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Mr. Excane Demos Thread

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by gregmon79, Jan 4, 2015.


  1. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    I know I shared that at some point but I include it again here because he just put up another Hiero effects, the BEAD. I want both these!!



     
  2. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Banned

    I’ve got a BEAD on the way right now. I LOVE the Brassmaster, and watched the two bass video demos a bunch of times before my wife finally said “Just buy it!” Mine has a yellow faceplate. No clue how long shipping Russia to UK will be, but I’ll post my thoughts once it arrives.
     
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  3. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Nice!!! Yeah I really like the bassmaster too. Always been one of my favs as well. I reached out to the builder yesterday. He said he’s making more now so hopefully I in the near future. Nice score btw! They are not easy to find atm.
     
  4. groovaholic

    groovaholic The louder the better. Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI
    That Overwhelmer sounds NASTY; BEAD is a bit too fuzzy/splatty for my taste, but both are really cool & flexible pedals
     
  5. 4StringAxe

    4StringAxe

    Jul 27, 2009
    Great thread. Surely added some things to my gas list.
     
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  6. Grahams Groove

    Grahams Groove If it feels heavy, it's heavy. Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Boulder, CO
    The BEAD isn't as sputtery and unhinged as this demo would make you believe. It's pretty well established that the Excane demos make dirt pedals sound more tonally similar and more extreme than they actually are. I think he slams the front end of most pedals, so the gain-staging isn't typical to a lot of setups.

    I've got a jazz bass with EMG JVX pickups (traditional tone with a bit hotter/crisper output), and I run that into a Smoothie comp and a Cog Mini 66 for my "clean" tone. Even with some boost from the comp/very mild OD, the BEAD can be way more controlled and fat than this demo lets on. Don't get me wrong, you can unleash the splatty Bassmaster fury when set correctly. On the other hand, you can dial in some bigger, warmer tones that get me into decent muff territory with a bit more articulation and punch. (Dial the blend back toward the clean side, dial back the voice, moderate drive, higher level...presto.)

    It's tough to judge the BEAD, because two of the three demos come from Excane and Patrick Hunter. Patrick's baked-in sound isn't as extreme, but they both have an over-driven & gritty "clean tone". The BEAD is a derivative of the Bassmaster/Diabolik, but it does a lot more than that.
     
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  7. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    It's kinda supposed to be that way though. It's a B:ASSMASTER clone. Not exact but it's close. You can dummy down the gain on it and it does change the character of the pedal a bit through its sweep which is cool. But its a beast of a fuzz in general. Def not for the faint of heart.
     
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  8. groovaholic

    groovaholic The louder the better. Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Yup — my comments were definitely intended as a statement of my preferences rather than any indictment of the BEAD.

    But the Overwhelmer would be WAY up on my list if I was still playing heavy stuff.
     
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  9. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Yeah man that overwhelmer sounds so dope. Wish I could snag one!
     
  10. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Yummy

     
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  11. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    Sounds killer. \m/
     
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  12. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Now THIS is raunch! I really want one of these. I haven't had any real substantial GAS except for the DG X7 coming out. But this, I want this!!

     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2018
  13. groovaholic

    groovaholic The louder the better. Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI
    This is WAY over the top, and completely bad@$$.
    Sounds inspired by Cliff Burton's effects chain on "Anesthesia"...
     
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  14. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    It’s comin gents

     
  15. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Am I wrong or does this thing sound like a very convincing OC2???!!

     
  16. Robertron

    Robertron

    Feb 12, 2010
    NewYork, NY
    Dude I saw this at work today... Wow. Right on time for when I need a different octave flavor in my life. I just can justify the purchase.

    The simplicity is perfect for me. One knob either I want my octave or I want my clean blended in that's all I need.

    Infact they have a bunch of pedals I can convince myself I need.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2018
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  17. ok insta-buy for me , i'll do a review next week ;)
     
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  18. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Good Lord that’s a lotta gain!!

     
  19. ok 'ive received my kma !!! test is coming
     
  20. Johnny Mac

    Johnny Mac Riff-finder General Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2005
    Springfield, MA
    I was surprised at how good the guitar demo for this sounded, and it makes me wonder how many good distortion circuits are trapped inside terrible tiny amplifiers.
     

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