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Best Effect for Acoustic Bass

Discussion in 'Ask Adam Nitti' started by Glockburg, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Glockburg


    Feb 7, 2014
    Hi Adam, I play out in an acoustic duo. I play an Ibanez acoustic electric bass through a Behringer BX4500 head and 4X 10 cab. I like the sound, but I'm wondering if I am optimizing or maximizing it. For my set up in the type of group we are, what pedal would you recommend or would you as a primary effect to help me get the most sound out of my system?
  2. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Take a listen to Dan Berglund on Esbjorn Svensson Trio "Strange Place For Snow". He brilliantly uses a variety of effects with his double bass and it's actually just one of those Line 6 Floor units for bass. You'll see them in the classifieds here from time to time.
  3. Glockburg


    Feb 7, 2014
    Thanks, mines not an upright acoustic, it's a standard 4 string hollow body
  4. adamnitti


    Nov 29, 2001
    hi glockburg-

    i suppose that would depend on what you consider to be 'optimized'. if you already like the sound, then you are in a good place already, but modifying or enhancing the sound would really depend on what it is you are going for. there are so many different pedal and effect options out there… you have a lot of choices. what is it you would like to hear more of?


    p.s. i just ordered an ibanez acoustic, myself… looking forward to getting my hands on it this week! :)
  5. SteveV74

    SteveV74 Banned

    Jul 24, 2012
    Dont efx defeat the purpose of an acoustic bass?
  6. Glockburg


    Feb 7, 2014
    I'm happy with the sound, you answered my question. I just wanted to ask a professional. Thx so much
  7. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war

    Jan 18, 2010
    Commercial FREE!
    I feel I'm already cheating by using an amp!