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Advice on pedalboard

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Mondragon, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Mondragon


    Mar 1, 2014
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    Hello I'm totally new to analog pedals but I want to try them on a basic configuration (octaver, chorus, overdrive, ...) I've been playing several years in a variety of styles (rock, jazz, latin, ...) but always direct bass to amp. Which pedals (brandnames) would you recommend to start a pedalboard? Thank you
  2. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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  3. russpurdy

    russpurdy Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2013
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    Mxr is a nice balance between affordability and quality. You can find them for good prices used and are usually pretty easy to sell if you aren't a fan. My personal favourites for what you listed would be..

    Octaver: Boss OC-2, Copilot Cubic, EHX Micro POG
    Chorus: MXR Bass Chorus, Boss Chorus Ensemble
    Overdrive: Fuzzrocious Rat Tail, MXR Bass Overdrive, Fulltone OCD

    Another good option would be a Zoom MS60B. It has all these effects in one box with pretty decent sound quality. For a hundred bucks or so you can try out a bunch of effects and see what you like!

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