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Dr. Q

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Jazz Ad, Jul 23, 2004.


  1. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I can get one for 60.
    I know how it sounds on guitar for these cool wahckywahwahs but how about bass ? Would it be a good choice for an enveloppe follower ?
     
  2. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    I dont know about the Dr. Q on bass, but the Q-tron sounds good on bass. For a comparable price, you might also look at the DOD Envelope Filter. I picked one up for $40 I think and it sounds good on my bass, allthough I do have to play rather agressively to get the good tones from it.
     
  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Well that's great, unfortunately the deal I have is on a Dr. Q and that's why I'm asking :).
     
  4. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    This might not be much help, but I had an old 70's one for a while - maybe it was busted or something, but on extreme settings it would get too "swooshy" if that makes sense. Like it would fart out and get really "airy" in a bad way.
    ?
     
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Well it IS a 70s model I get offered. Unfortunately the guy is 500 miles from my house so I'm not gonna go there to try it.
    All samples I've heard where with guitar, but there is a bass switch on it.
     
  6. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    I have one I bought 30 years ago, it's still pretty cool but I think there are a lot better filter pedals out there these days.
    Just my two pennies :cool:
     
  7. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I guess I'll pass then. Thanks guys.
     
  8. RyanHelms

    RyanHelms

    Sep 20, 2003
    Cleveland, OH
    IIRC, there's a trimpot on the pcb you can tweak, sort of a hidden control. I can't remember if it affects the range or sensitivity or what. Never had a Dr.Q myself, only read the Harmony Central user reviews. Seems like anyone who "discovered" the trimpot inside was able to tweak the pedal much more to their liking, for guitar or bass. One guy even drilled a small hole in the bottom cover for easy access. HTH
     
  9. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Me too. I didnt like the Dr.Q on bass at all. It was way too un-bass-y ;)