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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 Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2012
    Twin Cities, MN
    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

    Jan 27, 2010
    Nashville
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    I've tried the harmonist, and I didn't find it to track well on bass. Just my experience.
     
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  4. zwkoch

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

    Nov 29, 2012
    Twin Cities, MN
    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.
     
  5. sillyfabe

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

    Mar 13, 2009
    San Bernardino,CA
    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)
     
  6. danielfnj96

    danielfnj96

    Jan 29, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Get a tremolo, be interesting.
     
  7. zwkoch

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

    Nov 29, 2012
    Twin Cities, MN
    Decision made. Thanks guys. Tremolessence come on down.
     
  8. taurus1

    taurus1

    Sep 13, 2006
    Vancouver B.C.
    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. 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 Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2012
    Twin Cities, MN
    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 Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2012
    Twin Cities, MN
    Pulling the trigger on a PS-6 from the classifieds.
     
  12. gregmon79

    gregmon79 effectsaholic Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicagoland area
    I vote the trem all the way.
     
  13. pietrocefa

    pietrocefa

    May 3, 2011
    Boss vb2, rare and expensive but great and unique for chords.
     



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