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as you rock the pedal backwards it goes into a sub bass territory. I’ll try it both ways and see which way works. Thanks for the advice! 

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1 hour ago, simon88wilson said:

as you rock the pedal backwards it goes into a sub bass territory. I’ll try it both ways and see which way works. Thanks for the advice! 

Let us know which way around works best - be interesting to hear!

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On 05/05/2020 at 20:03, javi_bassist said:

A little update in mine: The Aguilar Tone Hammer goes... The Ashdown Original preamp comes

 

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How do you find the Ashdown pre amp?  There isn't much in the way of reviews online.  I'm intrigued to hear how the valve drive sounds.

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15 hours ago, BillyBass said:

How do you find the Ashdown pre amp?  There isn't much in the way of reviews online.  I'm intrigued to hear how the valve drive sounds.

I really like it. Better than the Aguilar Tone Hammer IMO, which is the other one that I have. The EQ is very useful. The valve overdrive goes crazy very quickly. At 9 is already a very high gain overdrive. It is also very interactive with the input knob. The best thing is that you have an overdrive level, so you can get clean and overdrive tone without a jump in volume. I will try to record some overdrive sounds

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5 hours ago, javi_bassist said:

The best thing is that you have an overdrive level, so you can get clean and overdrive tone without a jump in volume. I will try to record some overdrive sounds

Would be keen to hear that, thanks.

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On 18/05/2020 at 16:55, paulmcnamara said:

All you need is X5 tra la la la la............. 

 

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Working on a little something something, just missing velcros patch cables and ties at the back etc...

- Korg Pitchblack custom

- Nemphasis VT Comp

- Microtubes X

All fed with a 9v plug, daisy chaining with a 3 way split - this is my most simple setup to satisfy my two music projects - the compressor taking care of my neosoul clean fat tones, and both compressor + microtubes for that modern drive metal tone for this post-grunge / funk metal / melodic hardcore business that I'm starting just now soon as the restrictions lift and we can rehearse....!

This will be plugged to my Aguilar TH350.

Best,

Ander.

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This is my current bass pedal effects setup (I know, not much of an actual pedal board really, but I assume the purpose of this thread really is for people to see what effects other people use and how they do it), though some additions is planned in the near future, which is, first getting a bass preamp, then replacing my current Behringer tremolo, in the same instance making the Artec equalizer obsolete, then a Mooer Radar cab simulator, and finally a proper board to mount my pedals on, making it easier and less circumstantial to move around and transport:

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That then going into this as the very last pedal in my pedal effects setup, sitting on top of my amp:

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Making my entire signal chain look like this explained in written form:

5 string Ibanez GSRM25 Mikro Bass (strung with gauge .090 to .030 strings, and tuned in F#standard, 2 half steps above regular 4 string, E standard, tuning, as in F#1 to D3, and having it's 2 stock J pickups wired in series directly to the output jack socket) ->->

TC Electronic Sub'N'Up Mini (polyphonic digital octaver, pitching the bass signal 1 octave up, mixed with the unaffected bass signal, giving an effect similar to that of a 10 string "octave" bass, with pairs of respectively bass and octave strings, always on) -> Boss LS-2 [A+B Mix <-> Bypass] (parallel effect loops mixer/switch, always on) -> ={  Loop A Send -> Joyo Orange Juice (mildly overdriven preamp mixed with unaffected bass + octave up signal or distorted bass + octave up signal from parallel effects Loop B, adding a slight bit of grid and also brightening the signal slightly, as well as boosting the frequency area around 800Hz in a broad curve about 4dB or so, always on, except for when the other Orange Juice, next in the signal chain, acting as an overdrive, is active) -> Joyo Orange Juice (clanky grinding medium/high gain overdrive mixed with unaffected bass + octave up signal from parallel effects Loop B) -> Monarch MFL-22 (flanger, almost always used mixed with phaser in parallel effects Loop B) -> Loop A Return >||< Loop B Send -> Xvive Phaser King (used with an almost maxed out feedback setting, almost always used mixed with flanger in parallel effects Loop A) -> Mosky Black Rat (Rat clone, in Vintage mode, set to a medium/high gain type of distortion, always used stacked with the American Sound overdrive in front of it, and mixed with bass + octave up signal going through the Orange Juice preamp in parallel effects Loop A) -> Joyo American Sound (relabeled as Harley Benton, lower medium gain type of overdrive always used with the Black Rat distortion stacked behind it, and mixed with bass + octave up signal going through the Orange Juice preamp in parallel effects Loop A) -> Loop B Return (Loop A + Loop B mixed at an about 50/50 ratio) }=> { Behringer UT100 Ultra Tremolo (sometimes combined with the chorus in front of the Artec equalizer that the tremolo is always used in conjunction with, the equalizer in front of it acting as a slight boost, due to a slight volume drop when engaged) -> Artec SE-EQ8 Graphic EQ (exclusively used to boost the volume of the tremolo behind it slightly, only using it's level [Gain] control) } -> Zoom MS-70 CDR Multi Stomp (used as an always on equalizer, consisting of three 2 band fully parametric equalizers boosting 125Hz [1dB - Q=4], 250Hz [1dB - Q=2], 320Hz [1dB - Q=4], 400Hz [1dB - Q=4] and 630Hz [1dB - Q=0.5], followed by an also always on subtle high definition hall reverb, and placed before that always on effects chain of parametric EQ'ing and hall reverb, but in the same patch,  is a a line selector effect, allowing for a vibrato effect placed before the line selector, and therefor also before the always on EQ and reverb chain, to be activated, by pressing the foot switch of the Zoom Multi Stomp, used for a really lush chorus effect with a relatively high rate setting, by mixing the vibrato with clean signal at an about 50/50 ratio, this chorus effect is sometimes used combined with the tremolo effect behind it) 

