Favorite pedals in these categories.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by MattStonewall, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. MattStonewall


    Jan 7, 2014
    Just curious what the opinions are out there for the best delay or combo delay/verb for bass as well as the best pedals for bass octave pedals? The EHX Cathedral looks like a good verb with some delay options. I've seen a pedal by Earthquaker Devices called a Ghost Dispatch on some peoples boards but there is no listing of this on their site? I've looked at the MXR Bass octave deluxe but in some demo's it seems like it gets a lil quirky below the low "G" on the E string? If you use reverb in a song what context do you use it in?
  2. MonsterBass101


    Mar 3, 2008
    Disaster Transport SR. is the name of the EQD pedal you're looking for. Here is a link.


    As far as octaves, analog octavers usually have difficulty tracking the bottom 4 or 5 frets on the E String. But that depends on the signal you present it, how well the bass plays, etc. The Boss OC-2, 3Leaf Octabvre, the MXR BOD, and the Aguilar octaver are the ones I see most often. If you're looking for perfect tracking, digital octavers are the way to go, however the tone is completely different. Depends on tonal goals, and what you're trying to do with it.

    I personally use Verb for many things, mostly ambient upper register playing. But a Spring reverb palm-muted with a pick is also a great tone I use often.
  3. Qlanq


    Jul 9, 2007
    My band are doing Johnny Cash's version of "Hurt". I use a bit of reverb and delay to get a tidy piano sound. Really fits in well.
  4. Somnambulance


    Jun 6, 2014
    I love my Subdecay Anamnesis delay and EQD Afterneath combo for ambient stuff. The modulation on the delay is really good, and the Afterneath is just plain amazing.
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  5. MattStonewall


    Jan 7, 2014
    I've seen the Disaster Transport but I swear I've seen a pedal on Juan Alderate's board as well as a few other places that says "Ghost" disaster. Maybe I'm just delusional. I wish some of the EQD pedals had tap tempo's.
  6. There's the Dispatch Master, which is another EQD delay/verb. Perhaps that's the one you're thinking of. It's quite popular, and for good reason as far as I can tell.
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  7. And the Disaster Transport Sr is an update of the Ghost Disaster.
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  8. CfoScoop


    Jan 2, 2014
    There's a Ghost Echo and Dispatch Master, both by EQD. The DM is excellent, and could be what you're looking for.
  9. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    Delay: I go old school and use a Boss DD-3 or DD-7. That both work great and sound fantastic. I've had other delays and always come back to them. I'd say the "best" is the Strymon Timeline but it's huge and expensive. It will do pretty much anything someone could ever want a delay to do.

    Octave: Boss OC-2 is tough to beat. 3Leaf just released the Octabrve which is based on the OC-2 and most who previously used the OC-2 and picked one up have said it's stayed and the OC-2 is going.
    My favorite happens to be the Aguilar Octamizer. It's a simple and great sounding pedal. I used an OC-2 for years and the Aggie has taken over.

    I did pick up an Octabrve but I haven't had a chance to really put it through the paces yet.
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  10. friendlybass


    Jul 19, 2012
    That cathedral verb is good but can be a little much if all you want is a simple verb. I'm getting by on a holy grail max right now but definitely considering the EQD dispatch master.
    As far as octaves can't go wrong with the EHX micro POG or POG2 looooots of options with the added octave up options. Honestly I thought I wanted epic tracking but most analog boxes make some neat farty sounds way down low, and you really want them for playing higher, not lower if that makes sense. The subwave section in my swr 350x is really the best octave sound I've ever gotten.
  11. Up the dose

    Up the dose

    Mar 10, 2013
    I have been using the Tech 21 Boost RVB pedal for over two years now and I love it. Its a great sounding and very useful pedal
  12. crapusername


    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    Delay- carbon copy. Great analog delay that sounds great with bass. I've also had good results with the Marshall echohead, ehx memory toy, and dd3
    Octave- currently using bod with good results all over the neck, although I also have an octabass, oc2, and octoplus. The dod octoplus comes a close second for me
  13. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    After using the Micro Pog for years, I recently moved up to the POG 2, and couldn't be happier. Tracks great, polyphonic, good upper octave(I'm more concerned with getting a reasonable 8-string bass or guitar/bass tandem riffing sound, not so much a sub-octave), and presets. Delay wise, the Hardwire DL-8 is a good bargain used.
  14. Lately I've been using a line 6 m5 for reverb and delay but not at the same time. It has a large variety of both. Tap tempo a nice bypass. Great pedal for the money. Unfortunately if you want both reverb and delay at the same time you'd need the more expensive m9

    Octave wise I've tried a few. The oc2 is cool but just doesn't fit the bands style as it's more synthy sounding, which is great of that's what your going for. For octave i typically use my bass whammy. The tracking is fantastic, downside being you cant tweak it as all you can do is select presets. It has a preset that you can morph from an octave up to an octave down with the expression pedal which i like a lot. Occasionally ill use my m5 for octave so it's only just a touch of octave. Pretty cool for thickening up certain parts.
  15. MattStonewall


    Jan 7, 2014
    I ended up trying out a MXR bass octave deluxe. Sounds pretty good. Anyone use Octave for tapping? I feel like it really brings out the notes on some finger taps.
  16. This is a tricky question to answer.... there's more questions you need to answer for the brains trust to help you fully.
    Analog delay or Digi Delay? Tap Tempo? Do you want the delay to have modulation?
    Analog or Digital Octaver? Octaves above and below, or will just an octave below be enough?
    True octave sound, or synthy sounds? Is a glitch octave sound okay with you?

    The differences between digital and analog for these two effects can be quite large, so you'll need to tell us what sounds you're aiming for.

    Personally, I use a Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai for delay, as it also covers reverb, flanger, looping and has so many toys all in one box.
    And they're cheap 2nd hand.
    For octave I have the TWA Great Divide 2 > I've tried both the Octron, Boss Octave and Pog. I find the TWA tracks very well for analog octave, much better then the other analog octavers I've tried.
  17. MattStonewall


    Jan 7, 2014
    The Memory man sounds pretty cool by the description. We do a lot of psychedelic landscapes in between songs so the idea of having a looper that can play something for our drummer to jam to while I'm tuning up is a plus.
  18. MattStonewall


    Jan 7, 2014
    It's a bit pricey but the Empress Tape Delay looks quite nice and has a switch for no filter, lo pass, or hi pass filters. A lot of functions as well.
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  19. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    I am voting the DL4 by Line 6 for delay. Ive never even owned but I think rather highly of it. Others that Ive used and or own and love are the DOD DFX9, Boss DD3, Hardwire DL8 and the Joyo DSeed. I dig all these for different reasons. I feel they are great staples in anyones board. The DL4 can do a lot.

    Ive never really got into reverb. But I do quite like it regardless. If I had to pick one out of all the stuff out there today, I would go with the EQD Afterneath for sure. After that, an IE Nimbus and then a Nuebar (I think thats right) Wet Reverb or whatever its called. Those sound beautiful.

    As for octaves. Im a fan of the POG2 and mini POG, the OC2 and the MXR BOD. There is an octave built into the SWR 750x I owned for about 5 days and I really dug it. Its too bad they dont make that octave in pedal form. I would like to try the Aggie Octomizer as well, always hear good things about that one.
  20. MattStonewall


    Jan 7, 2014
    I don't remember what thread I saw it in but I checked out a Mr. Black Supermoon as well as the Chrome version. What a sweet reverb pedal!