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New (and improved?!) Bass Big Muff

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by AndyLES, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. AndyLES

    AndyLES

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  2. grygrx

    grygrx Lookout! Here comes the Fuzz!

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    Would hit
  3. Mattbass97

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    To be honest I hope it sucks because I've just bought an mxr bass fuzz deluxe and got my bass big muff PI modded!! Ill be quite frustrated if I like this haha
  4. G.Bisson

    G.Bisson Supporting Member

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    The artwork is cool
    The crossover is a great idea for any dirty effect, so is the input pad.
    Fully tweakable gate and clean blend too. It's got all the features of a boutique fuzz.
    And a price that is competitive with all the boutique versions that may only have one of those features.
    DI Output as well. What doesn't it do?
  5. Smallequestrian

    Smallequestrian Supporting Member

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    Doesn't sound like its a gate in the way you are thinking of, sounds like its there to get rid of hum and other noises, not to cut the edges off like a Mammoth or Brown Dog.
  6. G.Bisson

    G.Bisson Supporting Member

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    The gate may just be there to clean up noise, but I'm kinda hoping when set to maximum it can cut a note off abruptly.
  7. Basshappi

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    Hmmmm, I think I kinda like that.
  8. Rip Topaz

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    I'm liking the HPF & LPF. Gonna have to try one of these.
  9. RCCollins

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    It's got everything except a mid boost control/function - I wonder if the crossover is effective for preserving mids. If it is, I'll have to try it!
  10. DeltaPhoenix

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    Kind of surprised that EHX put several actual useful features on this pedal. Still haven't heard it though...
  11. ZombieSpacebat

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    If it works as well as it is planned, this may just be worth a shot. EHX however, have a lot to do to prove themselves to me, I've tried so many of their pedals and I really want to like them, but they just didn't cut it for me.
  12. bigchiefbc

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    Damn, I really wish they had put a Mids control on. That is the biggest thing missing for Big Muffs. The crossover is definitely interesting to me.
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    Good grief, I just ordered a standard bass big muff pi this morning.
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    I'm watching, and hoping, and interested.
  15. bassbrad

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    Will have to give it a spin once available. Wish they had put all the jackage on top.
  16. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

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    Between the blend and the crossover control, the mids might actually be retainable. Who wants to sell me their used one ;)
  17. dannybuoy

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    I fear this could be a typically half baked implementation - why put the crossover on a footswitch? If I stomp on that and it cuts the highs from my clean sound and lows from my fuzz sound, I expect the result to have a slight mid boost and overall volume drop...

    I would have much prefer they put that on a toggle switch and used the second footswitch for a feedback loop or pre-amp boost.
  18. mbelue

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    +1 on the feedback loop.
    As is I suppose it can be used to swap between two different"characters" of distortion. Interesting to say the least.
  19. BassManPatsFan

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    Looks very intriguing. I look forward to trying it out.
  20. aledeville

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    Damn, in five years this thing has everything... I mean, when they were at it, they could have easily put a cabsim for the DI, a mid button...

    Now seriously, this is exactly what I need. I'll buy it, definitely.

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