THIS THING IS AWSOME!!!!!!!! Don't listen to anyone who tells you it's only for funk. This is the most versiatile and great sounding pedal I've ever used. AND IT'S ONLY ONE KNOB AND SWITCH!!!!!!!!!!
As much as I love this pedal, this is not for everyone, somepeople preffer wah-wah's or just not as twangy as this is. But it is definately my sound, now!
Model Year: 2007
Price: $85.00 CAD (new)
Where Obtained: Long &McQuade
This thing is very great in terms of an envelope filter, and you can use it as an overdrive for the fuzz. The only thing thing I would change would be to control both the filters and fuzz, but that's not important. (I can always get a tube overdrive if I want!)
Very good sound quality, it's very unique in terms of sound, and it looks great too! I mostly play all variations of rock, and I can get a really cool sound, especially when I play Cream. Very good (true)bypass, and you can get different sounds by turning your bass up/down, effect up/down and amp up/down. You only need one knob and switch! Nothing to complain about in this section.
This is the most easy to use pedal, ever! Only a fuzz swith, and volume/ level of effect knob. This is ver, very simple, just great for a begginer, or a simple man like me.
It's made of metal, in the USA. No problems here. Electro Harmonix has been making great pedals for years, and will continue to do so. If you break the USA model, you should never get a pet. This thing is rock solid!
Good for a poppy, phased, fuzz
Model Year: 1998
Price: $65.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Local Shop
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Looked at other EH FX & other brands-chose this coz price & sounds both good & build good too & that U got power supply with.
Price: $125.00 AUD (new)
Where Obtained: EBAY seller
AC pwr pack supplied or 9v battery-supplied also. Just 2 controls- one for style of FX one for adding distortion to it. Mono. S.S.
Use w/ MM stingray5 & Fender P 5, into Fender Bassman 300 pro tube amp. Play dance music-pedal suits all types of disco,funk,house etc... Works great-much better than other env. filters I've used. Drive function good too- adds growl to the fx U already have!
Non prog. EZ 2 use. one pot & one switch=EZ!!!
Built solid. haven't heard of any probs w/ these & I've not had any in the 12mths I've had it.
I see this pedal as part of my sound now. It's very distinctive and produces a truely different, funky sound. It's also criminally cheap - I'd happily replace it if i lost it. But I DO only use the distorted setting...
Price: $45.00 (new)
Where Obtained: www.thomann.com
It's a twin envelope filter that produces vowel-like overtones from the notes you play. A truely unique sound, and very funky. It has a sensitivity control so you can... well, change the sensitivity of the filters! A really great feature is the distortion switch that adds loads of depth to the sound. Very simple - does what it says on the tin.
VERY funky. Excellent just for a different sound, a bit like a wah/synth hybrid, but it isn't! I ALWAYS get people asking my what my effect pedal is after any gig I play. The filters are very sensitive to the way you play - eg how hard you pluck the strings, etc. The only gripe (if it is
a gripe) is that it sounds much better with the distortion switch on. Forget it if u only play rock.
Extremely simple, very few controls. Unfortunately, the distortion isn't footswichable, but it doesn't really matter much. It takes 5 seconds to work out how to use.
I would have said yes, it's in a nice steel chassis and looks very sturdy... but mine's just broken. One down to EH!! Can't wait to get it repaired!
This is a great pedal either way you look at it. Within minutes of getting it I achieved the sound I wanted. It is sturdy and should last anyone for years to come. The sound it gives is awesome and can be used in almost any situation.
Model Year: 2004
Price: $80.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
This has three switches: On/Off switch, Sensitivity, and Distortion. Enough for a stomp box.
This pedal gives off good crisp synth. sounds without boosting the low end, that is always good so you won't lose volume when you turn it off.
Turn a nob, push a button. Really easy
The pedal is built really great, I doubt it will ever break on anyone no matter how hard they stomp on it.
If it were stolen, I'd buy another, I love it!
Easy to use, step on step off button activates the effect, the sensitivity adjusts how overpowering the filter is, and the distortion button turns on/off the distortion.
It sounds great! Really underwaterish, it is a unique pedal.
It is one of the easiest pedals i've ever come across.
Its got a metal casing on it, so its durable enough.
I don't know if you can get this sound somewhere else for this price. it is a very nice effect, i would buy it again when stolen or lost...
Price: $122.00 (new)
Where Obtained: vanderheyden, geel, belgium
On/off button, distortion switch, sensitivity knob. works with an adapter, but it is not easy to find a good one here in europe. luckily, the effect works also when a 12volt adapter is used.
I use it with a ibanez sr800 and an accoustic ibanez (sounds good), it is a nice toy, but only one note at a time will give a good sound. sounds very good if a BOSS CEB-3 Bass chorus is put after it.
