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Old 11-18-2013, 10:16 PM
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Whirlwind Bass Ten EQ Pedal? or.....

I need some more feedback on this pedal before I pull the trigger. Is the Whirlwind Bass Ten my best option for pro quality and simplicity. It would cost me around $200 new. Is it worth the extra $100 bux? The Geb-7 and Mxr 10 are about half the cost.....Help!?
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:09 PM
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all responses are greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:29 PM
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It's a giant pedal, so I'm guessing it's not going to be used much around here. The esteemed Ed Friedland's review is worth watching, and really shows how a graphic EQ can bring filter pedals to life:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhFb6zPMwVw

The Whirlwind seems a quality piece of gear. Is it what you want to lug around to all of your gigs? If you need to EQ different pedals (ie, multiple settings), it may be worth looking at the Source Audio programmable EQ, which gives you footswitchable presets. Great pedal with some cool MIDI options and can even do mild overdrive. http://www.sourceaudio.net/products/...ammable_eq.php
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:26 PM
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thanks for the feedback. I'm looking for a set it and forget it graphic eq so the WBT is still at the top of my list. I don't think the size will be an issue. Is it worth it to get a cheap GEB-7 to hold me over while I save up for the WBT?? I've yet to find a better quality graphic eq pedal than the WBT...not sure if one exists.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:48 PM
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I just bought the MXR and am perfectly satisfied, although I don't have any experience with the Whirlwind. I like the freq centers, good cut/boost range (+/-12dB), lots of headroom (I couldn't get it to distort even with the gain and most of the EQ sliders all the way up), and very little noise unless you crank the treble sliders.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:53 PM
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Where should I put the eq pedal in my effects chain? The main purpose of the eq is to be able to tweak the fuzz and synth effects.
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:43 AM
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Where should I put the eq pedal in my effects chain? The main purpose of the eq is to be able to tweak the fuzz and synth effects.
If that's what you want to do then place it after your fuzz and synth pedals.
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:31 AM
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If that's what you want to do then place it after your fuzz and synth pedals.
shouldn't he be putting it before the fuzz?

i was thinking, fuzz + synth < EQ < bass = fuzzing out your EQ

while,

EQ < fuzz + synth = EQ-ing your fuzzed tone
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:03 AM
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Is there some reason that you can't try it both ways and see which you prefer?
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:45 PM
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I just spoke with a rep at Whirlwind about the dimensions of the Bass Ten: 2" high from the floor which I assume means including feet, 5.625" deep, and 4.75" wide. Just posting here for future reference.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:05 PM
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I used one for several months and the ONLY complaint would be the size. The sound however, can't be matched. The headroom is incredible and the slightest adjustment makes a big, big difference. The sliders are very solid and fit through snug seals to keep the dirt out. Comes with a slim 18V power supply or you can run it from your pedalboard power source with dual 9Vs.

Highly recommened.
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