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NAMM Alert! 3 New Pigtronix Bass Pedals On The Way!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Gabeja15, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    Not entirely new pedals as obviously they are plundering their existing line and making them bass friendly, but all three definitely have some appeal.

    I'll definitely check out all three. I really dug my EP-1 and the EP-2 for the brief time that I had it, but the uni-vibe style phasing wasn't for me. A small form factor envelope phaser tuned for bass though? Nice.

    I think the Disnortion has been overlooked as a dirt pedal for bass so I think the Bass Drive should be nice. And the Philosopher's Tone is a great compressor for what it is - looking forward to hearing bongo's thoughts on this bass version.

    Nothing groundbreaking here, but some very solid offerings IMO.
  2. XXL

    XXL Supporting Member

    Jun 14, 2007
    Hmm Bass Envelope Phaser. Just might have to give that one a spin.
  3. DiscoFreq


    Jun 13, 2005
  4. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    Your link leads to a page that says "Access Denied" at least for me.
  5. DiscoFreq


    Jun 13, 2005
    Should be solved now?

    It was scheduled to be public in a few days, after publishing it I still had to remove the cached error page :)
  6. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    Yep, works now. Thanks for the additional info.

    The Envelope Phaser looks like a great pedal. Also nice to see that they incorporated the stacatto circuit and made it easy to swich between up and down envelopes.

    I wish they'd opted for a charge pump to up the voltage internally from 9V to 18V so it wouldn't require its own power supply but I'll still try one out.
  7. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I had an EP-1 that was awesome as a filter, but never really got on with the phaser portion. Wonder if this may be more to my liking(?)
  8. beggar98


    Jan 23, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    The envelope phaser looks great. Might finally replace my old Stereo Polyphase...
  9. 4StringsEnough


    Mar 9, 2008
    Am I being an idiot? The Envelope Phaser appears to be an envelope filter with no phasing capabilities? I know Pigtronix have another pedal with both envelope and phaser on it, but this doesn't look like it does. Which isn't an issue, but where do they get the name from? Is this a standard envelope filter or is it different in some way?
  10. Swift713


    Dec 4, 2006
    Florence, Ma
    A phaser is a kind of filter. This one is controlled by an envelope follower rather than an LFO.
  11. Corey Y

    Corey Y Guest

    Jun 3, 2010
    I've been waiting to see if they'd make a stripped down version of some of their bigger pedals like the EP-2 and Echolution, so I'm eager to give Bass Envelope Phaser a try. I'll probably give the Bass Fat Drive a go as well, though I'm not that interested in the compressor, since if I wanted to put a compressor on my board I'd just go straight for my already fantastic Philosopher's Tone. I really like Pigtronix, their concepts and their quality, though so far I've mostly used their pedals on guitar. Most of their gain pedals have a fuzzy saturated tube amp quality to them that I personally really like. Can't wait to hear some demos of these. I've also been hoping they would come out with some bass specific pedals in a similar format to the Aria/Polysaturator/Philosopher's Tone as well. Glad to see they're expanding more into bass specific fx in general though.
  12. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    My only question is: Will it sound like the EP-1 or the EP-2? I owned the EP-1 and loved the envelope side; didn't care for the LFO. I've only heard demos of the EP-2, but it sounds more like "reh-oo" than "waow." I prefer "waow." (Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about!:D)
    I can't wait to hear a good demo.
  13. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
  14. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I will certainly give the comp a go, and expect it will be good. That said, their line about "never before has so much bass friendly compression been squeezed into such a small package" just makes me facepalm.
  15. Corey Y

    Corey Y Guest

    Jun 3, 2010
    Ha, Doug Wimbish's demo freakout seals the deal. I'm definitely gonna pick up the fat drive and envelope phaser, once they're available.
  16. arbitrary

    arbitrary Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Boston, MA
    any pricing info on the envelope phaser?
  17. ReIgnition

    ReIgnition if you are the big tree, we are the small axe... Supporting Member

    Aug 10, 2006