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Posted: 23 February 2012 01:22 PM

Hi Electro-Harmonix Officials and all rockerz!

I am an active Musician From Bangladesh, South Asia since 1994.

Recently I am planning to get back all into stomps since i liked the metal muff with top boost a lot.. But i need some setup suggestions officially from you.

My Band is De-illumination , which is into the genre of Symphonic metal/rock or Symphonic power metal. So you can see I have to use a lot of patches , separate Delay,chorus and reverb settings as well Drive difference with tube screamer. I have had been mostly using line 6 since 2002 and presently using hd 500,I use the direct output to the PA systems at live and direct at studio. I am bound to use about 30 stored patches for my band with HD500 now..

What I need to know, what would be the Patch direction/Suggestions of all the stomps from you , the Signal chain and everything .

The official dealer of ehx in bangladesh is world music listed at your site and im in touch with them.

Please listen to some of my sounds from http://www.reverbnation.com/deillumination
and please suggest.

Thanks.

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Posted: 01 March 2012 08:39 AM | Link to this reply (#1)

Nice Band! Just keep up the Good Work!

Please post more videos in youtube.

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Posted: 01 March 2012 10:10 AM | Link to this reply (#2)

Thanks tom smile

Umm…how about my new setup suggestion for stomps? smile

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Posted: 01 March 2012 11:58 AM | Link to this reply (#3)

I would recommend the Metal Muff. Probably the Top Boost version, as it has an EQ to dial in just the right tone.
Digital Delay? (Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai is amazing)
Chorus? (Neo Clone?)

Probably some compression? (Soul Preacher)
Maybe a Phase Shifter (Small Stone)

(You would probably need a noise suppressor too)

I don’t play much Power Metal so I’m just guessing!

Les Paul/Gretsch g5120/Strat
Vox v847 Wah
TC Polytune
EHX Germanium OD
EHX LPB 1
EHX Pocket Metal Muff
EHX Freeze
EHX Switchblade +
EHX POG 2
EHX Bass Big Muff
EHX Micro QTron
EHX Stereo Electric Mistress
EHX Stereo Pulsar
EHX Memory Man w/Hazarai
EHX Holy Stain
EHX Screaming Bird
VOX AC15 C1

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Posted: 01 March 2012 12:37 PM | Link to this reply (#4)

hey thanks ted.

Yes i already got a new metal muff with top boost, that is where im totally interested to get back to the root.

I am trying to decide in between some other brands as well, i Hope EHX wont mind discussing openly .Give me your opinion on the following…

1-Boss CS-3 or EHX soul preacher or ibanez Tube screamer?
2-Neo clone or Boss CE-5?
3-Reverb : Holy stain or Boss RV-5? (you know cathedral will be too expensive for me)
4-Delay :  Hazarai is bit expensive for me, how about Memory boy delux or boss dd7?
5-Gate: EHX hum debugger or Boss NS-2?

(I have to be in between Ehx,Boss and ibanez since we got the only official dealers of them)

Also i have a bit of advance query. I see you have a switchblade, What i would like to do is i keep my separate patches for SOLO+delay tones with sustainer in my pod hd500 for now, i have patched it with my metal muff. So how is it possible to use the switcher to work the same way with stomp effect patch ? Please give a full patch flow post for me smile

Edited: 01 March 2012 12:46 PM by angrymachine
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Posted: 01 March 2012 03:03 PM | Link to this reply (#5)

1- I don’t use a compressor at all, so can’t really recommend if the Soul Preacher or CS-3 is better. Either one should even out your attack.
2- Neo Clone is the same circuit as the Small Clone. Highly recommended.
3- I wouldn’t go for the Holy Stain, as it’s more a multi effects/distortion/pitchshifter/tremolo pedal (the clean reverb on the Holy Stain is excellent however). Might be worth looking at the Holy Grail?
4- DD-7 is excellent (as is DD-3 [cheaper]). Memory Boy Deluxe is an analogue pedal and nearly as expensive as a Hazarai. Lots of delay choices - it depends what you want it for.
5- Hum Debugger is not really a noise suppressor. It removes hum from the signal chain/single coil pickups. You might be better off with the NS-2

I use my Switchblade to switch between the 2 channels of my amp as well as some of my effects.
My signal chain is:
Guitar > Wah > Tuner > GermOD > LPB-1 > Switchblade (‘output A’ to amp [top boost channel]) ‘output B’ to Big Muff > SEM > Pulsar > Hazarai > Amp (normal channel)
This means I can switch channels on my amp and/or switch off muff+modulation+delay just with one stomp. (I’m just about to upgrade to Switchblade+)

I hope this makes sense!

Les Paul/Gretsch g5120/Strat
Vox v847 Wah
TC Polytune
EHX Germanium OD
EHX LPB 1
EHX Pocket Metal Muff
EHX Freeze
EHX Switchblade +
EHX POG 2
EHX Bass Big Muff
EHX Micro QTron
EHX Stereo Electric Mistress
EHX Stereo Pulsar
EHX Memory Man w/Hazarai
EHX Holy Stain
EHX Screaming Bird
VOX AC15 C1

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Posted: 01 March 2012 03:11 PM | Link to this reply (#6)

lol couldn’t have sed it better myself, everything above i agree with!^^^^^^^^

other than i do use a tube Black Finger for compressor that i swear by.

current pedalboard setup (changes frequently!)

Dunlop CAE wah
T.C. Electronics Polytune Mini
MXR M87 bass compressor
EH Stereo Talking Machine
Phosphene Audio 976-KVLT
Mesa Boogie Throttle Box
El Ray Lucha Fuzz
Wren & Cuff Box of War
Gig-FX Chopper
Source Audio Programmable EQ
Blackout Effectors Whetstone Phaser
EH Polychorus (XO)
Zoom MS-50G
EH Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai

MXR MS403 CAE power system

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Posted: 01 March 2012 03:32 PM | Link to this reply (#7)

Ten and Mr Grim, Thanks a bunch , yes of course it does make a lot of sense, great to hear from u! now to setup the budget lol!

I guess ill be selling off the hd500 soon!

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Posted: 01 March 2012 04:05 PM | Link to this reply (#8)

Oh btw what are your thoughts on nano clone?The small clone is not currently available in my country..

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Posted: 01 March 2012 05:25 PM | Link to this reply (#9)

i personally have used (owned and used) all “clone” units from EHX and the “Nano clone” is crap, but the “Neo Clone” is a direct copy of the “Small Clone” and a very nice sounding and simple chorus unit!

current pedalboard setup (changes frequently!)

Dunlop CAE wah
T.C. Electronics Polytune Mini
MXR M87 bass compressor
EH Stereo Talking Machine
Phosphene Audio 976-KVLT
Mesa Boogie Throttle Box
El Ray Lucha Fuzz
Wren & Cuff Box of War
Gig-FX Chopper
Source Audio Programmable EQ
Blackout Effectors Whetstone Phaser
EH Polychorus (XO)
Zoom MS-50G
EH Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai

MXR MS403 CAE power system

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Posted: 02 March 2012 02:45 PM | Link to this reply (#10)

Ok guys i Got the Boss Ns2 and it works really really well. Now i have some power questions before i go to next ones.

I have got a Morley Adaptor ( 9v - 300 mA ) u know the only one they got . And the NS-2 says it has the ability to connect more 7 pedals, my query is if i get a daisy cable will it be fine to power up metal muff with top boost and other EHX pedals if i get them next?  all 9v 200 mA pedals?

The morley adaptor works fine with my muff, same as the battery does and less noisy.

Edited: 02 March 2012 02:51 PM by angrymachine
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