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Username: threality

Post Number: 2
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 8:58 am:   Edit Post

Just looking for a little clarification on the controls for my custom rogue 5 string...I am starting to work with a new sound guy and he asked about the controls. I cannot find any documentation on them...

This is what I have:
Pickups: Alembic MXY56
Controls: volume, pan, filter, Q, bass cut/flat/boost switch, treble cut/flat/boost switch

Obviously the volume and pan are no problem...but what can I print out to give him that explains the rest of the controls and what they directly affect and do?

Thanks in advance...
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1179
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post

Here is a link for the flat/boost/cut switches:

Here is a pretty extensive discussion of the filters/Q and how they work:
Username: threality

Post Number: 3
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 12:00 pm:   Edit Post

Username: souza_lima

Post Number: 7
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 1:13 pm:   Edit Post

You really need sometime to get used to the Filter's concept, but it is totaly ingenious. You can even simulate others PUs character with it.

I adjust my Tone mainly balancing between PUs and use Filter just to sculpt how much "growl", "bite" or "air" I need (depending on where I will put its cut off's frequency center).
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Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1393
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 11:34 pm:   Edit Post

It's an intuitive thing once you wrap your head around the filter concept. Of course, another feature unique to ALEMBIC is that with the filter off, you have active electronics without boost/cut as you'd see with virtually anyone else's tone network. Very clean, deceptively so, usually the reason you hear some non-informed two-centers talk about ALEMBICs not sounding very 'bassy'.

And of course with the filters and the blend you can get everything from very lumpy organ-pedals tone, to clavinets on steroids. From just a few knobs and a few switches. Amazing.

Like the man said, there's those who know, and those who think they know !

J o e y

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