Atomic Amplifire Bass Box at NAMM

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jimfist, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. jimfist

    jimfist "Cling tenaciously to my buttocks!"

    Mar 28, 2011
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Busted out the rat ball? What's that mean? LOL.
     
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  2. ampegfuzz

    ampegfuzz

    Feb 13, 2007
    Davenport, IA
    That’s the nickname of the P bass in the photo
     
  3. MovinTarget

    MovinTarget Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    That's what I'd hoped you meant...
     
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  4. Marc Helliwell

    Marc Helliwell

    Apr 2, 2019
    UK
    Hi guys..
    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.
    Many thanks.
     
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  5. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    If you want “genuine” SVT from a box, I think this is probably where you’ll need to go.

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  6. Marc Helliwell

    Marc Helliwell

    Apr 2, 2019
    UK
    That's my next purchase....
     
  7. jimfist

    jimfist "Cling tenaciously to my buttocks!"

    Mar 28, 2011
    Boston, MA (USA)
    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".

    Good luck.
     
  8. Marc Helliwell

    Marc Helliwell

    Apr 2, 2019
    UK
    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.
     
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  9. jimfist

    jimfist "Cling tenaciously to my buttocks!"

    Mar 28, 2011
    Boston, MA (USA)
    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.
     
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  10. Marc Helliwell

    Marc Helliwell

    Apr 2, 2019
    UK
    Now it's sounds fantastic with your settings.

    Many thanks for your help.
     
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  11. jimfist

    jimfist "Cling tenaciously to my buttocks!"

    Mar 28, 2011
    Boston, MA (USA)
    That's great! I like the BassBox a lot. Hope it serves you well.
     
  12. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    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?

    Thanks!
     
  13. odarellmc

    odarellmc Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2012
    Chicago
    Read some of the thread. There's a pretty comprehensive discussion about this very thing....
     
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  14. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    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.
     
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  15. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Also, do I need fractal files or wave files?
     
  16. Antman3820

    Antman3820 Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Toms River, NJ
    Wave
     
  17. jimfist

    jimfist "Cling tenaciously to my buttocks!"

    Mar 28, 2011
    Boston, MA (USA)
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  18. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    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?

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    Thanks!
     
  19. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA