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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Quote Originally Posted by Excalibur View Post
    Foxy Lady Here I Come!!great story Phil!I'm sorry to hear this Chaperon blew it up for you..looking forward to hear you're impression with the H2O keep me informed.
    Moshe.
    All part of Rock N' Roll Moshe..Ya win some..Ya loose some...

    Yeah, I'll certainly let you know what the H2o is like when it arrives.

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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Phil,
    I find good results with the Xotic RC Booster, Ac Booster, or the Fulltone OCD with Bassmans.
    They rev up the amp at lower volumes and leave it sounding like your amp.

    Increase gain as desired at any volume. The Xotic pedals also have excellent EQ controls that add or take away lows & highs- a good option with also a flat detente in the center of each control.
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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesjuke View Post
    Phil,
    I find good results with the Xotic RC Booster, Ac Booster, or the Fulltone OCD with Bassmans.
    They rev up the amp at lower volumes and leave it sounding like your amp.

    Increase gain as desired at any volume. The Xotic pedals also have excellent EQ controls that add or take away lows & highs- a good option with also a flat detente in the center of each control.
    Yeah bluesjuke , I find the Fulltone Fulldrive great with the Bassman !..

    So what's the difference between my fulldrive2 and the Fulldrive Mosfet.. What the hell is a Mosfet??

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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    ...misfit spelled incorrectly?...

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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Yep, it's the Kinks version...for that Dave Davies tone.

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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Hi Mike and Zensurfer.
    I'm always dubious about gadgets with fancy sci-fi names.. Mosfet.??

    You read up about these things and nothing ever tells you what the hell a Mosfet is, or what the letters stand for. Or for that matter, what it even does..

    Sounds like the Kinks ??? Just as well I gave it a miss then....

    It'a bit like the Boss GT6 I just sold.. COSM technology ???
    I never did figure out what the hell that was.. It didn't sound very impressive whatever it was.

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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Now Phil you know very well that all these acronyms are for the "anoraks" who like to speak a different language to the rest of us, so they can feel superior.

    They are of course all created by the marketing guru's who know that most of us simply can't admit to not knowing the terminology. So when an "anorak" starts talking about "Mosfets" and "Bifocated Phase Lockers" the rest of us simply nod and agree, not wishing to look stupid. Before you know it we all start using the same terms, assuming everyone else must know what they mean and thus we can painlessly join the anorak clan. Until of course some smart arse (no offence) comes along and askes.."what's a Mosfet?"

    Now you know we haven't got a bloody clue but if Mike Fuller is fitting them they must be good...or expensive...or both.

    So let's sit back and wait for the anoraks to appear and educate us about Mosfets...it should be fun.

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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    The Mosfet Phil will give you a fuller, wider OD across the frequency spectrum. Here's how my mind looks at it...

    Good Guitars & Amps alone = Great tones, clean and when driven to natural overdrive at high vol., hard to beat.

    Same Guitars & Amps, at lower vol. with the FD2 (just the left side OD switch) Great sound, clear, articulate, and memorable OD's delivered at reasonable sonic levels.

    Same set up, but now with the right side switch engaged. Bolder OD that can be rolled off for clarity and distinctive sounds, or rolled up for that bitchin' growl and bite (AND STILL AT REASONABLE SONIC LEVELS!!!) that NORMALLY only highly overdriven, high-end tube amps can deliver at very loud levels.

    Same set up but with the Mosfet switch engaged = Dumble Amp. I had the pleasure of watching Frank Hannon of Tesla do two shows at Gibson last year through a Dumble amp and it is as near to spot on that tone as I have ever heard. It's a lame way of saying it but the OD was so much "wider" with it, especially with the toggle switch set to the compression cut. I was amazed at how open and wide the OD's were while still maintaining the natural characteristic's of the guitar and amp as the sound by themselves.

    I heard Al Davis (Stumbler) play one in Greensboro on Friday night, it's the ONLY time that I have bought a OD after only hearing it once.

