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EHX Ravish Sitar

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by garmenteros, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    I just purchased this from a TBer and would like to hear if anyone here uses it for solo work or a band situation and how you like the pedal. From a few videos I've seen on youtube, I'm going to love the pedal.
  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    You have it backwards. YOU have the pedal, so you're supposed to tell US how it sounds, and what it can do with a bass guitar.
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  4. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Supporting Member

    2nd time in the last week or so someone buys a pedal and asks TBers what's their toughts on it afterwards. Interesting trend...:rolleyes:
  5. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    I still don't have it as its in shipping, but I'll post some clips when I mess around with it, just wanted to know some starting point settings others have used.
  6. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    I remember Juan alderete post one of his setting on his fb page I think. Pedalsandeffects.com
  7. blastjv


    Jan 8, 2010
    Philly Area
    Haven't tried it on bass, but my guitarist used it on the intro to track 11 Breath of the Hourglass on our new album (in my sig below). It sounds awesome!

  8. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Listening to youtube samples of it right now. I vaguely remember it not meeting expectations on initial release on these boards, but the samples all sound really good.
  9. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Supporting Member

    I'm also curious to hear samples on bass. Can't see using it in the present context, but, still, curious.
  10. The clips make it sound like it would be REALLY REALLY versatile, but the clips are in many ways all it is. Plus there are lots and lots of icepick to the ears sounds in it. I spent about 45 minutes in store with one and the guys behind the glass said that it was the first time they heard someone get a good sound out of it, but it took some tweaking and patience. I think the greatness of the pedal is in its drone assignment, but that function isn't intuitive to get into without a manual (at least not for me).
  11. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    I had one for a while but I sold it last week. IMO, it's an awesome sounding pedal (and IME, NOT' ice-picky' sounding at all). it's pretty versatile and you can get a lot of sounds out of it. I just had limited use for a sitar pedal. that said, I may end up buying another one in the future. ;)
  12. Without judicious use of the filter, the lead gets REALLY high pitched and harsh IIRC. I poor use of the timbre controls can lead to really bad sounds. I liked it, it's just my explanation for it falling flat on this board. I still want one, but it's on a list behind about 14 different things and I haves none moneys. I'm pretty much just living vicariously through you guys right now :).
  13. blastjv


    Jan 8, 2010
    Philly Area
    IIRC, the big key to making it sound great is splitting the signal to 2 different rigs, one does the drone and the other does the 'lead. I think it got pretty messy into just one rig.

  14. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    Just got mine yesterday. I will be recording clips (isolated bass tracks) and messing with it hopefully this weekend or tonight if I'm feeling adventurous after band practice. I'm thinking of posting clips of each of the modes (minor, major, exotic) with settings I can find useable.

    First impression is this pedal is really tweakable but will likely benefit from a bass that sports lots of treble and light strings. My main goal for it as of now is to go creative and be able to use it to play kashmir and make the song ours in a way. If this works out my band will record it in the studio and I'll post it here.
  15. alec


    Feb 13, 2000
    Perth, Australia
    I just realized that this could sound pretty special with the octave course 8 string that I'll be getting soon.

    Has anyone tried this combo?
  16. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    It sounds awesome with an ibanez rickenbacker copy I'll tell you that. My 5 string jazz not so much, but I'm sure some tweaking would get me good sounds.
  17. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
  18. Mosfed

    Mosfed Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 21, 2013
    Mont Blanc
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    Very cool.

    Thinking of picking one of these up in the next few days for this psychedelic project that I am working on. Hoping the learning curve isn't too too steep. Any other thoughts about the pedal? I could use it on bass or guitar.