The Spaceman Club

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jazznrick, Jan 8, 2018.


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  1. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    welcome to the club! the saturn VI was a game changer for me. probably my favorite pedal I have ever owned.
     
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  2. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Thanks!
    The S6 is my new favourite drive.
    And I even have an MBD-2!
     
  3. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    I'm using Apollo VII all the time with my bass. You'll like it. If you happen to play guitar it is great with both.
     
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  4. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Saw on the website that the Apollo VII is capable of running at 18V.

    Curious to try it out at 9V & 18V, to see how I feel about both.
     
  5. Mosfed

    Mosfed

    Apr 21, 2013
    Washington DC
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    I’m such an addict

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  6. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    The Apollo VII landed today.
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    It certainly provides a different vibe and voice, compared to the Saturn VI.
    For me, running it at 18V is definitely the way to go.
    It sounds pretty similar to my Broughton Locust Star, with the way I had it dialed.
    If I had to choose, I'd go with the Apollo VII, because there's fewer controls, and it's easier to dial in. Plus, it's just flat out cooler looking.
     
  7. letsgethandsome

    letsgethandsome Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2012
    Cincinnati
    Digging my Apollo also… So the 18v thing. I see on the website where it says 9-18 But it says on the pedal and in the instruction manual 9v. Did you confirm with spaceman by chance that it’s OK to run at 18? I’d love to give it a shot but I don’t wanna mess up my pedal :) but I guess yours didn’t blow up so…
     
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  8. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    I only saw the 18V thing on the website.
    I played through it at 18V for a good 10-15 minutes. I didn't hear/experience anything that would cause alarm.



    *Edit*
    Just shot them a message for clarification.
     
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  9. letsgethandsome

    letsgethandsome Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2012
    Cincinnati
    awesome. Let us know. I agree tho, Apollo looks and sounds awesome!
     
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  10. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Will do:thumbsup:

    So far, LED is my favourite clipping mode.
    It's open, punchy and gritty.
     
  11. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Got a response from The Mothership already.

    Running the Apollo VII at 18V

    "Totally safe to run it at 18V. I don't think there's a big benefit in doing so, but it's completely fine.

    Thanks!"
     
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  12. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Spent some more time with the A7.

    This thing has a TON of output.

    Running it at 18V and in no-clipping mode with the gain set below breakup, this could be used for a massive clean boost.
     
  13. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    I got this trio as well, and they stack beautifully.

    I was running the A7 on either silicon or LED, but set similarly to the S6 at low gain. It started to make me feel that buying the A7 was redundant, until I warmed up to the opamp clipping.
    Initially, I wasn't particularly fond of it.
    Now, after reading your post, I gave it another shot.
     
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  14. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Anyone here have experience with the Polaris? Does it work well on bass?
     
  15. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    Anyone here try the Aurora flanger on bass? I'm intrigued because the Explorer and Voyager are such amazing modulation pedals.
     
  16. Mosfed

    Mosfed

    Apr 21, 2013
    Washington DC
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    you don’t even need to ask buddy - it’s obviously fantastic
     
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  17. Mosfed

    Mosfed

    Apr 21, 2013
    Washington DC
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    I don’t think Zak has ever made a pedal that doesn’t work well on bass. The Polaris is an awesome overdrive
     
  18. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Is there anything comparable?
    Or is it really it's own thing?

    Do you use it with or without an expression pedal?
     
  19. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Yes… it’s the schiz. It’s my main modulation on my larger board. Sounds awesome with the Dubterrograph.

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  20. Agree to everything that was said. It's amazing flanger and super versatile. So far, I've not used it with an expression pedal because the two 'secondary modes' that allow you to manually set the rise and fall times are so good, I didn't feel the need for expression.
     
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