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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by cloudermilk, Aug 16, 2007.
Anyone use this for bass?
I tried it in a store with an active Fender P bass. It was fun to play with, but not what I was after. Lots of fun tweaking though, I sat there for 30 minutes getting lots of sounds. It's just that none of them were the one I was looking for.
Death By Audio makes a Bass version of this pedal. His stuff tends to be a bit expensive but the effects are cool. I've never owned one but I really dig the Sound Saw.
Do you remember how well it retained your lows? I'm giving thought to one of those.
I have the first bass version (at least it says 1 inside) and I love it. It replaced my long used Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor (5 years) as my primary gain source. The pedal is voiced different for bass (plenty of lows) and has a boost channel that can be used to turn the pedal into a pretty awesome Fuzz. It however is a custom order and is considerably more expensive than the regular Interstellar.
The sound clips of yours is what got me interested in the first place. I am interested in a normal one [two knob] or a normal one that is just voiced for bass, I don't need the boost like yours. Also the fact it replaced your Hughes & Kettner is another reason it perked my interest the old black and blue Hughes & Kettner tubeman is one of the best sounding ODs I have ever heard.
I'm really starting to out grow my Rust Ride at least in terms of my main rig, just not bassy enough [without EQ and or blend] and no control over gain is starting to bug me................ Also the overwhelming tubescreamerness[which I do love] just isn't for everything, and it is hard to find ODs that don't sound like a TS.
I'm still look at others as well but death by audio is a strong runner right now, and I do plan on getting a quote from them on bass voicing when they get back.
I wonder if the bass version just has a bigger input cap or something simple like that.
It probably has a bigger input and output cap, depending on the circuit topology probably needs a few other tweaks aswell, say in any tone section.
The point I'm trying to make is there's no mystic ju-ju with making guitar FX work for bass, but it's not "something simple" either.
I'd love one of those pedals they made for the bassist from Jet, but I've got way too much gain already.
Well the Interstellar doesn't have a tone knob so I'm thinking bigger caps would mostly cover it for that pedal. I was interested in the bass fuzz they made for Jet too and sent an e-mail asking for a quote what seems like months ago and I never heard back.
If you've seen them on the Fuzz DVD they seem like super cool guys, but not exactly "business like"
What exactly is the Fuzz DVD?
It's really great, I thoroughly recommend it.
You've got some info above, but I must confess, that I dont' remember.
Death by Audio's Oliver Ackermann plays g**tar in an amazing band (A place to bury strangers). Think of Joy Division mixed with Ministry and The jesus and mary chain.
Any new thought on the interstellar overdriver or the DBA stuff in general?
Just bought on of these last night from Analogue Haven. Will use it both with guitar and bass.
I bought one off of ebay a few months ago, the one with the master volume. It was pretty good on bass, but as you turned it up it lost low end and became buzzy/fuzzy sounding. It had a lot of potential to be amazing. I'm sure that the one bass version is outstanding. I sold it and emailed DBA repeatedly with no success. I was even tempted to go down to Brooklyn to talk to them in person, I really though the bass version would be that great. I never heard a thing through email though. Also, as far as I last saw, they're not doing custom work right now. One more thing, it doesn't work really well with active basses.....with a passive bass, it was on it's way to being exceptional.
really? it does have some very cool interview footage, but "great"? It's one of the poorest documentaries I've ever seen! The director comes off like a fanboy who knows VERY little about his subject.
Also, negligible bass content.
That said, everybody who posts in this forum should probably see it. Netflix has it...