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 on: Today at 04:22 AM 
Started by Chip Roberts - Last post by Harley Hexxe
      Hey Zilthy,

                  NUX makes some very surprisingly good quality pedals at an affordable price. I'm almost finished building a NUX fly-rig pedal board, that consists of the following:

               Bumblebee Pedal Board (Large)
               Cerberus
               Sculpture
               Horseman
               JTC Mini
               True Tone One Spot CS-6 Power Brick

I'm waiting for a local shop to get the new Fireman pedal, and 2 Solid Studio pedals to complete it. I may also add the Joyo Multimode Wah II pedal to it, if I can fit it on the board.

             So far, all of these pedals have been impressive, but I find the Sculpture pedal to be a bit noisy, so I may delete it. The purpose of this, and all the pedal boards I'm building are to make great sounding pedal boards that can be used with my amplifiers, and/or run directly into a mixing desk or DAW.
             The Cerberus allows me to run direct into the front of my vintage amplifiers, but can also run 4CM with more updated amplifiers, and it is programmable, so I can save tone and effects combinations in it. The Solid Studio, (Verdugo Series), is by far the most impressive unit if it's kind, offering more than the Strymon Iridium does, at half the price. That box may find it's way to other pedal boards I'm building.

Harley 8)

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 on: Today at 04:02 AM 
Started by Dante - Last post by Harley Hexxe
I've got a co-worker screaming about not being able to get his shot, yet he won't wear a mask  :facepalm:  I told him just how hypocritical that is.

I got my double shot, over 2 weeks ago, I'm good. HOWEVER, I still wear a mask everywhere, so as not to infect others while I unknowingly carry it on me...

I have an acoustic gig on Saturday (outside).

       I have a friend like that, almost.  He won't go get the shot, and he won't wear a mask. He has his own automotive repair shop, which I feel puts him at a high risk for the virus. I wear my mask around him if I have to go to his shop, and I don't care for his opinions about it. I don't feel the risk is worth it.

Harley 8)

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 on: Today at 03:56 AM 
Started by Harley Hexxe - Last post by Harley Hexxe
   Hey Zilthy,

               You're absolutely correct. A good P-Bass is a joy to play. I wanted the classic P-Bass sound though, which so many other basses are lacking. It does make a difference in recording and composition. It kind of strange really, you don't really think about it until you get the right instrument in your hands and use it, then the light bulb goes on in your head and you say to yourself: "Yeah, that's what was missing!"
               If there was any downside to this bass at all, to me it would be the Pao Ferro fret board. This is the first, (and last), instrument I will ever own with a fret board made of this wood. It sounds good which is the most important thing about this bass, but the fret board feels dry, and a bit rough, with a grainy feel to it. Almost like someone made the fret board from wood taken off the side of an old abandoned barn, like the kind you see on the side of a country road that is still barely standing. Other than that, it's a killer instrument.

Harley 8)

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 on: Today at 02:59 AM 
Started by Harley Hexxe - Last post by MarshallJMP
R has a point here, try to figure out which unit is not working.

@Harley, ok no problem.

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 on: Today at 02:50 AM 
Started by skarkowtsky - Last post by MarshallJMP
Like Harley already said, the tubes have nothing to do with the chorus, so very strange.

As for the pcb, that's normal with older pcb's. Seen this a lot with the older mp-1's and other older equipment, it came out of the factory looking like that. It has to do with HASL or hot air solder leveling, where a layer of tin is applied on the traces before the solder mask is applied. When it was not applied smoothly you got this wrinkling, it could also happen during the wave soldering if tin was drawn under the solder mask. Nothing to worry about.

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 on: Today at 02:29 AM 
Started by Lyates1987 - Last post by MarshallJMP
It's on the inside of the switch so can't really tell but it could be.

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 on: Time Format 
Started by Harley Hexxe - Last post by rnolan
Hey Harley, just prove each unit works individually with known good cables etc.  Fortunately you have other gear to plug things into to ensure signal is getting through etc.  Maybe re-seat the new tubes in case that's an issue, but it shouldn't be.  I'm guessing you have the pitchtraq and digitiser in the MB-1 loops ? so you can have the MB-1 full range out to one B500B channel for the Bassline HX 2 x 10 and the low to the other to feed the Bassline 15.  Noting also the MB-1 loops are series so can upset the signal chain unless you use Peters trick where you run a short patch lead between the send return of one of the loops so the other loop acts as a parallel send return.  But you know this stuff already...  Hopefully it's something simple and you can get it going and really enjoy the new bass.  I attached the MB-1 factory patch chart (it's also posted elsewhere).  Note that it has patches for both passive and active basses.  I've been using patch 14 with my Alembic and it seems to do the job.  I also found a patch around 60 ish that was a ringer for Peal Jam Jeremy.  Anyway hope you get it sorted soon  :thumb-up:

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 on: Time Format 
Started by Harley Hexxe - Last post by Zilthy
I used to have an American Fender P-Bass some 30 some years ago, and that is one of the few guitars I wish I still had.   That one, and the Nuno N4 I had in the early/mid 90s.   Still kicking myself over those two.

