myoung6923 wrote:I have used all sorts of different envelope filters and I love the Q Tron. I have heard great things about the emma discombobulator (I have not tried it).
+1,000,000!myoung6923 wrote:Any envelope filter is a bit tricky to get the settings and playing style just right for the sound that you want. Since it's triggering is dependent on the input signal you have to alter your picking so that you aren't peaking it too soon or not enough. You can dial in the sensitivity to roughly match your picking style - it just takes some getting used to.
It's also very sensitive to effects that are upstream of it as well as changes in volume from the guitar.
myoung6923 wrote:So, once you set it for a good sound, if you change the volume of your guitar then the effects settings are not going to be what you want anymore. Also, some effects upstream of it, when turned on, will also affect it negatively as well.
myoung6923 wrote:The way Jerry's guitar was wired with an effects loop pre-volume pot allowed him to turn his guitar's volume up or down while his effects always recieved a constant level. This way his effects were not affected by the changing volume of the guitar.
tigerstrat wrote:Having played both in my stage rig, I think the D-Bob and the standard Q are very nearly indistinguishable in sound. The D is more compact and slightly easier to tweak and you pay a little more.
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