80's revival band

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by ryandude713, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. ryandude713


    Aug 15, 2003
    i started a thread like this in another forum asking what type of bass i should get for an 80's revival band.
    but i was also wondering if there are any good pedals that would give me 80's like effects?
    or is that just something you don't need for that genre of music?
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Chorus pedal?
    Used by Pino Palladino, Tony Levin on 'Don't give up', Sting on 'Walking on the moon' (IIRC)
  3. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    i second the chorus.

    not sure if distortion and envelope filters would be necessary. all depends on what you want to do.

    definitely chorus if you're doing the cure-type 80s stuff or work with a fretless.
  4. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    Chorus is a must, used for everything from new wave to 80s hair metal. Whenever I want to sound new wave I stomp on my chorus and play with a pick.

    A nice synth is a bonus too, maybe an Akai Deep Impact or similar...