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i need your ebs microbass 2 opinions...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by D.A.R.K., May 28, 2005.


  1. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    greetings
    i have shows coming up overseas,
    and i will need to travel extremely light.
    this means different backline every night,
    and i need an extremely portable pre-amp
    with decent eq and an fx loop with a blend
    control (i always blend my fx using a volume pedal
    with the clean sound).
    the instrument is an nscr5m
    5-string electric upright.
    so far, the ebs is the smallest package that has nice eq and fx blend,
    on top of many other great features.
    but it ain't cheap...
    so, anyone out there who uses one,
    i'd really appreciate any feedback you might have on this little
    monster...
    thanks!
    d
     
  2. ach just get an SVT and a couple 8x10's . . . . hahahahaaaaaaaa, yeah, its late, sorry, im going to shut up now
     
  3. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    actually, that will be the rig at a couple shows(only 1 8x10 though),
    but i need that fx loop blend...
    d
     
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Maybe you should try one of these. Mine works bitchen.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    excellent, another contender!
    is there a way to control the fx blend?
    i suppose that you could run the loop out
    through fx back into the 2nd channel?
    or is the loop in-line?
    thanks!
    d
     
  6. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    just checked it,
    thanks for the input,
    but the 'bone does not enable an fx blend through stacking
    or the loop...
    nice piece though, thanks!!!
    any ebs owners out there?
     
  7. jock

    jock

    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I owned a EBS some months ago but returned it as I wanted something rackable instead. The sound was really great. From HiFi to tube overdrive. And the thing that I like best with EBS is their powerful yet musical eq. I saw no limits to what this little box could do. I will probably own one again.
    BTW I know a pro bassist here in town that used it while recording an album and the producer was really impressed. He used a P-bass and a Microbass II straight into the board.
    Hope this helps.
     
  8. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    good news...so...
    how was the compression?
    and is it post-fx loop?
    last-
    where did you find yours?
    thanks!
    more opinions, please!
    d
     
  9. jock

    jock

    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    It does not have a compressor. :confused:
    I got mine at a local dealer here in Stockholm Sweden. Payed about $410. A bit less than you pay in the States. Check out www.jam.se for good prices but the site is in Swedish only...
     
  10. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
    While possibly not as versatile as the EBS, there are a few guys that use an SABDDI and a power amp for their main rig. BassNW sells them for $169 (last time I looked). That might be an alternative to consider.
     
  11. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    thanks bmc, but there is no blend for fx(or loop) on the sabbdi..
    not to mention i used one for a period and didn't like the sound.
    it's a good sound, but no matter what i plugged into it, it sounded
    the same. and as far as features, doesn't come close to the ebs.
    thanks jock...
    according to the ebs site, the microbass2 does have compression,
    apparently after the fx loop...i guess maybe just for the fx loop?
    what did you think of the speaker emulation?
    thanks for the link, so far the best u.s. price i've found is
    650.00 shipped from bass central.
    seems import tax rapes you here, but as of yet no other contenders.
    anyone else use one of these puppies?
    cheers
    d
     
  12. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
    Here's a thought. Buy an EBS unit when you're over here. Order one at a shop and ask them to hold for pickup.
     
  13. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    that's a great idea, but i have some shows in canada before i head over the water, and really want to have it together first...
    gotta make a decision/purchase on tuesday!
    thanks so much for all the help, btw!
    d
     
  14. prockenklang

    prockenklang

    May 22, 2003
    Monterey,Ca.
    I thought about getting a Bassbone,but it doesn't have a mute switch for silent tuning.You can mute it by using a dummy 1/4 plug into the effects loop,but then you lose the effects loop. I bought the MicrobassII and couldn't be happier.

    John
     
  15. jock

    jock

    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I never used mine to record so I can´t comment on the speaker emulation. It is the same as is used in EBS´s newer heads and it got great reviews in a local magazine. The Sans Amp and the EBS can´t be compared IMO as the EBS has a whole other level of clarity and really lets your basses sound through. The SansAmp sounds undefined and scooped in comparison.
     
  16. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    well, looks like i'll just have to find an ebs on tuesday and go for it,
    guess i'll post the results for fun,
    thanks to all for the input and help!
    d