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digitech jam man pedals

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:27 pm
by model.citizen
anyone out there got one/use one of these at all?

i'm looking to get one soon (probably the stereo version with up/down footswitches) to trigger samples in our tunes...just seeing if there were any opinions/real-world stories out there.

Re: digitech jam man pedals

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:36 pm
by pins
Ha we think alike,I been wanting one after I saw a youtube vid a while back of some dude laying down bass lines and adding more and more to it till it sounded pretty dam cool.
Must be a great tool for some totally necessary self indulgence :) Do want !
The band uses one for our click/backing tracks on a few tunes we do since ditching the mini disc player which was getting unreliable,dunno how its set up but it works well in that role.
I know its a digitech jam man,blue,looks impressive and the drummer gets "tonk tonk tonk tonk" in his ear,dunno how he puts up with it tbh,rather him than me. :D

I bet you wont regret the purchase. :wink:

ps try not to get the flu thats floating around, its just knocked the stuffing out of me for the last 7 days,not nice,didnt even touch a bass for 5 days :cry:

Re: digitech jam man pedals

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:59 pm
by Harley

I bought a Digitech BNX3 Bass Station pedal some time ago.

It was a complete waste of money because it played up so many times. The back up service from Digitech was abysmal, and the back-up from their so-called agents in NZ at the time ( 2004 - 5 ) was even worse.

Finally in desperation to get it working anywhere near decent, I got my son (who is an electronics techo ) to look at it and he replaced quite a few dud parts. It worked better then that it ever had before, but there were still dodgy patches that sometimes worked, sometimes didn't - for example the octaver.

It still sits under my bed, sticking out just enough so I stub my toe on it now and again which serves as a stark reminder never to buy that sort of crap again.

I reported my findings on the likes of Talkbass and other forums at the time and it was amazing how many similar stories came out of the woodwork. They would had to have had a massive improvement since then for them to be even half way decent.

So, I am sorry that I had nothing nice to say about Digitech products, their back-up and agents back up. :cry:

I hope your experience is more pleasant.

Re: digitech jam man pedals

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:22 am
by foal30
Harley is straight talking shock :D
websites and print publications need more reviews like this

Re: digitech jam man pedals

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:11 pm
by Harley
foal30 wrote:Harley is straight talking shock :D
Well, perhaps I was a bit over the top here when model.citizen was just asking an innocent question, but when it comes to products deserving good back up, and it's not there, I get a bit passionate!

I feel the same way about keyboardists going over the line with their left hands :mrgreen:

Re: digitech jam man pedals

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:33 pm
by model.citizen
i've heard the same stuff about Digitech pedals, not a shock to me.

probably about as reliable as most big-box EHX least the Digitech stuff probably doesn't rust though! :lol:

Re: digitech jam man pedals

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:55 pm
by model.citizen
well i bit the bullet today and ordered a JamMan Stereo.

tonefactor had a 15% off discount, that coupled with the free shipping and pretty decent exchange rate meant heapso savings! :D

looking forward to ruining the band's sound with excessive sampling :twisted:

Re: digitech jam man pedals

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:34 pm
by model.citizen
damn this thing is easy! only just scratched the surface of it, but so far she's everything i (so far) need for live triggering.

i kinda wish it had polyphonic sample playback (like the RC-50), but then again my music isn't really about sampling and layering.

and thank you band fund for assisting, didn't hurt the wallet too badly in the end! 8)