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Discussion in 'Bass Pedals, Effects & Preamps' started by James Hoy, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Think

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    oh right, it's an electro harmonix USA bassballs wich has been repackaged to add a control and takes less space :)
     
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    Just picked up a darkglass Omicron, this is my latest board setup.

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    Nice! You should have picked up an Alpha Omega Ultra to keep the big pedals thing going. Is the Cali the TX? Really worth it for the cost and size over the compact ones?
     
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    Yes my cali is the tx version with iron core transformer. The transformer sounds great and you can overdrive it if you want with the gain switch and get some trans saturation. I did not need the ultra size alpha omega as my Grace alix has a fantastic sounding eq and DI. I have not tried the smaller cali pedals. But love my big ol one.

    For me this is all id ever need and with eq/comp options as good as any studio signal chain. If needed you can plug this straight into front of house or a powered speaker and get awesome results. With a bass rig even better, sounds great with my Quilter bass block plugging straight into the line input and barefaced big baby2 cab.
     
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    Alpha Omicron? Another DarkGlass? What does it do? :)
     
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    A bit smoother and a few extra tone options than a B3k. Has two distortion options and you can blend between the two.
     
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    Bass envelope filter and Dirty little secret hooked up parallel through the Mosquite blender in order to get a dry/wet mix. All the rest is in series.
     
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    Power LT XL power supply, Boss ODB-3, Korg twin tuner, Line6 wireless sender. That’s all. One day (still dreaming of) I will add the Morley Power Wah pedal.
     
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    My brain is too small for so many opinions! :confused:
     
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    You and your beer on your amps! :rolleyes:
     
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    Just swapped out the grace for a Noble and also added a ltd edition alpha omega.

    Sounds amazing!

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    AO at 70% Alpha. Love that. Tight yet raunchy.
     
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    So, I feel like my board is pretty settled, except for two things.

    I know exactly what types of effects I like. Here they are, and what I'm currently using:

    Octave (Boss OC-2)
    Overdrive (Big Game Bedlam)
    Fuzz (Stomp Under Foot Civil Unrest)
    Envelope Filter (EHX Enigma)
    Chorus (MXR Stereo Chorus)
    Phaser (Source Audio Orbital)
    Compressor (Markbass Compressore)

    And I'm actually completely satisfied with most of them. In fact. many of them have been on my board for five years or longer. Once I find something I like, I'm good. I'm not one of those players who has to try every single pedal that comes out.

    But I'm feeling the deficiency in two of them, and that's where my fellow pedalheads come in. (That's you guys and gals).

    Chorus: I dig the MXR, but it's not really lush enough. I like that it's fairly warm though. I'm not looking for an icy chorus. I use chorus mainly to add an extra layer of "pretty" to mellow sections, especially when using bass chords. But it's a little too subtle. I want something that really cuts through.

    Overdrive: The Bedlam would be awesome in an aggressive hard rock band, but it's just too much for what I'm trying to do. It's based on the Fulltone OCD, and it's just too harsh and midrangey. I'd love to find something smoother and more transparent.
     
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    Overdrive : I don't know

    Chorus : Tech 21? It certainly has a few sounds in it.
     
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    The 'transparent' bit in an overdrive is key. Any 'warm' sounding overdrive is not transparent at all. Also, they are hard to pick as all depends on how well they are noticed in the mix and this is a pretty complex thing.

    That said, have a look at the Darkglass vintage and alpha-omicron. Yes they can do subtle too.
     
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    Sweet, thanks for the tips guys. I'll check 'em out.

    I just noticed this in my YouTube feed. I've got my fuzz all set, but this could be of interest to someone. EHX finally heard the problem with their own pedal and added a mid knob to their muff. It's about freaking time. The boutique cloners figured this out years ago.

    The footprint is a bit much, but this still looks pretty cool:

     
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    Marco, I wanted your opinion on the MXR-M80+ as an overdrive pedal. Where it sits on the overdrive pedals spectrum, it's main characteristics, strengths and weaknesses. As you 've obviously tried out many overdrives with different amps/cabs.
     
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    The Gentle Art Of Sounding Filthy

    The M80+ has a distortion part that sounds great but somewhat scooped. It has a gate which is awesome with cheaper, unshielded thus noisy basses. Besides a distortion it is also a preamp with a good three band EQ.

    While owning it, before jumping onto the Darkglass hype, I used this pedal exclusively for my driven tone. It is a great pedal! Just its dist section, like the Darkglass B3K/B7K really feels at home in Heavy Metal music and not so much in other genres.

    I ended up with an Alpha-Omega because of its wider spectrum of use.
     
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    Bro you could of used that buried in the mix picture again for sure
     
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    That limited edition of A/O looks amazing. I was lucky to snatch one in a mint condition.
    Here's my current cable mess BTW.
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