Best low-buck envelope filter?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by vintage66, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. vintage66

    vintage66 Member

    Messages:
    6,377
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Location:
    Right here
    New or used? Or how about best new and best discontinued but still cheap?
     
  2. DigitalHater

    DigitalHater Member

    Messages:
    210
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Location:
    Bawlmerr, MD
    I have a moog low pass filter, and a Qtron+ so I'm familiar with good envelope filters. That being said, I have an Ibanez AW7 (from the tone-lok series) that I think is pretty sufficient. That's the one I bring to jam sessions, it's small, can be powered by a one spot, and sounds pretty dang good.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012
  3. jnepo1

    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,212
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Location:
    Sutton, MA
    For $135, the Carl Martin Classic Envelope Filter is a good find.
     
  4. in_sherman

    in_sherman Member

    Messages:
    638
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
  5. goodhonk

    goodhonk Member

    Messages:
    4,493
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    boss t-wah is one of my favorites, and easy to dial in.
     
  6. drolling

    drolling Member

    Messages:
    6,099
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Yep, I'm partial to the micro-tiny WR-2. Horrible tone~sucking buffering, but a bargain (IMO) at 60 bucks new. It's discontinued now, replaced by the WR-3, with an additional clean blend knob

    For a bit more, you might be able to find a used ElectroHarmonix Riddle Q:Balls. It's a huge clunker compared to the Guyatone, but a lot more versatile & has a built-in analog distortion circuit
     
  7. Tweeker

    Tweeker Supporting Member

    Messages:
    980
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2004
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    Mojo Hand FX (ToneFactor) Analogue Filter 442 is the real deal. Going used should be close to $100.
     
  8. willc68

    willc68 Member

    Messages:
    413
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Location:
    philly
    DOD FX25B is great and cheap.
     
  9. wundergussy

    wundergussy Member

    Messages:
    9,543
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    Location:
    Portland OR
  10. hector

    hector Member

    Messages:
    1,065
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Location:
    Lancaster County, PA
  11. Kelfecil

    Kelfecil Member

    Messages:
    269
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2011
    Location:
    Netherlands, The Hague
    Best ones out there (IMHO) are Q-Tron+ from EHX and the Super Fatman from WMD.

    But if you want a low-budget one, go for the Nano Dr.q or the Micro Q-Tron from EHX.
    (MXR also has a good auto-q though)

    I would go for this one though,cuz it's both good in price AND packs a lot of stuff in one small box!
    Check it out!
    http://www.mythfx.com/infinium.htm

    It's a delay,a ring modulator AND an envelope filter :).
     
  12. cholula69

    cholula69 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    687
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Location:
    Switzerland
    I will have to chime in for the Boss Auto or T-wah
     
  13. midwayfair

    midwayfair Member

    Messages:
    2,047
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Location:
    Baltimore
  14. deebow

    deebow Member

    Messages:
    158
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Location:
    Arlington, Va
    Wilson Effects Envelope Phollower, new it costs $113 shipped, a great auto wah, especially for the money.

    I like the Micro Q-Tron too, costs even less ($84) but has a larger footprint.
     
  15. henryjurstin13

    henryjurstin13 Member

    Messages:
    2,303
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Location:
    NWAR 72762
    Per usual, I'm the only person on here suggesting the Line 6 Otto.... it does the super smooth Jerry mutron tones and can get extremely quacky too. Great filter for the money, EXTREMELY versatile!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  16. monkmiles

    monkmiles Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,439
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2005
    Location:
    Boston metrowest, MA
    I like the Micro Q-Tron myself.
     
  17. Led Sabblin

    Led Sabblin Member

    Messages:
    1,219
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
  18. JohanSolo

    JohanSolo Member

    Messages:
    487
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Location:
    Perth, Western Australia
    i quite liked the tone-lok autowah. just stick it in a truee bypass looper
     
  19. rockysteve

    rockysteve Member

    Messages:
    198
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Location:
    Weymouth, Dorset, UK
    I like and own the micro q tron, however I have not played many...
    The only other one I have messed around with and might get at some point as I really enjoyed it is the Boss FT2.
     

Share This Page