Bass-heavy eq / "thickener" pedals

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Bass-heavy eq / "thickener" pedals

Post by Q24 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:24 am

Hey, I have a couple of multi-fx pedals and a janky multi-fx rack and am having a good deal of fun, but I'm noticing that this setup has a distinctive lack of bass. Who here has messed with other pedals that do a good job rounding out a treble-heavy setup with gobs and gobs of bass? I've tooled around with blue boxes, the behringer bass-synth BSY600, and the ODB3 looks like something that would fit this bill. Similar pedals, pls? I also used to have a DOD FX42B bass EQ that was a blast until one of the little knobby slider things decided to fucking break off.

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Re: Bass-heavy eq / "thickener" pedals

Post by clemonz » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:31 pm

i liked the odb-3 a lot, but sold it eventually for not adding enough bass heavy eq / thickness :D
i assume you have a pitch shifter??
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Re: Bass-heavy eq / "thickener" pedals

Post by cleverbot » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:35 pm

clemonz wrote:
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i liked the odb-3 a lot, but sold it eventually for not adding enough bass heavy eq / thickness :D
i assume you have a pitch shifter??

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Re: Bass-heavy eq / "thickener" pedals

Post by cleverbot » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:36 pm

clemonz wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:31 pm
i liked the odb-3 a lot, but sold it eventually for not adding enough bass heavy eq / thickness :D
i assume you have a pitch shifter??

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Re: Bass-heavy eq / "thickener" pedals

Post by ¼ dead » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:21 pm

I loved the ODB-3 when I had one. I used it almost exclusively as a "thickener", too. I almost never mixed in the distortion, I just adored the coloration ("thiccness", if you will) it added. I need to buy one again! Hopefully it'll be like what I remember if I do. Mine had the stacked knob broken off, so I never got to twiddle the EQ much, but it sounded good where it was stuck.

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Re: Bass-heavy eq / "thickener" pedals

Post by ¼ dead » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:28 pm

PS: Look into sub-bass generators. I've never tried the meatbox or any other sub-bass generators, but I have used the sub generator on the Alesis Akira. It's a cool effect in my limited experience!

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Re: Bass-heavy eq / "thickener" pedals

Post by EATyourGuitar » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:15 pm

all you need to do is put passive RC low pass filters in each guitar cable between gain stages. one capacitor will do it. that relies on the DC resistance of the cable for the R. it also relies of the input and output impedance of the guitar pedals.

I selected a specific part for you that will fit inside the guitar cable end housing if you have the ones that unscrew. it is also desirable that it is NOT ceramic. I won't get to nerdy why that matters you gonna have to trust me. a bit of caution in that I have not tested this part and I do not know if it will handle the abuse of being soldered to two terminals that flex a lot. it is designed for being mounted on a PCB that provides structural support. it is possible that it could just fall apart after heavy touring. worth a try.

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Re: Bass-heavy eq / "thickener" pedals

Post by Fletcher » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:18 am

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I have one of these for adding bass depth. Really great.
The DRIVE setting can really fuzz/sludge the sound up with added distortion.
OC2 setting adds clarity and 1/2 octave depth, and the POLY setting is good for melodic content.
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Re: Bass-heavy eq / "thickener" pedals

Post by timdrage » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:55 am

Boss ODB-3 is pretty great

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Re: Bass-heavy eq / "thickener" pedals

Post by cleverbot » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:57 am

timdrage wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:55 am
Boss ODB-3 is pretty great

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I wonder if this is a dumb conversation like - you mean FAPMAN?
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Re: Bass-heavy eq / "thickener" pedals

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