|Rycarthy ||08-09-2013 10:52 AM |
Why wont my MXR M82 work
I just bought the MXR M82 Envelope filter and it doesn't seem to work properly. I plugged it in and used a 1 spot to power it. When i click it on it doesn't seem to make the funky sound it just kind of makes my bass a little bit louder, but there definitely doesn't make the envelope filter sound i heard when i listened to it online. I have a lakland Skyline 5 string and run it through an Ampeg amp300. Is it just not getting enough power? or what? its really frustrating its brand new!
|Rafescow ||08-09-2013 12:31 PM |
Forgive me for the potentially dumb question, but did you turn the Wet knob up?
Depends on the other knobs too; if the decay is maxed or the Q or Sensitivity knobs are all the way down, you won't get a funky sound out of it indeed.
|bongomania ||08-09-2013 03:58 PM |
An envelope filter responds to your signal, and the only way it can do that is if it's set correctly, and if you play "to" the filter. Try various knob settings and listen to how the sound changes. Also experiment with how you strike the strings.
|FretNoMore ||08-09-2013 04:16 PM |
You need to find a "sweet spot" on the knobs where the filter responds to the level your bass outputs, so try sweeping the knobs and see if you can't find a setting that works.
|Sheffield ||08-09-2013 06:06 PM |
Originally Posted by FretNoMore
You need to find a "sweet spot" on the knobs where the filter responds to the level your bass outputs
+1. This was my experience as well. If you're not already doing it, max out the level on your bass' volume knob, set the pedal to 100% wet, and gradually adjust the other three controls until you start hearing the filtery goodness.
|Rabidrasbora ||08-09-2013 07:34 PM |
To piggy-back on this thread, I have the opposite issue--I get the filtery goodness...then 2.5 seconds later the output fades to a wet blanket muffle that isn't an attractive sound at all. Does the same for both my active or passive bass. The BEF's sweet spot seems to be an elusive beast
|HolmeBass ||08-09-2013 09:12 PM |
Helps to play staccato - short, clipped notes - to give the filter a chance to close again. Sounds like you're slamming it open and keeping it open with stream legato or fast notes. You can also mess with other controls, like the decay and sensitivity to try and dial it in more. I personally never got along the the MXR filter, not my cup of tea. Every filter is pretty different. Might try a proton or the source audio BEF.
|Fenderjp90 ||09-11-2013 08:02 PM |
I recently bought an mxr phase 90 that did the same thing. It worked for the first day and then the next it would only make my bass a little louder with no phase whatsoever. I took it back to gc and they exchanged it ( it was brand new). Works fine. Could be the same issue?
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