Auto Wah and Very good compressor

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BigBohn, Nov 9, 2001.

  1. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    Any suggestions of Auto Wah pedals and rack mount compressors that are of good quality? I'd be playing in a band, just keep in mind. thanks.:)
  2. Auto Wahs or as I like to call them Envelope Filters, I like the Q-tron+ and Mu-tron3+ but apearently the origional Mu-tron3 is even better. If you want to be a cheapo the DOD envelope filter is suposed to be to work pretty well on the bass.
  3. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    cool bigfeet, ill check out the mutron. thanks
  4. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Being a cheapo, I snagged the DOD for 25 bucks & I've been quite happy with it. If you go that route, make sure & get the one with the "blend" knob so you don't completely lose you bottom end. Unfortunately, you will sacrifice some bottom end when you use it anyway, so you really have to pick your moments.

    I think Flea uses the DOD on "Power of the equality" if you want to check that out.

    Just make sure that you have your on-board volume all the way up, otherwise you'll have to beat the hell out of your bass to get the effect.
  5. I like the EBS Bass IQ for autowah (probably not "juicy" enough for Bigfeet :D ). I don't use a compressor, but a few talk bassers use this rig:

    It's only 1/3 rack space, so you can put it in a filler plate from these folks:

    You only need one, so you can use the other half of the filler plate for something else, like (Hail)Bob Gollihur.
  6. It's not as tweakable as I like my pedals to be... I like to adjust my sound to exacting specifictions.
  7. Right. I A/B'ed Q-tron+ and the IQ and was more attracted to the EBS for it's basic sound and simplicity. Too much tweakability confuses my decaying brain.
  8. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    I love my BassIQ mainly because of its simplicity. It also has excellent sound. It may not be as greasy/juicy as others, but it is fairly funky and it is small (which is nice too) and it doesn't tone suck.

  9. monkeyfinger

    monkeyfinger Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    For compressor:

    I used to use the much balley-hooed RNC from FMR Audio. It really is a great compressor. Unfortunately, it is not a great compressor for bass. Unless the attack and release are in the limiter range, (under 50 ms, and over 500 ms respectively), you will experience a lot of low end distortion. I highly recommend the EBS compressor pedal. I like the fact that it is a pedal because I can easily turn it off if I want less thump. It is very transparent. It's tube mode is excellent for adding a little growl, multi-band is very good for slap/pop, and normal sounds, well, normal. It is not a good compressor if you are looking for a pumping or other effect, try a dbx for that.
  10. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    thanks for all the input. i will look into that RNC comp and maybe the EBS pedal because maybe the pedal would be better for onstage work because I could easily turn it off and on, then again I would have to buy another Monster Bass to keep the signal clean. thanks again~!:D
  11. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy Bongo destroys villages and does my laundry Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    Take a look at the Rane DC24 for a rack mount compressor that is actually good for bass. you can independantly comress the highs and lows through an internal crossover, and then recombine them. I will be getting one soon (well, in a few months anyway)
  12. Oops forgot about the Lovetone Meatball, Stupid me... That is one of the best envelope filters out there.
  13. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Inactive

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    anybody know anything about chunk audio?
  14. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Inactive

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
  15. Yes cool watery funk sounds that cling on tight, but Madsubwoofer is the resident expert on that pedal. I think?