If you were to only have one pedal...what would it be?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by NelsonNelson, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. NelsonNelson


    Sep 25, 2011
    Other than a tuner of course! If you were to only have one pedal/effect box what would it be and why?
  2. TheBassBoss


    Feb 17, 2012
    A fuzz pedal probably. It's my most used effect.
  3. NoiseNinja


    Feb 23, 2011
    Well, I have my Black Finger compressor on all the time so I guess that would be it. But really it just ads a little flavor and punch to the sound, so come to think of it my 10 band EQ pedal might actually be more important as it is required in a few songs to get a deeper softer sound opposed to my normal aggressive higher midrangey sound.
  4. A versatile envelope filter.
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  6. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    my Tech 21 VT bass!
  7. Swift713


    Dec 4, 2006
    Pittsfield, Ma
  8. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA

    Why? It's Overdrive...
  9. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    My Green Rhino, its the only effect pedal I use anyway.
  10. seang15


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    A GAS pedal. Get it? A GAS pedal...uh, nevamind.
  11. boynamedsuse

    boynamedsuse Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    BDDI or equivalent (e.g. BDI21) because it provides tone shaping, overdrive, and a DI. Kinda like a compressor too, but. . . .
  12. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

    Z.Vex Basstortion, cause it's the most badass distortion I ever heared! :p:D
  13. Although I have a dozen stompboxes and it seems like I never use a straight clean tone...I'd have to say a tuner. Hard to sound good when you are not in tune.
  14. portlandguy


    Feb 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
  15. CopperheadLXXIX


    Aug 9, 2003
    Jax, FL
    A pedal that gives birth to other pedals.
  16. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Supporting Member

    Similar threads come up every so often and I always end up answering the same thing: SansAmp PBDDI. And if I'm not mistaken, these units do provide light natural compression.
  17. POG-2. May not be the conventional choice, but it lets me add a thick keyboard sound at times, which is very helpful in my regular band. Great pedal.
  18. boynamedsuse

    boynamedsuse Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Not surprised to learn this, but good to know.
  19. Gringo Starr

    Gringo Starr

    Apr 21, 2012
  20. MXR M87 Bass Compressor, it gives me fast attack and spike control.
  21. Tronographic Rusty Box.