    So what's your opinion and run of the FD2 pedal Phil?, hearing the same stuff I am?

    and yes, if you come across the FD2 with the Mosfet BUY IT!
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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    The whole proper name for Mosfet Phil is Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor.
    It's a certain type with desireable qualities in certain applications such as the FDII.
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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

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    The whole proper name for Mosfet Phil is Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor.

    THATS JUST WHAT I SAID!

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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Kinda...
    you described it, I de-acronym'd it.
    Yes ,that is a word.....I just made it up.

    Will that stand for a legal copyright?
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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    LOL, give it yer best shot!
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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor ?

    Holy shit! You guys were better off just leaving it as MOSFET, It's makes about just as much sense to me.
    Sounds like something Robbie might have knocked up in the Forbidden Planet.
    Mind you GuitarDean explained things nicely there. I'm still fiddling with the FD11. I have come to the conclusion that a Strat seems to sound better in the Comp cut / FM position, and a Les Paul in the vintage setting. Just as to why and how I have figured this out God only knows, but I'm gonna try them out at full whack at a gig tomorrow night, and as far as I am concerned, that's the only real way I'll get to find out.

    Anyway ..
    My Visual sound H2o chorus/delay pedal arrived today.
    Very nice chorus and the delay aint bad for a pedal too.
    I dialed everything virtualy all the way down and that was still plenty enough for what I'll ever use it for. Just a shimmer here and there on the odd song. I can't imagine who would use one of those things turned all the way up.. But I expect they are out there.. Nothing surprises me anymore these days.

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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Congrats Phil!glad to hear you like it,enjoy!

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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Quote Originally Posted by phil47uk View Post
    ... I have come to the conclusion that a Strat seems to sound better in the Comp cut / FM position, and a Les Paul in the vintage setting. ...l
    That's exactly what I do. Strat on FM, and Gibsons on Vintage. The FM is not quite as fat, so it keeps the zing or thinner, raspy character of the Strat without overlaying too much.

    When playing live with it you might have to boost the volume and "tone" (treble) some beyond the volume of the straight amp. Kicking in the FD2 live will add a tad of compression and this gives the impression its not as loud, or put another way, you might not be able to hear yourself as well, even though the sound is definitely there. Boosting the "tone" is like turning up the "presence" knob - more sparkle thus allowing you to hear it better in a band situation. It might seem too much on your own with no other instruments, but in the pudding you'll hear yourself.

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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Thanks Stumbler and Excalibur.
    Yeah I think the only way to really judge these things is to gig them, when they have to work to their optimum.

    Same things with pickups. When I first got Humph I was a bit worried the BB's might sound harsh as a guy I know came round with his Historic loaded with Voodoos. In the front room, the Voodoos seemed warmer, but when I took Humph out on his first full blown blues gig, the BB's sprung into life, and I'm glad I didn't get any Voodoos as they would have been slightly too dark for me in a stage situation.

    That's why I am always cynical about these laboratory/ front room tone reports you hear about gear. You can't really tell till you hit the throttle on the open road so to speak.
    Ok.. Initially the guitar must have good acoustic attributes and you then have to match it up to an amp that will do it justice. But from them on, so many things can change and be tweaked, that one can be surprised just what sounds one can get from ones gear.
    For instance, my old Boss GT6 sounded great straight into a desk and in my music room, but on stage… Yuk!. I used it twice and then from then on in left it at home.

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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Hey Phil. How is that H2O? Is the echo good? I use a Bos DD3 for just a tad of ambience, but the idea of having chorus in the same box is cool. Does it cut down on the signal. BTW I use DD3 after FD2 - those two only.
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    boy, he nailed that with Strat & LP didn't he, Al. Thats exactly what you said tome in Greensboro. Phil, I'll asked earlier but I guess ya didn't see it , how do you like the FD2 so far?
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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDean View Post
    boy, he nailed that with Strat & LP didn't he, Al. THats exactly what you said tome In Greensboro. Phil I'll ashled earlier but I guess ya didn't see it , how do you like the FD2 so far?
    He's been doing the homework, and our Briton brother definitely did not just fall off the turnip truck.

