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Posts posted by dannybuoy

  1. 20 hours ago, mcnach said:


    Thank you, I saw that one but it's a little dear and I only want the LPF section. If Broughton were shipping to the UK, I could get a new small footprint LPF-only (adjustable) for a fair amount less than that one. That's my plan: waiting until they ship to the UK again... but as I don't know when that will be, it would be nice to find an alternative, just in case.

    I've used shipito.com to buy pedals from US makers that didn't want to ship overseas. Set up a free account, you get a US address to give to Broughton, once Shipito receive it you'll get an alert and a choice of delivery options, they only charge a couple of dollars on top.

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  2. 5 hours ago, TRBboy said:

    The 43X series has essentially the same pickups as the 73x and P series, its what made me finally decide to go for the 435 instead of forking out for a higher range model..... And they sound killer! 


    That diagram says they have different wire coating, wrap material and DC resistance, so not entirely the same. They could well sound identical though for all I know!

  3. Comb filtering is going to be a non issue for dirt though, right?

    It can be an issue, especially if using mild overdrive that doesn't differ that much from your clean sound. Mixing a sound with a delayed copy of itself is a bit like applying an EQ with a  bunch of notches like this:


    And plenty of folk throughout history (or at least since the invention of the LS2 decades back!) have been blending clean with their dirt to preserve low end, albeit mostly with analogue dirt pedals.

    No problem using an LS-2 with analog pedals, just when mixing an analog signal path with a delayed digital signal.

    On a separate note, the comb filtering effect doesn't seem a million miles off what folk are deliberately trying to do when they bi-amp? So it could actually be a good thing?!

    I don't think anyone tries to get comb filtering deliberately when bi-amping... Often that'll be done entirely analog (e.g. DP3-X, or 2 amps) or with both high and lows going through the same digital processor (e.g. a Helix). But even if you put just your highs though a digital pedal, you wouldn''t get much in the way of comb filtering since the 2 signals would be so different that they wouldn't interfere that much with each other.

    I suspect it will be most noticeable on pitch shifting (which I absolutely won't be doing on the Zoom anyway) and octave down, when the additional latency should also be relatively obvious. 

    A different kind of latency. The comb filter effect comes from very short delay times due to the basic analog/digital conversion, which is normally so quick as to be imperceptible. Pitch algorithms have a much larger latency that's very noticeable because they need to slice up and analyse the incoming signal. You'd get comb filtering if you had the dry signal dialled up on the Zoom and then mixed that with analog dry signal via the LS-2 though.

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  4. @Al Krow putting digital FX in a blender can be a bad idea. A few ms delay blended back on itself will produce a comb filtering effect - think of the sound a flanger would make with the sweep frozen in time. Try setting up an empty patch (not sure if it still goes though the digital conversion when in bypass mode) and then adjusting the blend to see if you can hear any difference!

  5. 7 hours ago, FuNkShUi said:

    I should also state that i play in a motown/funk / soul band. So the warm and vintage sound is what i aim for.
    I dont know how these amps would stand up against the others for a different type of sound.

    Orange Terror Bass and Aguilar TH series are great for that. The Quilter Bass Block too, or so I hear!

  6. 20 hours ago, stewblack said:

    I was unlucky with the reliability of my Markbass head or I may well have said it was the best I've tried, its impossible to say. 

    I've only had four class D heads, Bugera Veyron, MB 800,TCE 250 and Orange Terror 1000. 

    The best, hands down was the Orange. Unbelievable power, clean as a whistle unless you cranked the gain (which you could hardly do unless playing Che Stadium) responsive tone controls. 

    Awesome bit of kit. 

    I'm with you apart from 'responsive tone controls'! Glorious amps.

    20 hours ago, Al Krow said:

    It's such a shame they have discontinued the Terror 1000W at 4ohms; the current range is more "slightly scary" at half the power output than unbridled terror.

    The 500W was benchmarked by BassGearMag and it actually maxed out at around the 900W range! Certainly more poke than any other 500W Class D head I've used.

    20 hours ago, Cuzzie said:

    Tech21 VTBass500

    Tech21 dUg Ultrabass 1000

    VT500 has an awesome preamp, cos it's basically a VTDI with an added mid shift. But it struggled volume wise for me and lacked that elusive 'heft'!

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  7. It's supposed to be a true bypass pedal, so it should be fine when bypassed. If the pedal is fine in front of the amp, this might suggest a problem with the amp or cables. The patch cables you were using - try each of them directly in the send/return to see if one of the cables is the cause?

  8. Is the signal fine when the pedal is bypassed? If you turn it on but have the mix control all the way off, does turning the pedal on drop the volume and distort the signal? If so, then it's likely to be overloading the pedal. If it's a hum, like you might get from half unplugging a cable, then it might be something else.

  9. Have you got any kind of audio interface? Or raw recordings of your bass? If so you can download a 2 week trial of Helix Native and try it out for yourself.

    The Helix will definitely let you pull off those studio tricks in one box though, e.g. splitting the signal, highpass into distortion, blended with clean lowpassed/compressed bass.

  10. How old is the Terror Bass head?

    I have one of the originals, and the DI output as well as the FX loop is hot as hell, far too much signal for most devices. Pedals are less likely to respond well to hot signals than rack units also. I believe they sorted the gain levels out on the newer ones (even before they discontinued them and then came out with a new model).

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