ring probe idea...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by 3 crotch grabs, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. ok, a friend of a friend makes effects, and he wants people to give him jacked up ideas, just to see if he can build it.

    i'm gonna hit him with the idea of a ring modulator with a theremin type control on it... kinda like zvex's probe series. but i would rather have the theremin plate on a stand so i could control it with the head of my bass.

    a few questions:

    1-do you think it will work?

    2-would anyone else use it? i know i would.

    3-any other stupid effects you wish were out there?

    i'm bored, and looking for ideas.
  2. er, just don't call it the "ring probe".... :eek: :D
  3. jondog


    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    I've got lots of stupid ideas.

    Tell him to make a random tremolo. Or, instead of random, have it do unusual rhythmic sequences based on mystical numbers, like that Avogadro one, or Pi.

    Or a filter that changes pitch w/ intensity instead of envelope.

    Or a distortion w/ lots of eq knobs, like 12. I guess this would be like a distortion plus graphic eq or notch filter.

    Or make a pedal plus light show. Have lasers shoot out of the box to your rhythm.

    All of these must run on chlorophyll. :D :bassist:
  4. is it ok if i build it out of bologna?

    i like the idea of too many tone knobs. but i was just going to build a distortion into the body of one of my old basses.

    by the way... the H key is sticking on this computer.
  5. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I have a controllable ring mod, the Lovetone Ringstinger. It's great. It's also really big. Zvex stuff fits on my pedalboard better.

    I own 7 Zvex pedals, and I'm hard pressed to come up with something more bizarre than what he already makes. Hmmm..... how about a synth with therimin control? Like a EH microsynth mixed with a whammy pedal?

    Sorry about your "H", Crotch Grab. I find that violence is the solution for everything. Grab yourself a hammer and go to work.