New HBE Psilocybe

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Ming Chow, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Ming Chow

    Ming Chow Senior Member

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    Picked one up today. I wanted a "tweakable" phaser. I think this ended my search for one.

    I really like the Speed knob, which acts like a blend. Seems like it will be pretty helpful.

    Anyone like to share settings or comments?

    I like this recommende setting:
    Regen 11 o'clock
    Speed 2 o'clock
    Shift 1 right
    Shift 2 right
     
  2. Wooley

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    I've been using one for 3 or 4 years, and it's still my main phaser.

    I like both switches in, knobs around noon for my Phase 90 style phase.

    I like both switches right and the knobs at about 10 and 2 for a more wobbly setting.

    Like the switches left and knobs at 9 and whatever for a cleaner phase.
     
  3. Ming Chow

    Ming Chow Senior Member

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    Cool!!!

    That setting does the Phase 90 pretty good. Your second setting is like the one that I'm using and really digging right now.
     
  4. Dandy13

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    Have you ever tried a Small Stone? Can it cop some of those sounds as well? Pretty much every phaser tries to sound like a phase 90 it seems like and I really don't care for phase 90's. Thanks for the info, this pedal has been on my radar for a long time now.
     
  5. welcometoashley

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    when i used to own one i'd keep both toggle switches to the right. "regen" knob at around 1 o'clock and the speed at about 9 o'clock for a slow, deep effect....

    it's a great phaser....
     
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    It is a nice piece. Has a ton of tweak built in.:bow
     
  7. Ming Chow

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    I have a Russian Small Stone. I'm pretty sure it can get close. I have a day off from the pharmacy tomorrow/today. I'll a/b them. I'll try and make a small clip to compare.
     
  8. Ming Chow

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    Made a small clip up. I did something very simple, so one gets the voice of the pedal.
    Signal Chain: LP w/ AlNiCo II's(only used the bridge pup) --> Psilocybe --> Champion 600
    Settings in o'clock (Regen, Speed, Shift 1, Shift 2)
    Start - 0:35 (11, 2, R, R)
    0:40 - 1:12 (11, 2, L, R)
    1:14 - 1:50 (11, 2, R, L)
    1:57 - 2:29 (11, 2, L, L)
    2:30 - 3:14 (5, 2, R, R)
    3:15 - 3:56 (12, 12, R, L)
    3:58 - 4:30 (9, 9, L, L)

    http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7355477

    Thanks to Wooley for the settings.
     
  9. cnotold

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    it's one chewy phaser, almost reminds me of fat bubble gum. i just wish it had more top end swirl like phase 90 do! then it would've been stayed with me for a long time.
     
  10. harritone

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    This pedal would be the BEST phase type effect ever, if it had a level control, so your signal doesnt drop down, or lower in volume when engaged.....
     
  11. cvansickle

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    Mine never drops the volume when I engage it, but I also have an HBE CPR compressor always on in front of it too.
     
  12. Ming Chow

    Ming Chow Senior Member

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    Mine doesn't volume drop either.

    I love this pedal. HBE makes some very good stuff.
     
  13. harritone

    harritone Supporting Member

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    Hmmmm....maybe I got a lemon???
     
  14. corbs

    corbs Supporting Member

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    No volume drop at all for me. I don't even consider looking at other phasers, as this one does it all at a great price.



    I love it ! :love:


    Just picked up a UFO (Ultimate Fuzz Octave) and it's another super quality pedal. I can't wait to really take it for a drive Thurs night. :boxer
     
  15. MERCYFULFATE

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    neither one of mine drop. i have a n.o.s. custom color Psilosybe im selling now both are two years apart and again.no volume drops.
     
  16. guitarb

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    great phaser....just wish it was smaller!!!
     
  17. Marble

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    volume drop is probably a result from the buffers or lack there-of on your other pedals...
     

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