But a good P-Bass is just a plain joy to play.

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Started by Zilthy - Last post by Zilthy
Delay and Reverb were the last holdouts in rack gear (Well, for effects, I still have a rack mount power supply and reactive load/attenuator/IR loader in a 2U rack on my head)

Why did I switch from rack gear?  Mainly, because I just plain don't want to program anymore.   I don't use a ton of effects, so a few stomp boxes are fine.  That switch was easy for the most part, overdrive, phaser and flanger (which I rarely use, but nice to have) and a gate at the end of the chain and I'm good.  But, delay and reverb, that was tougher.   I've gotten used to delay and reverb in parallel even though I can live with delay -> reverb, but to my ear, it's so much cleaner in parallel.  And that's harder to accomplish on a pedalboard.

On guitar, I could live without reverb, but playing electric violin more, I really like some reverb on the violin.

I ended up stumbling across the NUX Atlantic Delay and Reverb, and that ticked all of the checkboxes I wanted, and even one I did not expect!  There are some good reviews and demos on that pedal out there, but here are some of the things that I really like about it that are glossed/passed over on most of the demos:

Routing:  You can choose:  Delay -> Reverb.   Reverb -> Delay.   Parallel.   Awesome, and easy to setup.

Cabeling:  Like most delays, it has an input, and 2 outputs for stereo.  However, I run mono, and one really killer feature is that if I use a send return cable: A single Y cable with 2 1/4" mono in the effects send and return on my amp and a single 1/4" TRS in to the input of the pedal.   Sweet!  One less cable to manage.  :D.  I like that a lot.

Switchable level from instrument (-10db) to line level (+4db).  Anyone who's tried to use a pedal in an amp effects loop that expects line level knows the trauma that can involve.  :O

Now, for the other features that are covered elsewhere:

3 Different delays:  Tape, analog, digital.   Labelled as 60s, 70s and 80s.  They all sound really good.  The 80s has just a hint of modulation on it, but it's pleasing and not overbearing.  And they are really well balanced, even with higher regenerations and mix levels of 50% and a bit higher, they don't get in the way of the dry signal.  They are really easy to mix in.   And they are also all tap tempo capable.   Very nice.

3 Different reverbs:  Spring, Plate and Hall.  Like the delays, they all blend in nicely without being overbearing.  I am actually coming to like a bit of the reverb even on my crunchy rhythms, which I have never used before!  And the reverb on/off button doubles as a hold button for the spring and hall, and shimmer for the plate.   I have not used that much, but I might play with it a bit and might even experiment with some ambient stuff.

What I like most about it, is that is is really easy to use and it just sounds good. No, you cannot get deep in to it.   For delay you have:  Mix, Feedback and Time (and can tap the tempo) and for the reverb you have Mix and time so no advanced parameters like ducking, EQ, pre-delay but the built in parameters are very well chosen.

I don't see it being enough for someone who wants to do crazy ambient stuff, or if you want things like Lukather style circular delays, but if you want a great sounding delay and reverb that fits in a mix, it is well worth a look at, and hard to beat for the price.

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 on: Time Format 
Started by Chip Roberts - Last post by Zilthy
I have both the Rocktron Intellifex and Replifex, and they are both great units.   I think their best feature is if you bypass the Hush, they actually have an analog dry though, and zero tone suck.   It also makes patch switching pretty seamless, even though there is a little delay in patch loading, the dry keeps going.

I like the Intellifex delays and reverbs better, but, the delay times are limited to 420ms if you use chorus + delay, delay + reverb, etc.   That's not a show stopper for me, I rarely used reverb live if ever, and recording I always do delay and reverb effects post on busses.

The Replifex is way less deep on the delays and reverbs, but it does have longer delays, and also can do spillover which is a nice touch for live.

The Intellifex and Replifex use wall wart power supplies.

I also have a Lexicon MPX-G2 (which is similar to the MPX but has additional features including some analog effects) and is geared for running 4 cable method so can put some effects in front of amp and some in the loop/after pre-amp.   It also has an analog path and is super transparent.   And finally, I have a Lexicon MX400XL which is similar in a way to the TC M-One XL (which I considered) in that the MX200/300 series could only do 2 effects at once, but the 400 allows for 4 (it has 2 processer chains so can do 2x2).   One thing I really like about the Lexicon stuff is that you can do delay and reverb in parallel, which can make them a lot cleaner, or you can chain them in either direction.

Now, that being said, I don't actually use rack stuff any more, and delay and reverb were the last holdouts in my setup - I've switched over to pedals and recently got a NUX Atlantic Delay/Reverb.   I'll post on that in the effects section, but I would seriously consider that if you already have a pedalboard, and I'll go in to why in my post on that.  The short is: it has some features that made me not miss having delay and reverb in a rack back with my rig.  :D

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