    I need to experiment some with that Comp Cut. I don't use that much at all. It's like a clean boost with a little bit of compression from what I hear.
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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumbler View Post
    Hey Phil. How is that H2O? Is the echo good? I use a Bos DD3 for just a tad of ambience, but the idea of having chorus in the same box is cool. Does it cut down on the signal. BTW I use DD3 after FD2 - those two only.
    Yeah Stumbler the idea of both together appealed to me to, as I don't really want a mile of cables and loads of effects.
    Well, so far it seems great although I have only tried it at home, as it ony arrived this afternoon. ( I'll gig it tomorrow and let you know )

    I set the amp up, then hit the chorus to see if there was a drop in dry signal , but I couldn't notice any. Same with the delay..They seem to add to the dry tone rather than swamp it. In other words. The Bassman tone is still there, and no discernable drop when you by-pass either.
    That's exactly what I want.... So far, so good. What it's like on a gig is a different matter. I'll let you know on Sunday.

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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDean View Post
    boy, he nailed that with Strat & LP didn't he, Al. Thats exactly what you said tome in Greensboro. Phil, I'll asked earlier but I guess ya didn't see it , how do you like the FD2 so far?
    So far.. So good, but as I said to Stumbler in my previous post, I'm going to give it the full works tomorrow and will let you know 100% on Sunday.
    I doing a gig with Mutter Slater from Stackridge tomorrow night.. And boy are they loud.
    Old Mutter has one of the loudest voices I have ever heard.. You can hear him laughing above eveyone else in a crowded club.

    What I like about the FD2 is that it compliments the tone I want from my amp and guitar without covering it like a blanket.

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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Phil, Perfect, same thing I found.

    Al, yes, definitely experiment with the CompCut. I've found that it is a versatile lil weapon in brightening things up when the tone is a bit foggy or muddy from other effects, the guitar, or the amp itself. It made my Danelectro 12st pop like a Rickenbacher 12
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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDean View Post
    Phil, Perfect, same thing I found.

    Al, yes, definitely experiment with the CompCut. I've found that it is a versatile lil weapon in brightening things up when the tone is a bit foggy or muddy from other effects, the guitar, or the amp itself. It made my Danelectro 12st pop like a Rickenbacher 12
    I have been fiddling about with it tonight GuitarDean..Till my daughter came in that was.. Then it was " Turn it down Dad, I could hear it while I was parking the car".
    Lucky I aint got no neighbours.

    So far so good. Someone told me the other day that when you put batteries in these pedals, the battery has only got to get lower than about 80% and it affects the tone...
    Is there any truth in that? If that's the case I'd better get some adapters as those 9 volt Duracells over here cost about $8 a piece.

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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    This just in ... scored a used for a month, basically new in the box H2O Chorus and Echo for $123 shipped on eBay.
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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    My battery didn't get a chance to burn down that far, Phil...by the adaptor and, as they say in New York "forgettaboutit"
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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumbler View Post
    This just in ... scored a used for a month, basically new in the box H2O Chorus and Echo for $123 shipped on eBay.
    It'll be interesting to hear your views on it Stumbler... Damn you Yanks.. $123.That's only £61. . I had to pay out £87 ( $173 US shipped ) for mine.. But then again I suppose it's relative, as over here they cost about $300 US new.
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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDean View Post
    My battery didn't get a chance to burn down that far, Phil...by the adaptor and, as they say in New York "forgettaboutit"
    Yes. I must get an adapter GuitarDean.

    Hey! Just as a matter of interest, what order do you guys put your effects in line between your guitar and amp.?

