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adding low end to the chain

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by elwuss, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. elwuss


    Feb 24, 2013
    Zagreb, Croatia

    as probably all of you who use drives & fuzzes, I have a problem with remaining the low end when I use them.

    I played with Russian Circles the other day and Brian showed me his Tym Big Bottom pedal, which kinda blends clean signal with driven signal.

    This is the pedal he uses:

    It really sounds great and I would like to have it, but it's out of stock and there's a long wishlist.

    So, do you know of any other similar pedals which do the same?
    Because that thing would solve all my PB problems:D

  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
  4. Vlad5

    Vlad5 Chronic Knob Twiddling Tone Chaser

    Feb 17, 2011
    New England
    Badger Schism
    Wounded Paw Blender (4 versions).
    Xotic X-Blender
    FEA 2-Channel Mixer with any ol' ABY switch
    Plus what's already been mentioned above

    There are a lot of possibilities.

    I like the Badger Schism route the best for my needs.
    Your needs may vary.

    Also, try a Wren & Cuff Tall Font Russian if you like muffled fuzz but want to retain or boost the low end.
    Low end for days with that effect.
    I used to blend clean with it just to maintain initial string hit (attack) definition.
    But loss of the low/low-mids was never a problem.
  5. zwkoch

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

    Nov 29, 2012
    Twin Cities, MN
    +1 for Vlad's call on the TFR. If you really love your fuzz as is, add a blender. I used the X-Blender for a long time for that very purpose.
  6. Read the link, it's a crossover highpassing blend, magnificent low end with any pedal.

    Mine is cobbled up from Rolls mini crossover and 2nd hand Wounded Paw V3 blender. Less than half the cost of the sfx one. The V3 gives me footswitching phase control of the reblend, keeps the crossover frequencies intact ftw!

    Fx loop > rolls
    Highs > pedals > A in
    Lows > B in
    B SERIES C engaged
    C loops > C in with phase flipped.
    Blend out > fx loop.

    Some pedals flip phase and some don't, an even number of flippers active equals no flip.