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EHX Bass Micro Synth

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by shoesandbasses, Jan 31, 2013.


  1. shoesandbasses

    shoesandbasses

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    Yeah, I sucked it up and bought one - I had purchased the MarkBass Octaver, realized it sucked, and used Guitar Center's trade-in special to get the brand new micro synth for $190.

    So, I haven't even plugged it in... Just wanted to hear your stories. Band practice isn't for 12 hours!

    Pedal chain: EHX Mole > MXR Bass Envelope > MarkBass Tube Compressore > EHX Micro Synth > TCE PolyTuner

    On a homemade pedalboard that resembles the Pedal Train.

    What do you think, Bassers?
     
  2. shoesandbasses

    shoesandbasses

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    I'll post a pic of my board later today!
     
  3. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

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    One of my very favorite pedals.
    It's possibilities are almost limitless.
    Enjoy the new toy!
     
  4. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

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    I just picked one up here last week on the forums. I've used it in 2 gigs. Love it. Guys I play with dig it too. Check out the EHX recomended settings. I had a hard time getting good sounds til I saw that.
     
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  6. speak2planets

    speak2planets Supporting Member

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    Someone tell me if I'm wrong here but shouldn't you try to put the synth as close to first in the chain for tracking purposes?
     
  7. Phagor

    Phagor

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    Yeah, I would recommend putting it first for tracking reasons.

    Also you can experiment with using the MXR Bass Envelope to add to or replace the BMS filter. And the MarkBass Tube Comp and Mole will be useful to fatten up the tone of the BMS.
     
  8. cheapbasslovin

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    Actually with his chain I don't really agree. As long as he isn't running the envelope filter and BMS at the same time it should work great. The compressor and the Mole should only help tracking.

    That location allows the envelope filter to be tamed by the compressor and the BMS to get a better signal sent to it from the compressor.

    To the OP, if you can get some time with it before band practice, I'd recommend doing it. There's a learning curve to the BMS, but it's a great pedal.
     
  9. shoesandbasses

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    That was good info, I agree with you on using the comp. to give the BMS a good signal and tone. I seldom use the envelope anyway, so when it's off and in true bypass mode, it won't effect the tracking for the BMS.

    And yes I'm going to practice early to learn, and yes I'm going to try the presets.

    I appreciate everyone's input, actually. I'm very new to an account on TB, although I've been reading posts for years.

    I play the Ibanez Prestige SR5006, the 6-string. That baby sounds great!
     

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