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Which envelope do you use?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by adam on bass, Jun 25, 2004.


  1. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    I am in search of. Did a search, blah, blah. the EBS stuff looks nice but no sound samples has me a little squemish. I live in a small town and have no way to sample stuff so I am purchasing on line. I like the Electro-Harmonix stuff also (Dr. Q, and Q-Tron). Help a brotha out!
     
  2. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    I'm pretty sure the EBS site has audio samples of all their pedals? I've got the Bassiq, MiniQtron, Ibanez AF201 and a Rastop Designs envelope/distortion pedal. Don't ask - I love filters...
     
  3. Eyescream

    Eyescream

    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    I'm goofing around with a Digitech Bass Synth Wah (envelope filter) that was lent to me by a friend.

    It's pretty cool, makes all the noises the book says it will, but I'm not sure if the signal's breaking up or getting seriously distorted coming out of it or if it's just supposed to sound like this. I expected, I dunno... I think a smoother kind of sound coming out of it. The battery's new. I can't imagine that my bass is causing it to distort (the batteries in it are new, too).

    Eh. It's fun to mess around with but I don't think I'll buy one. For what it's worth, it may be working just fine and I just don't like envelope filters. :)
     
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    if there's one thing the ebs site does well, it's sound samples. On the main menu, under products there's a 'sounds' link - not easy to miss!

    ehx.com have samples of their pedals on their as well.

    Are you looking for up filter/ down filter / auto wah / all of the above?


    lesforprez, how is the Rastop? I've been coveting that one for a while.
     
  5. The Reff

    The Reff

    Feb 11, 2004
    Denmark
    There can be only one................The Mutron III+ :smug:
     
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    There can be only one.......... The Lovetone Meatball. :smug: :smug: :smug:
     
  7. KB

    KB

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Moogerfooger Lowpass!!!. nice tone, variable output (so no jump in volume like the EHX pedals). Up to 4 expression pedals can be used with it.
     
  8. dirtgroove

    dirtgroove

    Jan 10, 2003
    Taipei, Taiwan
    4 expression pedals you say? The words kill and over spring to mind, although not necessarily in that order.
     
  9. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    I just ordered an EBS BassIQ. Thanx guys.
     
  10. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Yes. I wish I had one.
     
  11. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    Nah, too damn complicated! Great sounds - when you can find them...

    I much prefer my EBS BassIQ.

    Alex
     
  12. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    That is why I went with the BassIQ. Every review I read on all of the pedals in question said it's do damn hard to find the right settings, except the BassIQ. I would rather play than play with knobs all day.