|kreider204 ||12-23-2012 10:47 PM |
for what purpose do you use effects?
Just curious to collate some numbers here. For what purpose do you use effects?
Subtle sound sculpting? Such as a touch of distortion to make the sounds a bit ballsier, or a tad of chorus to thicken the sound?
Full on effect? Such as cranking your fuzz to 11, or maxing out your chorus for a warbly vibrato?
Neither - but you like to troll effects forums and let everyone know that you're cool because your effects are "a cable" or "a tuner"?
|superdick2112 ||12-23-2012 11:15 PM |
My main effects processor is a Boss pedalboard with a tuner, noise gate (for my basses with single coils), EQ and chorus pedals. The programmable chorus is set fairly mild & is on all the time. The EQ (also on all the time) is programmable, and I have 6 EQ curves stored for on-the-fly tone changes.
Occasionally I'll use a flanger or envelope follower for some not so subtle effects.
|MSUsousaphone ||12-23-2012 11:38 PM |
There should be and All of the Above at the end.
|scottfeldstein ||12-23-2012 11:51 PM |
Subtle and full-on for sure. Often I just want a little rock out grit and occasionally I want a wacky envelope filter or synthy sound.
|jmattbassplaya ||12-23-2012 11:59 PM |
Depends. I typically don't use effects because I can't be trouble to set them up, but I think I may end up using them more often in the near future.
|JimmyM ||12-24-2012 12:28 AM |
Sometimes I like a subtle grind, sometimes I want heaviness.
|Crystalman85 ||12-24-2012 12:30 AM |
That depends on what kind of music you play and what effects you use. I play hard rock and heavy metal music and I only use 2 effects. distortion and chorus. I use them both to grungy and heavy sound. using distortion with chorus widens and thickens my sound. I use distortion for heavy songs that I play and when it come to clean parts, I use a clean chorus sound. here are 2 songs I recorded with my band where I use effects.
This song I use distortion with chorus. http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=12003852
Here's a song where I use a clean chorus sound for an intro and kick on distortion for the heavy parts of the song. http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=12046937
|jason1980's ||12-24-2012 12:40 AM |
I only use effects on actives really. I usually use amp models to shape my sound and also add another set of EQ to fine tune my sound even more and to add alot more possibilites. When I am using my active, the sound will usually be what could be defined as "modern" and can sound pretty processed but it is usually what I am going for with my active bass. Sometimes I like my Sansamp sound but alot of the times I don't think it fits with the music I am currently playing (mainly on the really high end of the neck).
My passive Fender on the other hand I usually just plug straight in with no effects at all, it may sound weird that I do that but I do love the natural tone I get with it and usually going for a bit more old school sound.
|HolmeBass ||12-24-2012 12:48 AM |
A bit of OD or some flanger can be pretty subtle. An octaver into that same OD into a envelope filter with the Polytope is not subtle at all. Really loud fuzz to push the band into a frenetic jam is also not subtle, although I wonder if it's more the gain than the tone, still it just works.
|Floyd Eye ||12-24-2012 04:08 AM |
I am in a 3 piece hard rock cover band.
|Fliptrique ||12-24-2012 04:23 AM |
Tube overdrive (ebs valvedrive) - full on distortion (taurus abigar) - chorus/flanger (taurus vechoor) and a wah (g-lab).
Ebs is always on, abigar sees a lot of work, the wah and flanger are mostly for fooling around. I plan to add a taurus octave pedal once it is released.
|howlin ||12-24-2012 06:32 AM |
Don't really have need for effects per se. Am waiting for an EWS Tri-Logic 2 pre-amp to get a bit more out of my passive P-bass. Once that arrives I plan on switching the TonePrint on my BG-250 to the Roscoe Beck octave effect. I like just touch of octave to give it a touch buzz similar to the sound that a B3 gets in the lower octaves.
|knumbskull ||12-24-2012 06:43 AM |
their main purpose is to prevent me from becoming overly encumbered with money. works a treat.
|backtobass ||12-24-2012 07:38 AM |
I do VERY subtle most of the time but there are two songs my band does where I get my bass to sound like an old Moog synth. It was easier than adding a keyboard to our quartet.
|rhopper ||12-24-2012 08:54 AM |
I use effects quite a bit while playing live as we play a wide variety of 80's covers. My most used and adjusted pedal on any given night is my chorus. I also use a poly octive, envelope filter, distortion and a compressor (used only to keep pedal levels in check only)
I agree with the OP, the tuner is not an effect. Mine makes a good mute switch though.
|Pandafist ||12-24-2012 09:39 AM |
Pedals do all kinds of things, and I like all kinds of pedals.
|Johnny Crab ||12-24-2012 10:54 AM |
Jet Flanger gets used in a few places because it adds to the songs' textures.
An Octave effect(down 1 octave) gets used LIVE when I don't have a 5 string(99% of the time) with me and either the song requires a 5 or the lower end notes enhance the song(s). The Octave here tracks well to low A and sometimes low G. Tracking below low A is best done with fast, short-lived notes or the thing starts "hunting". It is entertaining to see musicians faces when a low B is hit on a 4 string and then a low A.
Slight echo and/or reverb get used LIVE when we do a song 3 piece instead of 4(our normal). It adds fullness but not in the way an 8 or 12 string bass do(i.e. Tom wih Cheap Trick).
Never been an effects guy, but just got a Dunlop wah. Been inspired by the guitar sounds of late 60's early 70's JB, sly, dyke, and funkadelic. The purpose is just to sound funky as hell. Dang it's nasty.
|mjac28 ||12-30-2012 09:52 PM |
Originally Posted by MSUsousaphone
There should be and All of the Above at the end.
+1 Hey brother I'm digging the new avi
|Unrepresented ||12-30-2012 09:57 PM |
Most of our new album has me using a minimum of "tone shaping" dirt pedals, and building from there.
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