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EBS multicomp review

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by AllodoX, Jan 6, 2002.


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    Ease of Use
    Like all the other EBS pedals, it's very easy to use.
    The top of the pedal features :
    <ul>
    <li>a small led which indicated if the pedal is on/off.
    it also indicates if the compressor is active. if you
    pop on your strings hard, it will light up more.</li>
    <li>a big on/off switch</li>
    <li>a small 3-way switch, which allows you to choose
    the type of compressor. You can choose between :
    <ul>
    <li>normal compression</li>
    <li>multiband compression</li>
    <li>Tubesimulated compression</li>
    </ul>
    </li>
    <li>a knob which controls the amount of compression ( 1:1 up to 5:1 )</li>
    <li>a know which controls the output gain</li>
    </ul>

    The right side of the pedal has a small, recessed (sp?) switch which
    selects either passive- or active input.

    Inside the pedal, there are 2 small pots which controll the threshold
    of the bass and treble in multiband. they can be set to 0 dB up to +6 dB.

    Sound Quality

    It's a rather subtile effect, because it doesn't affect your sound very noticable.
    The " normal " and " tubesim " modes compress the whole sound, but the tubesim mode
    adds some extra warmth in the sound, very nice for finger-style playing.

    The " multiband " mode is the real stuff :D
    In this mode the bass and treble are compressed independently, and in this mode you
    can get the highest compression, without the sound getting muffled.

    Reliability
    It is Swedish.. enough said..
    If you own a swedish car ( e.g. Volvo, Saab ) you'll know what i mean.
    You could practicly drop a nuke on this pedal and it would still work.

    Conclusion
    I love this pedal. It's a bit expensive, but it is top-quality.
    It does not add any static or other interferrence.
    If it was lost or stolen, i'd definately (sp?) get a new one
    ( after i violently abused the uy who stole it ofcourse ;) )
     
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    No offense, AllodoX, but BP magazine's review was very similar to yours. No, I'm not saying you copied them ... it just goes to show that maybe BP's reviews are slightly reliable, eh?
     
  3. BP did a review on it ? hmm..

    anyway.. if you look at it that way.. then all reviews look alike, ehr ? ;)
     
  4. Hey I guess I'm well built too being a swed and all, I wonder if I would survive if a nuke dropped... But then I'd have to fight off all horrible mutant roaches and their evil queen, Cher! That is a frightening image you put in my mind AllodoX. j/k

    So does it break down with chords like I hear many people complain about? Other than that I really dig the wavs I downloaded looking for an effective compressor to protect my notes when slapping.
     
  5. Hmm.. i haven't had problems with chords so far.. but i don't play chords that much..

    but the story of static when you turn up the gain is bogus.. i've turned it WAY up and it adds no static...
     
  6. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    thanks allodox, really good review and with great pics! really helpful;)
     
  7. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I got mine today! And there was much rejoicing! I really dig this pedal... I have been searching for a good compressor for some time, and choosing this one from the bunch was great! If you are looking for a comp, then you owe it to yourself to check this one out... I can't really think of too much to add to what allodox has already said, except that it seemed fine when I was playing around with some chordal passages... a really solid piece of gear, and it sounds great!


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