Who plugs straight in? What do you use?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by chuck norriss, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Bass(es) & amp. Let's have it. Tuner can be an exception, otherwise no pedals, no nothing. What gear do you use?
  2. Genz Benz ShuttleMax 12.0 > Uber 212 and Schroeder 1212L only... Except when I plug in all of my pedals.

    [/trolling mode]
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Meh--I'd bet 99% of bassists worldwide don't even have a tuner in line, just bass and amp. You're probably thinking it's not that way just because the tech-heads and gear-heads on TB (like me) make such a production of all the gear. People don't use so many gadgets in "the real world". :)
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  4. Clammy


    Nov 3, 2008
    Ottawa, Canada
    Endorsing Artist: Neal Moser Guitars, DR Strings
    Custom Moser Arachnid Ultra bass -> Boss TU-2 tuner -> (1 or 2) Marshall Super Bass -> Marshall JCM800 Bass Series 4x12 and 2x15 cabs.

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  6. +1 what he said.
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  7. BassBob1


    Dec 21, 2010
    08 Fender American Standard Jazz > Ampeg SVT 7 Pro > Ampeg SVT 410HLF. The ampeg rig is unfortunately in my parents basement and I miss it dearly. I am bandless at the moment so its at my parents instead of taking up space in my apartment. So for now I'm running the same bass into and GK MB210 combo. Thats it, not even a pedal tuner (though i wouldn't mind one). I tried an octave pedal once and decided quickly effects were not for me.
  8. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Right--with all the gearheads on TB I'm probably asking the wrong group of people but I doubt there's a place on the www where purists so-to-speak converge.
  9. I go straight in about half the time- whenever FX are a hassle. Bass(in order of most-used to least-used:Thumb BO-4, MIM P, MIA Jazz 5, 3/4 DB, Stambaugh 6)into a Carvin BRX-212.
  10. jmpiwonka


    Jun 11, 2002
    77 pbass > tuner > blackarts fuzz pedal > svt II non pro/810 cabinet
  11. Sifl


    May 14, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Bass -> Tuner -> Sound City Bass 150 or GK 400RB

    The only effects pedal I have ever used is a Sansamp into a Markbass LMII.
  12. P or Renaissance RB-4 into one of my GKs or the blackface Showman and whatever cab compliment makes the most sense for the gig.

    The upright, alas, must go through a ParaDI first since it has one of those meh BP-100 piezo bridge pup's.

    Nothing against effects, just haven't needed them for the sorts of gigs I'm doing lately. Subject to change w/o notice :ninja:
  13. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Someone wasn't paying attention.
  14. bassfreakah

    bassfreakah Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2011
    Endorsing Artist Ernie ball strings
    roscoe 6er(new strings) monster cable, 2pro, swr 15 cab. Heaven.................Most of that stuff (pedals)are tone robers anyway. I have done a lot of taping and listining and the bass sounds better with nothing in line unless you have a ****** bass i guess.
  15. 1. Bass (EBMM Sub, Jazz, or Aerodyne P)
    2. Korg Pitchblack tuner
    3. Hartke LH500
    4. Eden D410T or Hartke XL210
  16. Mayers

    Mayers Guest

    Sep 28, 2007
    Bass or Double bass to Yorkville 200


    Bass or double bass to M-Audio to Pro Tools
  17. PBrown

    PBrown Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    Billings, MT
    Planet waves 20'' cable into SVT-6 Pro into 4x10 Ampeg Classic.
  18. sikamikanico


    Mar 17, 2004
    I don't understand - what makes the sound? :D

    In my current incarnation, as a "bedroom" bassist, I use Yamaha BB414 --> Boss Rc-50 --> headphones

    Best gigs I had: some passive bass --> Ashdown ABM EVOII-300 210 combo

    Best sound I had according to some musician friends: a cheap Stagg P copy with flats --> soundman's DI box --> FOH system (I did have the Ashdown on stage and I think it was overdriven a little, so it was heard in the room)

    Most frustration I had at a gig: Active Musicman bass --> BBE Optostomp compressor --> Korg G5 synth --> DOD Overdrive --> EBS Chorus --> Ashdown

    but I admit, i had some great times with effects, it's just that often they do not add anything - there's a time and place for everything ;)
  19. Amp forum = amp starting point... I thought the bass was a given...
  20. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003


    1966 P-Bass-TI-Flats, Boss tuner, Genz Benz "Streamliner 600,
    Custom Schroeder 2x15 cab.
    P. S., I use a $150.00 Monster Bass cable, it makes all the difference.
  21. Squier VM Jazz
    Behringer 3500 head
    Hartke Transporter 4x10
    Snark tuner (on the headstock, off the headstock)

    Amp was bought used for $300 total (saving up to help my daughter with college).

    I run the head mostly neutral and dial it in off the Jazz. I get tons of compliments on the tone. I wish I got as many compliments on my skill and technique.