new 3leaf preamp!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by thehangingmist, Jul 1, 2012.


  1. thehangingmist

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  2. René_Julien

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    Very interesting. I'm also curious about the center frequencies.
  3. pasta4lnch

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    looks cool . . . can't wait to hear it
  4. Pollinator95

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    I think Spencer didn't want to disclose the center freqs because he wanted people to think of the EQ in a more musical than technical way. Or something like that.
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  6. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes he said here that it's a broad tone-shaping EQ, not a "surgical" one; and I'd suggest he adds that to the product description.
  7. René_Julien

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    So maybe the mid switch switches between broad low-mids tone and high-mids tone???
    No mid-mids?
  8. Adrisss

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    I think he said on another thread that all the EQ was selected by ear.

    So it's not like low or high mids but more something like 2 good mids freqs. I guess he selected them for being good in covering most basses types and playstyles.
  9. thehangingmist

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    well someone could always buy it and map the eq curves on a computer! :D
  10. dharmashawn

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    Well unfortunately for you I have one and can't use my words. I jack up normal conversations with craziness that people don't get, so you can imagine me with the ol' technical jargon.

    But anyway.....I Like it, a LOT. I needed it for help getting back into practicing in a new apartment. I don't want to become THAT guy already. It's bad enough I have full sleeves (both arms and legs), chest panel, side panel and now he is the guy that rumbles the building. But I do play through my rig, just a little more aware of things than mu old living arrangements. See what I mean??

    With headphones (Brainwavz HM5) and PC set-up it sounds great.The ability to use a mixed signal of either music or drum/music tracks through reason has been a huge boost in my playing/practice regimen.

    The Deep switch is nice (I leave it mostly on) and definitely adds some oomph.

    The mid switch is, um............nice??? I find that I prefer this in the UP position for either cutting or boosting depending on what I'm looking for sound wise. I am not sure why. Logic would say that the up position is upper mids and down position would be lower mids??? I found that boosting with the mids in down position to be kinda muddy and just not (sonically) my taste.
    This all rings true through my home rig: LMIII / Avatar SB112 (neo). I found at modest settings toggling between having the Enabler on/off that the sound had a nice subtle "sheen" to it and that I liked it. I also found it handy on the TOP of my amp using it to reign in some of the volume spikes from the pedalboard. It's a tad more convenient to look down and adjust then bend over the front of the amp. A very small, but useful surprise.

    I don't know, this is just a pre-coffee/awaiting for my morning meds to kick in post. This pedal is really working in a few ways for me and I am very pleased with the purchase.
  11. Epitaph04

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    Anyone else got one? Really considerig using this for some bass playing on the go and maybe some recording...
  12. JacobWhaler

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    I like it! I heard the envelope filter from this company before, they make cool stuff![​IMG]
  13. NeroJazz

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    The Enabler #003 is IN!

    I bought it to replace my EBS MicroBass II, not because the MicroBass was a bad unit, it just had more features than I would ever use.
    The Enabler has all of the features I ever used when I had the MicroBass.

    dharmashawn sums up the features quite nicely. It sounds really good, clear and transparent. I'm never letting this one go.

    If you need an EQ, DI, pre-amp, headphone-amp or just a practice tool, then this is something for you!
  14. tylerwylie

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    I wonder how the preamp/DI of this compares to others. I think I may be interested in this as well.
  15. metalinthenight

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    This thin definitely has my attention, though I'm not sure how much of the feature set I would honestly put to use (aux in for instance).

    I really am curious how the gain or drive sounds with this thing. Does it have grind/dirt at all? Or does it stay pretty clean?

    Also, which side is the XLR jack on? I couldn't tell from the photos.
  16. tylerwylie

    tylerwylie Supporting Member

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    I demand sound clips, and moar PICTURES!

    Pretty please? :D
  17. dharmashawn

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    Clean, clean, and more clean. It is not that kinda gain knob. DI is on the right side. I put this last and get dirt elsewhere. Primarily a Frequency Central OD and the super awesome BDPG at the end right before the enabler.
  18. dharmashawn

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    Pics?? What do you want to see??
  19. Epitaph04

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    An extremely detailed slideshow of you turning the knobs sounds good. :p
  20. Spencer!

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    No dirt/overdrive - there are plenty of pedals which do that well. I designed the Enabler to provide a killer headphone amp and direct output, with broad tone shaping to compliment that.
  21. Spencer!

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    I'll try to get some better pictures up on my website soon. I've been thinking about doing a video, but I'm not sure how to go about it when most of the features (headphone section, DI, etc.) are things that can only be experienced firsthand.

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