what´s your favourite envelope filter + dirt (overdrive/distortion/fuzz) combination?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by fasto, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. fasto


    Mar 4, 2007
    Amsterdam, NL
    mine is:

    MXR M82 Bass Envelope Filter + Z.VEX Box of Rock (clone!)

    with this combination (+ some clean blending via X-Blender) i get very very close to that RHCP "Sir Pyscho Sexy" sound.
  2. chaosmic


    Feb 6, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    Hard to pick one but I've been really diggin' my Pink Elephant + Xerograph Deluxe lately...
  3. MuTron III+ and TAFM, actually running the filter before the fuzz, sounds killer.

    The other good one is QTron+ with a SPII in it's effects loop.
  4. 7T9


    Mar 24, 2011
    Paris, France
    B3K > Proton lately
  5. tink9975


    Aug 10, 2006
    MoCo, MD
    either oxide or Pickle Pie B into Source Audio BEF
  6. rhino333

    rhino333 Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2005
    Western NY State
    Still working on a fuzz I like (just traded for a Russian Spy and waiting till I can afford a B3K). I'm currently running a Green Rhino into a WMD Superfatman. My back up filter is a 3 Leaf GR(v1). I like the Fatman so much, I may put my GR up on the block.
  7. XXL

    XXL calm seas dont make skilled sailors

    Jun 14, 2007
    B3K or TFR or Oxide into XeroD w/ exp. pedal.
    All 3 give a different flav.
  8. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    My fave dirt>filter combos are thus: TFR or Oxide into Xero D (w/express pedal) and TFR or Rusty box into Proton. I've also been known to throw an OC2 in front of all of the above for synthy goodness.

    Edit: I've got a FEA Dual Band Distortion coming (I used to have a v1) and I'm sure I'll be using that in combo with both the Xero D an the Proton.

    I guess I'm a sucker for dirt and filters.
  9. BassBalls into either Brassmaster clone or HM Lo|Fat into a 3 knob BassBalls. I can get it coming or going.
  10. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    wmd geiger counter into a vintage dr q
  11. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    I'm very happy with Iron Oxide into Protron. Though running it into a Xero would be pretty sweet.
  12. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Running it into a Xero is sweet. I think I'm going to have to do more Oxide into Proton...
  13. Basehead

    Basehead Now with even more synthy goodness... Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    New York NY
    +1 on the Oxide into either the Proton or Xero Deluxe...that there is amazing.

    I'm also liking:

    Copilot Orbit > Xero Deluxe
    WMD Geiger Counter > Proton
    Oxide > Unpleasant Surprise > Xero Deluxe
    Unpleasant Surprise > Multiwave Bass Distortion Pro > Modfactor's QWah
  14. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    I wonder how many have both a Xero and a Proton?
  15. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Napa, California
    Grey Stache or Stomp Under Foot Civil War + Dunlop Bass Wah.
  16. Definitely

    Definitely Inactive

    If I were to just pick one pedal what do you think I should get? I don't really use filter sounds much but it would be nice to have a straightforward one to have on hand if I want it. Thanks.
  17. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Of the two I use, for straight forward, I'd recommend the Proton – its more straight forward than a Xero D. (But the Xero D does a LOT more.)
  18. alec


    Feb 13, 2000
    Perth, Australia
    I like TAFM, Oxide and/or Frantabit into Xero deluxe.
  19. Stretchhh


    Jan 10, 2012
    WA, Australia
    Mine will soon be a Fuzzrocious Terrordactyl
  20. MOR_Lio


    Sep 9, 2004
    I used to be all about having my Q Tron + running into my MXR Bass Blowtorch (with BBE Maximizer at the end). However I've been doing some adjustment to my amp EQ and I can't seem to find the funky-screamy-but-still-heavy sound I had before. I just ordered an Enigma Q balls, we will see how that plays out when combined with the blowtorch, I can't wait!