bass players - ElectroHarmonix micro synth or ?

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bass players - ElectroHarmonix micro synth or ?

Post by Tone Deft » Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:33 am

I finally found some of these (two) locally sold, the shop opens at noon tomorrow. there's this and the Qtron+ which I'm not as impressed with but the Q tron also works GREAT on regular guitar.

or is there another bass pedal out there to tweak stuff out?

looking for ranges of sound, funky to electronica.

already have the bass packs for the PodXT and might score a Zoom B2.

any tips appreciated. I've watched youtubes on all these, wondering what else might be out there.

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Post by bigbadotis » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:10 am

I love my bass microsynth. I use it mostly for distortion / noise and it's great. The filter sounds great as well.

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Post by bosonHavoc » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:10 am

micro synth is pretty sweet.
i used to have a Q tron too
one of the things i did in my old band was use 2 amps.
1 was my clean and the other was my dirty plus a volume pedal.
i could tweak the hell out of my sound with my Qtron but still have the punch and tone of my bass.. it worked really good for what i was doing at the time.

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Post by 3dot... » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:43 pm

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Post by aisling » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:09 pm

+1 on the mutron 3 (even if homage to bootsy alone)
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Post by earsmack » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:18 pm

I like to run my bass through a Z.Vex Wooly Mammoth and then a Moogerfooger Lowpass filter (which has envelope following capabilities.) It's a simple setup but it gives a great sound. Optionally adding a Moogerfooger Ringmod or Freqbox works well too.
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Post by Tone Deft » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:23 pm

you guys are killing me, just as I'm about to go pick it up.

still think I'll get the micro synth, more voicing options and the dirty dirty square wave! oh god, I'm headed down the pedal whoring path, lots of killer youtubes out there with these devices.

thanks for the tips!

edit - oh man, the moogerfooger... shit!!!
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Post by aisling » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:26 pm

:D it's all good, they all have different flavors and assuming you use them, you'll find an application and purpose for them all. Besides, your doing the global economy justice buy buying something.......
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Post by 3dot... » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:35 pm

a Mutron+ a nice Fuzzbox = instant Funk...
although I own,use and love my EHX unit..

if you're picking dynamics are all over the place ...add a Boss Bass Comp pedal...
they're nice and Cheap...

btw I'd like to have all them MoogerFoogers...
each is very versatile at what it does...
and they sound fucking great...shame there's no screwed up distortion on that line...
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Post by dj superflat » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:10 pm

the microsynth is great (as are the others candidates), you can't really go wrong.

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Post by jah4life » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:14 pm

dude the microsynth kicks ass! you wont be disappointed. you can get the filter to do similar things to the qtron, although im dont remember if it has an actual envelope follower. But the square fuzz and filters sound great. you have many tonal options to work with there.

of course you can be tantalized by other products, but first things first - get the microsynth. i wish i had one.

one caveat: well actually two: those little sliders break easily, so be careful. EHX will repair the unit, but it's a hassle. The other one is DON'T use the wrong power supply; my friend accidentally plugged in the wrong wall wart and fried his microsynth.

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Post by 3dot... » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:18 pm

my bass loves this comp too...

sold it when I needed some $$$...miss it...

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Post by cacti » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:49 pm

this is cheaper, sounds better, and is easier to use:


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Post by jah4life » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:58 pm

cacti wrote:this is cheaper, sounds better, and is easier to use:


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cheaper? yes. easier to use? probably. sounds better? that is a very difficult question to answer definitively, but somehow I don't think it sounds better (maybe not worse, either though).

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