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How many Pedals running through 1 Blender?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by ricknote, Oct 1, 2008.


  1. ricknote

    ricknote

    Aug 3, 2006
    Nashville
    Anyone running multiple pedals through a single blender successfully?

    I have the Radial Big Shot Mix Blender. I haven't had much luck
    running multiple pedals through it. I can't seem to resolve the
    phasing issues and tone loss. Sounds fine with a single pedal.

    I'm also not digging that it doesn't have a volume control for
    make up gain. So I can for instance, run a distortion pedal
    though it and roll some low end off, then bring the whole mix
    up so it doesn't change the feel of the low end in the band.

    Thanks everyone,
    Rick
     
  2. Mudfuzz

    Mudfuzz

    Apr 3, 2004
    OlyWA...
    I use to have about 4 in a blender [barge] but have given up on the whole thing, all those buffers sucked out a lot of my tone and lows.

    Edit: I am talking about the tone and lows of the effects in the blender.
     
  3. I got a polish love, sansamp, turborat and GEB-7 going into the blender.

    Sounds fine to me...o course I have it blended in 50/50 or less (fovoring the clean channel) most of the time, theres ALWAYS a distortion/overdrive on so...I wouldnt recognize tone loss so much since they're there to alter the tone all the time. But blended to 100% clean it sounds exactly the same as going direct. This is going into a cafe-walter HA-1A.
     
  4. ricknote

    ricknote

    Aug 3, 2006
    Nashville
    Oreomeister365,

    What brand of blender are you using with those 4 pedals?

    Just curious,
    Rick
     
  5. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    FWIW I use the Xotic. It has a gain control, as well as the phase and blend, so it is able to work with any pedal and bring any effect into unity with the dry signal. I have no trouble using it with multiple pedals as long as they all can live with the same settings on the Xotic. So e.g. I would not put "any two" dirt pedals in there and expect them both to sound good; however that's not to say there are no two that could sound good at the same Xotic settings, it would just take a bunch of trial and error is all.

    I will typically put one dirt pedal, one filter, and one limiter in the loop, although of course I change it up all the time.
     
  6. ricknote

    ricknote

    Aug 3, 2006
    Nashville
    bongomania,

    I've been looking at the Xotic Blender.
    It seems to have all the basses covered for me.

    Any reliability issues?

    Thanks,
    Rick
     
  7. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    None whatsoever, I've been using it steadily for a couple of years now, with not one issue. My only complaint is that I don't have two of them.

    In a perfect world there would be more than one phase adjustment selection, but no other blender has that either.
     
  8. Give this dude a call and he will tell..



    :D

    D.Don
     
  9. asherthemachine

    asherthemachine

    Sep 22, 2006
    10 with 2 blenders. 13 total
     
  10. ricknote

    ricknote

    Aug 3, 2006
    Nashville
    bongomania,

    Thanks for the great info. I think the Xotic is the only product
    that will deliver what I'm looking for.

    Thank everyone for your 2 cents,
    Rick
     

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