Can Anyone Explain Proper Use of SWR's Subwave Feature?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bongolation, Jun 1, 2004.


  1. Bongolation

    Bongolation

    Nov 9, 2001
    California
    No Bogus Endorsements
    If it has a legit use, it seems fairly difficult to dial in so that it doesn't make various strange noises, especially on low notes on the E with various four-string Precisions. There seems to be some interaction with the mid-cut to clean this up, but I'm far from sure.

    I've only had it for a day, but so far I'm pretty stumped. :meh:

    Is this effect just a gimmick, or does it work for you? If so, how do you dial it in?

    Thanks for any help...
     
  2. monkfill

    monkfill

    Jan 1, 2003
    Kansas City
    I think you're going to get the best result when you're playing in the second octave of the neck (i.e. the E on the 7th fret of the A string and up). Maybe down to the B on the 2nd fret of the A string. . . anything below that and you're going to get mud. The times I've heard it used successfully, this is what is happening. I think the idea is that you can play a higher "melody" line and it is automatically doubled with a "bass" line.
     
  3. Bongolation

    Bongolation

    Nov 9, 2001
    California
    No Bogus Endorsements
    This makes sense and jibes with what I have read elsewhere. It also makes sense in the context of having the thing invoked with a footswitch as a "lead effect."