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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:18 pm    Post subject: Digitech Drop Reply with quote

Anyone tried one of these:


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http://digitech.com/en/products/the-drop
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, they coulda cleaned up by putting a mix control on this; it sounds a little more natural than the EHX POG variants, although they do both track great.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, a mix knob would be more than a little useful.

Granted, I admittedly found myself going all duck lips along with Brett when he engaged the dist at 4:00 and detuned to C. Note to self: don't buy/build a baritone just yet, and this indeed sounds a bit better than the NYC peeps' little box.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit cheaper than the micro POG as well... Could be a winner.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ultratwin wrote:
Note to self: don't buy/build a baritone just yet, and this indeed sounds a bit better than the NYC peeps' little box.


Ha, that's just what I was thinking. I've never been happy with my "baritone" Dot so have been keeping half an eye open for alternatives. Thought about picking up one of the Japanese Baritone Jaguars (or the Bottom Master) but they hardly ever come up over here and importing from the US would prove expensive. Thought about getting a Squier VI and putting lighter strings on it but I'm not sure the 30" scale would be right for how I'd use it. Thought about putting a baritone conversion neck on a Squier VM Jazzmaster but importing a Warmoth neck isn't cheap. etc etc

This might sort me out for a lot less money/hassle.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singlepickup24 wrote:
A bit cheaper than the micro POG as well... Could be a winner.


With a mix and octave up, maaaaaybe. Not switching allegiance just yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't see what use a mix control would be? Do you mean like a blend of shifted/dry signals?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only really applicable for octave mix I guess, unless you want that weird 'fixed 3rds/4ths/5ths' vibe


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thrad resurrection.

Has anyone tried one of these or the EHX Pitch Fork?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BearBoy wrote:
Thrad resurrection.

Has anyone tried one of these or the EHX Pitch Fork?

not yet but i'm still loving the ehx epitome. so awesome. i'm gonna use the hell out of it.. it has a micro pog

i have the morpheus drop tune. I got it about 6 years ago but haven't used it since i got a bass. \


EHX stuff is rad
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree. Got an Micro POG and it's ace but want some thing that'll drop stuff by a tone or two (i.e. Low E down to D or C or B). Needs to be polyphonic and sound as "natural" as possible. Tracking also needs to be spot on (like the Micro POG).

Just wondered if anyone had tried either of these out and whether they sort of fit that bill.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit the Pitch Fork is more flexible but it's still £124 vs. £99 for the Drop at GAK or Amazon. From the demos I'd go for the Pitch Fork. Can I wait until my birthday?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Pitch Fork is definitely more versatile but tbh I can't see myself ever wanting to do the harmonizing stuff. I've watched a few demos but they all tend to be chuggy chuggy metalz riffz so I have had a hard time working out which one I prefer the sound of from the few clean demos I've found.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guy did a review and said the latency was higher on the Pitch Fork.

His summary:

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Get the Pitch Fork if:
You need to be able to pitch shift in both directions.
You want to blend your wet signal in for octaves or harmonies.
You want to be able to do Tom Morello tricks with an expression pedal.
You donít mind a hint of metallic tinge to your high end. The drunk crowd will never notice, right?

Get the Drop if:
Youíre a dedicated downtuner and donít need no stinkiní higher notes.
You want a tone more optimised for drop tuning.
You need 100% precision and zero discernable latency.


He also did an (metalz chugging) demo:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some clean at around 5'55", and I know what he means about the metallic higher octaves; they don't decay as you'd expect, but that could work quite well in a mixed signal situation even if it sounds a bit crap 100% wet.
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