->-> EHX Black Finger (always on tube driven optical compressor, used as much as a fairly moderate compressor effect as a tube preamp stage) -> Peavey Solo Special 112 (160W solid state combo amp, with it's passive Low and Mid EQ controls set at about 1 o'clock [6], the High at about 12:30 o'clock [5.5], and it it's active Presence control boosted about 1dB, the build in 12" guitar speaker unit disconnected, and instead hooked up to a bass cab) -> SWR Triad I  (400W bass cab equipped with a 15" speaker unit, receiving the full frequency range of the signal from the amp's speaker output, a 10" unit, only receiving the frequency content of the signal between 100Hz and up to 5kHz, and finally a high frequency tweeter unit, that only receives any frequency content above 5kHz, the output level of the latter being adjustable via a tweakable attenuator build into the cab, currently set at about halfway from it's maximum position)

 

As goes for the mentioned planed updates more specifically they are, first a MXR M281 Thump, which is a tiny bass preamp, based on the Echoplex preamp, but with the same EQ controls as the MXR M81 Bass Preamp, and which I should get already later this month, hoping for it to perfect my bass tone to exactly how I'd like it to be (actually it is already pretty close as it is), then a Boss TR-2 tremolo, to replace the Behringer clone of it that I own currently, in order for me to not need an EQ placed after it as a volume boost, taking up space, as the case is now, then a Mooer Radar cab simulator pedal, that allows for 3rd party IR's to be used, together with the MXR Thump allowing me to be able to play, rehearse and perform without needing my quite heavy amp and cab, and then eventually and finally a proper pedal board to mount my effect pedals setup on. 

Having to do these updates in stages, as my economical situation doesn't allow me to do otherwise, but should have gotten all of these planed upgrades, at earliest around mid August, at latest around mid September, if nothing else comes in the way that is.  

 

 

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Finally after almost a year - a new update.
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Gone: tc electronic shimmer and chorus, rat clone, Mooer LoFi, tuner (I prefer clip-on tuners).
Back: CKK tremolo, Chowny Fuzzster.
New: MuTron Micro-Tron IV, Boss Multi Overtone.

Moved some things around on the board, not in the chain.

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I built a mini board for fly dates and awkward festivals 😉

the volto powers a line 6 g30 as well. 
 

no idea why it’s upside down though🤷‍♂️

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Managed to bag a Zoom B1-4 to take the place of my B1X-4, which has allowed me to give my mini board a bit of a makeover.

So I've gone from this...

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...to this, with a few recent additions getting a look in.

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This new combination feels like it could be a lot of fun and I'm kinda wondering whether my larger board may well just have been relegated to back up!

The Zoom is there for all the bits that the rest of my pedals aren't taking care of e.g. octave down, chorus, short slap-back delay, quick access EQ for motown-vintage or a bit of slap and of course as an easy to use tuner. Its built in drum machine is also super useful for home practice. As one of the least expensive pedals on the board it certainly pulls its weight!

Postscript: managed to source some decent value flat patch cables for under £10 and a couple of right angle daisy chain x2, which tidied things up nicely, and have got all the buttons reasonably accessible. Could even see me using this live now - roll on the autumn and, fingers crossed, the return of gigs!

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10 hours ago, stewblack said:

Bit of a makeover?? @Al Krow that's a whole different ball game. 

You can see why I was trying to bag your B1-4 a few months back now! Must admit the new pedal line up has brought a bit of a grin to this old head of mine. 

