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I know most people use some type of Pedal on your bajo.. I was checking out a DOD eq pedal for my Candelas Quinto... any suggestions..


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NOw That You Ask That..
what Is a Pedal For?
i have no clue what the purpose is..
if somebody can help w/ that too
thank You
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i've never seen anybody use a pedal for a bajo sexto/quinto.
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I saw a gentleman playing an hernandez bajo on a jazz amp using an EMG pickup and a fishman pedal. I don't don't know what series the pedal was but it was kinda small and silverish/chrome color. That bajo sounded AWESOME!!! So strong and crisp. Old school
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MXR 10 band EQ, you can get a very natural clean sound with this thing. it's pricey but worth every penny. no joke!
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thanks bro. I'll have to check out the MXR 10.

for those of u who don't know what a pedal is... it is usaully on the ground and it has one input and one output and you run your guitar, bajo, or bass through it. it usaully has some type of effect, eq, or just amplifies the sound so when you plug into the amp... damn.. nice crisp..clean sound..

it is a good way to improve the sound of any istrument.. you should also have a good pick up and a decent amp.

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Hi,
I use a Fender Twin amp on my pasaye
and sound  really good i love it, Los tucanes de tijuana use a JC 120 by Roland
and sound very good that amp, buy a like Fender amps with tubes sound realy clean. Also I use a Boss chorus CE-1 and many times use a Rp-1000 by digitech for Eq. and chorus, reverb and many riffs i turn on the delay
sound realy good, I like the effects on my Bajo Quinto
you can try many effects, Also many times use a Wah pedal Cry baby
sound good too
Just do it jjijijij

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I'm a sound guy. I own a Bajo Quinto and can play the basics... but no time to learn much more... so take this for what it's worth.

I usually don't like anything for electric guitar on any Bajos (Roland JC-120 & Fender Deville or Bassman 4X10" some possible exceptions).  It's not that I think it's a bad sound, it's just that, to my ears, amps that are designed for Acoustic instruments or Full Range instruments make the Bajo sound more natural to me.  Again, I'm not a Bajo player... take it for what it's worth.

Having said this, I've toured with a Bajo player who used a preamp pedal.  It served as an anchor for his sound when he had to plug into a PA and other amps on stage. (We often had to plug into Backline amps who's architects never heard of a Bajo of any sort.).

It was a Hartke AGX, which I don't think is made anymore (It's actually mine and I loaned it to him )... but the essence of this pedal is essentially an acoustic guitar preamp.  One output goes to an amp on stage and the other (mic level XLR) goes to the PA.

I've seen the BBE Acoustimax that is the same sort of concept.  It gives you some control over your tone on stage and allows you to send a good direct signal to the PA.  There are probably others out there, but the goal is to give you some control over your own sound on stage, yet still make it easy for the guys out front to help you out.

As a sound guy, I'd love for Bajo players to show up with this sort of thing because it makes my job of making you sound good out front a bit easier, but to each his own.  Just another perspective for you to consider.

Good luck!


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thanks for the input. I really appreciate the ideas. as for the sound, yeah Aaron I agree that if you get the right combo of a good Fishman rare eath and a acoustic amp( and probly mic the amp) you can probably get an excellent sound however its seems when you are adjusting the eq on channel to the bajo on the mixer it is sometimes impossible to get the overwhelming mids and lows out and they overpower and you get a bassy sound from the bajo..if you only add highs it leaves the bajo flat and you cant get volume from it..... and when i've done sound i notice that if the bajo player doesnt have a good pickup is becomes really difficult to get good clean crisp sound.

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I use a fishman pro ii series direct box preamp just 3 bands plus brightness an volume level. 5 total and yes i connect direct to the PA and can control my own sound and if i need more monitor pues nomas le subo. Works awesome and i avoid carrying an amp around.
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I use the same fishman pro II Eq and I run to my amp and it sounds beautiful. I use the Eq to have more control of my bass and highs plus my volume for some of my pickups tend to have less volume then others. And for around a $100 bucks and light in weight you can't beat it.
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My bajo sexto is arriving today, and I am super stoked.  I have an old '80s Randall guitar amp (Def Leppard used them to record Hysteria) with real spring reverb, and that sucker is loud. I have a feeling my new Oscar Schmidt is going to sound awesome through.  I'm not a big gearhead, and I do all my recording in-the-box, so most of my effects are modeled, but I'm going to play around with some chorus and delay and hopefully come up with some new sounds.
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How about the Zoom A2??  any word on this one..
or how about the acoustic pre amp from behringer??

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If your not micing your amp try a good direct box if your running your bajo to a mixer. I have a Radial direct box I've used maybe like twice and it worked great to cut feedback and buzz runs around $200. I run my bajo straight to my amp threw a fishman eq and a BBE stomp box and then mic my amp and have feedback once in a while depending on the place and pickup more from the monitors then my amp and mic. In this case I would recommend your bajo player to have his bajo grounded. A good luthier could do this by putting a fret on the bridge and soldering a ground from there to the ground on your pickup. My Bajos have this and most pros do this to too help lower feedback. Good luck my friend let me know if you need pics or more help.
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I'm a red eye preamp dealer if you raza are interested.
I can give you the best deal.
search and check reviews on the internet if you want please
red eye or red eye twin

I play bajo sexto/quinto and this preamp (red eye) is incredible 
you can heard all the strings and easy to use. A truly remarkable preamp.

Let me know friends and I will be happy to answer all your questions

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I'm a huge Scotty Moore fan and if anybody else knows who he is can relate with this...he used to plug into a Ray Butts Echo Sonic amp..over the years I had tried to find one of these amps but no luck..I use a Fender Acoustasonic amp and inline delay..I like that I can have full control of the timing and in turn create an awesome back beat which is what we do as bajo players..we create the rhythm such as what Scotty did for Elvis but using an acoustic amp was the biggest part of pushing out that natural full sound..good luck fellas![idea]
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I use a roland jc-55 amp. Very clean natural sounding amp thats true to it input! The chorus is awesome in the right moment, as well as a little bit of reverb, but I have been wanting to get a delay pedal for some time now. Just havent had the spare change to purchase... When I do though, im planning on getting a way huge supa puss delay. I put an electric guitar humbucker in my quinto and I love it. I like it better than the lr baggs m1a I had in it.

But to stay on topic, pedals with the right adjusting touch can make playing more enjoyable and better sounding.
My pedal setup (if I had one) would be a delay, reverb, classic overdrive, and a tuner/mute pedal. And maybe a DI box somewhere in the line.
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Try the TC electronic Bodyrez . Works perfectly for bringing natural tone to my acoustic guitar
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