Post Number: 13
|Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 4:06 pm: |
Well, thanks to Beaver and the guys at Bass Central my new SF2 arrives tommorw. So guys, what can I expect from this bad boy.
Post Number: 352
|Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 4:19 pm: |
lots of fun and sounds you've never in your life heard before.
Post Number: 14
|Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 5:10 pm: |
I heard I could dial in tones from all the Alembic greats from Mcvie Entwistle etc.
Post Number: 161
|Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 7:51 pm: |
The SF2 is a Swiss Army Knife of tone. You can dial in anything from deep,deep DUB to making the bass(Alembic) sound like a banjo. One thing would benefit you would be to make sure you have a paper and pencil handy as you will find a cool setting then start to experiment and forget where you where. It's not hard to operate it's just that versatile. The owners manual is very handy. Give yourself three hours after setup they will go quickly. Good Luck.
Post Number: 886
|Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 8:55 pm: |
I agree with all of the above (especially the paper and pencil part). I got my SF-2 about 3 weeks ago. More versatility than I imagined. Just work it one filter at a time. Turn one off and play with the other, then blend the two.
Don't forget to come up for air. I actually had a headache for a while. I was trying to learn it all in the first sitting. I settled on a sound I liked that was very close to some settings I found in the Must Read section of the club. That is a very good place to start. Have fun. It's an amazing piece of equipment. Wish I'd gotten one long ago.
Post Number: 180
|Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 10:29 pm: |
It took me a month or so to learn how to hone in the lows without the occasional 'oops, everything is overloaded' syndrome because there is PLENTY of gain at hand.
I've been fiddling with mine for a couple years and I feel like I could make stage adjustments with no surprises for the sound guy.
I've found no ear fatigue with them(I use two) in my rack engaged all the time.I've been using them for guitar recently ...crystal clear and fat...yumm
Post Number: 449
|Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 4:39 am: |
It took me a while to get used to what it can do. Read the FAQ's, and of course if you have questions, post them here. It was easier for me to grasp starting off in the mono mode, where it acts as a 3 channel mixer, but the stereo/daisychain mode offers some interesting possibilities, especially in the area of boosting midrange.
Have fun with it,
Post Number: 15
|Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 12:20 pm: |
Well, it has arrived. All I can really say is wow! I am running through my old SWR Silverado Special and with one of my Music Man basses. It is flat out amazing and the tone possibilities are endless.