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Do you use any effects pedals?

Sidsquishus
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Most bassists don't have the effects pedal fetish common to guitarists, but are there any pedals that are really useful to a bassist playing lots of genres of rock and roll? I rarely use a pedal, but for some songs, an effect is very helpful, if not essential, to getting the right sound.

I have four pedals, two of which I will definitely keep, one I might keep, and one that I won't keep.

The two that I am definitely keeping are a chorus and a distortion pedal. The one I might keep is a fuzz.

The one I won't keep is an octave pedal. To my ears, a five string bass sounds much better than an octave pedal, so I've ended up taking that route and not using the pedal.
Yep I actually use a few, all Behringer except for wah. I love their pedals, they're cheap and sound great. I use bass compressor, super metal, synth, bass overdrive, and a Vox wah
I have a Digitech BP200 modeling processor. It has quite a few different features on it; definitely worth the $120 I spent on it. For the most part I don't use any effects. I'll occasionally use distortion when songs need it.
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Yep I actually use a few, all Behringer except for wah. I love their pedals, they're cheap and sound great. I use bass compressor, super metal, synth, bass overdrive, and a Vox wah

I've played through Behringer pedals before. They are a very good pedals for what you pay. Probably what I would recommend for bassists wanting to get into building up their own pedalboard.
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Quote: Yep I actually use a few, all Behringer except for wah. I love their pedals, they're cheap and sound great. I use bass compressor, super metal, synth, bass overdrive, and a Vox wah I've played through Behringer pedals before. They are a very good pedals for what you pay. Probably what I would recommend for bassists wanting to get into building up their own pedalboard.

Yeah I made a pedalboard on my own. Got all the materials for like 5 bucks and got some connecting cords and wa lah
DANNYBASSMAN93 [top submitter]
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I use a distortion pedal on ocassion specially for MUSE
Marko1960
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Quote: Quote: Yep I actually use a few, all Behringer except for wah. I love their pedals, they're cheap and sound great. I use bass compressor, super metal, synth, bass overdrive, and a Vox wah I've played through Behringer pedals before. They are a very good pedals for what you pay. Probably what I would recommend for bassists wanting to get into building up their own pedalboard. Yeah I made a pedalboard on my own. Got all the materials for like 5 bucks and got some connecting cords and wa lah
That's a good idea, who put you on to that lol. How's that set up working for you by the way? I have a Behringer Compressor and the bass I built has a built in Overdrive Pre-Amp but that's it
It works great
Boss pedal Big Muff, Digitech Bass Overdrive/Distortion, and Digitech bass Main Squeeze for bass.
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Most bassists don't have the effects pedal fetish common to guitarists, but are there any pedals that are really useful to a bassist playing lots of genres of rock and roll? I rarely use a pedal, but for some songs, an effect is very helpful, if not essential, to getting the right sound.I have four pedals, two of which I will definitely keep, one I might keep, and one that I won't keep.The two that I am definitely keeping are a chorus and a distortion pedal. The one I might keep is a fuzz.The one I won't keep is an octave pedal. To my ears, a five string bass sounds much better than an octave pedal, so I've ended up taking that route and not using the pedal.
A Squeeze and Fuzz combo sound amazing.
topnorm
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I got my 1st effect pedal just this past weekend. its a used MXR chorus stomp box, pedal whatchamacallit…. I like it for filling out slow ballad type songs. I was thinking about the big muff ( that sounded bad) for fuzz but what is a squeeze effect? help a rookie out?

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