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Discussion in 'Bass Pedals, Effects & Preamps' started by Bassist4Eris, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Foal30

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    Missed out
    I totally suck at auction sites
     
  2. Bassist4Eris

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    My main band just hired another guitarist (God help us, LOL). This dude doubles on bass, and was raving to me about the Creation Audio Grizzly OD. He's going to bring it to next rehearsal so I can try it.
     
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    Nothing like a good free try out, eh? Let us know how it went.
     
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    So. I tried the ElectroHamronix Slammi Plus Pedal.


    What I saw in this vid made me want to try it : the detune/chorus you control with the pedal, the ability to make huge DiveBombs... I had to try.
    BUT as there was no vid with a bass, I didn't buy it right away. So I waited around 6 months for the store near me to get one - no presure - and finally tried it.
    Short version : it's nice, but I didn't buy it.
    Long version :
    The pedal is good, classic looking, and combines harmony, octaver, pitch shift, and it can go both ways up and down, with a pedal control. Dry/wet blend, switches to change the effect, it's fairly compact.
    What I wanted the most was this "chorus" like effect with the detuner, where you can increase the detuning, hence the chorus effect by using the pedal. That is RAD. Loved it. Very cool, you have a slight efect on the song, and you can enhance it for letting strings ring or solo part.
    OctaveUp felt very artificial, octave down was great but you can go up to 3 octaves down, where it's inaudible. The harmonizer is nice, you have minor and major third, fourth, fifth... pretty cool but not too useful IMO. YMMV.
    It has a lot of features, but what decided me against buying it was
    --> Impossible to change the effect on stage. You have to tweak small knobs and switches to change directions of effect, etc.
    --> Octaver is good but I won't use the 2nd and 3rd octave, and up it sounds not good to my ears
    --> It's too expensive for a variable CHorus pedal.

    I found a Live6 BassPod XT Live, I'll get it this week end. For the price of the Slammi+, I'll have the emulation of amps (nice for my band where we rehearse with headphones) the Chorus that shifts with the pedal, but also the flanger and Phaser and everything elese. So even if I use 10% of the BassPod, it'll be better than the Slammi.
    Which is nice, but not adapted to me.
     
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    I have yet to find an octave-up pedal that sounds good to me.
     
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    I think I may be about to go back on the Overdrive Quest. I want something warmer and subtler. The kind of OD you don't even know is on until you turn it off. Sometimes I wonder if what I really want might be a preamp.

    On the radar: SolidGoldFX Beta, EHX Bass Soul Food, Catalinbread SFT. Maybe the Tech21 VT. Maybe the Mad Professor Blueberry. And yes, maybe even the MXR Bass Pre.

    Suggestions welcome. :)
     
  7. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Hi!

    Too many pedals I want to try... let me concentrate on a few:

    Morley Cliff Burton "power wah"


    EHX Bass MicroSynth


    To be continue...
     
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    Wounded Paw Battering Ram
    EBS Multicomp
     
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    Tony (Silverpistol Pedals) Wellington is a big fan
    Hit him up via NZ Guitars site
     
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    Does the Battering Ram include the Attack Goat Fuzz or is it a new thang entirely?
     
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    I'm not sure what the Fuzz is based on, I just love the duality of the pedal... .overdrive and fuzz all in one. One of the versions has a dedicated EQ as well. OD and fuzz can be separated or stacked. Just a great idea, and demos sound great.
     
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    I sure like the Attack Goat. Cheers for the heads up
     
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    As I mentioned in the pedalboard thread, I'm having mixed feelings about my current OD and Chorus. I've been on staycation this week (had some vacation time I needed to burn) and I'm kind of tempted to spend part of the last day of it shopping. I'm also equally inclined to just save my money, so we'll see. Here's where things get tempting though. I've been checking out the used inventory on the websites of a few of my favorite local stores. Here is a partial list of dirts and choruses that are available used within a half hour drive from me.

    EHX Bass Soul Food
    Idiotbox Cool Buzz Bass Fuzz (no, I don't need a fuzz, but I tried this once when it had no knobs. I liked it, except the "no knobs" part. This is a newer one with knobs.)
    MXR Bass Overdrive
    MXR Bass Fuzz Deluxe (again, I'm set on fuzz, but I still wouldn't mind a test drive)
    MXR Bass DI (has some kind of "distortion" section)
    Source Audio Bass OFD (really good price!)
    EHX Small Clone
    MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe
    Tech21 Bass Boost Chorus

    There's also a script Phase 90 in stock in one store. I really like my phaser, but everyone gets all excited about these, so I figure I could at least give it a go.
     
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    I hope you get the MXR M-80 Bass DI+ so that you try it out and give us a nice review. Do you need a DI? It also has a nice noise gate and a three band eq.
     
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    I really don't. I have the Radial Bassbone on my board, and my amp has a DI built in too.

    I'm really thinking about grabbing that Source Audio OFD.
     
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    So I went to Guitar Center today to try out that OFD. It was malfunctioning. Probably for the best.

    The other pedals on my list are at other stores. I think I'm going to try and cool my GAS for awhile.
     
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    Do try to check out the drive part if you get the chance.
     
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    Came across a pedal called a Pedaltank Bass Booster. ..made in Thailand - a guy has done a heap of demos with different settings. I dig it, thinking of grabbing one for Xmas.
    Plus I'm liking the look of the DG X7 and the Shiftline Olympic III.
     
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    The dug is surprisingly small in person and sounds amazing and nails the dug tone. I stack it with the Darkglass X7 and it sounds killer.

    Tried the DG Ao and returned it but would like to try the ultra version since the EQ section of the X7 is so nice.
     
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