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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by LT131, Jan 9, 2017.
Any pros or cons? Which model? I'm itching to try an HPF!
I do. Cleans up the lows. No cons to my ears. I use the latest version.
Thanks, would that be series 2 or 3? Does the volume have any real function when using with electric bass? Do you keep the volume all the way on?
I have the series2.
Volume full on the hpf.
5 o'clock on freq. knob is lowest frequency, I set mine about 3 oclock.
Thx, good info.
There are more than a few people doing this, despite the thus-far limited responses. Other people are using SFX' Thumpinator, and some are using Broughton Audio's L/H-PF. I'm sure there are a few other similar devices out there.
I've got the Fdeck III, used occasionally but mostly as a backup to using a Radial device.
Maybe more people will chime in a little later when the Western Hemisphere wakes up.
I keep the volume all the way up. I'm not sure if lowering the volume does anything other than that. @fdeck would know for sure.
Same here. Set at 1-2 o'clock for bad rooms. Allows me to boost lows on my amp without mud.
It has been ordered. You guys made me do it.
I have the series 3 that I bought to use with my Ashdown LB30. I use it sparingly and have it in a Lehle Dloop to switch it on and off.
Good for taking low note wattage stealing away from a tube amp and giving it a little more headroom.
I use the Series 3 with active and passive electric basses prior to the regular amp input and in the effects loop of my SWR SM400S. It is excellent! There is nothing better for quick fixes in venues where the acoustics cause a lot of booming/muddy bass. In no case has subtracting frequencies done anything but actually add to the quality and clarity of my tone/sound. It's always in my gig bag.
Series 3 but I'm not currently using it since I'm not playing live.
I run mine 1st in chain, before the amp, as opposed to in the fx loop
I use an FDeck Series III whenever I play electric live. I have never used the volume control at anything other than maximum. Not really sure why it's necessary at all. I always place the FDeck in my signal chain so that it's the last device in line before the signal goes to my preamp. In other words, if I'm using and effects board it's the last thing on the board. If I am not, it sits on top of my amp and the signal goes bass – tuner- FDeck-preamp.
I think I have a series 3 but it may be 2. Like @Marial I haven't used mine much lately since I haven't been gigging. It really helps tighten up the lows and add some punch to my ears but I don't really use effects at home so it sits in a drawer with some other gear. Honestly, I would buy one again in a heartbeat if mine died. If you play a 5er then they are even more useful.
I use a clone of the series 2 that I built*. It's a subtle difference with electric because my rig has a really right low end and is pretty mid focused, but it keeps the PA in check when taking a DI. With my upright, it's a huge difference in clarity.
*I built it so that I could have a channel switching preamp that would work with the high impedance of the piezo pickup on my URB with 2 separate volume controls. Otherwise, I would have just bought one from FDeck because his prices are really reasonable.
I bought a series 2 for use with my upright. I had it held behind the tailpiece with rubber bands. The volume control was handy, the low frequency rolloff is excellent. The best part for me is the phase switch. It allowed me to turn up a lot louder before feed back.
I bought a Line 6 wireless unit. It wouldn't allow the FDeck between it and the bass (SCREECH). Now the FDeck sits on my amp. I really like it. I'd buy the one with a 9 volt input jack if I was to get another. I hate batteries.
I almost got one but ended up with the Broughton simply because it has an HPF and LPF in the same box. Not as adjustable as the FD as I recall.
Other pedals come and go on my Nano board, but my series 3 has been constant for years.
Not to detract from this excellent product, but I bought Thumpinator, and it works pretty well. I don't leave home without it. It's right in front of my sansamp pddi.