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One space left on PT Pro. Tremolo or Harmonist?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by zwkoch, Jul 17, 2013.


  1. zwkoch

    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    I have room for one standard size pedal on my PT Pro. I am hovering around two options. 1.) Dr. Scientist Tremoloessence 2.) Boss PS-6 Harmonist.

    Neither pedal is a need, nor will they get used often. I play a lot of chords and do a lot of textures, so the tremolo is particularly interesting. I have also always wanted the pitch shifting whammy option, and the harmonist paired with my expression pedal would fill the bill nicely. I have the Zoom MS60-B, and the tremolo is pretty nice, but as a bonafide pedal junkie, I am wanting a real trem pedal with tap tempo.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. lowfreq33

    lowfreq33

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    I've tried the harmonist, and I didn't find it to track well on bass. Just my experience.
     
  3. zwkoch

    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    Good to know. I had the PS-5 Super Shifter and it did great. I bought it used, and to pair with my Hot Hand 3. Flipped it after selling the HH and picking up a Line 6 M5.
     
  4. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

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    The PS-6 is "meh" as a pitch-shifter to me. No true character but it does the job.

    The Trem is one of the best trems out there and really sounds good.

    get the trem (If I were you and you were me)
     
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  6. danielfnj96

    danielfnj96

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    Get a tremolo, be interesting.
     
  7. zwkoch

    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    Decision made. Thanks guys. Tremolessence come on down.
     
  8. taurus1

    taurus1

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    here's a vote for the PS-6, I use D-tune for chorus, +1, -1, S-bend, just a killer pedal.
    I've owned tremelo pedals before but couldn't find a use for them.
     
  9. CHILDISHGAMBINO

    CHILDISHGAMBINO

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    Too bad you can't get both. The PS-6 is fun pedal. I've never had any problems with tracking with it. S-bend sounds awesome going into some sort of oscillating fuzz and then a tremolo. The detune is fun too.
     
  10. zwkoch

    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    I need to see if I can make room for two without getting rid of anything. Thanks for the input.
     
  11. zwkoch

    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    Pulling the trigger on a PS-6 from the classifieds.
     
  12. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Effectheadaholic Supporting Member

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    I vote the trem all the way.
     
  13. pietrocefa

    pietrocefa

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    Boss vb2, rare and expensive but great and unique for chords.
     

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