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Need to add some harmonic push - ideas please

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Danhorse, Mar 4, 2013.


  1. Danhorse

    Danhorse

    Jan 30, 2012
    Hi guys,

    I have read about players using an OD not to add dirt so much as add a bit more warmth, thickness, sustain, harmonics to the tone - whilst keeping it relatively non dirty.

    When i play guitar an MXR DynaComp is great for this booster role but it does not work well with bass.

    What do you use for this? A warmer flat OD? or a comp?
     
  2. I would suggest the Catalinbread SFT. Its capable of that "low gain touch of warmth" thing.

    I never tried one myself, but they have a video on Youtube where they use it that way.
     
  3. odineye

    odineye Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2011
    Bear DE
    Two things I use for this. An Aphex Bass exciter 1402 and a Fulltone Fat-Boost, set with a low drive level. The Aphex can really breath some life into your tone and bring it out of the background for when you want to be noticed. And the Fat-Boost... well it's just got that tube like FET mojo.
     
  4. NeroJazz

    NeroJazz

    May 2, 2011
    Denmark
    For this specific purpose I use a Wren and Cuff Phat Phuk B. This pedal was designed for adding warmth and overall thickness to your tone. Check it out - it's an awesome pedal!
     
  5. Danhorse

    Danhorse

    Jan 30, 2012
    Thanks guys, much appreciated - I shall look into those suggestions forthwith.
     

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