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EHX Hot Tubes settings

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by HotTubesGrooves, Mar 30, 2006.


  1. Hi guys

    I have an Electro Harmonix hot tubes pedal (one of the newer ones with valves in). I tried using it ages ago with my old bass and amp, but was never satisfied with the results. I have recently changed my rig and bass though, and want to give it another chance.

    I'm using a MIM P bass strung with medium rounds, through a Trace Elliot 300w 15" combo. I tend to boost the mids somewhat for a gritty rock tone, and I just want to get a bit of "edge" I can switch in and out, to thicken the sound up somewhat when I need it without being overly distorted.

    Can anyone recommend some settings for the hot tubes? I feel like maybe I'm not using it to its full potential.
     
  2. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    I LOVE the Hot Tubes OD. On my main rig, it almost stays on all the time.. almost..

    Anywho, I have yet to get the clicky sort of OD you get from a Digitech or a BOSS ODB. What I get is a creamy, dirty crunch that is mellow and screaming all at the same time.

    I know.. I need sound clips...

    Anyway, My settings:

    Volume 11:30
    Gain 8:30
    Drive 9:00
    Bass Maxed
    Treble 3:00

    The Volume is set so that there isn't a volume boost or drop between off and on. Treble is cranked until just before line noise starts coming through.
     

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