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Mal Brown

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Bass players new Eq pedal way cool
« on: May 29, 2020, 09:00:33 pm »

I suppose other folks could use it as well..  Source Audio EQ 2 just landed from Sweetwater.   I used and Eq 1 previously.  That was good.  This is like a light year beyond!
https://www.sourceaudio.net/eq2_programmable_equalizer.html
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Re: Bass players new Eq pedal way cool
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2020, 11:10:45 am »

I suppose other folks could use it as well..  Source Audio EQ 2 just landed from Sweetwater.   I used and Eq 1 previously.  That was good.  This is like a light year beyond!
https://www.sourceaudio.net/eq2_programmable_equalizer.html

Honestly, if it had an XLR out, I would order it tomorrow, but alas, it does not.  Handy pedal, though, if you need flexible EQ.
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Re: Bass players new Eq pedal way cool
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2020, 12:22:46 pm »

Honestly, if it had an XLR out, I would order it tomorrow, but alas, it does not.  Handy pedal, though, if you need flexible EQ.
Seems like a shame. All that goodness, and no built-in DI.....
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Re: Bass players new Eq pedal way cool
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2020, 12:50:02 pm »

Chris and others - most bass (and guitar) players don't have just 1 pedal for playing live or in the studio - things are on a pedalboard, and there's no way of knowing ahead of time if this is at the beginning, middle or end of the chain. I'm also guessing that most of the people who will pony up for this pedal already have a decent DI box or a DI built into another pedal at the end of their signal chain - or even the pedalboard itself, like in the case of the Temple Audio DI https://www.templeaudio.com/shop/product/mod-di-passive-direct-box-module-697?category=6

All that aside, it is a very cool pedal, and overall Source Audio's pedals have been cutting edge. Not one I'd pick up but totally see the need and ability to change EQ curves would be great.
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Re: Bass players new Eq pedal way cool
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2020, 02:11:46 pm »

Honestly, if it had an XLR out, I would order it tomorrow, but alas, it does not.  Handy pedal, though, if you need flexible EQ.
The EQ2s output is 600 ohms when the effect is active or in buffered bypass mode, so a 1/4" TS  to XLR adapter could be used if you don't have a DI.

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2020, 08:39:11 am »

Chris and others - most bass (and guitar) players don't have just 1 pedal for playing live or in the studio - things are on a pedalboard, and there's no way of knowing ahead of time if this is at the beginning, middle or end of the chain. I'm also guessing that most of the people who will pony up for this pedal already have a decent DI box or a DI built into another pedal at the end of their signal chain - or even the pedalboard itself, like in the case of the Temple Audio DI https://www.templeaudio.com/shop/product/mod-di-passive-direct-box-module-697?category=6

All that aside, it is a very cool pedal, and overall Source Audio's pedals have been cutting edge. Not one I'd pick up but totally see the need and ability to change EQ curves would be great.
Fair enough Ned.
Most (not all) Bass players I run into these days are of the "Hey man, you got a spare guitar cable" variety....
I give them 2 cables and a countyman, and call it a day....
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2020, 11:01:27 am »

Chris - I hear you... I usually only provide PA for our band; our original bass player was that guy, who would also ask before a song "what are the chords?" and his output jack was always intermittent... He lasted a year... since then I've been lucky that bass players I've been with have been organized to have cables, have a bass in good working condition, etc.
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2020, 12:02:30 pm »

Fair enough Ned.
Most (not all) Bass players I run into these days are of the "Hey man, you got a spare guitar cable" variety....
I give them 2 cables and a countyman, and call it a day....
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Chris - I hear you... I usually only provide PA for our band; our original bass player was that guy, who would also ask before a song "what are the chords?" and his output jack was always intermittent... He lasted a year... since then I've been lucky that bass players I've been with have been organized to have cables, have a bass in good working condition, etc.

This may explain why so many soundpersons are, or once were, or married to, a bass player.  ;D 8)
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2020, 12:31:52 pm »

This may explain why so many soundpersons are, or once were, or married to, a bass player.  ;D 8)
Hey Tim, that's not a jab at our lovely Mrs. Dunkley, is it? ;D
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2020, 12:44:08 pm »

I know way more sound guys who ARE bass players, than married to them.
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2020, 01:00:15 pm »

I know way more sound guys who ARE bass players, than married to them.
I myself personally am a Bass Guitar Owner (TM) and have been pretty much the whole time I've been in this business. I seldom play...
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2020, 01:24:12 pm »

Hey Tim, that's not a jab at our lovely Mrs. Dunkley, is it? ;D
Chris.

Mr D got a lifetime supply of 1/4" cables and a capable soundperson.  She got a bass player.  Who came out ahead?  :-X
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2020, 01:25:37 pm »

I know way more sound guys who ARE bass players, than married to them.

That's why I said "soundpersons".   ;)\

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Re: Bass players new Eq pedal way cool
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2020, 07:41:16 pm »

I'm pretty active as a bass player.   I expect to be again.  Did 60+ gigs on top of sound dates last year.  That was down from the previous years...  I play in a variety band.  Deep book as we have been together 10 years.

The EQ is there to restore body lost, or to add body when necessary to synth or distortion patches. I like a little mild grind now and again.  It also makes up for basic tonal differences between my active 5 string and passive 4.

With the on-board limiter ahead of the synth and tuner.  It replaced my old EQ1, poly tun mini and stop compressor.  My old Eq 1 itself replaced a very gucci HPF/LPF pedal.

My pedals live in the efx loop of a Radial Bassbone.  All are midi capable and I use a stomp controller to trigger patches.  I've been a fan of a source Audio a long time.  Putting a stereo parametric 10 band eq in a pedal is remarkable even for them.

development shot, pre eq2
<img>https://ibb.co/F0tjQFc</img>

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