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Bit of advice...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Tom22689, Oct 30, 2003.


  1. Tom22689

    Tom22689

    Oct 30, 2003
    England
    I'm starting off learning the bass, for about 2 months now and I have been looking at various pedals/effects and to be honest i'm totally lost! I know quite a bit musically as I've been playing the 'cello for 5 years. Thanks to anyone who replies :)
     
  2. ChildoftheKorn

    ChildoftheKorn

    May 21, 2003
    IL
    eh i wouldnt worry about effects just yet work on theory and technique first.
     
  3. De Teng

    De Teng

    Oct 27, 2003
    Utrecht, Holland
    I don't think that the theory wel be a problem when you have been playing for about 5 years chello. Technique is a point though.

    Effects are not the major thing in bassworld, although it spices up your sound. E.g. octaver (great for groovy, muted notes in the low register) or a chorus (fantastic for harmonics).

    Succes. :D
     
  4. Tom22689

    Tom22689

    Oct 30, 2003
    England
    Thanks :) i spoke to a music teacher I know and he agrees basically with what you said. I've had quite good experience with bad technique as with the cello I had a bad bad bad bad teacher for a few years... doing things right now tho :)
     
  5. RicPlaya

    RicPlaya

    Apr 22, 2003
    The Mitten
    I'm a newer bass player too, I did not see what you are using in your profile but one thing I learned that it is tricky sometimes getting a consistant good clean tone. Once you get that established then you can add effects. I am looking to add a basic distortion or overdrive right now.
     
  6. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    alot of peopel like to use one of the samsamp di boxes to give a good healthy clean tone.

    i was in a ckub at uni the other day with a guy with a ****ty tanglewood $150 bass and a $200 laney 15" bassamp... he had one of the samsamp things and it sounded SO good i REALLY couldnt believe it
     

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