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by ekwatts
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Arturia limited edition NOIR MINI/DRUMBRUTES
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Arturia limited edition NOIR MINI/DRUMBRUTES

Arturia are releasing their grey brutes in black. That's right, you too can now say "what's that black stuff around the synthesizer?" and then answer yourself "the synthesizer" because these synths are now black. For a limited time. They've shown off the Drumbrute Impact (but not...
by ekwatts
Thu Dec 16, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: 2021: A Year in Gear
Replies: 60
Views: 1540

Re: 2021: A Year in Gear

Stone Deaf PDF-1X Boss Super Overdrive Hotone Krush Korg Volca Sample 2 Korg Volca FM Arturia Keystep Pro More than I expected... yikes. Other than the Keystep Pro, most of what I've bought has been for the purpose of just noodling and making new sounds for my own amusement. I'm not really striving ...
by ekwatts
Fri Dec 10, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: Worst Ever Reissue Announced
Replies: 19
Views: 510

Re: Worst Ever Reissue Announced

A trussrod cover on a Bean? Well that's because the neck is a set maple neck, painted silver. That's the aluminium-necked guitar equivalent of me just scatting the tricky bits when I play guitar. In an even bigger own goal, at least if they'd made it bolt-on, some clever type could have made an alu...
by ekwatts
Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Behringer Octave Divider
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Behringer Octave Divider

I have no idea. It's... nice?

I do love the design, to be honest. I know it's a bad crib of the original Mu-Tron but I like it.

It also has a completely redundant "power" switch.
by ekwatts
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Eq pedals
Replies: 19
Views: 539

Re: Eq pedals

I just recently dug my Boss GE-7 out of my pedal graveyard. I'd been chasing a mid-heavy distortion sound, and I went through a few different things to try and get it til I remembered I had an EQ pedal that could give me that hump in the first place. And it did. It's funny coz I bought it along with...
by ekwatts
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH
Replies: 60
Views: 1819

Re: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

hehe, well they're not responding over email, i guess they don't want black on white proof what cunts they are being. I tried calling them back, waited 15mins and hung up. Resent pictures and info to fender. Give me a discount, contact fender with proof and request replacement neck, then i can brin...
by ekwatts
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: Andertons now own (part of) Burns
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Andertons now own (part of) Burns

I was literally just heading into the forum to talk about this. There have been... issues behind the scenes for quite some time. I knew about the sale of the company last year, but I didn't realise Andertons were a part of it. It was kind of worrying; it looked like Burns hadn't really been doing an...
by ekwatts
Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Electro Harmonix PolyChorus tones on the cheap
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Electro Harmonix PolyChorus tones on the cheap

Absolutely no idea, I haven't used it! If I get the chance, I'll try it out with guitar at some point, I've been meaning to anyway, so I'll let you know. What's funny is that I don't think the larger enclosure necessarily adds all that much functionality beyond that second footswitch. Having more bu...
by ekwatts
Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Electro Harmonix PolyChorus tones on the cheap
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Electro Harmonix PolyChorus tones on the cheap

I got the original MS 50 as soon as it came out and thought it was kind of nuts at the time. The way it modelled the pedals, allowing you to visualise the pedalboard and adjust the controls was great. I don't think Zoom were the first, but they really packed an absolute shitload of functionality int...
by ekwatts
Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: new EHX harmoniser
Replies: 25
Views: 1083

Re: new EHX harmoniser

I've kind of gone off Mooers. I've had two now, a Pitch Box and an Elec Lady (electric mistress clone) and the Elec Lady seems to just never be "off", so even bypassed I can hear the effect faintly in the background. The Pitch Box has always worked (even after having had beer spilled on it...
by ekwatts
Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: new EHX harmoniser
Replies: 25
Views: 1083

Re: new EHX harmoniser

Yeah, I haven't played around with the TonePrint at all yet, but the stock settings are definitely more bottom-heavy than any sounds I was able to get out of the Mooer. So far that hasn't been an issue in Beige Palace, I guess because we don't have a bass player. And then I'm unsure how much I'll e...
by ekwatts
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: new EHX harmoniser
Replies: 25
Views: 1083

Re: new EHX harmoniser

I wonder how different the algorithms for these polyphonic pitchshifters genuinely are. I think the POG was kind of a gamechanger in how much it allowed you to do, but was it basically just a bit of a refinement of the mono algorithms and just given a boost in processing power in order to be able to...
by ekwatts
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Behringer Edge
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Behringer Edge

I wonder how the boutique Muff market is doing now that EHX have reissued their historic variants (and that they are apparently pretty good!). And for reasonable prices, too. I dunno, it's like I said about the people who buy Moogs and the people that buy Behringers. Of course there's crossover, bu...
by ekwatts
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: new EHX harmoniser
Replies: 25
Views: 1083

Re: new EHX harmoniser

I don't think I've ever really used a pitch shifter effect without heaping a ton of distortion onto it, so the artificialness isn't something that stands out too much to me. My POG isn't a bass, it isn't a church organ, but it certainly sounds kind of like somebody took one of those things and force...
by ekwatts
Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Behringer Edge
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Behringer Edge

I only started getting interested in some of the more technical aspects of guitar pedals and stuff in the early 2000s, and I recall that there was a fair bit of mythologising over certain chips, diodes, etc, with this whole idea that certain methods of construction are now lost to the mists of time,...
by ekwatts
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Behringer Edge
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Behringer Edge

Apparently a clone of the Moog DFAM, and as low-down as that might be, I'm probably looking at getting one if that's true.

by ekwatts
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Dreadbox nymphes
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Dreadbox nymphes

It really does look very nice.
by ekwatts
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: EHX Nano DMM
Replies: 23
Views: 1207

Fair enough I guess a company as large as EHX could drive demand for new surface mount BBDs as insane as that is to grasp I knew the tails would start freaking people out - guitarists always fear that stuff Pretty sure I had a tails function on my Dano Wasabi delay some fifteen years ago. Which, fa...
by ekwatts
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: EHX Nano DMM
Replies: 23
Views: 1207

Mike wrote:Sounds good but this is a DMM in name and looks only - that’ll be DSP based without BBD chips

Not that there is anything wrong with that of course
According to the website, it's absolutely a BBD-based analog circuit.