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Re: Bass effects!

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foal30 wrote:Toany selling some pedals...
If something is going out what's coming in?
Well, I'm after an HX Stomp. For my needs at the moment it's a slam dunk.
I use in-ear monitors at church with a preamp into a impulse response loader that's using an Aguilar 810 so I'm already modelling my amps.
Don't have an audio interface at the moment and the Stomp can act as that.
Sound great with Bass.

Might see if I can sell some other stuff so I don't have to move those things on actually, I really rate the DP-3X and the Bass Octave.
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TmcB wrote:
foal30 wrote:Toany selling some pedals...
If something is going out what's coming in?
Well, I'm after an HX Stomp. For my needs at the moment it's a slam dunk.
I use in-ear monitors at church with a preamp into a impulse response loader that's using an Aguilar 810 so I'm already modelling my amps.
Don't have an audio interface at the moment and the Stomp can act as that.
Sound great with Bass.

Might see if I can sell some other stuff so I don't have to move those things on actually, I really rate the DP-3X and the Bass Octave.
Righto. No issue with playing a 5'er into a digital set up?

I'm thinking about the Red Witch on TM... Do you know if you can run the Octaver seperatly or is it only with O/D on?
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Re: Bass effects!

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foal30 wrote:
TmcB wrote:
foal30 wrote:Toany selling some pedals...
If something is going out what's coming in?
Well, I'm after an HX Stomp. For my needs at the moment it's a slam dunk.
I use in-ear monitors at church with a preamp into a impulse response loader that's using an Aguilar 810 so I'm already modelling my amps.
Don't have an audio interface at the moment and the Stomp can act as that.
Sound great with Bass.

Might see if I can sell some other stuff so I don't have to move those things on actually, I really rate the DP-3X and the Bass Octave.
Righto. No issue with playing a 5'er into a digital set up?
I play/gig on a bass in Drop B on a Helix either into an FRFR monitor at practice, or direct to PA for gigs. No issues here!!

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Should I be using effects? Unless I'm going Hooky, I just use clean with compressor. This is the case through my Helix too, even though I have 5 kajillion effects to mess around with.
For a good clean bass tone, thats all I need right? I hate the internet, why should I be asking this?
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Compressor and fat fingers, that all my bass effects.
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Bg wrote:Should I be using effects? Unless I'm going Hooky, I just use clean with compressor. This is the case through my Helix too, even though I have 5 kajillion effects to mess around with.
For a good clean bass tone, thats all I need right? I hate the internet, why should I be asking this?
Probably nobody 'needs' any effects

But...

It's better having the option(s)
I'm blaming Toany but I've now got a thing for Overdrives despite having a 300W Tube Amp

It used to be Envelope Filters :lol:
Before that Chorus...

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sirvill wrote:
foal30 wrote:
TmcB wrote:
Well, I'm after an HX Stomp. For my needs at the moment it's a slam dunk.
I use in-ear monitors at church with a preamp into a impulse response loader that's using an Aguilar 810 so I'm already modelling my amps.
Don't have an audio interface at the moment and the Stomp can act as that.
Sound great with Bass.

Might see if I can sell some other stuff so I don't have to move those things on actually, I really rate the DP-3X and the Bass Octave.
Righto. No issue with playing a 5'er into a digital set up?
I play/gig on a bass in Drop B on a Helix either into an FRFR monitor at practice, or direct to PA for gigs. No issues here!!
I've never had a go on any of these new fangled modellers.
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foal30 wrote:
TmcB wrote:
foal30 wrote:Toany selling some pedals...
If something is going out what's coming in?
Well, I'm after an HX Stomp. For my needs at the moment it's a slam dunk.
I use in-ear monitors at church with a preamp into a impulse response loader that's using an Aguilar 810 so I'm already modelling my amps.
Don't have an audio interface at the moment and the Stomp can act as that.
Sound great with Bass.

Might see if I can sell some other stuff so I don't have to move those things on actually, I really rate the DP-3X and the Bass Octave.
Righto. No issue with playing a 5'er into a digital set up?

