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favorite bass effect

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Unemploid, Dec 31, 2013.

Which is your favorite effect?

Poll closed Apr 10, 2014.
  1. overdrive

    102 vote(s)
  2. distortion

    30 vote(s)
  3. fuzz

    58 vote(s)
  4. octave

    50 vote(s)
  5. wah

    11 vote(s)
  6. chorus

    71 vote(s)
  7. flanger

    11 vote(s)
  8. phaser

    12 vote(s)
  9. envelope filter

    67 vote(s)
  10. other

    67 vote(s)
  1. i'm interested in our answers. i know each effect has their own purpose.
  2. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    I feel like compression should be on there. I'd be lost without my EBS Multicomp.
  3. Compressor is my fave. MB Compressore.
  4. johnbegone

    johnbegone Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Another missing effect type is a GATE! The least sexy and still my favorite pedal is my ISP Decimator G String. Although it's my love of chaotic fuzz that makes me appreciate the Decimator so much - so in lieu of a gate vote, I voted fuzz :)
  5. BFunk

    BFunk Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

  6. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I agree compression is missing from the list, that's my only truly always-on pedal. Next is mild overdrive which I use for maybe half of our songs. Other than that it varies from song to song, I use many of the effects on the list once or twice, but phaser is maybe my third most used effect.

    That's for blues, blues-rock, classic rock.
  7. JBNeedsBeer

    JBNeedsBeer Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    New Brunswick, NJ
  8. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    Other: IE Nimbus reverb.
  9. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    I still don't know what you would consider the IE Polytope to be, but I use it as a replacement to my Analog Man Stereo Chorus and Fulltone Supa-Trem pedals...
  10. Interestingly, the top spot is shared by "overdrive" and "other". Aside from compressor, which others do you have in mind? I like synth a lot (EHX Bass Micro Synth)
  11. chaosmic

    chaosmic Commercial User

    Feb 6, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    Owner at MetalString Sound and Rabbit Hole FX
    Fuzz here....followed very closely by phaser.
  12. bluebucket


    Dec 22, 2013
    I play in (amongst several nascent projects right now) a two piece drum and bass. I got a 5 string which I string E-C just for this. I love the Octave because it lets me play higher, more melodically while still maintaining a decent low end. Other than this though, I would say distortion. Not for everybody, I know, but probably the pedal I use the most.
  13. bassmusic17


    Jan 15, 2011
    I agree there should be a compressor and I would even say a booster should be on the list as well.
  14. Dang, yes I use compression all the time. I should have voted other. Instead I voted chorus as that's the second effect I use the most.
  15. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    I just picked up the Brimstone XD1 which is quite awesome. Have a Darkglass Duality on the way so these are my newer fav toys. But my fav all time effect is most def delay. LOVE delay. Very fun to play and write with.
  16. Delay and reverb, baby!
  17. JeffVanter


    Sep 23, 2012
    Compression with loads of reverb.
  18. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 GAS resistance is utterly futile... Supporting Member

    Chorus, but filter a close second.
  19. hotbass57


    Nov 27, 2011
    I enjoy my bass-xciter pedal. it's 2 efx in one :)
  20. Rat styled Distortion