Gear Reviews

Source Audio Soundblox 2 Manta – bass guitar effect review with “Top Gear” award

TopGuitar is proud to announce that the Source Audio Soundblox 2 Manta bass guitar effect was reviewed in the April issue of the magazine and received a “Top Gear” editors’ award this month. The instrument was delivered for review by Source Audio distributor in Poland, Warwick Distribution.

Below are some excerpts from a successful review by gear department editor Maciek Warda, which may serve as reasons for the award:

“The way visionary engineers from Source Audio combined technology and design in one fanciful box is just unbelievable.”

“I bet bass players dollars to donuts that very few of them will manage to go through ALL the tones and modulation types which Source Audio Soundblox 2 Manta has to offer. At the same time, I strongly encourage you to at least try it, because – with all confidence – you will hardly find more modern sounding effect on the market than this one.”

“Soundblox effects owe their unusual originality and success to the fact that they are able to combine advanced tones, modulations and sounds in a manner not proper for any other manufacturer. The basic driving force here is courage: this unit was created by daring designers with a vision for daring musicians with a vision.”

The latest issue of TopGuitar magazine is available across Poland in Empik and Ruch press retail networks, in the online store (, and as mobile version for tablets and smartphones using iOS ( or Android ( operating systems.

Source Audio Soundblox 2 Manta


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.