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Aguilar Filter twin settings suggestions

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by glocke1, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. glocke1


    Apr 30, 2002
    Im having trouble finding a setting on this that I like, the biggest issue Im having is that a lot of the settings Im playing around with just sound muddy/poorly defined.

    what settings are other users of this pedal using ?
  2. lordradish

    lordradish Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2006
    I don't have a particular setting I go to, I find that the key is you mess around with the threshold and your particular playing style. I also think that when you pick a setting (as with every envelope filter I've ever used), it matters what your range of playing is. Generally, what is triggered and sounds good low rarely works up high, and vice versa.
  3. glocke1


    Apr 30, 2002

  4. hdfixer

    hdfixer Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2008
    Morgan Hill CA
    Envelope filters are gain sensitive so I like mine first in my effects chain (right after the tuner) and I'm careful to use my amp volume more than my bass. I run all four knobs around 2 o'clock for a very nice funky quack that I can drive down to a low C, but also blooms nicely when I grab a quick pop or dig with a pick.
  5. waveman


    Sep 25, 2008
    If you are having trouble with the twin, you will have more trouble with others. It is the simplest filter to get a good sound out of IMO...has more usable settings no matter where you turn the knobs. I am not saying it is the best nor better than any other filter, just easier to dial in compared to other filters. Seems like a lot of other filters have a lot more unusable/ or I should say less practical settings available. But that means they could possibly have a lot more uses than just bass or traditional filter sounds.
  6. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    It's been a minute since I had one but I love that thing. I like to have the blend knob favoring one filter over the other but just a little bit (like 11:00 or 1:00), usually I think I favored the Up side. And I have the Down set to a faster speed, and the Up set to a slower speed. That way I got a taste of fast, meaty BEOW wiht a little "wah" at the end of longer notes. Hard to describe though, and hard to remember exactly.

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