Effects

Do any bassists here use many pedals?

I use a Boss LMB-3 Limiter/Enhancer (the guy I played for bought it me for Christmas...when I get excited/drunk I forget everything I know about dynamics! it allowed him to 'cap' me) Very good pedal, nice to be able to forget about levels when your rocking out, but one little stomp and you're in full control for the gentler bits.

I keep fancying an Overdrive pedal, possibly the Boss one...and the little kid in me wants a Wah but I keep telling myself I'd never actually use it, well not for anything practical anyway.

Tim.

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Have been looking today, the 'Blowtorch' is generally £160 and even Boss's ODB is £70 def seems worth holding out for one of those DHA units, the more I search the more I want a sinple metal stomp-box with a valve in it!

Things with a 12AX7/ECC83 in them tend towards the more expensive; the VT1 is one of the cheaper options I know of. If you don't need to OD, but want to add a little valve grunt, then one of the hybrid amps could be just what you're after.

Which leads me to your Ashdown thread...

1bassleft wrote:
I'm amazed with myself. I haven't mentioned that I finally bought a DHA VT1 valve OD pedal yet? Well, I have. You can look dha up on eBay, but I bought one 2nd hand for cheaper. It's absolutely right for getting the distortion in without much loss of bottom end. I guess the 12AX7 valve is better for this than transistors. I did wonder whether I'd wish I'd gone for the dual-12AX7 pedals he does but this has plenty distortion (at least for bass) and the twin-valvers must be barking mad. I recommend this ped with one proviso; there is quite a 'kdunk' when the heavy duty switch is stood on. Pity about that.

Hi,

If it's an older model then there was a problem with a kdunk when switching. There is a mod you can make to fix it.

Is it a bass or guitar model, does it have an i/p pad, what's the serial number?

Dave
DHA

Hello Dave and a seriously big welcome to Guitarsite,

I like the VT1 very much and, in terms of OD tone, it's up there with the V-Twin and Matchless pedals but without the arm+leg cost. Mine is a VT1 (not the bass model with the i/p pad) and I bought it used from eBay (the seller turned out to be "Brycebites" on the PlexiPalace forum). It's not in my house so I don't have the serial # to hand but it must be an older model considering its history. It's not the single-gold colour you did ages ago, but the "dayglo-camo" style of paint.

I'd be interested in hearing about the "klunk reducer" mod, of course. As I say, though, it covers all my needs from additional crunch (I already use valve amps) to full-on, "Jon Spencer" style fuzz-bass. I'm also planning on testing it out with replacements for the usual EH12AX7.

Hi,

I know Chris - Brycebites well as he is a big user of my pedals and a good guy to talk to about swapping valves.

email me via the web site and I will give you the mod details.

Dave

Thanks, Dave.

I shall do that over the w/e but, unless you object, I'd be happy also to have the mod posted here if it doesn't eat tremendous bandwidth, or interfere with your intellectual property rights. Guitarsite is a friendly home for "how do I fix this prob?" posters :)

1bassleft wrote:
Thanks, Dave.

I shall do that over the w/e but, unless you object, I'd be happy also to have the mod posted here if it doesn't eat tremendous bandwidth, or interfere with your intellectual property rights. Guitarsite is a friendly home for "how do I fix this prob?" posters :)

no problem posting the mods other than there are different mods for different versions. But, we can sort something out.

We have a stand a Bassday in Manchester (UK) this coming Sunday if anyone is going please say hello.

Dave

I've just checked out Bassday, looks good (finger well and truly off the pulse as usual!) and it's do-able from mine too! (tho I get paid on the 19th, bugger)
If they haven't sold out for door tickets I may just see you there.

And hello! 1bl is the resident valve-sniffer but as I said earlier, I really do fancy your pedals (maybe not the dayglow ones though!)

Tim.

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We have a stand a Bassday in Manchester (UK) this coming Sunday if anyone is going please say hello.

Carbuncles :x . That'd be 11/11 and I'm pre-booked at 11am. I haven't checked the details (annoyingly, I'll be in M/C on Saturday) but that sounds like a good event to goto. If I make it, I'll definitely say "hello"

Tim wrote:
I've just checked out Bassday, looks good (finger well and truly off the pulse as usual!) and it's do-able from mine too! (tho I get paid on the 19th, bugger)
If they haven't sold out for door tickets I may just see you there.

And hello! 1bl is the resident valve-sniffer but as I said earlier, I really do fancy your pedals (maybe not the dayglow ones though!)

Tim.

Be nice to see you there. We are doing show specials if you are looking for a deal.

Dave

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