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Bass FX with Guitar or Guitar FX with bass?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Threeleggedyoyo, Jan 20, 2013.


  1. Threeleggedyoyo

    Threeleggedyoyo

    Nov 27, 2010
    Hey guys... here's my conundrum.

    I'm playing a doubleneck bass/guitar with a single out. I like multieffects pedals.

    Do you think I'd be better off with using guitar effects with a bass or bass effects with a guitar?

    At the moment I have a GT6. I'm wondering if I might be better off with the GT6B.

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Swift713

    Swift713

    Dec 4, 2006
    Florence, Ma
    Are you using any kind of amp modeling, does your dirt sound thin? I've have better results with bass gear for guitar than with guitar gear for bass.
     
  3. rratajski

    rratajski Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Builder for FUZZROCIOUS PEDALS
    Effects are effects. Ignore the " bass" or "guitar" marketing (generally speaking).
     
  4. iualum

    iualum

    Apr 9, 2004
    60453
    100% :eek:
     
  5. ga_edwards

    ga_edwards

    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    You might do well to look for a used Line 6 X3 Live. Has both guitar and bass orientated effects and amp models.
     
  6. Like everyone said, either will do the job. I am going to have to go with Swift, though. I've had better luck with bass gear on guitar than the other way around, but it's not a universal truth.
     
  7. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    +1

    I used a GT-6B on guitar for a while. Worked pretty well, I thought.