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Organ pedal tone?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by doublelife, Jun 10, 2014.


  1. doublelife

    doublelife

    May 19, 2014
    Hi,

    I'm new to bass. What are the cheapest and/or best ways to sound like church organ pedals? I want to play Bach and shake the rafters Lutheran style.

    My gear is modest: cheapo active PJ 4-string with rounds, Ampeg B2 head, 4x10? 12?

    The Deluxe Bass Big Muff can get the tone I want but it's ~$120. Can I go cheaper?

    Thank you for reading!
     
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
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  3. Bob C

    Bob C

    Mar 26, 2000
    Duluth, MN
    I think the OP is looking for the organ foot pedal sound - as in way deep and cushiony. I'm not sure the Organizer can do that.
     
  4. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    POG2??
     
  5. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    I dont think youre gonna get a lot more cheaper unless you goes used. $100 to $120 is an average price for a muff. i believe anyway
     
  6. sk8

    sk8

    May 10, 2007
    United Kingdom
    Gets my vote
     
  7. pietrocefa

    pietrocefa

    May 3, 2011
    Pog 2 for sure.
     
  8. dkimbrobass

    dkimbrobass

    Jul 16, 2011
    Knoxville, TN
    +1 on POG2. The hpf and attack functions really let you dial in the "cushion" once you've decided which octaves you want I there.
     
  9. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    I had POG-2 and Neo Clone and Flashback Delay - that was enough. My bass was Ibanez RD-905.

     
  10. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    San Bernardino,CA
    EHX HOG (3 different organs)



    Random bass organ (EHX H.O.G. > Zoom CDR-70 > EHX Cathedral)



    I use a EHX H.O.G. and have used a POG2 with great success. I choose the H.O.G. as it has a WIDE array of tones with loads of control.
     
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  11. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    HOG 2 - even better...
     
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  12. Lebowsky

    Lebowsky Effects Forum Resident

    Mar 18, 2007
    Lausanne, Switzerland
    what they all said: pog, hog, organizer.
     
  13. You'll be wanting a Leslie 120 (single lower rotor) simulator as well, which you can emulate to some extent with some Chorus pedals (Dr. Scientist Cosmichorus with its expression pedal inputs would be my choice), though I'm trying it right now with Diamond Vibrato (which does Chorus, expression pedal input). Radial's chorus gives you two different settings so you could switch between fast and slow rotating speeds, but any FX with expression pedal inputs for total control of "ramping" up and down the speed of the "leslie" is preferable.

    Univibe, Tremolo and various other throbbers have been used to simulate that organic pedal pump.

    Then there's plenty of straight out dedicated Leslie simulators, but of course Hammond has its own version:
    LesliePedal-top_800-428x289.

    Or get the real deal.

    Other pedals to consider:
    - Strymon Lex
    - BBE Soul Vibe
    - Boss RT20 Rotary Station
    - Hughs & Kettner Rotosphere
    - Calypso Whirligig
    - DLS RotoSim
    - Option 5's Destination Rotation
    - Line 6 Roto Machine
    - Jacques Spin Archer
    - Korg G4
    - Digitech TR-7 Trem/Rotary
    - Lexicon Vortex
    - Behringer Rotary Machine
    - Voodoo Lab Micro Vibe
    - EarthQuaker Organiser (already mentioned)
    - Tech21 RotoChoir
    - Jam Retrovibe
    - Wilson Haze Vibe
    - Two Notes Torpedo C.AB. (sims Vibrolux)
    - ?

    I've been working on the list on and off, whenever I get a spare moment so sorry if I've repeated others' suggestions, but...
    Please add to the list above, cut-n-paste into future posts. Thanks.


    Please
     
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  14. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    DLS Rotosim is so great and clean. I have got it.
     
  15. Lebowsky

    Lebowsky Effects Forum Resident

    Mar 18, 2007
    Lausanne, Switzerland
    Also Dunlop Rotovibe
     
  16. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    +1. I've had one for years and I love it.
     
  17. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    You should try Versa Vibe - the bomb of vibes.
     
  18. jez79

    jez79

    May 2, 2004
    Canada
    I wouldn't dismiss the Organizer so quickly!
    It's a micro POG with a few extra bells/whistles.
    For a low bass pedal sound, just turn off the octave up, turn on octave down, add a bit of choir for 2 octaves down. Add dry until you have enough definition.
    It's got a warbly rotating speaker oscillation, but you can't control any aspect of it.
    The tone knob on mine doesn't seem to do much..
     
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  19. Yikes! I was sure I'd included it. Sorry mang.
    Fixed.

    - Behringer Rotary Machine
    - BBE Soul Vibe
    - Boss RT20 Rotary Station
    - Calypso Whirligig
    - Digitech TR-7 Trem/Rotary
    - DLS Versa Vibe
    - DLS RotoSim
    - Dunlop Rotovibe
    - EarthQuaker Organiser
    - Hughs & Kettner Rotosphere
    - Jacques Spin Archer
    - Jam Retrovibe
    - Korg G4
    - Lexicon Vortex
    - Line 6 Roto Machine
    - Option 5's Destination Rotation
    - Strymon Lex
    - Tech21 RotoChoir
    - Two Notes Torpedo C.AB. (sims Vibrolux)
    - Voodoo Lab Micro Vibe
    - Wilson Haze Vibe

    Versa Vibe added as well.
     
  20. Don't forget the Neo Ventilator and the Pigtronix Rototron.
     

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