Pedal for Growl!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by rymiraflores, Sep 4, 2010.


  1. rymiraflores

    rymiraflores

    Jan 17, 2009
    I have a schecter elite 5 converted to passive, which has enhanced the sound so much...but I need a pedal just to get a bit more "growl"...without losing any bottom or mid range.....what do you recommend?
    :bassist:
     
  2. magnus90

    magnus90

    Dec 21, 2007
    Tallinn, Estonia
    I recommend search!
     
  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    A parametric EQ is the best tool for this. If you're lazy or don't want to be bothered, get a simplified one such as a Yamaha NE-1.
     
  4. xikbastard

    xikbastard

    May 7, 2007
    Singapore
    get a warwick it has the growl ;p
     
  5. Mark Olson

    Mark Olson Inactive

    Mar 19, 2008
    Michigan
    The Wren and Cuff Phat Phuk B is great as a tone ballsifier/growlifier.
     
  6. strke-fender

    strke-fender

    Feb 26, 2009
    i agree with a parametric EQ, you can find the growl and crank it up!
     
  7. Are you still using the Hz pickups? If so I may just be sad I sold mine. It played beautifully, but I could never dial the EQ right.
     
  8. crapusername

    crapusername

    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    pork loin
     
  9. Gabbs

    Gabbs

    May 15, 2010
    Boulder Creek, CA
    Way Huge Angry Troll makes my Schecter with stock pickups growl.
     
  10. buglen

    buglen Brother of Boomertech

    Apr 8, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    Administrator, FEALabs.com
    The term "growl" is somewhat generic and can be achieved as many have suggested with EQ / preamp, light overdrive, harmonic enhancement, etc.

    Can you be a bit more specific about the tone you're looking to obtain?
     
  11. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I'm in full agreement but can you elaborate on how & why this works? I had my Fulltone BD in line last night but actually got more low-mid growl / presence by boosting ~250 hz by 3 dB via the rackmount pre.

    Riis
     
  12. RFord04

    RFord04

    Apr 8, 2009
    Flint, Michigan
    VT Bass
     
  13. ga_edwards

    ga_edwards

    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    I believe the NE-1 is 'cut' only, so you can't boost the 'growl' frequencies to get more growl. Besides, the NE-1 isn't made anymore.

    A sansamp paradriver might work.
     
  14. dune2k

    dune2k

    Sep 26, 2009
    Germany
    Nope. It's also able to boost some frequencies.
     
  15. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess Spicy Big Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Dig in to that mother****er.
     
  16. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    To get a lot of growl I cut low mids (100-300 Hz) and boost high mids (600-1200 Hz or so). Most of the time it works. Of course you need to tweak this basic recipe to make it work with the gear you have in your hands.
     
  17. Ayliffe

    Ayliffe

    May 8, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Way huge porkloin, blend in your clean tone and get some growl.
     
  18. I found boosting ~120Hz specifically added a bit of "growl" to my jazz...
     
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