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Anyone heard of or use "Dr. Green" Effects?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by russpurdy, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. russpurdy


    Apr 16, 2013
    So in my usual eBay lurking I did a search for "reverb" and found a "Cubicle" reverb by Dr. Green effects (apparently made by Hayden Amplifiers in the U.K.) I thought it was another cheapo clone but further research led me to find that these usually sell for just under $200 but this one was apparently a blem and was $45 shipped. I snapped it up out of curiosity and picked it up over my lunch break. SOLID casing (similar to Aguilar pedal cases) and I couldn't find a singe blem on it. Graphics are a bit cheap/cheesy but thats minor. Im gonna plug it in after work and hopefully it sounds as solid as its built. Anyone else know anything about these boxes? The catalog that came with this pedal shows quite a few bass specific pedals in their lineup.
  2. russpurdy


    Apr 16, 2013
    For the record, I have absolutely nothing to do with this company, just looking for opinions and information on an oddball pedal. Thanks!
  3. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    Looks like Ashdown makes 'em.
  4. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    Hayden/Ashdown... I didn't know they were one in the same.
  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
  6. DaHond


    Nov 12, 2011

    I actually play one of those. It's the Octa Dose octaver. The build quality is decent. They are british made, so the inputs are from left to right and not from right to left.:eyebrow:
    I like the sound of it, but it is a bit noisy (some hum) and the tracking is not the best. Ashdown / Dr. Green claims, it tracks good until the low b, but sometimes it glitches already at a d.
    Still, if your playing higher, it gets its job done.

    Together with the fuzz and the envelope filter, I can produce nice sounds...nice enough to annoy the wife and neighbours:D

    You want pics, so here you go:

    I'll upload some test drive sounds to soundcloud later....
  7. russpurdy


    Apr 16, 2013
    Well, the reverb wasn't my thing. Too tame for me. Ended up selling it for what I paid to someone that could use it. The great Dr. Green experiment is over.
  8. DaHond


    Nov 12, 2011
    Here are the soundbits (please don't mind my crappy playing).
    It's basically the same groove repeated.
    The first part is with the VMT and the Octadose (settings like on the picture), the second part is with direct turned fully down, last past is mayhem: fuzz + octaver + bassballs

    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 16, 2014
  9. mmbongo

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

    I always wondered why nobody uses these pedals. That'll do it!
  10. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
  11. Dr. Green is people!!!!!

    Anyone a Charlton Heston fan?
  12. :D :p

    One of these guys might be Dr. Green.

    One would think the Brits would have learned their lesson after they made their roads bass ackwards... :bag:
  13. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    The 3- and 4-knobbers have knobs that seem dangerously close to the stomp switch.

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    I have the DR. Green reverb,octave and envelope filter and I like all three of them.

    The build quality seems to be very good and very solid.

    There's a setting that I get on the octave pedal that I have not been able to get on any other octave pedal.

    The reverb is simple but focused and it's like most reverb pedals that doesn't have a bunch of knobs, just find a setting and work with it.

    The envelope filter is interesting, it has a presence of fuzz/overdrive that set's it apart from most envelope filter.

    Are these pedals for every one, no but no pedal is.

    Ashdown endorser.