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Re: Evolving Wall of Phil? 12/30/11

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:48 am
by Manolete
Why does he have a Digitech multi-effects unit ontop of all that expensive rack mounted stuff?

My bassist friend owns the same model, and I never found a worth while sound on it. Too much latency and too much digital 'slush'. It was the muddiest, murkiest pedal I've ever used as well.

Re: Evolving Wall of Phil? 12/30/11

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:04 pm
by Rusty the Scoob
Manolete wrote:Why does he have a Digitech multi-effects unit ontop of all that expensive rack mounted stuff?

My bassist friend owns the same model, and I never found a worth while sound on it. Too much latency and too much digital 'slush'. It was the muddiest, murkiest pedal I've ever used as well.


We had a pretty good debate about that a few months ago, but nobody really knew. It's a good mystery, I sure haven't noticed any sounds from him that would have come from that pedal.

Re: Evolving Wall of Phil? 12/30/11

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:51 pm
by Phil Lesh101
I think he has it just because it looks cool, just like his Ritter basses.
I haven't heard any type of sound, like scoob said that would have come from that pedal in any show or recording!

Re: Evolving Wall of Phil? 12/30/11

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:11 pm
by TI4-1009
Phil Lesh101 wrote:...it looks cool, just like his Ritter basses.


:shock: :shock: :shock:

Re: Evolving Wall of Phil? 12/30/11

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:03 pm
by Phil Lesh101
Would you like something^ ?

Re: Evolving Wall of Phil? 12/30/11

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:20 am
by Rusty the Scoob
I'm thinking he means either:

1. The Ritter didn't just look cool, it sounded awesome!

or

2. You just said the Ritter looks cool????


:lol:

Re: Evolving Wall of Phil? 12/30/11

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:28 pm
by Phil Lesh101
Phil said himself that the Ritter Jupiter bass was the coolest thing he had ever seen, there for he had to have one

Re: Evolving Wall of Phil? 12/30/11

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:28 pm
by BassPlayerLB
Rusty the Scoob wrote:
Manolete wrote:Why does he have a Digitech multi-effects unit ontop of all that expensive rack mounted stuff?

My bassist friend owns the same model, and I never found a worth while sound on it. Too much latency and too much digital 'slush'. It was the muddiest, murkiest pedal I've ever used as well.


We had a pretty good debate about that a few months ago, but nobody really knew. It's a good mystery, I sure haven't noticed any sounds from him that would have come from that pedal.



I'm new to this forum but have been reading posts on here for awhile... I was watching the TRI studios Furthur DVD the other day and noticed the pedal set to the "AMPED" preset setting. I'm not sure if this pedal is always on or in bypass some of the time but the setting on it was not changed once throughout that performance. I have been wondering for a long time what he would use this pedal for, maybe it is just being used for tone alteration?

Re: Evolving Wall of Phil? 12/30/11

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:33 pm
by Phil Lesh101
Welcome to the forum!

Re: Evolving Wall of Phil? 12/30/11

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:24 am
by tigerstrat
Well there's at least one member who probably knows: Hey John K, what does Phil use that Digitech toy for?

Re: Evolving Wall of Phil? 12/30/11

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:07 pm
by TI4-1009
tigerstrat wrote:Well there's at least one member who probably knows: Hey John K, what does Phil use that Digitech toy for?



name dropper.... 8)

Re: Evolving Wall of Phil? 12/30/11

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:48 pm
by Rusty the Scoob
BassPlayerLB wrote:
Rusty the Scoob wrote:
Manolete wrote:Why does he have a Digitech multi-effects unit ontop of all that expensive rack mounted stuff?

My bassist friend owns the same model, and I never found a worth while sound on it. Too much latency and too much digital 'slush'. It was the muddiest, murkiest pedal I've ever used as well.


We had a pretty good debate about that a few months ago, but nobody really knew. It's a good mystery, I sure haven't noticed any sounds from him that would have come from that pedal.



I'm new to this forum but have been reading posts on here for awhile... I was watching the TRI studios Furthur DVD the other day and noticed the pedal set to the "AMPED" preset setting. I'm not sure if this pedal is always on or in bypass some of the time but the setting on it was not changed once throughout that performance. I have been wondering for a long time what he would use this pedal for, maybe it is just being used for tone alteration?


Welcome, and great observation!

Re: Evolving Wall of Phil? 12/30/11

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:39 am
by Phil Lesh101
I doubt Johnny K knows why he uses it.

Re: Evolving Wall of Phil? 12/30/11

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:37 pm
by Phil Lesh101
Here is comfirmation that Phil uses a Digitech

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