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      Electro-Harmonix Enigma Qballs Envelope Filter Bass Effects Pedal (582992)
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Turn your bass tone inside out with this envelope filter.

The Electro-Harmonix Enigma Qballs effects pedal is a powerful and precise envelope filter fine-tuned for bass frequency response. Sculpt your envelope to reveal a truly expressive tone, with a defined and unique signature. Enigma Qballs will deliver tight and smooth control over the complete 40 Hz to 3 kHz range, with a consistent and even sweetness.

Envelope controlled filters are a unique type of sound modifier where the intensity of the effect is controlled by the user's playing dynamics. The volume and dynamic of the incoming audio signal is used to control a swept filter. As the volume increases or decreases so does the frequency of the filter.

With 3 selectable filter modes, along with START, STOP, ATTACK, DECAY, Q and SENSITIVITY controls, Electro-Harmonix gives you many classic and modern Q sounds to play with to dial in vivid textures like never before. An analog distortion circuit was created specifically for the Enigma Qballs, and adds a dynamic edge to the filter's sound.

Need some edge? Engage Enigma's analog distortion and dial in anything from subtle bite to dominating crush. You can even plug in an optional expression pedal to control the filter sweep with your foot. With the ability to adjust Q, sweep range, and filter type, Enigma Qballs bass pedal becomes one of the most versatile wahs available.

Electro-Harmonix Enigma Qballs Envelope Filter Bass Effects Pedal Features:

  • Blend control
    Mode control
    Attack control
    Decay control
    Start control
    Stop control
    Sensitivity control
    Distortion footswitch/status LED
    Expression pedal input
    Bypass footswitch/status LED
    Input jack
    Effect out jack
    Direct out jack


Electro-Harmonix Enigma Qballs Envelope Filter Bass Effects Pedal Specifications:

  • 40 Hz to 3 kHz frequency response tailored for bass
    Optional expression pedal control
    Fully-analog circuit
    Switch selectable analog distortion designed for bass
    Start and Stop sweep control
    Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass filter select
    Start and Stop for filter sweep and Q control
    Separate Dry and Effect outputs
    9.6VDC 200mA power supply included
    Input jack impedance: 710 kOhms
    Effect out jack impedance: 300 Ohms


Electro-Harmonix Enigma Qballs Envelope Filter Bass Effects Pedal

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  • Greatest envelope filter to date

    As reviewed by Huffer on 8/22/2010

    I looked at every envelope filter on the internet and in the stores for about 4 months, from the most popular pedals to the private company's. This is an amazing pedal with so much control and versatile. This can get almost any envelope filter tone iv heard with its own unique sound. There has been so many sounds i have never heard from a bass come from this thing. There's been many occasions where my guitarist and drummer have asked me how I got that sound. The Enigma also has a distortion switch that sounds really good with the envelope filter, and also acts as a boost. I have never messed with the distortion settings but I've heard there is a distortion level on the back of the pedal in the battery compartment which could be useful. The Enigma also has an expression pedal input which i have never used but is curious to see how it will sound. I have had it for about 6 months now and would replace it as soon as possible if broke or stolen. The quality seems to be very nice, with a solid case and firm knobs and switch. Also comes with a 9 volt plug in which is nice. The only downfalls i have of the Enigma Qballs is not being able to use distortion without the envelope filter being engaged and the lack of a level knob. Besides that i think this pedal is perfect, i would really recommend it.

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  • Awesome!!

    As reviewed by C on 7/19/2011

    This pedal IS my signature sound, TBH. Good stuff, and seems to have built-in noise-cancelling. No hum, no noise, no irritations. Just mess around with the dials until you get what you want!

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  • Awesome, funky, deep pedal

    As reviewed by David Dubrow on 9/26/2010

    Got this pedal after trying a bunch of different envelope filters and not really being satisfied with them at all. I actually ended up buying the MXR M-82 after trying it beside a few other filters at my local GC. After about 2 weeks, I'd had enough of it. While it had a good range of tones, it was just WAY too damn sensitive with its settings. It took at least 20 minutes to find something that sounded good, and the controls were just plain confusing. Hearing good things about this pedal, the Enigma, I traded in the MXR and bought the Enigma sight unseen. and boy am I happy! The Enigma is everything I really wanted from an envelope filter. It's got great tone, ballsy wah, and an insane frequency range that it covers. Sounds absolutely great and doesn't drop any of your bottom-end. The settings are much easier to use than the M82, and I can consistently find a setting that I really enjoy. The distortion switch is yet another added bonus, and it's really great that they include the trimpot on the inside to tweak the level of distortion, because when mine came, I felt it was just a bit too distortion-heavy when enabled. Keep in mind that you can't use the distortion without the wah, but it'd be pointless to buy this pedal for distortion anyway. There are much better dedicated distortion pedals out there that are actually cheaper if all you're looking for is distortion. This is a ENVELOPE FILTER after all, folks. The quality is pretty good, with the box and switches really solid. The only slightly flimsy part is the knobs, but they're still relatively solid, and in theory you won't go stomping on those any time soon. The power-supply included is alright, but nothing amazing. It does the job, but I can't wait until I have enough to buy a VoodooLabs power supply for all of my pedals, including this one. On the note of power supply: this pedal does not support an internal 9v battery in case the power supply dies. Not that big of a deal though, as the pedal has true hardwire bypass switching that will still carry your signal through the box even without power. Like all envelope filters, it takes a bit of time to get used to its settings. You also need to 'play to the pedal' if you want to get the right sound; this thing is nice and reactive to playing dynamics. All in all though- this is the best envelope filter for bass currently on the market, delivering consistent, ballsy and deep wah, with endless variation on the voicing. It's a great successor to the legendary QTron, and does not lose any of the vintage vibe from its predecessor. You will not be disappointed. Also, there is a warning in the manual that with certain settings, the filter can get VERY loud. This is definitely true, so keep that in mind and follow the manual in order to use it safely.

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