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Finding pedals with clean blends or just use a Boss LS-2

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by russpurdy, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. russpurdy


    Apr 16, 2013
    I think I've answered my own question already but I'm going between trying to get most of my bass specific pedals with clean blends and just getting a Boss LS-2 and being done with it. Any downside to using a Boss Line Selector as opposed to finding a pedal with clean blend control?

    For example, a big muff with a clean blend vs a regular muff with a Line Selector?
  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Obviously you'll have more options using a separate blender pedal.

    It may not sound the same though; some pedals' clean signal isn't just the dry bass signal, and you may also run into phase issues with separate blenders.
  3. adi77

    adi77 Banned

    Mar 15, 2007
    can u explain what to do about the phase issue if i have more than one pedal with blend?.. ( i have the darkglass VMT, a TREX Moller and the sansamp DI)
  4. Some pedals flip (best case) or return signal that is out of phase with the original signal. Say you and I bounce tennis balls off a wall. If we throw and bounce together we are in phase, but if I bounce while you throw we are out of phase.

    When such a pedal is doing its own thing this doesn't matter, but when you blend the output back with the original clean you get mud.

    I use a crossover and blender to process only highs and leave the lows altogether. Sounds massive.