Octave Guitar part with EHX freeze for shoegaze

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Tenrolf, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Tenrolf


    Jun 25, 2019
    Dear fellow nerdy bass player,

    To help the guitarist on creating a "wall of sound" in my shoegaze band, I'm thinking about creating a octave part to mimic guitar.

    My idea would be to do it like that:
    Compressor --> Signal spliter --> Bass part // Guitar part --> EHX freeze (so that I can play bass line while keeping the fundamental in hold for the guitar part for each chord progression) --> EHX fork for octave up and 5th --> Fuzz and zoom CDR70 for delay, trem, reverb... Then, puting the two signals together in a pedal mixer to have both in a bass amp, or using two amps when I can.

    Does anyone have any experience with the EHX freeze to do something like that?
    Is it possible possible to have on the EHX fork no dry, one octave up and the 5th of this octave?

  2. Pitch fork won’t do that, I know that’s been discussed before...it’s dual mode there are others that will do it, else you would need to do a complex multiple shifter / harmonise pedal like royal blood style...
    I believe this may help
  3. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    The EHX Freeze works well enough for holding a single pedal tone or chord so you can play over it. But you’ll want to replace the stock on/off stomp button with a momentary contact “arcade” type switch. It’s not a hard mod to do if you’re handy with a soldering iron. Check YT for vids that’ll walk you through it.
  4. Tenrolf


    Jun 25, 2019
    Theunknowndude: I listend to some review and for some I was not sure. So I'll look for something else, maybe a TC electronic brainwave. I wan't something in one pedal to save some space!

    40Hz: That's a wonderfull idea, I'm not too bad at DIY pedal so should not be to hard!

  5. crguti


    Feb 14, 2011
    Why the POG is upside down?

    is for having easy access to the knobs with his foot? or for minimum cable length?