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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by RS, Aug 4, 2002.
Any try this unit for bass? If so, what did you think?
Anybody tried this yet? A few people have brought it up but it seems no one has tried it?
If you could hold out till Monday I'll have an answer for you. I've got a few different sets of tubes I'm gonna run thru it but as of late I'm hard pressed to find anything better than the EBS MultiDrive.
Here's what I've tried/used:
Fulltone Basstone- Great lows, not enough grit
Guyatone Metal Monster- Awesome, sick distortion, but sucks the lows right out
Woolly Mammoth- Not enough distortion, kept some lows
Ibanez Phathed Bass- Total garbage, good door stop, maybe...
EBS MultiDrive- Brutal distortion AND keeps all the lows
DOD FX56 American Metal- Good distortion & keeps most of the lows
Boss HM2 (Japan)- Great lows but cheesy distortion
DOD FX101 Grind- Garbage, worse than the Ibanez
Pro Co Deucetone Rat- Great distortion, NO low-end
Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer- Not enough distortion & no
Now before everyone rants & raves, these were my discoveries thru MY rig with MY bass. Your results may be different, so it's all trial & error + what's the best application for what you want & are doing.
Sweet. Thanks for the run-down. Looking forward to your review.
my only disagreement is with the phathead opinion.
i really like the sound it gets, although, granted, it does kinda kill the lows a little.
still, for the money, it is well worth it.
perhaps it is just a matter of which amp/bass is used and settings used on the pedal...
thats my 2 cents.
Still waiting for the "big brown truck"...
PS: I tried a Prescription Depth Charge, total cheese & AM radioish static low-end, into the "J" file...
I finally got to try out the Hot Tubes. It sounds very,very similar as the Big Muff. It keeps just about all the low-end & the distortion isn't bad. I swapped a set of NOS RCA Longplate 7025's into it & they made it a bit better. It comes with EH 12AX7's, which work good also.
My only gripe is if I turned up the gain or drive past 9:00 (1/4 way) the sound would get compressed & fall-off (get worse). I tried it with active & passive bass' & had the same results.
So, in conclusion, the Hot Tubes is worth giving a shot, it's a bit more than overdrive & a tad under distortion that keeps all the lows & has an edgy-gritty (Big Muff) sound.