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EHX Q Tron Plus simple question

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by xkomo, Jan 19, 2014.


  1. xkomo

    xkomo

    Feb 6, 2011
    Greece
    I am thinking to get an envelope filter. My No "1" choice would be 3Leaf Wonderlove but according to its price (especially here in Europe) and the fact that I am going to use the filter just for a subtle coloration, I will probably never get it. The No 2 choice would be the ehx qtron plus. I can stand its extra power supply but I don't know how big this is (and I searched a lot for this info).
    So could an owner of the qtron plus tell me about its dimensions?? (and his comments of course!!)

    Thank you very much!!!
     
  2. xkomo

    xkomo

    Feb 6, 2011
    Greece
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  4. MilkyMcMilkMilk

    MilkyMcMilkMilk Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
  5. Swift713

    Swift713

    Dec 4, 2006
    Pittsfield, Ma
    It's not small but it sounds great.
     
  6. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    Disclosures:
    John K Custom Basses
    i'd recommend getting a Source Audio Manta. I've tried just about every envelope filter, and IMO, the Manta beats them all.
     
  7. Mosfed

    Mosfed Bigger snob than you Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Mont Blanc
    To me the Mutron is the king of all envelope filters and the q-tron is as close as you can get without breaking the bank. Mike Beigel who designed the Mu was involved with the q-tron.
     
  8. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    Disclosures:
    John K Custom Basses
    well, IMO, the Manta is better than my Mutron III, my WMD Superfatman and my Lovetone Meatball so I guess it's whatever you ilke best.
     
  9. Swift713

    Swift713

    Dec 4, 2006
    Pittsfield, Ma
    The frustrating thing about envelope filters is that the only way to know if you like it is to play it. Sound clips can't tell you what it feels like under your touch.
     
  10. spufman

    spufman

    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    Swift713 is right. The bass and player make a big difference.

    I definitely like the Q-Trons, though they're not subtle in my experience. And they're kinda big. A used Groove Regulator or Proton would be a good choice. They seem to go in the 120-140 range in the TB classifieds, which is very reasonable for the great quality, design and tone.
     
  11. Swift713

    Swift713

    Dec 4, 2006
    Pittsfield, Ma
    What would help the Qtrons out some would be a real blend. The 50/50 BP on the Mix mode is still pretty in your face. Sometimes a pretty subtle filter can add some juice to the bass without yelling "Look at me! Look at me!"
     



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