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Old 09-28-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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Adding bottom end.

hey peeps.
i'm looking for a pedal or maybe eq options or something the like to add more bottom end to passages.
so imagine riffing along to death metal and as your outro you have this huge riff that has a half beat behind it and the crowd is going off.
you stomp on this pedal/eq/whatever and it doesnt boost the volume but it just makes it sound "bigger" and people go nuts......
good idea i thought.
anyone know my options?
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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I love your description, makes it sound bigger and people go nuts

It'd help to know what amp you're using. an MXR 10-band EQ would probably help, maybe a TS-9 even?
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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well. a bigger cab but thats bigger all the time not on a stomp. same with thicker strings.

EQ pedal will easily do it.

in terms of a boost, there are some pedals that add that charasteristic. one is the xotic EP booster. it makes just about anything sound thicker and more full. i even tried it on my friends high gain setup and he loved it.

adds a touch of bass too but its still good and tighter, not flubby. i know many boosts that are miidded out or flat, the EP has a unique EQ curve for a boost. adds a touch of compression too.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:36 PM   #4
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ok.....
i run a Rivera KR7.
already have a maxon od808 AND a ts9 looped through a GCX.
maxon is always on and the ts9 boosts and smoothes out solos.
i HAD a mxr kk 10 band but i just diced it, didnt need it.
but i also have a G major2 which has onboard eq if i need it.....
so i was thinking of loading something into the gcx.
ive heard aphex Big Bottom or Aural xciter are good, but i havent heard these before or know a shop that stocks one i can check out.....
so i'm trying to pull collective knowledge
thanks
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:50 PM   #5
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I'd probably use one of the EQ to cut the bottom end and then kick it out when you want bigger. The crowd won't really notice the bottom was missing
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:57 PM   #6
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ok.....
i run a Rivera KR7.
already have a maxon od808 AND a ts9 looped through a GCX.
maxon is always on and the ts9 boosts and smoothes out solos.
i HAD a mxr kk 10 band but i just diced it, didnt need it.
but i also have a G major2 which has onboard eq if i need it.....
so i was thinking of loading something into the gcx.
ive heard aphex Big Bottom or Aural xciter are good, but i havent heard these before or know a shop that stocks one i can check out.....
so i'm trying to pull collective knowledge
thanks

What's your cab? Frankly that rig should be plenty ballsy enough! Maybe a Port City or Mesa oversized cab would help.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:10 AM   #7
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i use a fuzz when i want to go over the top.

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Old 09-29-2012, 04:52 AM   #8
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My cab is the Rivera seven cab.
Has k100s in it.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:06 AM   #9
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:59 AM   #10
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tweak the preset on the G Major 2. That parametric EQ is pretty nice, and you can footswitch it in to give you some extra "hugeness".

Do you have the PC editor for the GM2? Makes editing the para EQ WAY easier.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:32 AM   #11
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No I don't.
Some stupid glitch won't let me computer run it.
Which present are you talking about?
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:46 AM   #12
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Swollen pickle with the sustain a tad bit low, loudness at unity, and the filter up just enough to thicken your sound, it won't sound like a fuzz so much as it will just fill in harmonics and add the bottom end you want.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:52 AM   #13
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What you need is a Boss HM-2.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:25 PM   #14
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I use a bad monkey to boost and help add bass back in. I have been wondering about the Ibanez big bottom boost though......
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:28 PM   #15
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Start out with a thinner sound as someone mentioned.
Maybe play the first part of riffage through a distortion pedal or something, this is only a example and play the fatter part on your amp set to maximum lard impact XD
I would imagine having a eq pedal to be helpful in this situation.
I don't have experience with the Rivera amps, but if it's not giving you the low end you want , there's always some other options too that don't require extra pedals to get there.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:10 PM   #16
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Oh this KR7 has a MASSIVE bottom end. Almost too big!!!
And it's still tight and awesome.
But some passages just call for..... More
Which is why I'm asking. Thanks for all this though.
There's some great tips here. So far I'm using the eq.... Can't say I'm happy with it..... Yet.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:32 PM   #17
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Try writing a patch on the g-major that combines the parametric eq and the compressor.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:56 PM   #18
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:37 PM   #19
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What you need is a Boss HM-2.

One of my favorite pedals, but probably not the best for what he's doing.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:26 PM   #20
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Too lazy to read the above posts so I'm gonna suggest a couple cheap pedals...

EHX Mole or Devi Ever Dark Boost
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