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What's your favorite envelope pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by emjazz, Oct 3, 2003.


  1. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I want an envelope pedal but I don't have much for resources in order to try a bunch out. Give me your opinions about different pedals, ones to look for and ones to stay away from. Thanks all!
     
  2. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    the rules of effects:

    1) cheap is nasty

    2) get the one with the most buttons knobs switches and dials


    (i like the mini-qtron)
     
  3. But then again maybe simple, cheap and nasty is the way to go. All of the expensive units are more quality but are too clean for what I want. My favorites are EHX BassBalls and DrQ.
     
  4. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    i found the doctor Q didnt really have enough "effect" for me. the wah just wasnt strong enough
     
  5. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I love my Meatball.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. ive only had 2 dod's... i prefer the fx-25 (2 knob) to the newer fx-25b (at least i think thats what it was, its been a while since i sold it... but it wasnt the newer extreme env filter, it had 3 knobs)... in any case the fx-25 is a pretty good pedal for the price... they can be had for $25 on ebay... flea used the same pedal in an instructional video that i have so it cant be that bad... aside from that ive heard the danelectro cool cat is a good cheap pedal... if you arent on a budget im sure you cant go wrong with electro harmonix pedals
     
  8. right... :rolleyes:

    Often cheap means priceless...some Danelectro pedals are better than others costing 10 times as much.
    If you like to play your effects, yeah, plenty of knobs and whatnot will allow you to really tweak your sound. But if you like to play your bass, less is more.
     
  9. I haven't used too many filter pedals in my time, but my DOD FX25B rocks.
    They're cheap, they sound the bomb. Oh yeah, they're cheap too!
    I'd have expected Mad Subwoofer to chime in by now! :)
     
  10. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    Get a Meatball and spend forever chasing that tone you found once (6 knobs and 4 multiway switches). Get a Mutron or BassIQ, 10 seconds tweaking and you're all set for good. Remember, you're a bassist not a pedalist.

    Alex
     
  11. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I find that deeply offensive. ;) I see myself as a pedalist that uses a bass as a controller.

    I only need four strings, but I need as many knobs as possible.
     
  12. Mutron III
    might as well go with the original. It cost a little more, but it is worth it!
     
  13. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    You are soooooo the man, man!.. :bassist:

    cheers

    Alex

    ps. if I ever find my way to the bay area, we have to jam...


     
  14. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Bring it on...:D
     
  15. chris h

    chris h Guest

    Jun 16, 2002
    Oxford, England
  16. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I'd agree that the digitech is the best bang for buck out there. For $80 new you get a fantastic ovtave pedal, plus some perfectly servicable (if not great) synth / envelope effects.
     
  17. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Has anyone tried the EBS pedal?
     
  18. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    The BassIQ is very good, nice and versatile. But to my ears it's a bit 'dry' sounding.
     
  19. The EH Tube Zipper is killer.
    First, it'll do anything the EBS or meatball can do.
    Then, it will take you to an alien world of sonic wonderment.
    :bassist:

    ~ Charlie
     
  20. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    neat tube zipper SWF

    HERE