It is rather sensitive, if you turn the buttons on your bass itself, the effect sound will change very rapidly
No problems so far... in a nice wooden box
The baddest a-- 80 bucks you can spend, get the USA version, it's more reliable and just looks better, besides its only like a $10 difference. shut your mouth and buy one, then start funkin' out in ev-er-y way.
Price: $79.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Some shop in New York, via E-Bay
Sensitivity dial and dist. switch. sensitivity tuned for a passive bass but works fine with my active bass. it can get very shrill if you crank the dial all the way up. i would love it even more if the filters and the distortion could be activated independantly so it would double as a fat fuzzbox. oh well still the best
Use it with my fender fretless J, passive, and my Dean Edge q4, active. great for funk, solos, and i even kick it in behind alternative rockish guitar solos for a spacey moving effect. I acidentally steped on it at a gig once in the middle of Johnny B. Goode and, well lets just say it doesnt quite fit THAT style. sounds like some robot saying "baaaw". for a sound thats really out there, turn the sensitivity to about 3:00 and the fuzz on, then put meaty overdive after it in an effects line. the result is a piercing flange type filter sound that will dive your bandmates to insanity. cool.
A knob and a switch, how hard can it be. i usually keep the knob at 11:00 for my passive bass, 9:00 for my active.
Metal, if it were any more durable it'd be a Boss.
A cool, inexpensive envelope filter. Guitar sounds good through it, too.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $50.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Ebay
1 switch, 1 knob, 1 footswitch.
Kind of a cool, envelope filteresque auto-wah like sound. Varies with how you hit the strings. The distortion is a little over the top, but it's all good for a change of pace.
If you can't figure out how to use this box, you shouldn't leave your house.
Very durable construction, BUT: if you are going to use it on stage, buy the AC adapter as the battery dies quickly. Get it from Musictoyz.com for 10 bucks.
A good unique effect, would like a bit more control over the amount of distortion applied to the effect, as it can be too much at times. A good solid pedal in a big box :)
I may try using it with an octave pedal to deepen the effect, haven't yet tho. Anyone who has let me know :)
Price: $75.00 GBP (new)
Where Obtained: shop on Denmark St. (can't remember which)
Just about as plain and simple as you could get. A footswitch, a knob for controlling the sensitivity and a distortion switch.
It's 9v battery or mains input operated, the only fault here is the AC adapter socket is a non-standard one over here, and It would be nice maybe to have a little more control over the sound, esp. the amount of distorion.
This thing produces a unique and very cool sound, kind of like an envelope/autowah with a whistling in the background, I know, go try it then you can come up with a better description. I've used it for a couple of small parts to a song but have yet to use it for a whole one.
Here have a couple of samples ;) For these I used my Yamaha BBG4AII (100%mid,50%treb&bass) through my little Marshall B30 and into the PC, I went through the amp as going direct into the pc was too boomy.
Bass Balls No Distortion mp3
With Distortion mp3
Distortion with sensitivity at about 25% mp3
how I prefer it.
Three controls, it's easy, the rest of it is done from the bass itself
It's a bloody great metal brick, it comes in a wooden box, It feels like it's going to last. The only point here is the large sensitivity knob looks like it could be broken easily similarly the tiny distorion switch gives the same impression, but they haven't yet. ;)
When looking for a new pedal I looked at distortion and chorus. I chose this because of the unique sound it gave me. If this was lost or stolen I would have to find another $80 bucks and order another. I don't think they can really improve on it besides the internal construction. It is made in Russia by the way. My favorite aspect is the crazy sounds you get out of it. My least favorite aspect is it's bad reputation for breaking internally. It hasn't happened to me yet, but I have only owned it for one day.
Price: $79.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Musician's Friend
Ok, this baby has 3 buttons on it. A step on switch to turn it on and off, a knob to set the sensitivity of the device, and a switch for distortion to enhance the effect. It has a jack for an AC and a 9volt battery can be used as well.
I use this with my only bass rig, no backups here until I see some more cash. It is used with an Epiphone Thunderbird IV into a Fender MXR 100. I play all kinds of styles and this thing could possibly be used with any style depending on how it's set. I have never heard or seen another Twin Dynamic Filter with distortion so I can't say if this is the best out there. It isn't noisy at all, not even on full blast.
How hard can this be to use? It took me 5 minutes to get the sound I wanted out of it, no problem.
I haven't yet used it live, but I am really soon. It seems relaible enough and sounds great. Electro-Harmonix is a great brand, but their only problem I've heard of is the soldering inside their units is sometimes not good. Also I have heard of the knobs falling off. Most people don't care because of how good it sounds. The outside case is very sturdy. It is solid steel. It even came in a handmade wooden box that is very sturdy in it's own right.