Q-tron settings

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Bassmann135, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Bassmann135

    Bassmann135 Guest

    Nov 10, 2008
    Hi, I have the electro-harmonix Q-Tron. Its not the plus or mini just the regular. I'm wondering if any of you guys would care to share some cool settings you've found with me.

  2. andvari7


    Aug 28, 2004
    Yeah, sure. I find that setting the peak at 11 (yes, this pedal really DOES go to 11; it says so in the instructions) is not always the best idea. It means the gain will overload at a lower setting, and that doesn't give me the sound I want. I've only discovered these settings in recent days.


    Range: Low
    Boost Switch: Off
    Mode: BP
    Drive Switch: Up

    The Q-Tron is the greatest pedal ever made. Enjoy these settings, with my compliments.
  3. perk45

    perk45 Guest

    Feb 2, 2008
    austin, tx
    Here is a link to my Soundclip page. There is a clip of me playing slap on the Q-Tron+ XO with my active bass (Excuse the mistakes, I'm a bit rusty :p):


    The settings are:

    Drive Switch - Up
    Mode - LP
    Response - Slow
    Range - Lo
    Peak - 3:00
    Gain - 1:00
    Boost - Off

    There is also a clip of me playing fingerstyle with the same bass, but also through a Blowtorch and a Stereo Electric Mistress. I think the settings are roughly the same. But I'll record a clip with just the Q-Tron playing fingerstyle later.
  4. When I had my Q-Tron I tried the settings from a photo of Flea's pedal board from the "pedal board of the stars" thread. I tweaked it slightly and found a sweet spot that I liked.
  5. Darko74


    May 18, 2007
    Dublin, Ireland
    i took my mine out the other day, hadn't had it out in years. i was using it with my oc-2 and sansamp bass PBDDI. Using a 90 musicman stingray, with bass lines replaced pickup and circuits. heres my settings.
    Drive Switch - Up
    Mode - mix
    Range - Lo
    Peak - between 9 and 1 (o'clock)
    Gain - this realy various for instruments but mine was set between 5 and 6
    Boost - Off

    id like to hear other peoples settings too.
  6. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    who likes HP more than BP?
  7. OOOOOh I do I do!!!!!

    With a blend loop it is funky-tastic!!!!

    Occasionally it is too funky for the song, but not often.
  8. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    I like how full it is. What does HP stand for anyway?
  9. If you've got an old first run one like I do, I suspect (based on your description) that yours are labeled backward.

    LP=Lowpass, BP=Bandpass, and HP=Highpass.

    Unless yours is like mine; LP=Highpass, BP=Bandpass and HP=Lowpass.

    Without a blend loop, LP is the only way to go unless you don't mind completely eating your bass for lunch. Put in a blend loop the HP and BP (printed on mine as LP and BP) are super funkier than the LP IMO.
  10. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    That's what I figured.

    LP on mine is the treble side, BP is band pass, HP is lows
  11. Chadwickw


    Jan 8, 2009
    Bay Area, CA
    Hi there,

    I'm having a really hard time finding a good setting with my Tobias Growler (active). In fact, unless the Peak is set to the max. I get almost no funk in the sound (at LP and Drive Lo--which are the recommended settings for Bass from EH). I also find that unless the Gain is kept very close to the min., the red overload light comes on. Is that a problem? Should I be avoiding the overload light? Any help would be appreciated.