How necessary are bass-specific effects, REALLY? Yesterday, I pulled a Qtron+ out of the closet that hadn't worked in over a year. Opened it up and realized that one of the switches had been impacted and had come loose. I fixed it up but realized I only had one cable at home so I went to get another cable to test it out. In the shop, I saw a Digitech Multi Voice Chorus and gave it a whirl. WOW! It was absolutely GREAT for bass, even though it was the regular chorus, not the bass-specific chorus. So I bought it. And I love it. The Bass version is said to be tailored to bass signals, keeps your low end, yadda yadda yadda, but using the regular chorus, I can't see any purpose for a bass-specifc version. If anything, this pedal only adds to my overall signal - there are zero low-end issues. So this got me to thinking - how necessary are bass-specifc pedals? Okay, don't get me wrong, I know that in many cases regular guitar effects sound not so hot on a bass. But this chorus experience is just another example of a seemingly unnecessary development of a bass-specific pedal. How much of this is a marketing tool? How many more bassists are induced to buy pedals because "Hey, it's not just a fuzz/chorus/flange/phaser! It's a fuzz/chorus/flange/phaser... for BASS!" In a nutshell - to what degree do you think the development of bass-specific effects is a marketing tool designed to access a niche market, as opposed to a market generated by a genuine desire from bassists for bass-specific pedals and a genuine concern on the part of manufacturers to respond to that request?