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what is my board missing?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by JensCambre, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. JensCambre

    JensCambre

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    There is still room on my pedalboard for one more stompbox. Any tips on what kind of effect could be essential for the style i play, that I don't already have on there?

    My band plays a combination of dirty blues/rock with a lot of funk influence (no covers). There is also a lot of jamming done, where 'soundscaping' also happens... I'm also given a lot of room by the guitarist to experiment.

    At the moment the pedalboard already has:
    a tuner, expander, fuzz, octaver, chorus, envelope filter, wah and reverb. no need for an overdrive, because my amp already gives a nice slightly overdriven sound...

    What am I missing, that could ad to my sound?
  2. WaldoNova

    WaldoNova Supporting Member

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    A phaser after the envelope could add some funkiness to your sound. Maybe a delay for fun but I don't see where it would be useful in those styles.
  3. Twocanbassman

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    MB Compressore - to quash any peaks after your effects. Your sound guy will thank you :)
  4. BFunk

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  5. JensCambre

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    I'd never really given a compressor any thought, because I feared that it might end up taking away the dynamic in my playing style. Mainly because I always figured it went at the front of the chain. But yeah, maybe it's not a bad idea to put one at the back of the chain, to just use when I'm playin' with a lot of the effects on. Thanks
  6. mancefine

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    I'd go with a bass synth pedal
  7. nshuman

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    Definitely start there.

    Also, if you do go for a phaser, look at the SA orbital, it would give you a LOT of options.

    Finally, my philosophy is that you can always use one more overdrive, or maybe six more overdrives, or maybe get a bigger board and get eight more overdrives... :)

    On that note:

    http://johnkvintageguitars.homestead.com/Overdrive-Pedals.html
  8. BFunk

    BFunk Gold Supporting Member

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    Compressors can certainly be overused, just like any other effect. When used correctly, they can do a lot to add new flavors to your sound.
  9. Lebowsky

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    well thats a lot of options. Delay, phasing, pitch shifting...
  10. CHILDISHGAMBINO

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    Get a delay or something that is just plain weird like a rainbow machine or an arpanoid.
  11. vbchaos

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    BassBalls!!!! I laughed about it until I bought it just for the heck of it. It is my true precious on my board now and drives the sound-guys crazy :)
  12. kenneffdupriest

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    Geez. Room on the board huh? Live it up while you can. once you start chasing that dragon its hard to stop. If you sound is fine I'd say put something silly on there lika ashtray or a giant eject button or a tupperware bowl full of reeces pieces. mmmmm
  13. JensCambre

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    I have an old russian ehx bassballs, those things are big! that's why I took it of the board and replaced it with the mooer bass sweeper. it is the exact same pedal, just very tiny!
  14. vbchaos

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    I have the nano version - I did not even know there was a bigger one until now ;-)
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    japp - that one is huuuuge indeed! I like that nano version very much!

    there is so much more to use that makes absolutely no sense!! The digitech Bass Synth Wah allows so very crazy things
  17. socialleper

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    Obligatory smart mouth answer: it needs more cowbell.

    I have an MXR comp set to gently squash the peaks. Technically you could live with out it, but you already have twice as many pedals as I would want, so if you have money to burn, its a nice add on.
  18. Nephilymbass

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    because you specifically mentioned you like to make soundscapes I would recommend a hardwire supernatural. I realize you said you already have a reverb, trust me look into it. its not a normal reverb at all. the supernatural is specifically designed for ambient stuff. theres a setting that to me sounds like your going through an pog then through 2 reverb pedals in series. you can pull off some soft synth pad type sounds with it also.
  19. rob_thebassman

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    a booster pedal to drive your amp more :)
  20. rob_thebassman

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    I also had the russian bassballs.. it sounded like a very mad duck

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