Can these be used for bass?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by 4string4ever, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    DOD FX 25 envelope filter
    Danelectro Psycho Flange
    Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler

    Thanks for the assist guys.....
  2. RoyQBiv


    Nov 8, 2002
    Bellingam, WA
    I believe what my esteemed colleague is trying to say is that any effect *can* be used for bass, it's just a question of how it sounds and how well it retains low-end. The FX25 is a bass staple, and lots of bassists have used the Line 6 unit to good effect. I don't have any experience with the PsychoFlange, but maybe someone else can attest to it's merits relative to other similar units.
  3. I have the FX 25B (w/blend knob- makes it a bit more useable)- love it; never used any flanger on bass but used subtley, I think it can sound good; my line 6 delay gets used a lot. I use the loop sampler to work on sketching out song ideas- much quicker than a 4-track.
  4. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC

    he is absolutely right.
  5. andrewd


    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    try this setting for an FX-25B

    blend: 7:00
    sensitivity: 3:00
    range: 5:00

    play near the neck and try not to blow your speakers
  6. RoyQBiv


    Nov 8, 2002
    Bellingam, WA
    Whoa! I just tried that with my J with flatwounds with the neck pickup soloed and the tone rolled down. That is one awesome, funky dub sound.

  7. I like the Psycho Flange for bass because it reminds me of the old Electric Mistress pedal cuz it's really dark and swishy and it distorts a bit if you dig in and play hard.