Artec Pedals?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Snakeman1066, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    A few of our Euro compatriots have used them and reported about them here, but the info was not very detailed. I don't think many have been sold in the US, although they've been on US Ebay for over a year.
  3. jaebee


    Mar 16, 2007
    i had one for their distortion/fuzz pedals

    it sounded very good except for the rediculous loss of low end, like as in there was none.
    i dont know if this happens in their other pedals, but i would be wary. this seems like a guitar only type of brand.
  4. LowBSix


    Mar 25, 2008
    818 ~ 805 ~ L.A.
    Endorsing Artist: GHS Strings
    I bought the delay... wasn't my thing... Sold it to another TBer and he likes it...
    Great prices and solidly built...
  5. My Artec single-band parametric EQ (bught from dragonfly, who sells most of the Artecs on ebay, at least lately) is outstanding, easily worth twice what I paid (about 50 bucks).

    The output is squeaky clean, the adjustable settings are wide and flexible, it is straightforward and easy to use (though the awful translation was no help at all). It is compact, daisy chainable, and true bypass.

    I've thought of getting one of their analog delays, too bad I already have 3 delay pedals I don't use that often.
  6. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    What is the range of each of the controls on that parametric EQ? I might need a nice single-band parametric.
  7. Hehe, the documentation is pretty much nonexistant, sorry. It's limited to a broken english promotional description and two "settings" (I think they are Reso Enhance and Wood Tone... uh, what?) They run from "low" to "high"...

    Honestly, it makes a great adjustable boost, but from what little I know about you, bm, I suspect it would be less than satisfactory for at least some of your purposes.

    Still, 50 bucks! You might actually get MORE in resale, whaddaya got to lose?
  8. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Good to know, thanx. :p
  9. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    They're much bigger than they look on pics. About 1.5x the size of a Boss.
    Some people reported reliability issues although the ones I tried felt solid.
    The Big Dot tuner looks great but it has a hard time picking the B string.
  10. musicelectronix


    Jul 8, 2007
    Hüstın, TX
    Lead Designer, Zeibek Boutique Pedals
    I don't know anything about their pedal line, but I purchased one of their acoustic on-board preamps with 3 band EQ and other usual suspects. It sounded decent for the money, I never looked at the guts, but the sliders were a little on the flimsy side. It also had those little imperfections you would expect from a lower price unit (such as battery led was a little crooked and protruded more than usual). I ended up replacing it with a Fishman.
  11. That's totally untrue. I've got one sitting next to a boss pedal in front of me.

    Boss: 6.4 cm wide x 11.8 cm deep x 5.4 cm high (5.6 up to the top of the knob)

    Artec: 6.8 cm wide x 11.4 cm deep x 3.2 cm high (4.6 if you count the knob)
  12. john keates

    john keates

    May 20, 2004
    It says the frequency range is 20hz to 20khz which is enough for me. I read a report that they are low noise too which has got me interested. hmmm....
  13. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    That's the range of frequencies that will pass through the circuit, it says nothing about the range of the controls.
  14. Bump for analog delay info/review request.
  15. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Anybody here try the Eq / Tuner combo pedal?

    Is the tuner accurate?
  16. dubsymmetry


    Mar 13, 2008
    the only info I can give:

    tried it at a shop. short delay time. not sexy.
  17. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    Just seen that they now also have a 'turbo' compressor pedal up on ebay, but for the price I expect it to be garbage...
  18. Anyone bet $50 on the analog delay yet? I may have to play guinea pig, but I'll probably have to sell something first(yes, I'm that broke..). :(
  19. Malekko

    Malekko Malekko Heavy Industry

    Feb 25, 2007
    FYI, its a digital delay named "analog delay" awesome marketing
  20. Awesome marketing or outright deception??