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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Follow the green line from "Guitar". Yes, I know I use a lot, but I like to experiment and use lots of different sounds so I've got all of this to tinker with. Believe it or not, this signal chain is as quiet as a mouse, everything has a signal by-pass.


    And what it looks like without the football diagram...


    The whole thing sets up and breaks down in under two minutes, is on wheels and can even be carried by shoulder strap. I use the lid as a floor boost, otherwise it lays flat on the floor but raises up in the back
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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    I must be missing something....I just plug my Les Paul into my little Carr Rambler.



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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDean View Post
    Follow the green line from "Guitar". Yes, I know I use a lot, but I like to experiment and use lots of different sounds so I've got all of this to tinker with. Believe it or not, this signal chain is as quiet as a mouse, everything has a signal by-pass.


    And what it looks like without the football diagram...


    The whole thing sets up and breaks down in under two minutes, is on wheels and can even be carried by shoulder strap. I use the lid as a floor boost, otherwise it lays flat on the floor but raises up in the back
    Jesus H Christ GuitarDean You could send a man to the moon with that rig...I'd hate to see your electricity bill. You could run a small village over here with one of those things.

    I was thinking on slightly more simple terms.. Like just a FD2 and a H2o chorus. I wouldn't know where to start with that lot, and probably end up spending more time fiddling with it than actually playing. How the hell did you work that lot out?
    I have a hard enough time getting to grips with these two pedals. I'm just going to set them to a sound I like and then forget about them till I hit the switch.
    That little switch on the FD2 is positioned in a bit of a silly place though, as you can't change it unless you bend down and actually switch it with your fingers.

    As old DesertDawg says. He just goes into his amp, and that's basically what I've been doing for the past 20 odd years. I thought I might get a little adventurous since getting the Bassman, with just a hint of effects on a few numbers. Don't forget, the Dawg and I are from the old farts era.

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    I KNEW I was gonna take some grief from you guys but.... from one "old fart" to another (I'm almost 48) it's a necessity for me. I play in a studio, alot, and have to be able to replicate all the different styles and sounds that someone might ask for. This isn't for basement or garage jamming, it's a tool and a darned good one. It's pretty fun for gigs too but not required. I use two modeling amps in tandem (a Johnson Stereo Millennium 150 and a Fender Cyber-Twin). Now, when I'm just sitting around and noodling, I play using just a guitar and a tiny Crate V. So hammer me if you must, but I freaking love that board and everything that it can do
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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDean View Post
    I KNEW I was gonna take some grief from you guys but.... from one "old fart" to another (I'm almost 48) it's a necessity for me. I play in a studio, alot, and have to be able to replicate all the different styles and sounds that someone might ask for. This isn't for basement or garage jamming, it's a tool and a darned good one. It's pretty fun for gigs too but not required. I use two modeling amps in tandem (a Johnson Stereo Millennium 150 and a Fender Cyber-Twin). Now, when I'm just sitting around and noodling, I play using just a guitar and a tiny Crate V. So hammer me if you must, but I freaking love that board and everything that it can do
    Hammering?? .. No I'm more in awe that you can actually put something like that together and get it to work GuitarDean. Old Dawg and I would probably blow ourselves up..

    48 ??... Whoaa! You are still a spring chicken compared to us two old fogies.

    Seriously though, I can see why you would need something like that in a studio situation. Especially if you trying to nail different styles.
    I bought a Boss GT6 with the same idea, but it proved to be more of a toy than a serious tool. I was foolish enough to believe I could get 101 different styles out of one gadget with modern technology. But everytime I used it, it affected my raw tone, as you couldn't by-pass the bloody thing. So I gave up in the end. I sold it a week or so ago and bought the FD2 and H2o with the money.... Damn! I should have done that ages ago.
    Oh well you live and learn.

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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    I "think" that unless one is prepared to spend a pretty serious amount of money on something akin to a tc electronics G System or similar, then the current Multi FX Boards are of a similar ilk?