I'm thinking about the Red Witch on TM... Do you know if you can run the Octaver seperatly or is it only with O/D on?
No, 5er with digital won’t be a problem.

Red Witch - yeah, you can run the octaver separately but I was underwhelmed by the unit tbh.
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Bg wrote:Should I be using effects? Unless I'm going Hooky, I just use clean with compressor. This is the case through my Helix too, even though I have 5 kajillion effects to mess around with.
For a good clean bass tone, thats all I need right? I hate the internet, why should I be asking this?
No need. Tuner is the only truly necessary unit. A decent compressor comes right after that in usefulness but from there it really depends on your style. If you’re a metaller I think it’s becoming mandatory to have some form of Darkglass distortion on the board, and for rock a decent fuzz or overdrive goes a long way to give your bass tone a bit of harmonic life. Filter and modulation effects become more genre specific.

I have a tuner, compressor, octave, dirt, preamp, and IR loader on my board presently, and that’s mostly for IEM playing
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Up until about 6 months ago we were a 1 guitar 1 bass band, so I took a bit of the burden of harmonic interestingness. For that I needed all sorts of effects, but none were completely necessary.

What I do do with the helix is run a parallel chain - one has a low pass and just compression on it, the other has a high pass and all my effects on it. That way no matter what effect I apply I've always got a nice constant low frequency that isn't washed away.

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TmcB wrote:
foal30 wrote:
TmcB wrote:
Well, I'm after an HX Stomp. For my needs at the moment it's a slam dunk.
I use in-ear monitors at church with a preamp into a impulse response loader that's using an Aguilar 810 so I'm already modelling my amps.
Don't have an audio interface at the moment and the Stomp can act as that.
Sound great with Bass.

Might see if I can sell some other stuff so I don't have to move those things on actually, I really rate the DP-3X and the Bass Octave.
Righto. No issue with playing a 5'er into a digital set up?

I'm thinking about the Red Witch on TM... Do you know if you can run the Octaver seperatly or is it only with O/D on?
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No, 5er with digital won’t be a problem.

Red Witch - yeah, you can run the octaver separately but I was underwhelmed by the unit tbh.
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TmcB wrote:
Bg wrote:Should I be using effects? Unless I'm going Hooky, I just use clean with compressor. This is the case through my Helix too, even though I have 5 kajillion effects to mess around with.
For a good clean bass tone, thats all I need right? I hate the internet, why should I be asking this?
No need. Tuner is the only truly necessary unit. A decent compressor comes right after that in usefulness but from there it really depends on your style. If you’re a metaller I think it’s becoming mandatory to have some form of Darkglass distortion on the board, and for rock a decent fuzz or overdrive goes a long way to give your bass tone a bit of harmonic life. Filter and modulation effects become more genre specific.

I have a tuner, compressor, octave, dirt, preamp, and IR loader on my board presently, and that’s mostly for IEM playing
I have all that with the helix but I find myself just playing clean with a smidgeon of reverb dialled in. Compression on occasions. Don't feel to bad now then :D
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My chain is Compressor-Overdrive-tuner, although I use the overdrive little. Active eq on the my bass is more important for shaping.
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bobiron wrote:My chain is Compressor-Overdrive-tuner, although I use the overdrive little. Active eq on the my bass is more important for shaping.

Have you tried Tuner-Overdrive-Compressor?

What type of drive and comp do you have?
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Drive is Marshall Guvnor and I blend this in with a Boss LS-2 to preserve the bottom end and get the dirt I need. Its not the best but does the job without messing up the bottom end tone. I don't use this that much tbh, I have a H&K QC-415 which also has a girt control also. One day when I grow up I do want bass fuzz.
Comp is a Aphex Punch factory. I add quite bit of drive on this pedal and have the volume up too. Probably not a real bass comp, but does the job.
As a general rule I like the tuner to be last to cut all to the amp(thats my logic anyway) and I don't know it to be the first pedal.
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