The Sushi Box FX Secret Society

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by kranahan, Oct 9, 2020.


  1. gt96g

    gt96g Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Philly Area
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  2. moon-bass

    moon-bass Up to the moon and back Supporting Member

    May 10, 2004
    USA, New Orleans
    I just got my shipping notice! Psyched!!!!!
     
  3. Sushi Box FX

    Sushi Box FX Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 23, 2020
    Chicagoland, USA
    Sushi Box FX, owner
    Alright, everything was dropped off at the post office about two hours ago. I'm excited to hear what everyone thinks when they get a chance to try them out, as I am first of all biased as to their quality, and second of all a pretty mediocre bassist that can't really put things through the paces.

    Also, it turns out SBVT is just barely too heavy to send first class, so you all got free priority mail upgrades :p
     
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  4. moon-bass

    moon-bass Up to the moon and back Supporting Member

    May 10, 2004
    USA, New Orleans
    I'll post a review after I get mine. Also, if folks are interested, I can do a comparison with the ME Super 300, which imo is currently the best SVT preamp pedal on the market (it was a big factor in me selling my rack SVT preamp).
     
  5. Ooh nice I can't wait to hear that demo and comparison
     
  6. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Chicago Illinois
    Have a question for those who may know.

    I have two tube amps with a Fender tone stack, a Fender Super Bassman, and an Ashdown LB30.

    I have a PAX, and when I place all the tone knobs to “0”, I still get a signal to pass. This is opposite of my tube amps with the Fender tone stack. At “0” on the tube amps no signal passes.

    Is this normal for the PAX to pass a signal with all tone knobs set to 0?

    Thanks
     
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  7. Roxbororob

    Roxbororob Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    Montreal
    Same observation with mine.
     
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  8. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Chicago Illinois
    Thanks
     
  9. @FronTowardEnemy & @Roxbororob I wanted to bring up the same question about the tone stack after spending time dialing in my new to me PA and having the same observation.
     
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  10. Sushi Box FX

    Sushi Box FX Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 23, 2020
    Chicagoland, USA
    Sushi Box FX, owner
    It didn't used to do that, that was a modification I added around version 3 or so of the Particle Accelerator. I had seen it done in other preamps (most notably Soldano) and people refer to it as a "bass floor" and "gain floor". On the very first version of the PA if either the gain or bass were turned all the way down there would be no signal passing, but there were some cases where it would squeal. So I set a minimum value for bass and gain that would allow a small amount of signal to pass to prevent oscillation.
     
  11. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Chicago Illinois
    Thank you for the explanation.
    I was just curious about it, the pedal itself is glorious.
     
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  12. MrBass617

    MrBass617

    Mar 13, 2013
    ATL
    I recently got a PAX (11/20 dated) and love it, but I am curious if the gain control is a negative feedback design, it crackles when adjusted. My Slammpegg B PreX arrives today.
     
  13. moon-bass

    moon-bass Up to the moon and back Supporting Member

    May 10, 2004
    USA, New Orleans
    Well, I can't promise audio because that involves more work lol. I also have a Helix LT on the way, I'll plan on comparing that as well (SVT patch of course). Too bad I don't have an actual SVT anymore ...
     
  14. Sushi Box FX

    Sushi Box FX Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 23, 2020
    Chicagoland, USA
    Sushi Box FX, owner
    It isn't, I honestly have no idea why it crackles. I've tried a few fixes as I've had people ask about it (my personal PAX crackles as well) and none of them have gotten rid of it. I was wondering if maybe the gain floor was affecting it, but the Black Eye has the same gain floor and it doesn't crackle. The weirdest thing is that the original PA gain control didn't crackle, and the only thing that changed between the two designs was the tube. So I wish I had answers on that one, but I unfortunately do not.
     
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  15. moon-bass

    moon-bass Up to the moon and back Supporting Member

    May 10, 2004
    USA, New Orleans
    It's weird - mine crackled at first, but doesn't anymore.
     
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  16. Sushi Box FX

    Sushi Box FX Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 23, 2020
    Chicagoland, USA
    Sushi Box FX, owner
    Well that makes me even more confused, but good to know.
     
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  17. MrBass617

    MrBass617

    Mar 13, 2013
    ATL
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    I like these pedals! SBVT next. Maybe a Deep Dish too.
     
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  18. Sushi Box FX

    Sushi Box FX Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 23, 2020
    Chicagoland, USA
    Sushi Box FX, owner
    Statistically speaking the most commonly ordered pedal has been a matte black Slampegg. Just thought everyone should know.
     
  19. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Mine is raw. Does that make me a sociopath? Or is it all the other stuff and the pedal is just incidental?
     
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  20. Kelly robinson

    Kelly robinson

    Dec 30, 2014
    To answer your question - As the song says - "It's just another brick in the wall ! " .... Kelly
     
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