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Digitech Freq-Out Pedal Revisited

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by ping-ping-clicka, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jun 28, 2019
    left coast
    As a guy that doesn't use real amps the ability to use feedback is at problematic, no volume, gain seems to help, but still it's still not a solution . Enter Digitechs Freq-Out pedal.But then I hear from others I doesn't sound like real feedback. oy vey! pick-pick-pick-pick- never happy, pick-pick-pick-pick-pick-! :(
    So I think hmmmmm

    Guitar- Freq-Out Pedal-T.C.Electronic Dark Matter distortion pedal-
    Strymon Iridium Pedal T.C Electronics hall of fame reverb

    placing the Freq-Out Pedal before the amp is how feedback occurs feed feedback loop starts at the guitars pick-up then goes to the amp , so place the in front of the amp,Digitechs Freq-Out pedal but it's to clean, to pure, so run the signal into the T.C.Electronic Dark Matter distortion, scuff it up a little then send it into the faux amp. it sounds much more realistic, but it needs just a little room reverb on the signal, because feedback is not happening in a vacuum. Ah;) that's better, much better!
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2021
  2. D_Malone

    D_Malone Tele-Holic

    Jul 28, 2018
    Ferndale, MI
    My biggest issue with the FreqOut was the fact that once the signal drops below a certain level the feedback cuts off abruptly. If the feedback decayed in a natural way I would have kept it.

    Another issue was the fact that the feedback seems to latch onto a specific pitch and holds it. If you bend the note it doesn’t track well and sounds fake/glitchy.

    It is an interesting pedal, and I’m sure there are uses for it outside of what I was hoping it would do.
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