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new gear alert: JHS Color Box!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by adamsmatthewj, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. adamsmatthewj

    adamsmatthewj Supporting Member

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    Looks like I have to rearrange my board to accommodate yet another pedal.
  3. gregmon79

    gregmon79 We've come to kill gods...... Supporting Member

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    Coolio! Look nice indeed.
  4. Spencer!

    Spencer! Supporting Member

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    No it's not.
  5. gregmon79

    gregmon79 We've come to kill gods...... Supporting Member

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    This thing really does look awesome. I like the step knob. Great concept. Wonder how much it'll be. Thanks for the heads up on this.
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    Looking forward to hearing this.
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    Then what is it?
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    negativefx complete hack Supporting Member

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    I wonder if they directly copied Neve circuitry or if someone else already did that and JHS simply discovered that product and had the lord help them release it.
  9. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    +1
  10. Spencer!

    Spencer! Supporting Member

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    I don't know, but open up a Neve console sometime.
  11. Ricky Caboverde

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    Ok well maybe not a Neve console, but I believe that the idea Adams was after is right. JHS is releasing some sort of pedal to mimic a NEVE or at least the "spirit" of it...akin to all the LA2A type of compressor pedals that are not really an LA2A-in-a-box (whether or not the maker explicitly says it is).
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    Obviously it's not a miniaturized exact clone, but what about it being a Neve emulator do you disagree with?
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    It could very well have some Neve circuitry inside. If they are trying to market on the Neve reputation then I suspect that there is something Neve in there.

    One of my favorite audio engineers, Bob Carver, showed the world back in the 80’s that with engineering and physics that he could duplicate the sound of any amplifier. So JHS may have done something similar here… captured the vibe of a particular Neve console without any Neve circuitry. It’s not an easy task, but it is possible.

    Wiki has a story on the Bob Carver challenge here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Carver

    -Frank
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    Sorry, to clarify:

    it's not "basically a Neve console in a stompbox".

    It's actually just "basically a Neve console in a stompbox".

    They're being slightly cryptic about it since it's not officially been released yet, but what it intends to do is act as a preamp/di that simulates running through and old Neve console. Details on exact parts/scientific findings/flux capacitors/etc are yet to come. Just thought it to be an interesting new pedal worth noting here.
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    I'm not much for preamps personally (I have really good pickups in my bass for a reason) and I'm def skeptical on it's Neve "authenticity" credibility, but at least it's a new cool idea! More companies should be thinking this way, really intriguing.
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    Color me interested...
  18. johnk_10

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    if it sounds anything like they're describing, i definitely want one.
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    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    If it works, I'll be using it to record drums for our next album.
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    Ah man, things like this will push me over the edge and make me get a PT-Grande. Must resist!

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