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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by chog, Dec 13, 2000.
does anyone know what the effect in one section of "the power of equality" by the chili peppers is?
The section I think your're talking about Flea is slapping with an envelope filter (I think he used a DOD pedal). Hope this helps, keep on groovin'. C-YA.
flea uses dod? ewww. I hate dod. They sound like cr@p, drain batteries, and fall apart. I like boss.
i don't think boss does an envelope filter
Boss makes an Autowah, which if I'm not mistaken.. is a term interchangeable with envelope filter or envelope follower.
Flea currently tours with a Boss 105Q Crybaby (manual wah pedal for bass) and an Electroharmonix Qtron (envelope filter).. either one would probably do a pretty good job of getting the sound on Power of Equality, or something similar, but I'd guess he uses the Qtron.
I'm almost definitely sure that it is a DOD Envelope on the album..
Does anyone if this sound is acheivable on a Digitech Synth Wah?
I think the whole DOD pedal thingy (with a dead battery) was in "Sir Psycho Sexy"...
Could the tone be acheived with a digitech bass synth?
Bad experience? I just got a chance to play with one of these DOD envelope filters yesterday and I thought it sounded great. Was at least ten years old and still functioning.
Ok, first off.
The Power of Equality was recorded with a DOD envelope filter.
There is a common notion that an Autowah and EF are the same thing. This is incorrect.
An auto-wah pedal with adjust the effect with the varible of time. Meaning, they way you adjust the effect is throught a rate switch. The more up you turn the rate, that faster the wah effect goes.
Envelope filters do have the same "sound" as wah pedals, but the sound is a bit thicker. The way this effect is changed is through volume and attack. The envelope that is reffered to here acts like a door. Now, the more sound that gets THROUGH the envelope, or door, the louder, and greater, the effect will be.
The sound can be duplicated with a digitech synth bass wah.
Sir Physco Sexy was acually recorded with a Mutron envelope pedal, with a dying battery. Not a DOD pedal.
Flea, who I'm assuming can afford whatever kind of gear he wants, uses the DOD FX25 filter quite extensively. I have one and love it, and so do a lot of other people. Listen with your ears, not your wallet. Cheap does not equal bad, and expensive does not equal good.
i bought an fx25b the other day from music123 and after initially thinking there was something wrong with it, eventually came to the conclusion that its a really nice, quite intense, effect.
old thread but the answer to the question is flea uses a DOD FX25B (or at least he did) i don't know what if he is still using one or if he has move the the synth wah from digitech. digitech and DOD are the same company
on a side note the person who based DOD saying they were pieces of crap, sound bad drain batts fall apart, etc. you must be rough on pedals because i have an fx25B and other than the pots finally going out a couple weeks ago it has worked just fine since i bought it way back in the day. personally i have had more boss pedals fail ( most remembered moment was the boss BF-3 flanger that literally caught on fire) than DOD, but to each their own
If I'm not mistaken, Flea also used an EHX Bassballs and an old Boss FT-2, but I can't tell at which point in his career he used those pedals. By all accounts on TB, Sir Psycho Sexy was done with a BB housing dying batteries. I never heard about him using the BSW, but its a possibility.
@6:00 (what flea is using live)