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Digitech bass synth wah vs q tron

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Tony Flow MMMM, Jan 5, 2013.


  1. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM Supporting Member

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    So When I want an envelope filter I want one that's sloppy wet. My q tron is close enough, but I owned the bass synth wah and I seemed to get more wet sounds from it, it was also much cheaper. I think I'm starting to regret selling. Anybody compared these two or know what there talking about?
     
  2. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Supporting Member

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    I am familiar with the q-tron but I have never owned one myself. I say it does a pretty good job of getting that good funk quack. If only it had a blend...

    The bass synth wah is a whole different animal. I didn't much care for the envelope filter settings, myself. Many synth settings were unusable, but if you were careful you could get a few really cool ones. The octaver was ok, too. And for the price, any of those features would be worth having.

    Still, I think if all you wanted was the envelope filter sound, you probably made an ok swap. I would have gone for the MXR M82, but that's another kettle of fish.
     
  3. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM Supporting Member

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    Meh a little research still says q tron is wettest of them all.... I'm gonna do a little passive bass testing
     
  4. Bassmike62

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    I have a Micro Q Tron and a BSW. IMO, the Q is wetter than the BSW. Only the LP mode is usable on bass, but you can still tweak in really funky sounds out of it. The BSW is a very versatile pedal that I use for filter, filter with octave, octave only and even a synthy fuzz. I've also gone back to it as an auto-wah recently. No matter what I put on my board, this pedal always finds a way to stay in.
     
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  6. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM Supporting Member

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    You know what I played with all 4 of my basses. The stingray does not sound good with the q. While the others do :(
    I wondering I made a mistake returning my micro q for the full size because of my stingray.

    :(
     
  7. Bassmike62

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    Is the Stingray active ?
     
  8. Swift713

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    I found with the Qtron and an active bass I had to switch on the "boost" and then dial back the gain. It was always plenty wet.
     
  9. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM Supporting Member

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    Yes however my flea bass is active and it sounds great,

    It sounds like the preamp in the bass acts as a compressor.
     
  10. cheapbasslovin

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    IME the Qtron makes itself known in a mix and the BSW disappears. At least on the settings I was trying to make work.

    Also the gain on the Tron needs to be way down with a hot bass to get the best quack (possibly all the way down), especially when it's not in boost mode.
     
  11. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

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    I am a fan of the Mutron. What I've always wanted was one of the BSL filters. If you get one tell me about it.

    As far was wet I gotta admit liking the 105Q.
     

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