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Other Effects to compliment EBS IQ

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by JRB, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. JRB

    JRB Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2003
    Oakland, CA
    He Everyone,
    I have an EBS IQ and an EBS Octave. I also have a TC electronics two-D, delay in my rack. I love the funk envelope, auto wah effects and I was wondering if there were any out there that would compliment my IQ and Octave and give me a different sound in the same ganre. Thanks alot for any input anyone has.

  2. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
  3. Adding a good fuzz or overdrive would really kick that fownk up a notch. It really changes the character of an envelope filter.
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    yup, adding the fuzz rules
  5. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    Yes, a fuzz. The Electro-Harmonix Big Muff sounds awesome, give it a try.

  6. JRB

    JRB Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2003
    Oakland, CA
    thanks alot everyone.
  7. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    z. vex wooly mammoth. greatest fuzz ever.
  8. anastasio24


    May 24, 2003
    I have yet to find a really good fuzz to use with my envelope filter. I have an active bass so the wooly mammoth is out :(

    What do you guys recommend with an active?
  9. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    i use active basses with my mammoth. i do hear a difference between passive and active when using them with the mammoth. however, as long as you dont dime your controls and what not youve got nothign to worry about. that and i dont think you sound should be limited just because of active passive and what not.

    i will say this though, the mammoth is NOT FOR EVERYONE. its a very sensitive littel box. the thing is so huge that the tiniest adjustment makes for sound change.
  10. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    I use a EBS Octabass with a Q-tron. I want to get the Bass IQ as well. I've tried a RAT for the fuzz...and that is pretty good, but I've settled on a SansAmp classic for my distortion. It's much more controllable and focused then the RAT. I can get in Bootsy territory with this setup.

    and all my basses are active.
  11. mgmadian


    Feb 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I also have/use both pedals... try placing a compressor pedal before the octave + filter, and a chorus after them... nice palette of sounds.

    Edit: you can prolly get a nice chorus outta that TC rack unit. But I do notice that the compressor placed first helps the sound of both the Octave and BassIQ
  12. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC

    what kind of compressor?
  13. mgmadian


    Feb 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    No one kind is better, you just needta try a few out... I use a BiComp, which is $$$, but you may like ones like the MultiComp, Compulator, or other pedal compressors (many threads discuss there guys here...).