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maxon af-9 vs. ebs bass iq

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Brad Barker, Jan 22, 2005.


  1. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    which one of these do you guys like better? they are both in the same price range...

    <b>af-9</b>

    pro: watery, mu-tron-like sound

    con: volume increase when on

    <b>bass iq</b>

    pro: ...good...?

    con: not as funky as a mu-tron, possibly. also, a bit more expensive.

    so...what would you recommend? i know that at least one of you has'em both...
     
  2. DEVILMAN

    DEVILMAN

    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    I prefer the AF-9. I've played the EBS but thought the Maxon was a little more lush & versatile. The volume issue is no biggie, if it bothers you that much, just roll the volume down on your bass a bit when in use.

    ~S~
     
  3. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    i've never played the AF-9, and my experience with the bass iq is such that i might as well have never played it.

    in a search, i came up with that info, and some people are using loopers with volume controls as a technique to solve the volume problem.

    turning the volume down seems like a much cheaper solution! :D

    thanks for your input. :cool: