Post Number: 27
|Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 10:24 am: |
I just bought a six string fretless (TRB-6P) and was wondering what effects boxes might go well with it to help get that nice fretless soulful tone?
Post Number: 2154
|Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 2:29 pm: |
if I may so rude but it seems you just bought my dream bass! It IS the Yamaha if I presume???
Weird ...as far as my info goes they didn't made that one as a fretless. So I guess it is a home job???
I'd LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-OVe to see teh pictures!
My keyboard need some drooling!
About effects: a good chorus!!!!
Post Number: 28
|Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 5:04 pm: |
Wow, you know your gear. I bought it used from 'Cecilia, the band' out of NY and the previous owner had it turned into a fretless. It sound fantastic! What kind of chorus?
Post Number: 2156
|Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 11:50 pm: |
OK ...some parts of the design I don't like but ...oh well ...this IS the type I fancy.
It is the TRB-6P of the first generation. We now have the TRB-6PII:
The bass you play -the "I"- was highly recommended to me for their PU's. The "II" PU's are not that good. As you can see they have individual tailpieces and a 3B EQ now.
I am no effect specialist. I use a Lexicon multi-effect rack-mountable device in which there are different types of chorus. I know there exist small foot switches (BOSS??? IBANEZ??? DOD???) which are good.
Congrats on the rare catch!
Post Number: 107
|Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 12:03 am: |
I can highly recommend the TC Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus/Pitch Modulator/Flanger.
Not a digital effect unit of the 21th century but a great pedal.
You can read reviwes about at:
Post Number: 2157
|Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 2:46 am: |
about those TRB's
I found a fiver just around the corner in Belgium?
"DARLING ...WHERE DID YOU PUT MY NYLONS????"
Oh well. It isn't a six anyway.
Post Number: 522
|Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 7:47 am: |
You know guys, one of the best sounding fretless Basses that I've ever played with no effects is my Vermillion Essence 5 with Rogue electronics. It wears a set of D'Addario Chromes. There's just something about it that has that extra growl and "Mwah" that nothing else I've played has. If I must recommend an effect, the chorus is a must. I'm also addicted to the envelope filter. The EBS Bass IQ is the best.
Here's my Essence. A truly phenomenal Bass.
Post Number: 29
|Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 8:58 am: |
It's a great bass. It balences so well that you don't notice it weighs 11 pounds. The piezos add some acoustic warmth to it if you dial them in. I also think the electronics may be better than the later ones. Some of the early ones had a single truss rod if I remember right, which may not be good. I also own an Elan six string fretted, but I have reached the point that I am nervous gigging with it.
Post Number: 144
|Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 2:41 pm: |
I used to have a Yamaha RBX 5 and RBX 765 A, not fretless but they were nice, and I like the TRB 6 and Patitucci models............
for fretless I use a Pedulla Pentabuzz, Fodera Monarch Elite 6, Modulus Prototype 7, Zeta Crossover EUB and a Guild Ashbory.
I've heard good things about TC Electronic Chorus mentioned in Harald's previous post.
I use an ART SGX Nitro or a Lexicon MPX G2 (rackmounts) for my FX and for pedals a Digitech Bass Whammy ( all 3 have real nice Chorus) a Dunlop 105Q wah, also sometimes an ART Nightbass SE and a Digitech Bass Harmony Machine.
Post Number: 82
|Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 8:42 am: |
I dont play fretless, but I do think an envelope filter would sound way cool on one. I use a Q-Tron plus on my series I. I switch it on when I use the bridge pickup only, and it sounds way cool and way funky...