Electro Harmonix Bi-Filter?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by DennyOnBass, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. Haven't heard much about the Electro Harmonix Bi-Filter. Anyone using it in a live setting? I know the price has dropped down to about $400 street, which is still pricey, but I could tolerate the cost and amount of real estate it would take up in my rack if it offers that funkalicious tone I'm looking for.

    I've read all the reviews and listened to the clips on the Electro Harmonix website. I'm just looking for a few real world experiences.

  2. lowmid

    lowmid Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2005
    Owner & builder CMC Audio
    how can you activate it??? you'll probably need some midi controller or things like that no?
  3. You use a two button footswitch. One button toggles the filter in and out, the other controls a switchable effects loop on the Bi-Filter itself. I'm not sure what I'd put in the loop, probably an octave pedal or some sort of distortion.

    It looks interesting, but I don't think I'm going to pull the trigger without trying one first.
  4. SFjonstarr

    SFjonstarr Guest

    Nov 4, 2005
    Come on, somebody here has to have spent some time with this one.
  5. 00Funk

    00Funk Inactive

    Jul 17, 2006
    Dallas TX
    the bi-filter is in the ampeg loop. From the bi-filter loop>Channel 1 of maxcom compressor>filter pro>channel 2 maxcom compressor>modulation pro>back to bi-filter return.

    Ive played around with it a little bit. Never giged or rehearsed with it. Its been in storage 2 years now.

    Pretty neat, I like it.

    My favorite setting is synthing a wet filter with the EH. Synth strings set on the filter pro flanged by the modulation pro.
    Very funky:bassist:

  6. Nice rig!! :D
  7. 00Funk

    00Funk Inactive

    Jul 17, 2006
    Dallas TX
    After 3 years Im giving up on the bi-filter. I have NEVER got a sound out of it I liked. I called new sensor tech suport. today. They said its geared more toward studio production.

    As soon as I put it on Craigslist, I got a buyer. :hyper: Hes supose to be over later and pick it up.
  8. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Shaker Heights, OH
    Bongo's (TB member bongomania) has one. he likes it from what i recall. Nice unit. try PMing him.
  9. 00Funk

    00Funk Inactive

    Jul 17, 2006
    Dallas TX
    I was sooooo stoked, when I first bought this. I thought it would be the ultimate filter. Boy was I wrong. It turned out to be the lousiest filter I ever heard. NOTHING like my Q Tron+
  10. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    No, you got me mixed up with somebody else. Either that, or I've got you mixed up with Telly Savalas. The rack filter I use is a MAM RS3, and the ones I've used in the past are the MAM Warp9 and a few modular-synth modules, and I messed around with the Electrix Filter Queen, the Mutator, and the Akai MFC42 at a buddy's place a long time ago. No experience at all with the EHX unit, and if I said I did on some previous occasion, I was lying. :ninja: :p
  11. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Boise, ID, USA
    bongo, I think it's time you took your nickname out of your signature. :p
  12. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Shaker Heights, OH
    damn bongo, my bad. well ****, someone on TB had one, i remember having a couple of PM's back in the day about that thing.