Nathan East NE-1 Yamaha Pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by ODDBALL, Jul 15, 2013.


    ODDBALL Inactive

    Mar 2, 2005
    Salida, CA
    Hello All,

    Is this a good pedal? I have done a search and really can not find anything on it. Any info would be greatly appreciated.



    ODDBALL Inactive

    Mar 2, 2005
    Salida, CA
    It seems like not much is known. How long were these made?

  3. fishtx


    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX
    great little EQ pedal...I had one for a while and kick myself for selling it. The only thing that I didn't like about it was it didn't have an external 9VDC. I would up drilling a small hole in the case and running a 9VDC adapter to the internal battery clip.

    Again, I wish I still had it...
  4. Slough Feg Bass

    Slough Feg Bass Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    San Francisco
    Ah, I loved it!
    Had one a few years back, it was in the pocket of the gig bag my upright was in when it was stolen.
    So bummed, great unit if you can find one! super easy to dial in a good sound.
    That was all I used on gigs with the upright. Now i have to use one of them yamaha rack mounted bass pre' has similar controls, but not the same sound.
  5. It really is a fantastic pedal. I still have mine and I think it was an extremely overlooked pedal, possibly since it didn't have boutique price tag, but it is an oddball of sorts :bag:

    The input jack is on the bottom/left of the pedal while the ouput is on the top/right, which is a very unusual combination for the regular right-to-left jack that most pedals have.

    There is no on/off footswitch, so you're stuck with the tone which isn't a bad thing, but most of us like to A/B all of our effects.

    The battery only option/problem is now void with the 9v adapters that exist to change it into a center positive 2.1mm barrel jack (boss-style).

    The only thing that has come close is the [sfx] sound Micro AY2, which has a similar filter as the NE-1, but with a lil more boutique parts and labor put in. I also have the AY2 and it is very similar except is poses none of the aforementioned issues, and comes in a 1590a enclosure.

    It pretty much a mid-scoop pedal with the coveted "Deep" setting being it's prime cheese, doing exactly as advertised and giving your tone a very nice and clear scooped sound while also having the capability to boost your signal. It can't cook you breakfast, but it's still considered a magic box by those whom have blessed their boards with it.
  6. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    These are out of fashion these days but are still very respected by those of us that remember it. At the time it came out it was the rage for a little while.
  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I had two and sold one not too long ago great pedals very underrated I also have a sfx sounds AY2 which is based off of that pedal it also is one awesome pedal.
  8. +1 on the [sfx]AY2, i swore I would never sell my NE1, until i got the AY2 a much more useful pedal.
  9. LowBSix


    Mar 25, 2008
    818 ~ 805 ~ L.A.
    Endorsing Artist: GHS Strings
    AY2 should be deliverd tomorrow....
  10. fishtx


    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX
    LowBSix - do you have an update on the AY2?...any thoughts???
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