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Russian Bassballs

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by MammaryVest, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. MammaryVest


    Oct 18, 2006
    Stoneham, MA
    How the hell do you get a good sound out of this? I have had it for two years and can't do a thing with it. People who have it, what do you use it for?
  2. shooter_mi


    Sep 29, 2005
    Be patient, wait for a moment when it's appropriate for the bass to sound weird and annoying, then kick in the bass balls.

    I love my bass balls, but that's really what the thing amounts to, as far as I'm concerned. I only use it in very VERY specific moments, and never for more than a few bars. If people want something they can tweak a lot and ride through a whole song, they should get the digitech or idanez bass synth jobs. If tehy want something where every bass player will say, "weird sound, must be a bass balls," then, you know what. And it's not a russian/usa thing. They sound different, but in the same way a punch in the face from different people will feel different. It's still a punch.

    bwanh, bwanh.
  3. 00Funk

    00Funk Banned

    Jul 17, 2006
    Dallas TX
    The first time I bought a bassballs, I took it back to the store an hr. later, and got my money back.

    I bought another one a couple years later, and wore it out. It finally broke. I need to get another one now. Its probably my all time favorite effect.
  4. Kubs


    Jul 26, 2006
    its great effect but really not "alltime switch on" effect, you must use it carefully and have really patience with sensitivity knob.....
    and when you need get some kind of original sound in song....this one is great

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