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3 must have pedals for rock and roll

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by boomboom4200, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. classic rock band,some funky stuff,some blues,current set up is ampeg svtIIIpro,fender usa deluxe p 410 cab,g50 wireless,polytune,tech 21 vt bass deluxe,any help is greatly appreciated,
  2. DionClassic

    DionClassic Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2012
    What exactly do you need help with? Are you looking to add pedals to your set up or asking if your current setup suffices?
  3. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
  4. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Od/dist, chorus and an octave. Cant go wrong with those for rock n blues. Especially the OD and or dist.
  5. hsech

    hsech I'm not old, I'm just seasoned. Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    Who uses pedals?
  6. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    People that use pedals.
  7. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    I agree. Although depending on personal taste or what songs you play you might want a flanger or chorus.
  8. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
    You need a flanger, a fuzz pedal, and a compressor.
  9. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    You can get away with no pedals in a classic rock band. So get whatever you need for the funky stuff.
  10. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Roselle, IL
    I don't think you need anything else here. You have a pretty good setup.
  11. 1) Tuner,
    2) Over drive/ distortion/ fuzz
    3) Chorus/ flanger/ phaser
  12. thedane


    Sep 25, 2011
    Once I got a proper motorized bass I don't use the pedals anymore.
  13. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013

    You can do a lot of cool things with those three pedals.
  14. lundborg


    Apr 8, 2008


    I use

    EH bassballs (envelope filter and fuzz)
    Flanger (usually set as chorus)

  15. Agreed.
  16. sk8


    May 10, 2007
    United Kingdom
  17. HMZ

    HMZ Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2003
  18. oysteivi

    oysteivi Supporting Member

    Aug 10, 2013
    Trondheim, Norway
    I find the only must have non-tuner pedal is some kind of dirty/coloring preamp like the vt bass, so you can get a nice sound even when you're using the boring sounding house amp at the venue. Octave and envelope filter are a lot of fun, though.
  19. aquamentus


    Apr 15, 2005
    Keokuk, IA

    The end.
  20. BigBassBob


    Jul 17, 2005
    Wales, UK
    I'd say an overdrive/dirt, a compressor and possibly a fuzz (or envelope filter for the funky stuff.)