1st effects

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by SiReZ, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. SiReZ


    Jun 21, 2009
    im looking to buy some effects for my metal band & for recording purposes but im not sure if i should go for a multi-fx or single fx pedals, it seems like the single will be more costly but alil better depending on the sound i want, but the multi-fx is so light & cheaper than all the pedals. any input on this??
  2. You have no idea how much this has been covered. Search...it really is as useful as they all say it is :scowl:.
  3. Wasted Bassist

    Wasted Bassist

    Nov 11, 2008
    Fargo, ND
    Trying using the search feature. This topic has been covered at length.
  4. SiReZ


    Jun 21, 2009
    i usually use the search feature but no luck most of what comes up are specific pedals. i want a comparison as to what would be better.
  5. Start with what effects you want. Do you want heavy distortion, light grind, flanger, chorus, phaser, discombobulation?

    Give us more specifics of what you want to achieve, and then we can help you.
  6. SiReZ


    Jun 21, 2009
    sorta want a muff, distortion, wah, compression, overdrive, thats it for now & maybe a moog
  7. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    For Fuzz,...I think analog sounds better than digital models.

    EDIT: Looking at what you want,...

    Muff $70
    Distortion $70
    Wah ~$120
    Compression $80 - $150
    OD ~$70

    Figuring compression @ $80 your looking at $410 give or take. If you go used on some things definitely cheaper.

    Boss GT-10B = $500 Of course you could probably find a used GT-6B for way cheaper.
  8. What sort of sound are you after? Whose sound do you want to recreate? What bands do you like?
  9. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008
    I hate to sound like a bore, but have you went to your local store? And tried out what they have in stock?

    Sansamp Programmable Bass Driver + Bass Big Muff might be a good combo for you.

    There is so much choice in distortion, overdrive and fuzz pedals.
    Best is to get whatever you can get locally and cheap, then after experience with those effects you can search for units that might suit you better.

    Check TalkBass Wiki for soundsamples.
  10. SiReZ


    Jun 21, 2009
    the only store is GC & they dont have what i want in stock, they always say they dont carry it. that they have to order it for me
  11. SiReZ


    Jun 21, 2009
    im after sorta a geezer butler distortion but, i would like a metallica tone, OD is really for more of a solo for me
  12. gumtown


    May 7, 2007
    New Zealand
    i would recommend the GT-10B, it has everything in it, so if you change your mind on the type of distortion you want, you just select another one.
    Plus there is every crazy effect you could ever need too.
    The GT-6B is OK, but the 10B is twice the 6B.
  13. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    I'll just chime in and say that you can always exploit the 30-day return policy that GC has. Get the effect ordered, try it out at home, make sure you keep it in pristine condition, return within the 30-day mark if you don't like it. I've done that a few times before.