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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Lateralus_, Jun 19, 2005.
Anybody use the HARTKE VXL Bass Attack Pedal. Lookin for some opinions.
I use it going into an AI clarus. It definately improves the tone for 'rock' style sounds and is great for dialing in a bit of dirt. It has fairly good tone shaping and I do use the 'shape' knob because the clarus has a rather limited eq section. Anything else you want to know? I could probably throw up some sound clips if you're wanting to hear the distortion.
Hey Jason, I would love clips! Can you get that Buzzsaw Timmy C like distortion, or more like a Geddy Lee like overdrive?
arent u getting enough buzzsaw from ur guv ?
I found it to be noisy, and inferior to the Sansamp. YMMV . . .
Course its inferior, its half the price...
Definitely, but before I was thinking about getting a Guv, the VXL was the pedal I was going to get for distortion.
I am EXTREMELY satisfied with the Guv'nor, I was just wondering.
cool. maybe for those purposes the MXR M-80 distortion/di might have been a better prospect?
I was thinking that too...
I'm not familiar with Timmy C's playing so I'm not sure how close it gets but I'd imagine the mxr's distortion circuit would be closer to that sort of sound than the tube emulation on the hartke. From what little I've heard of him play it sounds more like an effect kind of distortion instead of a natural tube overdrive if you know what I mean.
here are a few clips, I don't really have any favorite settings I just noodled with the knobs a bit and hit record.
these two were with a brice J-bass, both pickups full on
slightly scooped sound using the shape control
lows scooped out using the shape control
these two were with a conklin gtbd-7, a bit of reverb from cubase
hope this helps, never mind the playing haha it's late.
I have an MXR M-80 that I'll sell or trade for a Hartke if anyone is interested...
The worst piece of music gear I have ever tried, bar none.