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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jimfist, Jan 20, 2019.
Busted out the rat ball? What's that mean? LOL.
That’s the nickname of the P bass in the photo
That's what I'd hoped you meant...
I'm calling from the UK with a request for help.
I've had the Bass Box for about a week and really can't dial in a genuine SVT sound.
Can you guys share your settings for a great SVT sound.
If you want “genuine” SVT from a box, I think this is probably where you’ll need to go.
That's my next purchase....
Yeah, the new origin pedals look pretty sweet.
I'm assuming that you've got the BassBox amp setting to SVT, and the IR being used to be and SVT 8x10. If you haven't done so, this is where the editor comes in handy for confirming these settings and loading IRs if you want to try a different flavor of cab sim. I can't emphasize how important the IR is in this equation.
What type of SVT sound are you looking for? Classic rock? Clean? Classic Metal edge? What are your bass specs?
I prefer a fairly aggressive SVT tone, with a little breakup and a lot of upper mid clarity.
I'd have to check my settings for the Comp/Limiter, but I believe I'm using the middle switch setting, starting off with both controls at noon. (Note that if this is too squishy right out of the gate, check the input pad and engage it if it already isn't engaged. I found that it had to be engaged for the comp/lim to have proper range of use. Ditto for the Boost OD.
I also use the middle switch position for EQ: Bass/Mid w/adj mid frequency/Treble. There are no markings for the frequency around the knob so it's done by ear. I leave Bass & Treble at noon-ish. Mid level and boost are both around 2 o'clock (which sounds like a boost at +/-1kHz). This gives the tone plenty of bite.
If you need some noticeable OD added, adjust the Boost. Again, the editor comes in handy for dialing in the right amount of drive in the mix. Switch top position is a Tube Screamer IIRC, and will filter out a lot of low end, so I'd avoid that unless you use it for a "lead boost" or something. Middle position is a Tube drive. Bottom position is FET drive, which is a much "woolier" tone that adds fatness more than "bite".
Im looking for a clean sound with just a hint of tube bite.
Basses are a P and the Jack Casady.
I will try your setting and have play around.
OK. In that case, I'd temper the Mid EQ settings a bit, and add a smidge of Tube Boost if you feel it's needed.
Now it's sounds fantastic with your settings.
Many thanks for your help.
That's great! I like the BassBox a lot. Hope it serves you well.
Alrighty, I just bought one of these on Reverb. I'm going to start with the stock cabinet IR's, but if I don't like those where else do I find good ones? Which ones have you used?
Read some of the thread. There's a pretty comprehensive discussion about this very thing....
I have read through it all, I'm just either only finding guitar ir's or many bass ones and I'm not sure which ones are the correct ones.
Also, do I need fractal files or wave files?
Bass Guitar Cab Impulse Response (IR) Files | Dr. Bonkers Soundlab LLC™
there's a huge thread about bass cab IRs, with lots of links to free and for-sale IRs:
Cab Impulse Response Megathread
I downloaded IR's from Shiftline and Dr. Bonkers. The Shiftline ones are 24 bit 48kHz - are those the right ones for the Bassbox? The ones from Bonkers came in a variety of formats, but would I use the 24 bit 48kHz ones as well?
I also just purchased the ones from Redwirez. Which of these should I download?
Turns out it's not my thing after all. Got mine in the classifieds if anyone is interested:
Atomic Bassbox DI/compressor/distortion/amp modeling pedal