Post your Effects setup! (boards, racks, doowhackeys)

Amps, Cabs, Effects, Pickups, Onboard Preamps
User avatar
JimP
Posts: 219
Joined: 23 Jun 2012, 08:15
Location: Mullumbimby NSW

Re: Post your Effects setup! (boards, racks, doowhackeys)

Post by JimP » 19 May 2018, 15:30

I hear you about the Moog LPF in a smaller enclosure Simon. Remember you nearly sold me yours last year but then I think you fell in love with it's sound again in spite of its massive footprint :lol: I ended up finding one soon after but sold it again for that reason and bought the Xero.

Problem is, the board didn't grow organically one pedal at a time, so it's a steep learning curve for me seeing if/how these all work together and with my gear. I've already moved a couple on since that post. The Beta's gone as it was too dark for my Jazz with flatwounds, the Meatbox and Saturnworks pedal order switcher are on the bench for now and there's a CAL Grizzly on the way. I have always been curious about the IE Oxide too.

The two comp plan was Diamond up front for light comp and general tone enhancement, and Empress at the end post fx for either more gentle comp or limiting if needed. This seems to generally work ok, but problems come up eg. the Zeus (which I love) doesn't seem to play as well with comp either before OR after it, so I need to try and work out if they can live together somehow. The Zeus and other octave/fuzz combos into the Xero is awesome once you dial in the the Xero's sweet spot, but then my clean signal is nowhere near strong enough to trigger the Xero's envelope at that setting. So now I've got a John K Agent 00Funk on the way for clean filter early on and the Xero further down the line for a synth fuzz filter.

The You're Doom, Zeus and CW are completely different beasts. CW is a great muff clone which I think sounds even ballsier with some clean via the Mosquite blender. I'm still working the YD out, but there are some cool and unusual synthy textures to be had in there. The Zeus's gated fuzz with the octave down just sounds so good! The octave sound is a similar analog square wave kind of relative to the OC2, similar but not the same. I've had problems getting the Zeus's fuzz and octave volumes right while changing pedal chain order due to them being internal trim pots. I'm just getting the trim pots changed to more user friendly external knobs, which will make it easier to adjust and maybe more flexible for dialling up different sounds on the run.

I haven't gotten into the expressionators or Infinity in any great depth yet. I haven't let myself even look at extra new pedals like the POG since I've already run out of room on this board! As for the top jacks & wiring, the EBS gold patch cables are awesome and really make a significant difference, at least over the width of this board!
Fender 62 AVRI Jazz, Ampeg V4B, Ampeg SVT 212

User avatar
FunkyJase
Posts: 867
Joined: 12 Nov 2014, 08:52
Location: South East Melbourne
Contact:

Re: Post your Effects setup! (boards, racks, doowhackeys)

Post by FunkyJase » 22 May 2018, 13:02

It changes regularly but so far Im digging this hard:
Image
"If only you could have seen what I've seen with your eyes"
Roy Batty

57RI P Bass, Fretless PJ Bass, Frankenbass PJ, Fender Jazz Am Deluxe & 75' Fender Jazz Rip Off.

Markbass Big Bang, GK MB500, GB NeoX 212T, Eden EX112, Lab Sys 212

benhill1982
Posts: 1249
Joined: 21 Jan 2010, 14:49
Location: Warragul

Re: Post your Effects setup! (boards, racks, doowhackeys)

Post by benhill1982 » 09 Jun 2018, 20:57

Latest iteration of the small board. I’m still wondering how to squeeze an envelope filter on there. Maybe next to the Ls2.
Image
Bass: Sadowsky, Sandberg, Dingwall
Rig: Ampeg SVT VR, Bergantino
Pres: Verellen, Darkglass, Two Notes
Pedals: Tym, Wren and Cuff, Strymon
Studio: Ableton, NI, FabFilter, Two Notes, Shure
Other: Sleishman, DW, Sabian, Zildjian, Moog, Fender

User avatar
jcburn
Posts: 1156
Joined: 02 Mar 2009, 20:04
Location: Southern Tasmania

Re: Post your Effects setup! (boards, racks, doowhackeys)

Post by jcburn » 10 Jun 2018, 19:54

Hey Ben - how's that old Hematoma sounding? How do you use it? From memory it had smooth, warm overdrive?
'97 G&L L2000. '95 G&L L2000. Fender Frank Bello. Yamaha TRB4
Warwick Quad VI. Warwick Tubepath 5.1. Hartke LH500.
Ashdown ABM 410 x 2
Line 6 G30. Dunlop Bass Crybaby Wah. EBS Billy Sheehan Dlx. DSM Noisemaker OCS. BOSS Bass EQ.

benhill1982
Posts: 1249
Joined: 21 Jan 2010, 14:49
Location: Warragul

Re: Post your Effects setup! (boards, racks, doowhackeys)

Post by benhill1982 » 10 Jun 2018, 20:37

jcburn wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 19:54
Hey Ben - how's that old Hematoma sounding? How do you use it? From memory it had smooth, warm overdrive?
Hi - yeah, it’s quite nice. Warm, organic type low gain grind. Similar to my old Dark Driving in some ways, with a bit more tweakability. I run it on top of a clean tone for a nice bit of warm grit.
Bass: Sadowsky, Sandberg, Dingwall
Rig: Ampeg SVT VR, Bergantino
Pres: Verellen, Darkglass, Two Notes
Pedals: Tym, Wren and Cuff, Strymon
Studio: Ableton, NI, FabFilter, Two Notes, Shure
Other: Sleishman, DW, Sabian, Zildjian, Moog, Fender

User avatar
Boopbohead
Posts: 208
Joined: 08 Mar 2012, 22:05
Location: Newcastle

Re: Post your Effects setup! (boards, racks, doowhackeys)

Post by Boopbohead » 13 Jun 2018, 00:21

Hey Funky Jase, great idea with the skateboard. How do you stick the pedals on, just with velcro? I've got a few old decks lying around that could come in handy...
Kingy

User avatar
slave
Posts: 2344
Joined: 02 May 2009, 23:10
Location: Out West...

Re: Post your Effects setup! (boards, racks, doowhackeys)

Post by slave » 13 Jun 2018, 01:02

JimP wrote:
19 May 2018, 15:30
..... once you dial in the the Xero's sweet spot, but then my clean signal is nowhere near strong enough to trigger the Xero's envelope at that setting.
Yeah I always found the Xero a little difficult to trigger with my setup. I run a Super Symmetry at the start of my board to set my "unity" volume for the rest of the board. I found this was the only way I could get the best out of my pedals, but especially the fuzz & filters.

BTW, love the skateboard setup. :thumbup:

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests