What are the most popular effects for bass?
I am thinking of the following 3
3. Octave pedal
Which ones do you find you use the most?
tuner! (sorry, ate a clown for breakfast)
well ... i think out of those 3: compressor
2. Envelope Filter
Those are mine. I plan on picking up a chorus pedal soon but my guitarist loves to use chorus every chance he gets so I don't think it'll get much use
If you're unsure of what effects to get, get a multi. A Zoom B3 can handle everything you're asking for.
I think that by far, overdrive is the single most popular effect I have seen discussed and used on boards. From the bassists just looking to add a little thickness to their sound, to outright distortion. The effect provides a foundation for a lot of music.
Everything else is second fiddle to overdrive.
It could be debated that a compressor is or iznot an effect, same with tuner, so let's take it out of the equation. So I'd go:
1. envelope filter
3. dirt (overdrive/distortion/fuzz)
Comp is an effect. It actually affects the sound wave of your instrument. A tuner simply measures the frequency at which you are playing. No effect there
Most Common effects that I've seen used:
Internal: (usually in amp pre section)
> ( OD / tube distortion
> Amp/Cab simulators
External: (rack or pedals)
> Envelope Filters (Phasers/Flangers/Wahs)
I haven't got a huge sample, so I could be way off in the order of things. It will vary depending on the genre. I doubt a lot of country bassists use fuzz pedals!
The most popular effect is polyrhythmic multidubtronofiltering but most people haven't heard of it.
I think the most popular effect is loudness.
I think the most popular effects are my fingers ... iīm serious about that!
... and they donīt need electricity :spit:
Yeah, I hear ya. I put chorus because of personal preference, but it was a toss up with octave.
Here's what I use ...
Otherwise, you might want to retract the electric part.
Compressor and a mild overdrive (to emulate a tube head if you want that standard rock tone).
I rank them:
2. Compression (I don't use it anymore but a lot of bass players do)
3. Octave down
4. Envelope filter
I stop at envelope filter.
my top 3 would have to be
but i think the top most popular i hear about the most is probably
2. Envelope Filter
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