Mantic density hulk (DOD Meatbox Clone)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by willbassyeah, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    So i found this pedal right here:

    their price seems fine, and i need a sub pedal now. Its just that the company is still new and i am located far from US to take the risk of buying the pedal. Any kind soul who is willing to try the pedal? heh
    GAS attack...
  2. MrPierre


    Oct 22, 2012
  3. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    yah me too almost press the checkout button but too scared if there is anything wrong with the pedal, it will be a hassle for me because of international shipping
  4. avvie


    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI
    Great concept and I hope it takes off, but he's gonna have to work on that customer interface a bit. He's got a $500 glitch pedal on his site with no more than 15 seconds of bad video to sell it...and it's just turning knobs on a board.
  5. agree, terrible website
  6. DannDubblewe

    DannDubblewe Knob Wrangler

    Apr 3, 2009
    The photo of the small are of internals exposed in that "glitch" pedal show me what looks to be a radio shack plastic 1/4" jack... I guess that was just the prototype though? And he was just turning knobs on other pedals :confused:

    I would have to see some gut shots of the Density Hulk before I was entirely sold. The sound clips/ videos DO sound great. Very smmoooooooth. 1590BBT seems like it could be overkill in size. DOD made it in a really small box :p
  7. grygrx

    grygrx Lookout! Here comes the Fuzz! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2003
    Columbia, MO
    I'm curious, but the $45 for standard shipping turned me off. Where is this place?
  8. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    Not sure seems to be somewhere in us, the pedal sounds great but I just can't pull the trigger here. I found out about this pedal on another "meatbox" thread, the maker of the pedal commented on that thread.

    Just checked at the other thread ,his name in talkbass is ManticFX
  9. RonSound

    RonSound Proud Registered Supporter of Talkbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 24, 2008
    owner: RonSound effects and repairs
    Is there a market for these? I was thinking about making some in a 1590BB sized box (1590NS). I bought a quantity of the original Subharmonic chips.
  10. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Glendora, CA.
    Oh, there's a market all right! :D
  11. RonSound

    RonSound Proud Registered Supporter of Talkbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 24, 2008
    owner: RonSound effects and repairs
    I guess I'll start on my pcb design, then. Probably make a lot of the components SMD to save room.
  12. Where'd you find those chips?
  13. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    well pm me if you make 1 if it is less than 250 after international shipping I will buy it.
  14. RonSound

    RonSound Proud Registered Supporter of Talkbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 24, 2008
    owner: RonSound effects and repairs
    Got them from a supplier. Hopefully they're the real thing.
  15. No way! :rollno:
  16. NeroJazz

    NeroJazz Supporting Member

    May 2, 2011
    Gotta love the disclaimer on the website:

  17. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    well did you see the other demo on their website on how the pedal make the speaker work? i dont think their disclaimers is a joke.
  18. Cfredd33


    Nov 7, 2012
    i be thinkin bout it too. no wut im saying. but **** looks harder then one of them average fuzz pedals. keep us updated tho foo. How much $$ you gun charge for the schemizzle? might be interested in buying that from yo site.
  19. ManticFX


    Oct 12, 2012
    Hello all,

    Just stumbled across this thread and thought I'd answer some of your questions:

    We're a brand new start-up hailing from Denver, CO. Apologies for our website, it's brand new and very DIY (we're not web developers). Haven't had a chance to populate the blog yet because we've been so busy filling Density Hulk orders (all international so far so the currently listed "standard shipping" price is shipping to anywhere outside of the US- meaning a US order would be under $250) working closely with many artists (including Juan Alderete) for custom order work, prototypes, and winning the 2012 Moog Circuit Bending Challenge.

    The Gritt pedal PROTOTYPE was made using recycled parts and we have only made 1 of those units post-prototype because it is custom order only. It costs way too much time and money to build and has unnecessary amount of options for it to appeal to any market. Thus, we thought it would be cool to use as last minute blog fodder before heading to Asheville for Moogfest. And actually, it sounds quite bad ass, just not heard through a camera microphone

    As for the Density Hulk, there is no expense spared on this thing, whatsoever.

    It sounds better because we use better components and spent months tweaking the PCB design to get exactly what we were listening for. We use a larger enclosure for many reasons with the primary being it allows us to harness the PCB independently of the chassis in a sort of 'floating' design that eliminates the transfer of vibration. Sure, we could redesign our beautiful sounding PCB so that it could be ruthlessly squeezed into a 1590 with cheap aluminum standoffs for the sake a few square inches if you'd want us to. We just wanted to make the best sounding, most durable, and visually striking sub pedal we could come up with.

    If anyone has any other questions at all, feel free to message us directly from our Facebook page

    Thanks for the interest,

  20. EricssonB


    Apr 5, 2011
    CoSpgs, CO.
    What? Denver? No way. I follow your Facebook page from both my personal account and Tanzen, my band. I'm over in Aurora. Do you guys have a shop set up? I'd totally be interested in grabbing one of these once I grab some money -- save on shipping!