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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Ryan Mohr, Dec 12, 2007.
I ask this because I just tryed out the MXR bass auto-q and I loved the LFO ocillated setting.
From the review that I read in Bass Player about the Auto Q it is the only pedal that produces an oscillating effect. Not sure if that is true or not as I have not tried out that many filter/auto wah pedals. I have the 188 and think the oscillating is cool but I have a hard time finding a place for it within the context of our band's music. Solid pedal for sure though.
I dig the Electro Harmonix Tube Zipper... it has an awesome oscillation!
Not a pedal, but let me add that the Electrix Filter Factory has an onboard LFO that can modulate the filter...very nice. Resonance control too.
I have a MXR Bass Auto Q but I am not 100% sure I understand what you mean by "LFO controlled auto-wah". Judging from the MXR web site it would appear that the Auto Q is the only pedal that combines the auto-wah and the oscillation (aka "shimmer effect"):
"Dial in the variable shimmer effect that is unique to the Bass Auto Q by tweaking the rate and blend controls to determine the shimmer effect's dominance against the auto Q effect".
If by "LFO controlled auto-wah" you mean that it is like a wah effect with an LFO controlling the movement of the filter instead of a foot, my AdrenaLinn III can do it. With the AdrenaLinn III there are several ways to control the movement of the filter. It can be controlled by the input signal (auto-wah), LFO, MIDI Sync, MIDI notes, internal drum machine. Moreover, if you are willing to experiment, it can also be controlled by a user "filter sequence". In a nutshell, it is possible to define the absolute position of the filter for every 1/16 note in a 2 bar sequence. However, it is not possible to combine auto-wah and oscillation.