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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:46 pm    Post subject: Moar Big Muffs and Other Stuff Reply with quote



EHX wrote:
The new Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff Pi combines the Civil War and Green Russian Big Muff signature tones with the enhanced sound shaping control of the Deluxe Big Muff in a single, integrated pedal.

EHX Founder, Mike Matthews, stated: “The Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff delivers the devastating low end, crisp highs and non-scooped mids players love in the Civil War and Tall Font Green Russian with the powerful sound shaping control of our Deluxe Big Muff.”

The Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff Pi provides:
1. MIDS EQ – Parametric MIDS EQ section with a selectable center frequency ranging from 310Hz to 5.0kHz, a level control with up to 10dB of boost or cut and a high/low Q switch that sets the resonance/bandwidth of the EQ
2. FOOTSWITCH for MIDS EQ – Dedicated on/off footswitch with status LED for the MIDS EQ circuit
3. GATE – Noise gate to remove unwanted hiss and hum
4. BLEND – Mix control for the dry and distorted signals. Enables bass players to retain their signal’s low end; also useful when layering in other distortion pedals
5. WICKER– With the switch up, high frequency bandwidth is opened up for a more pronounced attack. Switch down yields the traditional Green Russian sound.
6. EXPRESSION PEDAL INPUT – sweeps the frequency of the MIDS EQ to create wah wah and cocked wah effects
7. TRUE BYPASS – maintains signal path integrity in bypass mode

The pedal comes equipped with a 9Volt battery and will accept an optional EHX 9.6DC200mA power supply. It is available now at a U.S. Street Price of $149.00.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nano Battalion:



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The all-analog circuitry of the Nano Battalion provides an amazing array of bass tones in a sturdy, compact package. A versatile MOSFET drive circuit that can deliver everything from subtle, light overdrive to fully saturated distortion forms the pedal’s core.

The Nano Battalion features a three-band EQ with three EQ position modes for maximum flexibility and sound shaping control. The three-band EQ includes Treble (boost/cut above 1kHz) and Bass (boost/cut below 200Hz) controls, plus a Mid switch which provides a 9dB boost or cut at 500Hz. Three signal path options determine where the EQ is applied. In Distortion Mode the EQ comes after the distorted signal and has a powerful effect on its timbre while the clean signal is not affected. In Input Mode the EQ comes first in the signal path affecting both the clean and distorted signals. Boosting frequencies in this mode can drive the distortion to a more saturated state. In Dry Mode the EQ affects the clean signal, but not the distorted signal.

The Nano Battalion includes a ¼" input jack and ¼" output jack. When a normal TS cable is connected to the output jack it delivers an unbalanced signal. When a TRS cable is plugged into this jack, it outputs a balanced signal that can go directly into a mixing console or recording interface.

The Nano Battalion is a powerful, versatile tool for bass players.

- All analog circuit with MOSFET drive for great tone and variation
- Three-band EQ and three EQ position modes for maximum sound shaping control and flexibility
- Great for active or passive, pickup-equipped basses
- ¼ inch output provides an unbalanced output with a TS cable or a balanced signal with a TRS cable to right into a mixing console or recording interface
- Comes with an EHX9.6DC-200 PSU

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flatiron Fuzz:



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The new Flatiron Fuzz is a classic op-amp powered fuzz/distortion. With its late ‘70s style circuit and symmetrical hard clipping, it’s EHX’s take on the RAT2™ pedal, only we think it’s better.

The Flatiron Fuzz is extremely versatile. At lower drive settings it remains fairly clean and adds a pleasing mild distortion. As the drive is turned up it transports you to a world of arena rock and produces spectacular, thick, meaty tones.

The stellar sound of the Flatiron Fuzz is a result of its classic, late ‘70s style circuitry and the fact that it delivers symmetrical hard clipping. As a point of reference, you might refer to the old Rat pedal, but we think you’ll prefer the Flatiron.

The Flatiron Fuzz features three controls: Volume, Drive and Filter. Volume sets the output level while Drive adjusts the amount of sustain and distortion. The unique Filter control is actually a low pass filter with a movable cut-off frequency. This is especially cool because it lets you dial in just the right amount of high-end... from dark to raunchy.

Electro-Harmonix trivia: The Flatiron Fuzz is named after the historic Flatiron Building in New York City. It’s an iconic landmark located just down the block from EHX headquarters in the 1970s and it’s the building pictured on the pedal.

