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Desert Island Effect

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by gnasher1993, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. I've seen this in other forums (desert island bass, desert island CD, desert island scale etc.) but I couldn't find anything in the Effects Forum. Someone let me know if I've missed it though...

    Anyway, if you were going to a desert island and were only allowed to take a bass, an amp and 1 (yes one!) effect pedal, which 1 (yes one!) would you take?

    To answer the inevitable sarcastic questions...:ninja:

    • Yes, there are 2 plug sockets on the island (one for your amp, one for your pedal)
    • No, there isn't a shop that sells batteries.
    • Yes, you're allowed a power supply.
    • No, multi-effects do not count.

    I think that's everything. I would take my Ashdown Hyperdrive, don't ask why, I just would :bag:

    So, what would you take?

    EDIT: Of course you can get firmware updates for your Octavius Squeezer...!
  2. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
  3. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    Probably an Octavius Squeezer. With all that time to figure it out I'd probably finally come up with some awesome patches.

    Outside of that, probably a looper.
  4. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Tuner isn't a pedal :D

    My vote is for a Big Muff.
  5. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Carbon Copy.

    I could 1. Make a hellacious amount of noise in order to attract attention. And 2. Use the blinding led to signal for SOS.
  6. Does the RC-50 count as a multi effects pedal? I could definitely use the loop time.
  7. Anyway why would you need to be exactly in tune at concert pitch if no-one could hear you?! Not many people have perfect pitch but most can tune in 4ths so the bass is in tune with itself so-to-speak.

    Good idea with the LED....but....why would you want to go anywhere when you could make as much noise as you wanted without family screaming at you?!
  8. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
  9. Bassenstien


    Jun 13, 2006
    Prolly some type of muff based fuzz
    or the new Battering Ram if it sounds good
  10. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    Considering what my amp is capable of... I'd take my EHX Stereo Electric Mistress to keep me company. ;)
  11. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Some kind of fuzz pedal. Maybe a Geiger Counter, or something from Devi Ever.

    Or I'd bring a looper, since I could still make music with that.
  12. godspeed68

    godspeed68 i'm here for the sound

    Mar 24, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    bassdrive to accompany my 400.
  13. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Diego, California
    ehx bms
  14. BassJunkie730


    Feb 3, 2005
    I really don't know what kind of pedal I'd take for bass.

    Strange thing is the search hasn't really ended for me yet - but as of now it would be a

    Fuzz of some sort.

    But guitar - that's simple

    I'd grab a jerry jones neptune single cut

    Build a Weber 6A14HP

    and grab a Big Muff

    I'd play until oblivion.
  15. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    I'd be really tempted to take a BMS.

    If my desert island could receive firmware updates from Chunk Systems I'd take my Octavius Squeezer, but as things stand I think I'd have the BMS.

    Actually no I'm taking the Octavius Squeezer just because it's a lot more of a time sink than the BMS, and time is something I'd need to find a use for.
  16. fightthepower


    Jan 7, 2008
    San Diego
  17. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Diego, California
    after that part, I stopped listening
  18. XXL


    Jun 14, 2007
    memory man with the haz
  19. If I'm stuck on a desert island, I'd want a pedal that can do nine million things and I'd never get sick of. Assuming you'd classify my xp-1000 as a multi-effect, I guess the next most versatile pedal I have is probably the flanger hoax. The BMS is definitely up there, too.
  20. how about a 13'x5' distortion pedal made of wood that can float and has a keeley modified compass and map built-in?

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