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 #107813  by Manolete
 Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:48 am
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.
 #107821  by Rusty the Scoob
 Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:04 pm
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.
 #107831  by Phil Lesh101
 Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:51 pm
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!
 #107843  by TI4-1009
 Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:11 pm
Phil Lesh101 wrote:...it looks cool, just like his Ritter basses.
:shock: :shock: :shock:
 #107960  by Phil Lesh101
 Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:28 pm
Phil said himself that the Ritter Jupiter bass was the coolest thing he had ever seen, there for he had to have one
 #108004  by BassPlayerLB
 Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:28 pm
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?
 #108120  by tigerstrat
 Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:24 am
Well there's at least one member who probably knows: Hey John K, what does Phil use that Digitech toy for?
 #108127  by TI4-1009
 Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:07 pm
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)
 #108129  by Rusty the Scoob
 Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:48 pm
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!