- Classic op-amp powered fuzz/distortion
- Delivers symmetrical hard clipping
- As you turn down your guitar volume, it cleans up, but not all the way
- Unique Filter control
- Compact, pedalboard friendly design
- Comes with a 9Volt battery, accepts an optional EHX9.6DC-200 AC Adapter
- Features True Bypass for maximum signal path integrity in bypass mode

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christ, EHX really does just crank these things out huh?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huh, well damn. I've been thinking about getting a RAT again since i sold my TurboRAT years ago but i've always been annoyed by the power supply. Maybe... just maybe, I'll give that Flatiron a sniff
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just hope they honor Doog with the Grand Canyon pedal.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many Big Muff models is that now? Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
How many Big Muff models is that now? Laughing


This guy, here. Complaining about drowning in muff.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But honestly, I wanted a Rat. So... I might try out the Flatiron. Might still go with the cheapo Rat that's being sold on eBay I saw a while back (something like £35 with P&P from China: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-RAT-Tack-Guitar-Bass-Distortion-Effector-effect-Stomp-Box-Fuzz-Pedal-LED/281762322272) but I am intrigued by Electro Harmonix stepping on the toes of such a huge rival.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Mooer Black Secret is a decent RAT clone Eric, if you don't mind the tiny size.

Edit: wrote that before looking at the link you posted. Might see if I can track down some demos of that.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ekwatts wrote:
But honestly, I wanted a Rat. So... I might try out the Flatiron. Might still go with the cheapo Rat that's being sold on eBay I saw a while back (something like £35 with P&P from China: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-RAT-Tack-Guitar-Bass-Distortion-Effector-effect-Stomp-Box-Fuzz-Pedal-LED/281762322272) but I am intrigued by Electro Harmonix stepping on the toes of such a huge rival.


Got one of those for £5 or 10 when they were auctioning them a couple of years ago... Sounds like a rat
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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they've finally put up a video with the flatiron and it sounds great
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
ekwatts wrote:
But honestly, I wanted a Rat. So... I might try out the Flatiron. Might still go with the cheapo Rat that's being sold on eBay I saw a while back (something like £35 with P&P from China: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-RAT-Tack-Guitar-Bass-Distortion-Effector-effect-Stomp-Box-Fuzz-Pedal-LED/281762322272) but I am intrigued by Electro Harmonix stepping on the toes of such a huge rival.


Got one of those for £5 or 10 when they were auctioning them a couple of years ago... Sounds like a rat


I got one too - agree it sounds like every other RAT. Big enough inside to add pots and switches for mods, unlike the micros.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems like all of these cheaper clones do a good job of recreating the real deal, but they’ve ALWAYS been more compressed and mid-focussed... odd. My Mooer RAT was no exception.

Maybe low and top end just costs more?

I bet that Battalion would actually sound sick on guitar; way more flexible than the RATtish.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
It seems like all of these cheaper clones do a good job of recreating the real deal, but they’ve ALWAYS been more compressed and mid-focussed... odd. My Mooer RAT was no exception.

Maybe low and top end just costs more?

I bet that Battalion would actually sound sick on guitar; way more flexible than the RATtish.

I haven't had a proper RAT for years and wasn't using it with the same rig or expectations I am now, but all the clones (Little Bear, Tomsline, Mooer) have done what I want them to really well, which is a low to mid gain -> Vox type thing. This lad got the Gold Standard for what I want but using a RAT into a '67 Bassman!: https://soundcloud.com/hayekfan/rat-clip

Last night I did a side-by-side comparison with the Little Bear and Tomsline, and can report the Little Bear keeps more bottom end, but the filter pot's range is completely different. What usually happens at 3 o'clock happens at 9 o'clock, so lots of unusable MUD on tap, but that could be a conscious choice acting on general guitar player feedback that RATs are "too ice picky"? The Tomsline has an easier to find and better 'sweet spot'. Definitely possible to stack at these settings without things getting too woofy or loud. Be interested to see how the Bluesbreaker fits in.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've fancied a Rat for a while, an ex-bandmate used one and I always liked how it sounded. I've been using a Harmonic Percolator for 4 or 5 years now, so it feels like a change is due (actually used a Boss DS-2 for the first time on a couple of recordings recently, but I don't reckon I'd buy one). I would buy a ProCo one but I'm put off by the wacky power supply. Which would people say is the most faithful clone with a regular 9v?
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They're all pretty much identical. The ones I listed are good and cheap. Depends if you want a big box or micro, and what alternative diode clipping options you want as the Mooer only has vintage (silicon) and turbo (LED), whereas the Little Bear and Tomsline have both and a third too (germanium or asymmetric clipping, respectively). Vintage mode is the standard RAT2 your friend probably has.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
I bet that Battalion would actually sound sick on guitar.


I got the fat ass version for Christmas. Hadn't thought to try guitar through it tbh. Will give it a go over the weekend.
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