EHX Tube Zipper on bass thoughts....

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by robbroncs, Dec 12, 2014.

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  1. robbroncs


    Jul 12, 2012
    my buddy just gave me his Tube Zipper and is trying to push me to buy it from him. I've been looking for a fuzz and have been saving up for the Grey Stache. I was playing around with it last night. and I'm not sure if i like it or not. obviously i need to play around with it more. I was just looking around on here and saw very mixed reviews towards it. The envelope filter is a fun addition, but the control of it can escalate to uncontrollable awfully quick.

    being the novice i am to effects, and not wanting to settle on the first convenient one i receive. i was curious on everyone's experience with this pedal. and how they found it to work with their rig.

    i play mostly jbass with pick. and style wise, we kinda play everything from folk to hard rock to psychedelic.

    but don't let our style sway you. i'd rather just hear your personal feelings towards this effect.
  2. waveman


    Sep 25, 2008
    I have one of these, and I haven't broke it out in a while. To me, it's a fun pedal to play with and is fairly versitle. You can use it as a filter pedal, fuzz pedal, both, or do some crazy sounds. Another caveat, is that I have never played my bass through it, though I have thought of breaking it out just to mess with. I would only get the pedal as something to experiment with, and if you like it for a specific use, then use it. Otherwise, get the fuzz you want.
  3. Roland GR 88

    Roland GR 88 Commercial User

    Sep 16, 2013
    Ontario Canada
    Retail store manager
    I love it.....sometimes it drives me nuts. The resonance and freq. controls are very sensitive, a small nudge goes a long way. I use it as a preamp more than an effect to get a hollow, vocal sound or slight changes in the attack. It's strength is it's subtle ways that you can sculpt a tone although it gets nasty quickly as you've found out. There are better dirt pedals and better envelope filters out there but I like it's unique take on the two. Watch the dodgy pwr supply and my first set of tubes failed early on for some reason.
  4. robbroncs


    Jul 12, 2012
    after using it again last night. i think i'm going to keep saving. it seems to have almost no bottom end
  5. I had one for a while. It definitely isn't a bass pedal and isn't something I'd ever use on bass. Cuts way too many lows.