Are there certain kind of pedals for bass?

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

  1. Zelphien


    Jul 13, 2009
    Hey guys, I am fairly new to bass, i been playing since March 09. I was just wondering if you need a certain kind of pedal for bass effects.

    Somebody told me there are guitar pedals, bass pedals.

    So yeah, just wondering if you guys know if you need a certain kind of pedal for bass guitar effects.

    Thanks alot guys!
  2. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    The only pedal you need for bass is a gas pedal in your car to get you to gigs.
  3. Zelphien


    Jul 13, 2009
    Haha, nice. But seriously, I'm not looking forward to buying one, just I want to know. My idol Troy Sanders, he uses effect pedals and I was wondering if there was a difference in pedals for guitar or basses.
  4. davedamage

    davedamage Hit string, go boom.

    Oct 16, 2006
    Milwaukee area
    Really, just take a peek in the effects forum. You might not come out. Also, off of the top of my head, Troy uses a Sonny and Bluebeard, among other things.
  5. Bootzilla


    May 4, 2009
    It is true that some guitar pedals will take away lower frequencies. It is usually dirt pedals that do this (overdrive, distortion and fuzz). Most modulation pedals are not guitar or bass specific (delay, octave, chorus etc.). To check wether a pedal can be used for bass just search the forums here to see wether people use them or not. For dirt pedals you can check which has reviews on a lot of fuzz and some overdrive/distortion boxes.