Cheap effect?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by pdusen, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. pdusen


    Aug 18, 2004
    Short story short: been playing bass for a band. Gig in january sometime. My parents want a $40 gift idea, I figure an effect of some sort would be best. Can't do used.

    Anything any good inside that price range? Some sort of compressor maybe?
  2. NioeZero


    Sep 2, 2001
    Danelectro PB&J.
  3. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    How about strings instead? For $40 they could get a couple of sets of strings.
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Monster cable.
    It's overpriced but lasts you a lifetime.
  5. Luciano_Bass

    Luciano_Bass Guest

    Nov 6, 2004
    you got any effect already? so it can be ruled out?

    you know, you may be better saving the cash, and buying something slightly better, rather than by something, and have to upgrade it.

    I'm feeling this string plan -

  6. pdusen


    Aug 18, 2004
    I don't have any effects. I have a bass and a cheapo amp. (I'm accepting donations :( )

    Saving up isn't an option. I need this as a gift idea, and I can't ask for just the money.
  7. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    How long have you been playing? Effects may not be the best thing right now, who says you need something bass related?

    How about a DVD set? If you're set on effects, a DOD 250 is probably something you'll use the most, is good quality and is cheap.
  8. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    A metronome?

    If you don't have one, you should for practice.

  9. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Or a cheap drum machine...
  10. travatron4000


    Dec 27, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    or lessons, if you dont have lessons get some, just do research. if you're only gonna get a few lessons make them worth it. if you get a great teacher even one lesson will improve your ability if you do the work.

  11. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    How about that DOD Overdrive/Preamp thing?