    I know one Guy who has the G System and does amazing things with it, but his Band requires such things. I know that like you Phil, I ended up spending on individual Pedals and thus far haven't looked back.

    That is a beautifully neat and tidy Pedal Board though!! Compared to how mine looked back when I used it....THAT is a serious piece of kit!

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    Yeah I agree Rob. Those multi effects things like the Boss GT6 are either for metal freaks or bedroom guitarists.
    A G system you say. Must say I haven't heard of that. I'll check that out.
    You don't see serious effects all in one units here in the UK much.
    You'd think with all the know how today someone would be able to come up with a multi effects unit with decent effects that dont swamp your tone at a fairly reasonable price and have true by-pass..

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    P.S... Just checked out the TC Electronic G-SYSTEM... A £1,000 in the UK.. Approx $2,000 US..
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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Heh, heh....if I was doing studio stuff again, I'd probably have a "moon rig" too. In fact I just gave away an old Yamaha board with about 8 Yamaha pedals that I used in studios in Japan 25 years ago.

    The guitar and amp straight thing works for me now which is probably why Phil thinks I should be playing in a Vegas lounge trio with just enough time to eye up the skirts that breeze in the door!

    Mind you, my Rambler does have the two best effects known to man, trem and reverb, and, as Dean and Phil know, my Les Paul has the world's greatest tone enhancer.....a Bigsby, or "pasta maker" as Phil prefers to call it.


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    Oh god Dawg, don't get Phil started on the Bigsby thing . Todd and I have been bouncing that one around with Phil for quite some time. I just did a soundclip for WB Custom Pickups where I use my Bigsby and a slide together and their new Vintage Hot Tuned PAF's. I ended up with a very sick, low growl that was immediately remenisitant of early Joe Walsh, I just stopped and went "WOW!" I love those Bigsby's but man, you gotta be careful with 'em, it's too easy to over whammy.

    "Hammering" was a poor turn of a phrase, sorry, I should have said "taking some fingers into my ribs". I'm presently recording three albums right now, one for me (everything from a few new age tunes to the some blues and everything in-between, ), a rock-a-billy one for a local drummer who is jaw-droppingly good, and another for a guy that writes rather in the vein of the Jayhawks and the Beatles. So, as ya can see, I'm all over the freaking place . Thanks for the nice comments on the layout too btw.
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    OK OK .. I'm gone for one Day and look what happens here You's guy's
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    Re: floor pedals for a Bassman.

    Dean...you're right about the Bigsby. Since going with the Rambler all I hear from Phil is "Do you have to end every song with that ridiculous stretch, fat ass maj7 and that damned pasta maker!"

    Oh well.........

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    Hey... it's a very very beautiful maj7 and deserves the attention!
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    Don't get me started on those..
    Here's one that the old Dawg tried to sell me last year.. And look !..you even get a spare aged tuner key with it..



    I do like the look of Bigsby's, but only on Gretsch 6120's and 335's which I have had in the past. I never ever used them mind you, but they did look good.
    They tend to clutter a Les Paul for me. It's takes up too much space for what they do...
    I tell a lie! .... I did use it with my old 57 6120 on the end of a rockabilly song once.. As I recall it was a rather snazzy run followed by a quick wobble on a 6/9th chord at the end of the tune.Whether anyone in the crowed noticed the authenticity of my endevour I'll never know.

    Did a gig last night with the Bassman and new pedals, but couldn't really comment on any of them as the band was in the open and fucking loud wasn't the word. Another guitarist and me were mic'd up through the PA, but couldn't hear bugger all as the foldback didn't work our end.
    I had the Bassman at 6, and it still sounded like a 5 watt amp.
    I hit the boost on the FD2 and that improved things somewhat, but at the end of the day, it just wasn't the right gig to try stuff out. Next week perhaps. Seven people on stage including percussion and a Hammond, and Mutters voice..That's enough to drown out any amp.

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