NPD: Digitech Freqout

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JohnPerryJohnPerry Frets: 1296
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Very late to this party, I know, but this is the most pedal fun I have had in a good while.

Natural, ultimately controllable and adjustable feedback even at ridiculously low volumes if need be. Doesn't affect my tone at all, actually seems to give it something: maybe just the illusion that I am playing at immense volume, which is always inspiring. 

Amazing bloody thing. Had it three days, haven't turned it off



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  • dunstanmusdunstanmus Frets: 82
    Thanks for this, I have ordered one.
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  • markblagdonmarkblagdon Frets: 741
    I love mine- good feedback with headphones on!
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 7193
    Thanks for this, I have ordered one.
    Just based on previous Discussions they take a shed load of power so make sure your power supply can cope. 
    Dum dum dum, dum dum de dum, dum dum dum, dum dummmm.
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  • JohnPerryJohnPerry Frets: 1296
    About 250-300ma I think. 

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  •  Here's a great video of Nashville Guitarist Ford Thurston demonstrating it!
    Mattie, 21 year old guitarist and teacher at https://mgrmusic.com/guitar-lessons/
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  • BranshenBranshen Frets: 827


    Sounds good but seems really easy to overuse. I really enjoy the subtle and tasteful usage of it in this video with a fuzz at 1:14.

    Thanks for the GAS OP. 
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  • JohnPerryJohnPerry Frets: 1296
    Yep, can sound ridiculous if you don't dial it back, but it's easy enough to get the balance right

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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 7193
    JohnPerry said:
    About 250-300ma I think. 
    That sounds familiar. There is a history ( on here and elsewhere) of people going ‘ oh no, this is crap and doesn’t work’ when it’s been the lack of adequate power so I thought it was worth a mention for anybody GAS induced. 
    Dum dum dum, dum dum de dum, dum dum dum, dum dummmm.
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  • clarkefanclarkefan Frets: 445
    Bought one but had to send it back, I thought, finally, but no.  

    It locks onto the note and feeds the note back, but if you don't keep the note going (with finger vibrato) the feedback dies very quickly.  So forget feeding back harmonics or any notes dropped with a trem.  Such a shame.

    But if you can live within the parameters it does sound very good, very natural.
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  • JohnPerryJohnPerry Frets: 1296
    I thought that, but turning the drive up keeps it going far longer

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  • markblagdonmarkblagdon Frets: 741
    clarkefan said:
    Bought one but had to send it back, I thought, finally, but no.  

    It locks onto the note and feeds the note back, but if you don't keep the note going (with finger vibrato) the feedback dies very quickly.  So forget feeding back harmonics or any notes dropped with a trem.  Such a shame.

    But if you can live within the parameters it does sound very good, very natural.
    Were you expecting the pedal to sustain a note without any signal input from the guitar?!? Adding a compressor before it would boost/sustain the guitar signal a bit more and hence keep the freqout feedback signal longer.
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  • VJIvesVJIves Frets: 212
    Don't you just hold the footswitch down to make it sustain forever? 
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  • markblagdonmarkblagdon Frets: 741
    VJIves said:
    Don't you just hold the footswitch down to make it sustain forever? 
    No - it’s not a freeze pedal - it’s adding a feedback harmonic based on the input signal.
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  • VJIvesVJIves Frets: 212
    VJIves said:
    Don't you just hold the footswitch down to make it sustain forever? 
    No - it’s not a freeze pedal - it’s adding a feedback harmonic based on the input signal.
    I never realised that, as it's always gone on for as long as I've needed without dying off prematurely. I play with a lot of gain though, so that'll never be an issue for me.
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  • vasselmeyervasselmeyer Frets: 2336
    Gain or a compressor in front will make it hang on to the note longer. That said, mine's first in the chain. Fiddling with the pedal's own gain control and the "onset" control for 10mins will get you something that suits your own playing technique.
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  • clarkefanclarkefan Frets: 445
    clarkefan said:
    Bought one but had to send it back, I thought, finally, but no.  

    It locks onto the note and feeds the note back, but if you don't keep the note going (with finger vibrato) the feedback dies very quickly.  So forget feeding back harmonics or any notes dropped with a trem.  Such a shame.

    But if you can live within the parameters it does sound very good, very natural.
    Were you expecting the pedal to sustain a note without any signal input from the guitar?!? Adding a compressor before it would boost/sustain the guitar signal a bit more and hence keep the freqout feedback signal longer.
    I think you must have misunderstood me?  

    I'm saying that if say you play a harmonic the Freqout feeds that note back for like a second then drops it, even though the harmonic is still ringing on the guitar.  The only way to maintain the feedback on a note is to use finger vibrato; once you stop moving the string with your finger the feedback lasts about a second.
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  • JohnPerryJohnPerry Frets: 1296
    That is not my experience at all

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  • markblagdonmarkblagdon Frets: 741
    Nor mine - the note sustains a long time - ive just played a 12th fret high e harmonic and it sustained for 8 seconds - wound D string 12th fret harmonic 17 seconds - and Im going into an AXEFX with headphones on, so theres no additional sound adding to the sustain.
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  • VJIvesVJIves Frets: 212
    Yeah, I wonder if you weren't giving it enough juice.
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  • hotpickupshotpickups Frets: 954
    I do like sound of these but I know I just wouldn't use it enough to warrant having it or warrant the board space usage either  :(
    Link to my trading feedback:  http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/59452/
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