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Pedals You Want To Try

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

  1. Foal30

    Foal30 Supporting Member

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    Did you ever try 3Leaf Audio Proton?

    I had 4 filters, down to that one now (plus JD Bass Wah)
     
  2. Bassist4Eris

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    I have never had the opportunity to try any of the 3Leaf stuff, but I would love to.
     
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    Pedal I'm about to try: EHX Ravish Sitar. Our sax player loaned it to me for a few weeks.
     
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    Some samples of the Ravish. This is bass into Ravish into computer; no other processing was done. I can't believe I've been messing with this pedal for like three hours now. My verdict on bass? Super fun, but probably useless in the real world.


    One must pick the scale one is going to use, in order to get the sympathetic strings to ring out in the right key. This first one is maybe the most "obvious". EHX calls this the "exotic" scale. I learned it as the Arabic scale. I accidentally slip into the very similar Phrygian Dominant at times here too, but it still seems to work OK with these settings.

    Dropbox - E Exotic.mp3 - Simplify your life


    I wanted to see if this thing could be used to drive a groove. Answer: yeah, sort of. Not sure how it would fare in the mix, but this sounds pretty cool by itself anyway:

    Dropbox - G minor.mp3 - Simplify your life


    This one is in D Lydian. The unit doesn't do modes, so I set it to A major, which is relative to D Lydian (all the same note). Seems to work pretty well. There is a way to program whatever scale you want into the sympathetic strings, but I didn't mess with that yet.

    Dropbox - D Lydian.mp3 - Simplify your life
     
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    Yeah, I actually own one of those, but have not found a use for it in any of my bands yet. Cool clips though, thanks for the inspiration @Bassist4Eris !
     
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    Here are a few more experiments I've been doing.


    Most of the tones I like have a lot of the dry signal mixed in. Here's one completely without dry signal. It's a little thin for a bass tone, but that might be just what the doctor ordered when mixed with a bassy drum machine.

    Dropbox - B minor.mp3 - Simplify your life


    Speaking of drum machine, I had to try running one through the pedal. I let it run dry for two measures before kicking the pedal on:

    Dropbox - G minor drum machine.mp3 - Simplify your life


    The unit also has separate outputs for the lead and sympathetic strings. If you just plug into the lead output, you get the sympathetic strings mixed in, but if you use the sympathetic output, the signal gets split accordingly. For this one, I just plugged into the sympathetic output, so none of the original bass part is in there, except as implied by the sympathetic strings. I wanted to hear what happened to the sympathetic strings if you mix a few chromatic notes in, therefore I put some alterations (b9 and b13) into the dominant chord of the key.

    Dropbox - A7 alt in D major (sympathetic strings only).mp3 - Simplify your life
     
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  7. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    I like this feature.

    Thanks for sharing this experiment. :)
     
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    Want! Will never use, but want anyway!

     
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    This Tube Screamer-based OD sounds killer on bass. At least on YouTube.

     
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