BassBalls Internal Tweak

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by winston, Nov 2, 2000.


  1. winston

    winston

    May 2, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    Yes, another BassBalls thread-but I did a search and didn't find any mention of this discovery...After my BassBalls took a dive off of my amp, the footswitch needed to be replaced. After removing the screws holding it together I disassembled it and checked out the components. I found two small white plastic trimpots on the circuit board beneath the distortion switch. Moving the trimpots with an unbent paper clip while fretting notes with my other hand I discovered that they affect the frequency at which the effect's two filters operate. I had always thought that my BassBalls emphasized the high end too much, thinning out the sound...with a little knob-twirling I managed to tweak matters more to my own liking. Give it a try...
     
  2. This is a cool feature that some manufacturers put in, some tell about it, some dont. EBS for example have got these plastic trimpots inside all their pedals, and they DO tell that they are there and what they do. :)
     
  3. Doug

    Doug

    Apr 5, 2000
    Buffalo, N.Y.
    Thanx Winston! I didn't know that.

    Cool, more knobs to play with!;)
     
  4. puppeteering

    puppeteering

    Mar 16, 2000
    Incidentally, there is a BASSBALLS-USA being manufactured right now which apparently is just a few $$ more, and is made in the USA. It's got a much cooler looking graphic on the pedal. Check http://www.musictoyz.com- they have a good handle on effects.
     
  5. cavemanbass

    cavemanbass

    Nov 5, 2010
    Cool, thanks! Never got much use out of mine, maybe these controls are the secret sauce I been missing.

     
  6. And the winner for Zombie thread goes......

    There was a popular mod a few years ago that moved the trim pots to external controls, very cool. There is the Mooer Sweeper that is a mini version with 3 knobs.
     
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  7. keto

    keto Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Edmonton
    New world record necro? I am proud to participate!