Official Hooker's Green Bass Machine Club

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Ross McLochness, May 24, 2015.

  1. Ross McLochness

    Ross McLochness Living Room Bassist Extraordinaire Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    Eden Prairie, MN
    I've been on TalkBass for around three years, but have never started a club.
    Hard to do so when you have Fender Select Precision with Chromes and a MarkBass CMD103.

    That said, I'm starting the official One Control Hooker's Green Bass Machine club.
    I love this pedal.
    Ross McLochness - HGBM #1

  2. .
    I have one on order. I'm hoping it'll arrive this week.
    They sound awesome by all accounts!
    I'll be using it with my US Precision, through a Fender Super Bassman 300 and fEARful 1212/6 or Genz Benz Uber 410.

    (BTW, I don't want to join the club, just praising this pedal in advance, you know? ;) )
  3. Ross McLochness

    Ross McLochness Living Room Bassist Extraordinaire Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    Eden Prairie, MN
    You mean my new club hasn't yet exceeded the REDDI Maxi-Thread???..... Ha ha ha

    JimmyM - for the sake of my "club" please post a glowing review of the HGBM...HA HA Ha
  4. Joeynone

    Joeynone The Neon Skyline Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    I def need a number In this club... I actually started the review thread on this bad boy!
  5. Ross McLochness

    Ross McLochness Living Room Bassist Extraordinaire Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    Eden Prairie, MN
    joeynone is #001.
    Ross McLochness is #002
  6. soong


    May 10, 2007
    Don't want a number, but here's mine on my board.

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  7. Mosfed


    Apr 21, 2013
    Washington DC
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    I wish someone would do a Blueberry v Hookers Green video with the same set up.

    Definitely on my to check out list
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  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    I think @johnk_10 has the means to do just such a thing!
  9. MGR

    MGR Inactive

    Jan 18, 2015
    Bronx, NY
    I am intrigued by this pedal, but I find it strange that it would be so hard to actually purchase in the USA.
  10. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    I'd like to try this pedal, and put it heads up with my BJFE 3BOD.
    Couldn't find one in stock anywhere.
  11. ChefKen


    Aug 30, 2014
    NW CT
    Mine shipped today....Have by thursday!!
  12. soong


    May 10, 2007
    That's odd. I ordered one within Australia and it arrived within 24 hrs.
  13. Yeah I'd definitely like to see that. I'm tossing up between the two.
  14. .
    To be honest, I'm not totally sold on mine yet.
    It sounds good playing by myself here at home at not-so-loud volume, but it seems to lack the level of gain I was hoping for. I'm worried it'll be lost in a band mix at loud volume being so warm sounding.
    I'll give it a shot at rehearsal tonight before I pass my final judgement.
  15. Noylin


    May 28, 2014
    I posted about this in the other thread, it did get lost in the mix for me before I turned up the treble to maybe 2-3 oclock. I'm loving it now.
  16. BassLaird


    Apr 4, 2015
    Savannah, GA
    Second "loud" rehearsal with mine last night. I think it sounds great in the mix. The overdrive almost disappears if I play soft. My OCD cut through too much and sounded thin/harsh. The Hookers really fattens things up for me. Turns my super clean funky sounding SWR amp into a "tubey" sounding rock amp. I have the treble all the way up, Level a little beyond 12:00, the gain mostly at 9:00 for a mellow growl, more aggressive when I dig in. I put a OKnob/ "option knob" on the gain so I can change it on the fly for some songs.
    - The bass "boost" trim knob on the side is all the way off for me. No extra bass needed.Love this pedal!
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2015
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  17. Ha! Great minds think alike. ;)
    This is almost exactly what I did last night with the punk sounding band I'm in!
    I ended up with the Level at just past 12 o'clock, Treble at about 4 o'clock (with the Tonestyler tone control on my Jazz at about half) and Drive at 2 o'clock.

    I have a rehearsal with another band I'm in that plays heavy stoner rock sort of stuff, in which I play my Precision tuned down to D#.
    It'll be interesting to see how the Green Machine goes with them and how much I need to tweak the settings.

    Side note: I had my new Maxon BD-10 to try out last night as well for the first time. It's very good, but not as warm as the Green Machine, which is the sound I really like.
  18. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    No contest - get the Blueberry unless you are desperately short of board space!
  19. ChefKen


    Aug 30, 2014
    NW CT
    You must have both......Whats the biggest difference??
  20. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    Blueberry has a bit more bass and clarity, and reacts to my playing style better... Although the differences are very subtle.
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