favorite bass effect

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Unemploid, Dec 31, 2013.


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Which is your favorite effect?

Poll closed Apr 10, 2014.
  1. overdrive

    102 vote(s)
    21.3%
  2. distortion

    30 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. fuzz

    58 vote(s)
    12.1%
  4. octave

    50 vote(s)
    10.4%
  5. wah

    11 vote(s)
    2.3%
  6. chorus

    71 vote(s)
    14.8%
  7. flanger

    11 vote(s)
    2.3%
  8. phaser

    12 vote(s)
    2.5%
  9. envelope filter

    67 vote(s)
    14.0%
  10. other

    67 vote(s)
    14.0%
  1. Unemploid

    Unemploid

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    i'm interested in our answers. i know each effect has their own purpose.
  2. MoeGJBeener

    MoeGJBeener Supporting Member

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    I feel like compression should be on there. I'd be lost without my EBS Multicomp.
  3. the_bottom_end

    the_bottom_end

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    Compressor is my fave. MB Compressore.
  4. johnbegone

    johnbegone

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    Another missing effect type is a GATE! The least sexy and still my favorite pedal is my ISP Decimator G String. Although it's my love of chaotic fuzz that makes me appreciate the Decimator so much - so in lieu of a gate vote, I voted fuzz :)
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  6. BFunk

    BFunk Gold Supporting Member

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    Rhode Island , USA
  7. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS * Supporting Member

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    I agree compression is missing from the list, that's my only truly always-on pedal. Next is mild overdrive which I use for maybe half of our songs. Other than that it varies from song to song, I use many of the effects on the list once or twice, but phaser is maybe my third most used effect.

    That's for blues, blues-rock, classic rock.
  8. JBNeedsBeer

    JBNeedsBeer

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    FUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ <crackle> <garble> ZZZZZZZZ
  9. Marial

    Marial Pooped Supporting Member

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    Seattle, WA
    Other: IE Nimbus reverb.
  10. HeavyJazz77

    HeavyJazz77 Supporting Member

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    I still don't know what you would consider the IE Polytope to be, but I use it as a replacement to my Analog Man Stereo Chorus and Fulltone Supa-Trem pedals...
  11. Crazyeelboy

    Crazyeelboy Gold Supporting Member

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    Interestingly, the top spot is shared by "overdrive" and "other". Aside from compressor, which others do you have in mind? I like synth a lot (EHX Bass Micro Synth)
  12. chaosmic

    chaosmic Supporting Member

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    Fuzz here....followed very closely by phaser.
  13. bluebucket

    bluebucket

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    I play in (amongst several nascent projects right now) a two piece drum and bass. I got a 5 string which I string E-C just for this. I love the Octave because it lets me play higher, more melodically while still maintaining a decent low end. Other than this though, I would say distortion. Not for everybody, I know, but probably the pedal I use the most.
  14. bassmusic17

    bassmusic17

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    I agree there should be a compressor and I would even say a booster should be on the list as well.
  15. Wookieonbass

    Wookieonbass

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    Dang, yes I use compression all the time. I should have voted other. Instead I voted chorus as that's the second effect I use the most.
  16. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

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    I just picked up the Brimstone XD1 which is quite awesome. Have a Darkglass Duality on the way so these are my newer fav toys. But my fav all time effect is most def delay. LOVE delay. Very fun to play and write with.
  17. Johnpjm

    Johnpjm

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    Delay and reverb, baby!
  18. JeffVanter

    JeffVanter

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    Compression with loads of reverb.
  19. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62

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    Somewhere Northwest of Montreal, CAN
    Chorus, but filter a close second.
  20. hotbass57

    hotbass57

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    Nov 27, 2011
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    Fairfield,Ohio
    I enjoy my bass-xciter pedal. it's 2 efx in one :)
  21. skulletwhip

    skulletwhip

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    Dec 14, 2008
    Location:
    Pinckney Michigan
    Rat styled Distortion

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