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Wanna hear the Hardwire Tube Overdrive in a band setting?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Hobobob, Oct 23, 2012.


  1. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

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    These were recorded at a recent gig. Ibanez SR 706 -> Hardwire -> Markbass Distorsore (blended completely clean, used for compression) -> Markbass SA 450 -> Mesa Powerhouse 212.
    (I'm singing too, in case you were wondering)
    http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_14930085
    I kick on the OD during the lead break to fill more space. Level set as close to unity w/ clean as I could get it, Bass at 1:00, Treble at 12:00, gain at 12:00.
    http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_14930103
    I forgot to engage it at the beginning, so I stomp it on at the first pre-chorus. For this one, the level and bass stayed the same, but I bumped up the treble and gain to around 1:00.
    (EDIT: Forgot to mention that I kept the toggle switch in Classic mode for both tunes)
    Hope this is useful to anyone considering the Hardwire!
    (and yes, both my guitarist and I act like idiots before we play. I'm not as ashamed as I should be)
     
  2. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    Cool! Love my hardwire CM-2. I run mine first then thru an envelope pedal then to my Sans- amp. The Hardwire and Sans- amp together are wicked but feedback is something I need to watch.
     
  3. basslyon

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    always wondered how that would go. love those distorsores - some great sounds in that pedal.

    also your voice has some large balls.... and i like that
     
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    I'll have some recordings of mine soon as well. Love my Hardwire CM-2. I honestly don't think you can find a better overdrive pedal without getting into the $250+ category.
     
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  6. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    +1 I looked and unless I went with the foo-foo big buck pedals this was the best I found.
     
  7. cybersnyder

    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    If you don't mind paying a few bucks more, the orange guitar version of the Xotic BB preamp is really good on bass and in a similar tone category as the CM-2. I think the BB goes for $168 at Guitar Center.
     
  8. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

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    Thanks!

    I really enjoyed this pedal the moment I first plugged it in, but hearing it in playback made me fall in love with it all over again. The tone is so smooth, but it still grinds the way I like. The perfect OD tone for a band mix.
     
  9. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing, you guys sound great!
     
  10. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

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    Thanks a lot! Glad you enjoy it!
     
  11. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

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    I can't wait to hear your recordings. To be honest, it was your endorsement in a number of threads that finally sold me on the Hardwire. For that, I owe you a major thanks and possibly a beer or two if either of us end up in each other's neck of the woods.
     
  12. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

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    Hardwire pedals are built to last and they sound great. It's a great time for a pedal person to be alive. Not only are there incredible boutique pedals but great bargins like this.
     
  13. Fiset

    Fiset I do a good impression of myself

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    Just ordered one. This thing gets too much love for me not to try it and the price makes it a no-brainer. So far nothing has been able to unseat my Pork Loin and I doubt the CM-2 will either...but based on the clips in this thread, I'm thinking I may be able to use it in tandem with the Pork Loin. Looking forward to trying it this weekend.
     
  14. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

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    The hardwire blends really well with other ODs. On it's own it's super warm, but it melds really well with the tones from my Distorsore and DHA VT-1 EQ when I run them together. I could swear that it blends just a touch of the clean tone in underneath the OD.
     
  15. Jordan S.

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    I find with my CM-2 that the bass knob is at a weird frequency... it sounds boomy and muffled. It works perfectly an sounds great with my guitarist's guitar, so I'm assuming that they set the bass knob at a frequency that works best for guitar, not bass. Luckily I clean blend all my distortions and overdrives, so it's not really a problem.
     
  16. G.Bisson

    G.Bisson Supporting Member

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    I hear this too. There is definitely some uneffected lows coming through.
     
  17. cybersnyder

    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    Really nice for P-bass and a pick, IMHO.
     
  18. ozzyismetal

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    Killer tone man! Just when I thought I was GAS-free :p
     
  19. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

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    Thanks man! If you wanna be GAS free, stay the heck outta the effects forum! There's always some alluring new gadget on these pages!
     
  20. Fiset

    Fiset I do a good impression of myself

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    Received my CM-2 today....put it on the board and went straight to the studio for rehearsal. Preliminary verdict - its a keeper! Very full tone, no loss of low end that I can hear and it can get very hairy....great pedal for the price.
     
  21. Fiset

    Fiset I do a good impression of myself

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    So because I was in a hurry to get to rehearsal, I just opened the box, took the pedal and bailed to rehearsal. Once I got home and went back to the box I discovered the neat "box candy" that was included with the pedal. A strip of hook-side velcro cut in the shape of the bottom pad, a glow-in-the-dark sticker to put on the foot switch and a rubber mold cut in the shape of the knobs so that you can lock in the settings. All of this and the pedal too for less than $90....Digitech is doing something right!
     

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