FDeck or Micro Thumpinator?
Posted 14 April 2017 - 12:02 PM
I play doublebass in one band and bass guitar in another so I want a HPF that will be good for both.
With doublebass I use a PJB Suitcase and 4b cab for monitoring and FOH, with it DI'd through the PA to help boost it when needed, only because the PJB sounds better than just the PA.
With bass guitar I just go from pedal board straight to PA with a floor monitor.
The reason for wanting a HPF is that my poor little PJB cones are leaping all over the place with both gains at half, eq is pretty flat just boosting the top end slightly. At outdoor gigs we've tripped the PA amp a couple of times with, I believe, the low end of the DB and Cajon.
I should add that these are our PA's in case anyone thought we were tripping house PA's.
We don't want to really change our sound as the bottom end interaction with the Cajon and bass really works for what we do.
I assume that either of the HPF's will just help get rid of the subsonics that are driving my PJB and the PA too hard.
I don't really need it on BG but assume if I have one and it cleans up my sound then why not use it.
So what do the collective think of the pro's and con's of each.
Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:19 PM
Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:46 PM
I think it'll be an FDeck if I can sort one out. The MT seems more bass guitar territory for some reason, and being a dumbass I've just realised that when playing BG I use my Variax into my Line6 pedal, a data lead links the two for power and comms to the Variax and the pedal goes straight to desk so unable to use a standard pedal in that chain, d'oh!
It was mainly for the DB into my PJB so FDeck it is.
I've sent a pedal builder whose name escapes me an email so hopefully he can knock me one up.
Posted 17 April 2017 - 04:53 PM
He will, Dan built me a couple of stripped down Fdecks - little peizo buffers with no vol or HPF in super quick time.
I agree Fdeck are the superb for DB
Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:12 PM
Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:48 AM
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:48 AM
Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:49 AM
Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:51 PM
I've asked for a stripped down one, get rid of the volume control, phase switch and battery indicator, and swap the battery clip for a 9v power socket. So just a mains powered buffer with the HPF circuit and control.
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