Is the EHX superego awesome or a waste

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  1. Crackshot

    Crackshot Member

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    I heard some demos on youtube and i think it sounds cool

    I have never played one and I was wondering peoples opinions on this pedal before i purchase it on ebay.

    Id be strictly using it for sound effects in between songs on stage
     
  2. Cosmogang

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    It's awesome. I waited a long time to buy it cuz most of the demos sucked back then, but I'm so glad that I bought it. I love it. I like running all sorts of stuff through it.
     
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    I have one and I think it's a really cool unique pedal. But you're intended use is somewhat vague. Could you explain in more detail?

     
  4. coldwaternights

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    Very cool, underrated pedal.

    It can do a lot, especially if you're creative with it.
     
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    Its great for soundscaping.
     
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    I love mine. I put my Strymon lex in its loop and its like having an organ player backing you up. Great to fill out the space in a trio. Great for practicing as well
     
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    dangit mike why you gotta say that... ughhh broke.
     
  8. Pedal Dan

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    I dig mine.

    I wish there as a "Threshold" control, as sometimes it takes a hot signal to trigger it. But other than that, it's pretty awesome.
     
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    Meh! It was a cool idea, frankly, I liked the Cathedral's version of the freeze function better. I owned Cathedral, Freeze and then the SuperEgo. All cool, but you HAVE to put something in the loop or you're gonna flip it fast. Overall, it has so good uses for small bands with one or two guitar players and you want to be the guy who fills in the space a bit.
     
  11. 0xeneye

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    Not what it was designed for. The super ego doesn't do sound effects unless you feed it with audio, why not just feed audio to the PA, between songs?
     
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    If the superego had a switch to take effects out of it's loop and leave them in line, like a bypass loop, I'd be all over it. The idea of tying up pedals in the loop of the superego that I wouldn't be able to use on their own without re-cabling is, to me, a fatal flaw.
     
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    Ive got a few cheapie pedals (mooer) in the effects loop of my superego and its wonderful.
     
  15. coldwaternights

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    It does a lot more than people realize.
    You gotta be creative with it.
    Also, it doesn't need effects in the loop to be cool.

    Heck, just put it before delay and modulation pedals etc.

    There are no rules with this pedal and the more you experiment with it, the better, especially if you play a certain way.
     
  16. Mothman

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    I, too, like the organ-type sounds. I'll use either a chorus or a Leslie sim in the loop, set the effect volume low, and use the Auto mode. When I get it dialed right, I can control the "organ" washes with pick dynamics; picking softer to play "unaccompanied," so to speak.

    In the Normal mode, you can get a great feedback/sustain sound at the end of your phrases. It doesn't sound very realistic playing alone at home, but in a gig setting, it kills.
     
  17. EwingChi

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    It definitely has it's flaws. That being said, it's a very creatively rewarding pedal. You can create some really cool stuff with it if you're patient. The auto-mode with a Lex (or another Leslie) in the loop is something I think sounds fantastic, and it looks like a few of you guys have stumbled upon that sound as well. I'm probably overusing at this point, but it's become my "secret weapon" sound, something the guitar players in the audience and sound guys always come up to ask about. It can range from decent faux-organ (but still a little "off" in an appealing way), to something I can only describe as approaching a "10,000 Light Years From Home" sound. Probably more.

    BUT... it could definitely stand a few upgrades. Probably not high on EHX's priority list as I don't think it's that popular, but if they made a few improvements I'd be all over it. The tracking could be better... actually some kind of variable tracking would be ideal, as some of the cool sounds come from the less-than-stellar tracking.

    But the biggest thing would be a switch to toggle the effects loop, as someone else mentioned. I've got an AB switch doing this now -- actually two, so I don't have to re-cable for gigs where a stereo set-up would be too loud.
     
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    sounds ah-may-zing with diamond vibrato in the loop but when bypassed it leaves ******, digital artifacts and strips off some of my high end (tried running a buffer immediately before - didn't help). Is running this in a true bypass looper a must (along with some sort of a/b dropbox for whatever's in the loop so no need to rewire)? if so, this just turned a $150 pedal into a $300+ pedal.
     
  20. baranger1

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    I did the demo for EHX and its nuts cool.
    Great pedal. Nothing like it.
    Add your effects in the loop like cooking a good soup or chilli and it will blow your mind!
    Bill Ruppert
     

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