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Does guitar pedal can be used for bass?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by NoobOnRoad, Apr 23, 2009.


  1. All is in the title, could i use Guitar effect pedals for bass?
     
  2. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Yeah, as most pedals are for both.

    IT will suck a lot of your low notes down to nothing, but its something we have to deal with.
     
  3. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Maine/Vermont
    That's not necessarily true, Jordash. Some guitar pedals don't sound so hot on bass, but most of them work fine.

    That said, there's absolutely no problem (99% of the time, I can't speak for every effect) using guitar pedals on bass, although bass specific pedals are usually, and this might be a shocker, so hold on to your hat, voiced for bass.
     
  4. But does the guitar pedal can have a different effect than desire on the low notes?
     
  5. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    Guitar pedals used with basses cause liver damage due to the frequency mismatch.
     
  6. Yeah it can suck the low end. It depends on the pedal.
     
  7. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    :D
     
  8. Ok so apart from sucking in low end and liver damage there is no con?
     
  9. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Maine/Vermont
    Nope.
     
  10. meta

    meta

    Mar 11, 2009
    that and it sucks your willpower, not to mention your verility. I once used a guitar pedal and came out of the song wondering where to buy a cute pair of tights.
     
  11. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    IME you have more low-end sucking from distortion and fuzz than anything else.

    Also, they might make you sterile.
     
  12. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    Nope. If you like the sound then use it. In general modulation pedals work fine and gain pedals lose low end but those are just loose guidelines.
     
  13. thx peeps.
     
  14. whoatherechunk

    whoatherechunk

    Apr 4, 2008
    Can you use the search function on a Mac?
     
  15. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Maine/Vermont

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