled with both finger and pick options

  • Pick option sampled in two different striking positions: neck and bridge

  • Includes a wealth of presets for a broad range of rock tones – from dark and muddy to bright and heavily distorted.

  • Comes with a ‘Clean DI’ (direct input) preset option for all tools and striking positions.

  • Has a custom MIDI content inspired by classic rock from the ’60s and ’70s

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The Presets

The presets in the Classic Rock EBX were engineered and customized for each striking tool and recorded option. Each collection of presets involves amp and cab simulation as well as various degrees of saturation and effects. In order to give you full flexibility to use any outside processing, DI options are available for each recorded configuration.

Going in, our aim was to engineer presets that covered as much ground as possible without straying from what’s uniquely classic rock. I think we managed to create a very broad and telling picture of the genre, offering a library of anything from clean to heavily distorted tones,” comments Ulf Edlund, lead EZbass sound designer.


The MIDI covers playing variations, riffs, endings, song parts and fill options in various lengths and intensities. It was inspired by classic rock songs of the 1960s and 1970s and presents the perfect complement to the sounds.

The bass model that changed rock history. A true icon from 1963.


Toontrack Classic Rock Bass Guitar

When Leo Fender unveiled the first rendition of the Precision Bass at a trade show in the early 1950s, onlookers thought that people had to be out of their minds to play a thing like it. With its fretted neck and guitar-like body, it was literally like something out of a science fiction movie – miles apart from the traditional upright bass and any attempt of an electric bass that had come before it.

Today, it’s hard to fathom the significance this very bass has played for rock music as we know it. It truly changed the perception of the instrument and the role of the bass in music altogether. With very little modification, it has rumbled its way through music history for sixty years and counting and become a lynchpin in the very bloodstream of rock. We are proud to keep the thunder alive with our very own rendition for EZbass.

When envisioning this EBX, we really couldn’t think of any contender to the Precision Bass. This bass is rock. The interesting thing about guitars though – and especially vintage ones – is that there are no duplicates. Literally, every instrument is unique.

I have played bass for close to forty years and likely tried twice as many Precision Basses in the course. I must say that this specific example is definitely one of the best I have tried to date. It checks all the boxes,” comments Magnus Melkersson, EZbass lead R&D technician.

The Articulations

The bass in the Classic Rock EBX was captured with the same scrutiny as the instruments included with the core EZbass library and covers all the subtle articulations you need in order to produce stunningly real performances.

In addition to the samples that were recorded using fingers, it also includes two separate striking options for pick – one captured near the bridge and one near the neck. This provides you with three fundamentally different tonal characteristics for the same instrument – from round and mellow to bright and pristinely distinct.

Media Reviews 

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Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"Brings the rockin’ rumble of the 60s and 70s straight to your DAW. Don’t let the name fool you, this Bass will find a home in all kinds of modern music." - Sample Library Review

"EZbass ships with plenty of sound and groove content to keep you inspired for many a project. However, the Classic Rock EBX is a very tempting addition for any EZbass users who have musical roots in this classic rock era (that’s me then). The Classic Rock EBX is a great debut and, personally, I can’t wait to see what Toontrack might have lined up next for the EZbass line." - John Walden (Sound On Sound)  

"The resultant low-end onslaught is remarkable, sporting authentic presence and depth. It’s difficult to ascertain how Toontrack has managed to extract so much colour from a humble bass." - Music Tech

Tech Specs

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System Requirements 
  • 1.2 GB free disk space, 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended).
  • A working Toontrack EZbass 1.0.6 (or above) installation.