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Post by kodou » 19 May 2018, 08:36

So I’ve been trying to figure out what i need to take the low end of my 5 string, tossing around the idea of a compressor or a High Pass Filter and have decided that an HPF would probably work best.

I tube the 5th string to A# so it gets fairly boomy at times.

Is anybody looking to move one of these on? Or alternatively does anybody have good reason why a compressor would be the better option?

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Re: WTB: High Pass Filter (or maybe a compressor)

Post by benhill1982 » 19 May 2018, 12:18

Really depends on what’s causing the boom. A filter will cut the frequencies out, but perhaps too much, if it’s the instrument response causing a signal spike, then a compressor would work. Most likely eq adjustments could help dial it back?
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Re: WTB: High Pass Filter (or maybe a compressor)

Post by BazzBass » 19 May 2018, 13:05

BOTH :)

no technical reason, just a GAS reason , two pedals are better then one hehe
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Re: WTB: High Pass Filter (or maybe a compressor)

Post by david1234 » 20 May 2018, 08:22

Note that compressors can tame that initial spike but sometimes at a cost of still sucking volume away from that next little bit (say a tenth of a second) of the note's attack. So you can actually lose punch - this is why most compressors have an attack knob that lets the first spike through.

Which brings us back to the question of what to use: a good equaliser and backing off on your right hand attack on the B string also need to be on your investigation list. (HPFs are usually employed by bassists to remove stuff you can't hear, not stuff you can).
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Re: WTB: High Pass Filter (or maybe a compressor)

Post by Wrenn » 20 May 2018, 09:06

BazzBass wrote:
19 May 2018, 13:05
BOTH :)

no technical reason, just a GAS reason , two pedals are better then one hehe
It doesn’t have to be 2 pedals now isn’t it :D. I thought you “tube” the B string separately from the rest of the string at first 8| , if that’s the case you have to teach us how to do it. Anyway, I highly recommend the Cali76 Compact Bass but it’s a bit dear or as Dave said a good eq might help tame that Bb.
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Re: WTB: High Pass Filter (or maybe a compressor)

Post by JimP » 20 May 2018, 16:23

If by 'taking the low end off' you mean cleaning up a muddy sounding low end, then a HPF is a good place to start. It will filter out the ultra low and subsonic frequencies that make your low end wooly while causing your amp and cab to work hard trying to reproduce them. If you decide you want a compressor as well, HPF before comp will let the comp do it's job better, since it's not constantly trying to squash the big low end spikes.
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Re: WTB: High Pass Filter (or maybe a compressor)

Post by kodou » 20 May 2018, 16:55

Sorted, found a Broughton HPF + LPF on eBay.

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Post by JimP » 20 May 2018, 17:48

Nice one :thumbup:
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