Are my effects useful for bass playing?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by withdevil, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. withdevil

    withdevil Guest

    Apr 23, 2005
    I bought BIG muff and bad monkey(stock) but I dont know
    if they are any useful on stage playing because assuming
    they are made for guitars someone tell me please so I can return them back quick.
  2. OptimusPrime


    Mar 30, 2008
    No. They're useless.
  3. hyp.spec


    May 14, 2006
    Fraser, MI
    big muff, not so much.

    Little Big Muff - WIN
  4. totalimmortal08


    Jan 21, 2008
    do you like them? if not, "They're useless" - OptiumsPrime
  5. OptimusPrime


    Mar 30, 2008
    I'm just screwin' with you man.
  6. I have the Russian Big Muff Pi and the Digitech Bad Monkey, and I use both of them live with little or no bottom end loss. The Bad Monkey does suck out a little bit of you really deep lows, but it can add a lot of low mids, so it's not as noticeable. The Russian Big Muff has TONS of low end.
  7. baalroo

    baalroo Guest

    Mar 24, 2008
    Wichita, KS
    You might be able to use them to fret with, but they're probably too large to use as picks. Instead of using them to play your bass with, try using a chord with 1/4" jacks to plug your bass into the the "input" and then another from the "output" to your amplifier. Then if you "stomp" on them they should make funny sounds. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask, I'm here to help.
  8. Smart-A$$ :D

    OP, Sure, they're useful, but you have to find your use for them. It can be difficult sometimes if you're using them for original tunes, but sometimes necessary when you're looking to cop the sound/tone of cover songs.

    Good choice, by the way, as overdrive and fuzz are a couple of the most-used bass effects.
  9. Scionreality

    Scionreality Guest

    Dec 18, 2007
    Akron, Ohio
    Plug them in and mess around for a while. If you dig what you hear enough that you don't miss the money, then they're keepers. If not, return/sell them and use the money for something that you DO like.

    By the way, it would probably be useful to search around here on TB before more shopping. People here can give you some general information and opinions on what you're looking at.

    But they're opinions only. Use your ears. ;)
  10. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    No. I don't know why we bother. I have no idea why FX is the 3rd busiest subforum after BG and OT. Total waste of time.
  11. Amps?
  12. olaff421

    olaff421 Guest

    Sep 29, 2006
    Murfreesboro TN
    They are apparently as useless as punctuation...
  13. EADG mx

    EADG mx Guest

    Jul 4, 2005
    If you use them, they're useful. If you don't, they're useless.

    Maybe try before you buy next time?
  14. mjolnir

    mjolnir Thor's Hammer 2.1.3beta

    Jun 15, 2006
    Houston, TX
    It's all up to you. You're either an effects man or your not, either way's cool.