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Freaky FX Pedal Control

Discussion in 'Maddrakkett's Caffe' started by maddrakkett, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. maddrakkett

    maddrakkett R.I.P.

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    I just ran across this site doing a Google search for effects pedal knobs:

    http://www.optionknob.com/

    These are definitely "out there" but may be just what someone is looking for to control their FX pedal knobs with their feet...
     
  2. trujo777

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    I do not know what to say whether wow!! this is genious or to laugh :wink:
     
  3. Callum

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    mmmm interesting but very pointless imo.
     
  4. maddrakkett

    maddrakkett R.I.P.

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    My thoughts exactly! :lol:
     
  5. naetog

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    what if you want more than one on the same pedal?? looks like madness to me.
     
  6. Lewis

    Lewis

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    one word
































    Shit.
     
  7. Ramaq

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    yeah thats what i was thinking...
     
  8. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    ACtually I find it useful... I'd buy one ;-) To change one parameter while playing the bass is really nice!
     
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    I like the play on words- not sure if it`s intentional:
    "Control your soul" (sole?)! :lol:
    Seriously though, it could be useful for someone, maybe :?
     
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    you would rarely bend dont to adjust one specific knob and that one only
     
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    Many great FX pedals actually have only one or two knobs. Vide EBS, Demeter, EHX and more...
     
  12. maddrakkett

    maddrakkett R.I.P.

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    That depends...there are some effects that can do more than one thing well, but to access the other mode(s), you have to bend down and adjust a knob.

    Then there's the "UFO landing" effect you can create with a good analog delay by adjusting the delay time control.

    Those are just two examples out of many more where effects can be adjusted on the fly, and it's been done many times by major bands in concert. That's where something like this option knob comes in, perhaps...
     
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    I for one,think it's a great idea. :idea:
     
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    if you played with your bare feet you could just work on gripping knobs with your toes like a monkey.
     
  15. Andrew O

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    i want one
     
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    i like it :)

    i have a subdecay noisebox, and if i was a guitar player, i could use this to sweep the "frequency" or "sensitivity" knobs for those psychedelic solos.
     
  17. Andrew O

    Andrew O

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    yeah, i would use it on my delay, and my octaver. once i get all the effects i want, ill be creating some crazy sounds. and if i ever get a bass with a whammy bar and kill switch, people's heads are gonna spin! :twisted:
     
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    well, my EHX bassballs got a big knob, and I always use my feet to control it, so I think it's pretty useful.
     
  19. maddrakkett

    maddrakkett R.I.P.

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    I know what you mean - I got a Maxon 900ms Analog Delay, but it's rack mounted. So I just got a Line 6 ToneCore Echo Park that does all the analog "UFO" sounds, plus a really cool Sweep delay that is out of this world. Then I have a Q-Tron and a Fuzz Factory - all of which could benefit form on-the-fly tweaking. And I also have a whammy bar on my $$:

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    I'm starting to like the idea of the Option Knob and may just order some. Then it might be time to get the head spin on! :D
     
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