Most Useful Pedals?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jdwhitak, Feb 11, 2013.


  1. jdwhitak

    jdwhitak Supporting Member

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    What are the most common pedals to use on bass? Up until last week I had an Empress Compressor and a Rusty Box. While both were very good pedals I've decided to go in a different direction.

    For my style of playing plus the bass and amp I'm using I really don't think I need a compressor. I have a Darkglass Vintage Microtubes on order and I have my trusty Turbo Tuner. Anything else I should consider getting? I'm only looking to have three or four pedals.
  2. avvie

    avvie

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    If you ever do 80's retro or early Rush you'll need a chorus. Get a cheap one from Ebay because you won't need it very often. I got a Digitech multiVoice X-series for $18. Snipin' the auction! :D

    If you ever want to do a funk thang you should go for an envelope filter. There are LOTS AND LOTS of opinions here about filters.... GFL in choosing one.
  3. avvie

    avvie

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    BTW, you said "for your style of playing"... it's hard to offer suggestions when we don't know what that is. Just sayin'.
  4. jdwhitak

    jdwhitak Supporting Member

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    Mostly rock, indie, punk and some metal. Every once in a while I'll play some R&B. I have two basses:

    G&L SB-1 w/ Chromes
    G&L M-2000 w/ XL Nickels

    My amp is a Genz-Benz Streamliner 600.

    I thought about getting a Iron Ether Polytope. It sounds like it could do a range of modulation effects. I can't stand Funk so I will not be getting an envelope filter.
  5. Luke19Boarder

    Luke19Boarder

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    My two always-on pedals are the Tech 21 VT Bass, and the Aphex bass Xciter. Love them both.
  6. droo46

    droo46

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    Another vote for the VT Bass. I love mine. I almost always have it on.
  7. Jawbone

    Jawbone

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    Not for me, but a lot of TBrs here say you always need a Octave.
  8. lostinjanuary

    lostinjanuary

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    I've been using a Boss dd3 delay and a Mad Professor Blueberry overdrive. That and a volume pedal do pretty well. I would like to get an octave and maybe a tremolo for fun.
  9. JBNeedsBeer

    JBNeedsBeer

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    Fuzz, you can never really have enough dirt

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