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need sub-wave pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by nonsqtr, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    What should I be looking at? I need a sub-wave pedal that will track reliably with a five-string bass.
  2. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Yuk yuk. Really, it's a serious question. Does anything like this exist?
  3. D.A.R.K.


    Aug 20, 2003
    i like the dbx 120xp subharmonic synthesizer.
    simple 1 rackspace unit
    two knobs add subharmonics generated over two separate octaves of sythesis. great tracking. huge bottom...
    very musical tones come out of this box.
    use with caution, as with any sub frequency generator....
    you can dammage speakers easily with this.
    alot of folks around here seem to like 'em
  4. dirtgroove


    Jan 10, 2003
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Hi Smash. How does that tone fare in a mix- is it punchy enough to get through? God knows how many boxes I've been through trying to find one that does. I don't know if you're familiar with the digitech synth/envelope but it does something I can only assume is similar (sub synth with envelope shut)- but still doesn't quite stand up alongsiside a busy drum beat the way I'd like.
    Anyone know where Mad subwoofer's at? I used to enjoy reading his reviews.
  5. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    The Akai Deep Impact will track that low and has a pretty nice octaver. Less warm and woolly sounding than analogue octavers but tight and clean and for a bit of cut you can always turn up the resonance and adjust the cut off frequency to hit the right spot.

  6. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Also, the Digitech SynthWah tracks very very nicely. It's a steal for $80