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    Jeff Preston
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    So, what kinda pedals do you clowns and clownettes use? I have a few individual ones and the Boss GT-1B multi effects unit. Thinking about changing up a bit. 

    JP
    G&L USA JB, FrankenJazzuar, Hartke 210 Combo, Darkglass B7K Ultra, Boss GT-1B, SansAmp Programmable BDDI, EBS Fuzzmo

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    dedpool1052
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    I like dirt pedals.

    Right now, I own 6.

    Darkglass B3K V2

    Damnation Audio MBD-1

    EHX Bass Big Muff

    Kokko Overdrive

    EBS Black Haze

    And the Scrambled Octave (ampeg scrambler clone.)

     

    Would like the MXR Bass Distortion, Darkglass Alpha-Omicron, Way Huge smalls Pork & Pickle, and a Damnation Audio MBD-2.

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    #133060
    dedpool1052
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    In the past I owned….

    Dunlop 105Q bass wah

    MXR Bass Envelope Filter

    MXR Bass Fuzz Deluxe (I really don’t recommend this one)

    Tech 21 VT Bass V2 (with cab-sim)

    Boss DS-1

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    #133063
    fcleff69
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    I have a ridiculous amount of pedals but have been gravitating back to plug-n-play. But when I use my board I tend to play through:

    Ginger Drive Ampegulator

    Envelope Filter (MXR or Bass Balls)

    Rub-a-Dub Reverb

    Other odds and ends will occasionally make an appearance but those are the mainstays.

    The Coberator. My other car is a Rocinante.

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    #133068
    bonin in the boneyard
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    I love my Tech21 VT Bass DI.  It’s the core of my non-clean tone.  Easy to get anything from a little bit of overdrive chunk to shattered-glass distortion.  I had the deluxe for a while but it lacked the blend control (a tragic oversight).  I’ll probably get a VT Bass 500 amp if one ever pops up used…

    I used to have a Two Notes Le Bass (two, actually), and the tone was just as awesome.  But it was really noisy in my apartment, and because of the way I had to set the levels to get the tone I wanted, I couldn’t switch it on the fly without turning knobs.  I would have to use two and use an A/B pedal to switch, or switch in another pedal to make up the gain–more trouble than it was worth.  But man those pedals sound great when you can get the noise under control.

    Right now on my pedalboard I’ve got the Arkham Oracle for cleanish preamp duty.  I’m going to try swapping that with a Shift Line Olympic (arrives tomorrow, woo-hoo!), which is smaller and has the aux-in and phones-out that the Oracle is missing.  (90% of my practice is through headphones.)  It also has an effects loop right in the chain where I want to add dirt and compression and patch in the noise gate.

    I tried a few compressors and settled on the Doc Lloyd Photon Death Ray.  It looks cool and is easy to set.  A little compression makes my interface happy and makes it easier for me to set a level I like when playing along with music.

    I also use an EHX Silencer noise gate.  I wish I didn’t need it, but my apartment is super noisy and G&Ls have shite shielding and grounding (except for my L2k, which I shielded myself).

    I’m really, really fond of this new pedal I just got: the Rodenberg GAS-707B clean boost.  I’m using it standalone into my interface–almost like a DI or preamp.  Its effect is super subtle.  It kind of just adds a little presence and gives me a tone control I can tweak on the fly, which is helpful for my SB-2 which doesn’t have the tone mod.  For rock I put the tone at 3 o’clock, but for Motown I turn it down to noon.  I’ve got the gain maxed, and use less gain from the preamp in the interface.  I had been shopping for all sorts of higher-end DIs/preamps (Like Sonic Farm, Avalon, Neve, that sort of thing), but decided to just try this first as a cheaper alternative.  Turns out it’s more than good enough for my needs.  In fact, when I use it, I don’t even really miss having a compressor.

    I also have a mini Rodenberg GAS-808B on my pedal board, but I don’t use it much.  Not as versatile as the VT Bass.  But it doesn’t take up much space so I leave it on the board for now.

    Edit: oh yeah, and the Sonic Research Turbo Tuner.  Love this thing.  So precise, visible, and easy to use.

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    #133071
    bonin in the boneyard
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    #133079
    bonin in the boneyard
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    I’m really, really fond of this new pedal I just got: the Rodenberg GAS-707B clean boost.  I’m using it standalone into my interface–almost like a DI or preamp.  It’s effect is super subtle.  It kind of just adds a little presence and gives me a tone control I can tweak on the fly, which is helpful for my SB-2 which doesn’t have the tone mod.  For rock I put the tone at 3 o’clock, but for Motown I turn it down to noon.  I’ve got the gain maxed, and use less gain from the preamp in the interface.  I had been shopping for all sorts of higher-end DIs/preamps (Like Sonic Farm, Avalon, Neve, that sort of thing), but decided to just try this first as a cheaper alternative.  Turns out it’s more than good enough for my needs.  In fact, when I use it, I don’t even really miss having a compressor.

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    #133097
    Still4strings
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    My board is simple – Korg Pitch Black tuner, MXR Phase 90, Taurus Abigar Mk2 overdrive, and a Keeley Bassist.

    Causing trouble in the sctmmc since November 13th, 2018.

    "Punk rock changed our lives." - D. Boon

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    #133098
    Still4strings
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    Once upon a time G&L made some pedals.

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    Causing trouble in the sctmmc since November 13th, 2018.

    "Punk rock changed our lives." - D. Boon

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    #133103
    Andyman001
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    For my Church gig, I use a GK PLEX pre-amp/DI and a DOD bass chorus. I only use the chorus on the slower stuff.

    Playing bass for 35 years, taking time out for meals, of course

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    #133113
    fcleff69
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    Boney is a total pedal whore.

    The Coberator. My other car is a Rocinante.

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    #133127
    Still4strings
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    Boney is a total pedal whore.

    I don’t know why you said pedal.

    Causing trouble in the sctmmc since November 13th, 2018.

    "Punk rock changed our lives." - D. Boon

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    #133150
    bonin in the boneyard
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    Boney is a total pedal whore.

    I don’t know why you said pedal.

    Nah, lots of people have way more pedals than that.

    But I am a tube slut.

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    Spidey2112
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    But I am a tube slut.

    Not sure why you said tube.  Did autocorrect jump in, and you meant “lube”?

    Endorsing scratchy pots, since 2019.

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    fcleff69
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    The Coberator. My other car is a Rocinante.

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    #133200
    fcleff69
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    What thread was this, again?

    The Coberator. My other car is a Rocinante.

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    #133206
    bonin in the boneyard
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    What thread was this, again?

    They all turn into the main thread eventually.

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    #133213
    bonin in the boneyard
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    The Shift Line Olympic arrived about fifteen minutes ago.  Initial impressions are VERY positive.

    I think I’m still a bit biased toward the tone of my Arkham, but as far as my pedalboard goes, the Shift Line will do more in a lot less space.

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    #133222
    Jeff Preston
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    Anyone ever see the need to use distortion along with some fuzz, or would the fuzz be redundant?

    JP
    G&L USA JB, FrankenJazzuar, Hartke 210 Combo, Darkglass B7K Ultra, Boss GT-1B, SansAmp Programmable BDDI, EBS Fuzzmo

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    #133223
    dedpool1052
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    As-in, running them together?

    Or having both on your pedalboard?

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