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Ibanez Sb7 synth pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Woodsey, Jul 13, 2003.


  1. Woodsey

    Woodsey Guest

    Has anyone got or played one of these?
    Ive been planning on buying a synth for ages and stumbled across this one. Is it any good?
    How does it compair to other makes.
    And if its rubbish can anyone recomend a better one. Preferably not too expensive tho.

    cheers guys
     
  2. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Louisiana, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    A search will give you plenty of results. I like mine, but rarely use it because (this is embarassing) I don't have an extra patch cable to fit it into my chain.
     
  3. Joseph12

    Joseph12

    Jul 5, 2002
    I just picked one of these up, is a very cool pedal.

    Definitely worth the money, but even better if you can pick up one for $50 on ebay as I did, and I'm likin' it!
     
  4. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    I like it. It's obnoxious, but VERY responsive to dynamics, which is cool.
     
  5. andrewd

    andrewd

    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    any sound samples?
     
  6. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    I love mine... But as Bliss stated is quite obnoxious, I put a boss bass chorus after it - and that seems to tame its uper harmonics quite well...

    Alex
     
  7. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I've had one for nearly two years. I use it ocassionally for funky solos or song intros. I find that using it with a octave pedal gets you close to a fat synth bass tone. You'll be able to find some usable settings after spending some time with a little tweaking.

    I've since bought an Akai Deep Impact which gets you closer to the old keyboard synth bass tone. I won't sell the SB7 though, I like the envelope / autowah effect that you can get with it.

    I've also tried the Digitech pedal which is similar to the SB7; it's decent for the price. I can't tell you much more cause I didn't spend a lot of time with it. The Boss pedal is another option, but I've never tried one. If you do a search of this forum you'll fund many comments on the Boss.

    SB7 sample
     
  8. fozzy

    fozzy

    Jun 21, 2001
    Riga, Latvia, EU
    Nice pedal, i think it's better then Boss SYB-3 bass shyntesizer.. :)
    I'm glad, that i bought this pedel, good bargain.. :) ..
    See ya!
     
  9. 2pods

    2pods

    Mar 27, 2002
    Scotland
    I had one (Ibanez SB7)
    Compared to my Akai Deep Impact, the tones were weak.
    However, I thought I'd use it for the Autowah.
    Since then I've traded it for a EH Mini Q-Tron.
     
  10. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Check out the Digitech - I LOVE mine!

    I just started jamming in a band that plays a lot of spacey, electronica-type jams and Radiohead-influenced stuff and it really does the job for me.
     
  11. biergott

    biergott DuBistEineKartoffelnsalad kopf

    Feb 7, 2002
    Orange County, Ca
    Will the SB7 track when slapping? I can't use my Boss Synth as it doesn't like to track very well....

    I did like the Sounds posted for the SB7, but tracking is CRUCIAL for me.

    Also GFAB333 can you post your settings? Sounded very cool!
     
  12. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Biergot,

    I don't have the pedal in front of me, but if you approach the nobs from left to right the settings are (using clock settings) 9:30, 10:00, 12:00, 1:00.

    The switches are set to "auto wah" and "slow".

    With these settings and my basses, I can slap and obtain good tracking. Keep in mind, your settings may be different (in order to achieve the same sound) depending on your bass and your rig.

    It's a good pedal for the price.
     
  13. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Hey guys...

    The SB7 does not track well at all, because IT DOSN'T track. :p

    It is 2 envilope filters with a resonant filter in between... Unlike the boss syb-3 and the deep impact (which track your note and produce a synthasized note of the same value), the sb7 mearly modulates your tone with a set of 3 filter mentioned above... So yes it tracks very well, while not tracking at all... :D

    To ansure your question, you can do antything with it and it will work...

    Cheers

    Alex
     
  14. biergott

    biergott DuBistEineKartoffelnsalad kopf

    Feb 7, 2002
    Orange County, Ca
    Thanks for the tracking info and settings guys!!!

    Off to the store to go pick one up!
     
  15. I like mine pretty well, but I'm selling it because my bass V-amp gets me all the sounds I need. If you're interested in buying it, send m a PM. I've got an adaptor, too.
     
  16. marcusmiller

    marcusmiller

    Oct 26, 2003
    Hello
    Can anyone compare EBS IQ and IBANEZ SB7 ?
    I really liked the price of the IBANEZ.
    Plus they dont sell EBS in where i live...
    and it is much more expensive.
    IS IBANEZ ANALOG ????
    I want ENVELOPE FILTER & AUTO WAH.
    IBANEZ sounds like one. RÝGHT ?
    I HATED the BOSS bass SYNTH.
     
  17. That is EXACTELY what I do
     
  18. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    I have said it before, and I am saying it again... Us canucks think alike eh!..

    I love how phat the chorus makes the sb7, sounds like heavin...

    Alex

     
  19. marcusmiller

    marcusmiller

    Oct 26, 2003
    But i realised that ( tell me if i am wrong ) with the IBANEZ SYNTH you can also get the same filter-wah sounds as EBS IQ.
    So with IBANEZ you get filter wah + synthesiser . Am i right ?
     
  20. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    completly so... Everything and a bag of potato chips...

    Alex

     
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