I'm holding onto the Zoom B1X-4 though - it'll make for an excellent standalone headphone amp / tuner / multifx and slip very nicely into a gig bag pouch!

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Always changing and always evolving! Or in my case,buying back pedals 've already sold because I've realised they were good. Sellers remorse had a terrible thing 😂

Current set up

Cali76 CB - I've tried most of them and love this for versatility while still being intuitive to use. It has fantastic natural tone,which just makes you sound better 

3 leaf Wonderlove envelope Filter- I'm utilising the loop in this. Effects can be put after the Filter input stage,but before the Filter. This means the dynamics of the filter are preserved. In the Filter loop is the

Cog T70 triple Octave - 3 channel octaves with its own loop. Two separated T65 octaves which ive set 1 for a clean smooth octave and another for a synthy octave up sound, utilising the filters. It has a third "sub" channel which has no clean just octave. The filters can get this fairly close to the OC2 sound. The loop on this enables "parallel" octave so any effects used have the octave clean underneath, in this loop I have

Crowther Prunes n Custard- very very dynamic and synthy fuzz

Malleko Scrutator - Bit crusher/sample rate reducer - this has a built in static low pass/Hi pass filter, which can be used with expression pedal for filter sweeps. Any control can be assigned to the expression creating very funky/electronic sounds

In series with the T70

Source Audio Gemini Chorus- 6 different sounds to switch between. Set for chorus/flanger/phaser/envelope phaser/resonator. A smorgasbord of modulatory goodness 😂

3 leaf Enabler - Pre amp/DI/headphone amp - primarily used was A very high quality headphone amp (with aux in) due to lockdown. I used to have one before and used as a pre/DI on large tours/theatre pits and sound engineers always remarked on how good the DI was (not something that happens often with these guys😂) so always wanted one back,as when I was last gigging I used IEM and intended to eventually go ampless. It's great for recording to, a very useful pedal.

I've still got a EHX bass big muff nano,not currently on the board,which I'm considering selling,to soften the blow of recent purchases. It's a pedal I've always loved,So may just keep it.

The last of my "greatest hits😂" to buy again will be an MXR bass envelope Filter. Great funky little filter,and different enough to The wonderlove,which is better for synth.

Cheers for staying awake 😂

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3 minutes ago, lee650 said:

Always changing and always evolving! Or in my case,buying back pedals 've already sold because I've realised they were good. Sellers remorse had a terrible thing 😂

Current set up

Cali76 CB - I've tried most of them and love this for versatility while still being intuitive to use. It has fantastic natural tone,which just makes you sound better 

3 leaf Wonderlove envelope Filter- I'm utilising the loop in this. Effects can be put after the Filter input stage,but before the Filter. This means the dynamics of the filtercare preserved. In the Filter is the

Cog T70 triple Octave - 3 channel octaves with its own loop. Two separated T65 octaves which ive set 1 for a clean smooth octave and another for a synthy octave up sound, utilising the filters. It has a third "sub" channel which has no clean just octave. The filters can get this fairly close to the OC2 sound. The loop on this enables "parallel" octave so any effects used have the octave clean underneath, in this loop I have

Crowther Prunes n Custard- very very dynamic and synthy fuzz

Malleko Scrutator - Bit crusher/sample rate reducer - this has a built in static low pass/Hi pass filter, which can be used with expression pedal for filter sweeps. Any control can be assigned to the expression creating very funky/electronic sounds

In series with the T70

Source Audio Gemini Chorus- 6 different sounds to switch between. Set for chorus/flanger/phaser/envelope phaser/resonator. A smorgasbord of modulatory goodness 😂

3 leaf Enabler - Pre amp/DI/headphone amp - primarily used was A very high quality headphone amp (with aux in) due to lockdown. I used to have one before and used as a pre/DI on large tours/theatre pits and sound engineers always remarked on how good the DI was (not something that happens often with these guys😂) so always wanted one back,as when I was last gigging I used IEM and intended to eventually go ampless. It's great for recording to, a very useful pedal.

I've still got a EHX bass big muff nano,not currently on the board,which I'm considering selling,to soften the blow of recent purchases. It's a pedal I've always loved,So may just keep it.

The last of my "greatest hits😂" to buy again will be an MXR bass envelope Filter. Great funky little filter,and different enough to The wonderlove,which is better for synth.

Cheers for staying awake 😂

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love the t70! killer octave

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6 minutes ago, 0175westwood29 said:

 

 

love the t70! killer octave

Yeah I love it! It's a big pedal,but it replaced a CogT65/Aguilar Octamiser/Valeton OC10 I had on my board at the same time. They were set to do the same thing, so the T70 technically takes less space 😂

I believe you've got one too Andy?

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