Another extremely successful rehearsal run with the Enabler last night.
I'm finding it extremely easy to very quickly dial in a master set-and-forget tone via the EQ at the start of the night. Through my Crown/Schroeder rehearsal rig, I bumped the bass control to 2 o'clock, turned back the mid control to 10 o'clock with the the "lower mid" switch engaged, and left the treble flat at 12 o'clock.
As someone who HATES having to constantly fiddle with knobs to get a nice clean warm enveloping tone (hence my affinity for the Alembic F-1x), I'm definitely digging this little Enabler guy more and more.
It's amazing how a good-sounding, relatively simple preamp and EQ can sound infinitely better than some of the 20 knob offerings on the market.
Spencer, if you can share any tips on suggested gain staging with the Enabler's input and master controls it would be terrific. It's completely different (better!) than what I had on my old Eden WTDI, but could use some input from you on how to best maximize the level on the 1/4 output.
Nearsighted monitor engineer: "What the hell is an Anemic F-1X?'"
And just for kicks because it kills with an octaver, here's the Proton v2 with my MXR Bass Octave Deluxe. Kind of edgy like with a dirt pedal, but not quite as harsh. It sounds way better through my live rig than it does through my small PC speakers.
Same Jazz Bass as above...
MXR BOD: Mid switch on, Dry @ 12:30, Growl @ 12:00, Girth @ 1:30
Proton: Gain @ 8:30, Peak @ 7:00, Decay @ 12:00, Range = down, Sweep = up
Hi everybody, I just bought the Enabler (and a Vintage Microtubes)
I want to ask a favor to everyone that has a true single coil bass and a switching power supply (such has 1spot, godlyke powerall...).
I'm having serious (loud) ground noise using single coil basses (tried a few) and switching power supply (tried also a few) just with the headphones and the bass plugged in.
When I connect the pedal with the aux of a PC or the out to the soundcard the noise goes away.
With other basses such as P bass or Humbucker no problem.
With a toroidal power supply (boss) no problem.