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Bass Pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Mike Fillion, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. Mike Fillion

    Mike Fillion Guest

    Dec 20, 2018
    I am writing this for our bass player at our church---
    If you were playing a gig that had all types of music (nothing wild or screaming) and could use ONLY 1 pedal--

    * (Music is wide variety--smooth jazz--swing--easy rock--latin--etc...)

    The group is a trio (for now) keyboards--bass and drums.
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  2. BassAndReeds

    BassAndReeds SUSPENDED

    Oct 7, 2016
    Why do you “need” a pedal? And why a single pedal? Seems a weird constraint. If you need a pedal, get one (or 3). If you don’t, don’t get one.

    But, if I were to bring 1 pedal, it would be my wireless pedal (with incorporated tuner and mute).

    Second would be a compressor.
  3. Mike Fillion

    Mike Fillion Guest

    Dec 20, 2018
    I thought that there were pedals that had more than 1 function---
    Compression is on his channel from our digital mixer.
    Wireless in not needed--he stays in 1 place (next to his amp) and in front of the music stand.

    From reading a few forums, it looks like most players would prefer a mild overdrive and a chorus.

    Does that make sense to you?

    Is there a single pedal that does both of those?
  4. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I'd be torn between a compressor and a CAL Grizzly Distortion.
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  5. Mike Fillion

    Mike Fillion Guest

    Dec 20, 2018
    As I said---there is already compression on the bass channel through our digital mixer.
    So the bass sounds OK in the house, but the sound on and around the stage is on the thin side--his amp has only 1 single 12 in it.
    So that is why we were thinking of some kind of pedal.
  6. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    Why are you posting in bold?

    If the problem is caused by using 1x12 then the solution isn't a pedal.
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  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    a pedal to compensate for the rig ("his amp has only 1 single 12 in it")?

    i'd get a pedal with a 4x10 built into it. good luck! :thumbsup:
  8. BassAndReeds

    BassAndReeds SUSPENDED

    Oct 7, 2016
    From your posts, I don’t think a pedal is your solution.

    “Thin” bass onstage, but no problems in the house? I wouldn’t worry about it. Or eq more bass into the amp. Save your hearing.

    That being said, and eq pedal would possibly fix some issues.

    You could have him get a 2nd 112 or 212 or 410. But you may do more harm then good by adding the extra volume.

    Kinda hard to diagnose the issue without some sort of audio/visual recording.
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  9. Mike Fillion

    Mike Fillion Guest

    Dec 20, 2018
    Thanks for all the help.

    Hope everyone has great holidays and great gigs!!!
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  10. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan bleep bloop Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2003
    New York
    Future Impact

  11. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    Why not get an overdrive and a chorus then?

    I don't understand the ONE pedal limit either. There are clones of pedals that cost 1/3 of the price of an industry standard MXR or Boss pedal of the same type and some of those are mini pedals that are 1/2 the size to boot.

    There's multipedal/flyrig style pedals that are several pedals in one box if that's what you mean.

    Or there are multifx boxes if you don't mind reading a big technical manual just to navigate all the presets, menus, buttons and encoders.

    What exactly are you wanting?
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  12. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    Boss SY 300. It's got everything.
  13. just get an overdrive
  14. keeley-electronics-bassist-203941.
  15. Robertron


    Feb 12, 2010
    NewYork, NY
    Instead of a pedal maybe the bassist should instead invest in a more appropriate Amp?
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  16. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    bass/drums/KEYS?? My instinct would be to throw the bassist a life preserver, not a pedal :)

    However, if you must soothe your bassist with a pedal, I suggest one of these bad boys:
  17. PullThePlug


    Jan 8, 2014
    I love how half the responses didn't even read OP's post fully, and instead just started sharing gear they like.

    OP, Sounds like you want a preamp for your bassist. There's a whole world of them. You can get a Sansamp BDDI V1 for a very good price. That was considered part of a "professional" bass sound back in the 2000s.

    Check Youtube demos with headphones, there's A LOT to choose from.

    Folks around here like the Sansamp, Mesa Boogie Subway, DP-3x, Aguilar Tone Hammer, etc.

    Good luck!
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  18. gregmon79

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

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Line 6 HX effects/stomp or a full Helix.
  19. Adienn7


    Jan 26, 2007
    Dude if he wants a good all purpose pedal.. get a sans amp bass driver.. a micro tubes B3-b7.. or a Damnation audio MBD-1.. something that sounds good low gain.. also Creation audio is great stuff..
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