Yamaha NE-1

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Hybridsteve, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. Does anyone have/had the Nathan East Signature Model; Parametric EQ.

    Is it a worthwhile buy?
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    It's a good buy for 30 bucks. It's a semi-parametric EQ designed to get those scooped mids. Not particularly versatile, but if you like Nate's sound, this will help. Mine sounds especially good with my Yamaha bass. In fact, when I play the Yamaha through the NE-1, I play exactly like Nathan East.
  3. Thnks for the advice my Simian friend.
  4. ConU


    Mar 5, 2003
    La Belle Province
    I can't plug in without mine now.I don't know about the "scooped mids" I leave it at the deep 4 setting and "voila" a punchy,more present bottom appears through any amp,board.The thing is a steal!:)
  5. I don't think it has any plug for an adaptor, what kind of life does your average battery have with it?Or how often should I replace it?
  6. ConU


    Mar 5, 2003
    La Belle Province
    It's a real low drain on the battery,I get about 4 months out of it,and I play every day.
  7. 4 months very good.I think I shall purchase in the next few days!

    Thanx for the advice and guidance!
  8. I've been using my NE-1 to beef up the tone and get a bit of gain with a couple of my basses, Gibson G-3 and a PV Foundation Fretless. It's quiet, has plenty headroom, easier than an graphic EQ and it's a pretty nifty looking neo-retro box.
  9. soularis


    Jul 3, 2003
    Illinois, USA
    NE1 is a beauty! I'm putting my passive SR400 Ibanez through it for recording and just practicing, i makes the sound come out so sweet, it's very simple to operate and depending on the mood you can get different sounds by the dialing different frequences. I haven't changed the battery since when I got it three-four months ago. Well worth 50$ spent.