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Effects for double bass

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by pat.p, Nov 8, 2005.


  1. pat.p

    pat.p

    Nov 20, 2004
    Poland, Poznań
    Hello.
    I'm looking for DB effects. I don't know what is better- to get some single effects (for example Boss) or to buy good multieffect... I know, that in fact I'll need only a few things (like reverb, delay, something useful when you need to modulate the sound when playing arco solo).
    What is your opinion?
    Thanks in advance
    P. S. I've read something about Boss DB90 and Boss single effects, and found something about Yamaha Magicstomp (sounds like name of magic toy... ;) :confused: :bag: ). What do you think about it?
    Thanks
    Pat
     
  2. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    In case you were wondering, I've tried to use guitar pedals and it doesn't work all that well. I'd look for bass specific things, IMO.
     
  3. I havn't played around with any effects with my DB yet (been micing it, just received my pickup today, so it is only a matter of time before I get it set up and start experimenting)... but stay as far away from Behringer as you can... cheap, yes... but noisey and awful and the work of the devil :p etc...

    I have some Boss pedals (a flanger and a bass chorus, as well as an old T-Wah, and a few others... a Digitech Bass Whammy too)... I'll let you know how it sounds after i get a chance to play around...
     
  4. pat.p

    pat.p

    Nov 20, 2004
    Poland, Poznań
    I've found this:
    http://christianmcbride.com/gear.html
    It looks, that he uses this gear (incl. Boss effects), I've listened to him playing arco with Geoff Keezer- GREAT!!
    But I'm looking for particular opinions and advices...
    I think, that guitar gear may be too "thin" for DB...
    Thanks
    Pat
     
  5. Guitar fx can mess with your bottom end. Some bass-specific pedals have a crossover that sends clean lows direct and puts the effect on mids/highs, eg Boss Bass Chorus.
    My solution to this was making a 'Bass Paralooper' pedal - http://www.moosapotamus.com/paraloop/paraloop.htm - it's an effects loop/crossover. Now I can use any quirky pedals I like and know there will always be solid low end getting through.
    I've found individual pedals better than multi-fx, unless you just want generic sounds. I usually have my current 3 or 4 favourite fx on my pedalboard but they get changed fairly often, depending what turns up at the local pawn broker.
     
  6. pat.p

    pat.p

    Nov 20, 2004
    Poland, Poznań
    Thank you for the describe of paralooper. It seems to be very useful, bout I have no idea how could I get it in Poland..
    I'm looking for bass-oriented single effects. What do you think about EBS in comparison to Boss?
    Thanks
    Pat
     
  7. I don't know anyone who's selling them - I made my own. I don't have any special skills or training in electronics, in fact the Paralooper was the most complicated bit of wiring I've ever tried, but it worked out fine and is now an essential part of my pedal board.