New Acquisition: Tone Corset
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Posted: 17 November 2017 03:41 PM

I just received my new Tone Corset! I’m interested in using it both for my guitar AND my bass. The Soul Preacher came in a guitar version AND a bass version to handle the dynamics of the bass, and especially active basses. The Tone Corse has a pad switch to prevent unwanted overloading, so a bass-specific version is unnecessary. (Yay!) I should be able to use the same pedal for my guitars and my basses. We’ll see.

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Posted: 01 March 2018 08:25 PM | Link to this reply (#1)
gvelasco - 17 November 2017 03:41 PM

I just received my new Tone Corset! I’m interested in using it both for my guitar AND my bass. The Soul Preacher came in a guitar version AND a bass version to handle the dynamics of the bass, and especially active basses. The Tone Corse has a pad switch to prevent unwanted overloading, so a bass-specific version is unnecessary. (Yay!) I should be able to use the same pedal for my guitars and my basses. We’ll see.

How do you like the pedal? Does it remove any high frequencies and is it quiet? I’m currently using an MXR-176, which I really like.

I’ve also got a Platform, which is quite the toolkit. The compressor side is nice. It’s digital, but it’s nice. Not M176 nice, though. That thing’s actually got an awesome (digital) overdrive.

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Posted: 02 March 2018 02:52 AM | Link to this reply (#2)

I love it. I should have written a follow up. It works beautifully with bass. It is super quiet. It doesn’t remove any high-end frequencies, that I can hear anyway. I think the blend knob is the real secret here. I considered the Platform because it is very flexible and has other nice features, but all I really needed was the compressor and I’m trying to stay as analogue as possible. I’m not a total analogue snob, I have a Small Stone and a Canyon Delay in my chain, but I just prefer to stay analogue as much as possible because it tends to match the input and output impedances and levels best, and also produces the least amount of noise. Strangely a lot of the digital circuits produce noise that can be transmitted through the power cables and radio type interference.

So, anyway, I really like the Tone Corset, and I think that a large percentage of electric guitar players underestimate the usefulness of a compressor, especially a four knob compressor like this one with a blend.

I should add that it makes my Danelectro 12 String electric sound fantastic. It really evens out the octaves. It makes my Taylor acoustic sound fantastic. It makes my ukulele with a piezo pickup sound fantastic. I use it for everything at the beginning of the effects chain, even if I’m not using anything else but the Tone Corset. It’s my most indispensable “effect”.

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Posted: 02 March 2018 10:48 AM | Link to this reply (#3)
gvelasco - 02 March 2018 02:52 AM

I love it. I should have written a follow up. It works beautifully with bass. It is super quiet. It doesn’t remove any high-end frequencies, that I can hear anyway. I think the blend knob is the real secret here. I considered the Platform because it is very flexible and has other nice features, but all I really needed was the compressor and I’m trying to stay as analogue as possible. I’m not a total analogue snob, I have a Small Stone and a Canyon Delay in my chain, but I just prefer to stay analogue as much as possible because it tends to match the input and output impedances and levels best, and also produces the least amount of noise. Strangely a lot of the digital circuits produce noise that can be transmitted through the power cables and radio type interference.

So, anyway, I really like the Tone Corset, and I think that a large percentage of electric guitar players underestimate the usefulness of a compressor, especially a four knob compressor like this one with a blend.

I should add that it makes my Danelectro 12 String electric sound fantastic. It really evens out the octaves. It makes my Taylor acoustic sound fantastic. It makes my ukulele with a piezo pickup sound fantastic. I use it for everything at the beginning of the effects chain, even if I’m not using anything else but the Tone Corset. It’s my most indispensable “effect”.

Good stuff. Thanks a lot for this. I think I’ll give one a shot. I have a lot of high end gear, but EHX stuff is special and was the first stuff I was into many years ago, so I’m back at building a very nice set of pedals on the floor.

I play a Jazzmaster and a Jaguar and compression really brings out the chime in these things. I also play a Rickenbacker 330/6 and a 330/12. I use a Janglebox for those and actually couldn’t imagine it any other way. Now I’m quite curious to try the Corset with my 12.

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