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

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


  1. NelsonNelson

    NelsonNelson

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

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    A fuzz pedal probably. It's my most used effect.
  3. NoiseNinja

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    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. lakedmb

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    A versatile envelope filter.
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  6. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

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    my Tech 21 VT bass!
  7. Swift713

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    Zoom B3?
  8. bassman314

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

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    Overdrive.

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

    Hopkins Supporting Member

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    My Green Rhino, its the only effect pedal I use anyway.
  10. seang15

    seang15 Supporting Member

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    A GAS pedal. Get it? A GAS pedal...uh, nevamind.
  11. boynamedsuse

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    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

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    Z.Vex Basstortion, cause it's the most badass distortion I ever heared! :p:D
  13. Insouciance

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    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

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  15. CopperheadLXXIX

    CopperheadLXXIX Supporting Member

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    A pedal that gives birth to other pedals.
  16. Bassmike62

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    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. chuck3

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    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

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    Not surprised to learn this, but good to know.
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    MXR M87 Bass Compressor, it gives me fast attack and spike control.
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