Author Topic: EVH Electronics VS Distillate Electronics  (Read 931 times)

Harleybass

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EVH Electronics VS Distillate Electronics
« on: November 04, 2018, 07:55:37 AM »
Greetings,Love my Distillate maybe looking into a change.I am thinking about a EVH.any huge tone differences.my Distillate tone is superp.if you want that high end snap its awesome.will I get that with a EVH?My Distillate has no RF noise.(stock) i had a Series 1 that had some.any thoughts?I have owned a 94 Essence,2004 Stanley Clark,a 89 Series 1.any thoughts?Thanks Very Much

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Re: EVH Electronics VS Distillate Electronics
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 12:07:08 AM »
It's really hard to say without knowing anything specific, but if the particular bass you're looking at is equipped with standard EVH electronics they'll work (meaning; function) a lot like the Series bass did, but should be noise free, as they are most likely the same hum-cancelling AXY pickups your Distillate has.

Another key difference, a good many EVH's came with a maple body core. The Distillate usually came with a mahogany core. That'll set a couple more variables in place. If anything, I'd guess the hard, denser maple core would increase *snap*.

They could be very similar or they could be very different. Clearly, the solution is to keep them both.  :D

Hope that helps. Back to sleep.  :)
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Re: EVH Electronics VS Distillate Electronics
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 07:03:19 PM »
Thanks Much.loveYour Answer "keep them both"I guess its good I put this post under "Dreaming for now"Many Thanks

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Re: EVH Electronics VS Distillate Electronics
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2018, 05:03:27 PM »
My new Series II build will have a maple body core coupled with a pair of bass boosts ala The Fish.

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Re: EVH Electronics VS Distillate Electronics
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2018, 04:11:42 AM »
It's really hard to say without knowing anything specific, but if the particular bass you're looking at is equipped with standard EVH electronics they'll work (meaning; function) a lot like the Series bass did, but should be noise free, as they are most likely the same hum-cancelling AXY pickups your Distillate has.

Another key difference, a good many EVH's came with a maple body core. The Distillate usually came with a mahogany core. That'll set a couple more variables in place. If anything, I'd guess the hard, denser maple core would increase *snap*.

They could be very similar or they could be very different. Clearly, the solution is to keep them both.  :D

Hope that helps. Back to sleep.  :)
I have two non series Europa basses one is all maple excluding the purpleheart neck lams and the other has a mahogany core, bocate top and purpleheart neck lams. The mahogany cored bass has standard Europa electronics and the maple cored bass has signature electronics. With everything fully open and no Q-added (which is how I usually compare my basses for basic tone), the primary difference to my ears is the maple bodied bass seem to have just as much bottom end but it seems to be less warm, more focussed on the notes in that area but cleaner and more punchy and has more clarity The top end is crisper but less sweet than the mahogany. Therefore I would imagine that to be the case with other alembic basses such as the two you mention. Kingmidas3, like you and because of my good experience with mainly maple alembic basses, I love the idea of having a maple body core on a custom Series bass,  however on a series bass, that is not as much wood due to the hollow core design as there would be on a solid body alembic so I would need to decide with guidance from Mica and Susan if I would be getting more of a visual or tonal benefit compared to a maple top and back wood. Maple top & back with maple and ebony neck lams are your tonal friends for super clean fundamentals but then that's my dream. :-)

btw are the bass boosts the same as the ones used on the Europa/rogue setups?
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Re: EVH Electronics VS Distillate Electronics
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019, 03:18:51 PM »
It's really hard to say without knowing anything specific, but if the particular bass you're looking at is equipped with standard EVH electronics they'll work (meaning; function) a lot like the Series bass did, but should be noise free, as they are most likely the same hum-cancelling AXY pickups your Distillate has.

Another key difference, a good many EVH's came with a maple body core. The Distillate usually came with a mahogany core. That'll set a couple more variables in place. If anything, I'd guess the hard, denser maple core would increase *snap*.

They could be very similar or they could be very different. Clearly, the solution is to keep them both.  :D

Hope that helps. Back to sleep.  :)
I have two non series Europa basses one is all maple excluding the purpleheart neck lams and the other has a mahogany core, bocate top and purpleheart neck lams. The mahogany cored bass has standard Europa electronics and the maple cored bass has signature electronics. With everything fully open and no Q-added (which is how I usually compare my basses for basic tone), the primary difference to my ears is the maple bodied bass seem to have just as much bottom end but it seems to be less warm, more focussed on the notes in that area but cleaner and more punchy and has more clarity The top end is crisper but less sweet than the mahogany. Therefore I would imagine that to be the case with other alembic basses such as the two you mention. Kingmidas3, like you and because of my good experience with mainly maple alembic basses, I love the idea of having a maple body core on a custom Series bass,  however on a series bass, that is not as much wood due to the hollow core design as there would be on a solid body alembic so I would need to decide with guidance from Mica and Susan if I would be getting more of a visual or tonal benefit compared to a maple top and back wood. Maple top & back with maple and ebony neck lams are your tonal friends for super clean fundamentals but then that's my dream. :-)

btw are the bass boosts the same as the ones used on the Europa/rogue setups?

Jazzyvee, they are like the ones that EVH had installed on his Featured Custom "The Fish" - they are supplementing the Series II electronics