Gear issue...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Zezjek, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Zezjek


    Mar 22, 2011
    So, I own an ESP B305, bought it for $370 (~$420 after tax a a fret dressing) and have been playing avidly on it for the last year and a half, and am coming up on my second year of playing bass. I'm mostly self taught besides for some lessons for guitar, which gave me a sort of basic knowledge of music and all that jazz. So I suppose my question is, does it seem absolutely insane to spend $270 on an FX pedal? I'd been doing some research on pedals after falling in love with my uncle's old Ibanez Auto Filter stomp box, and I've been obsessed with getting myself a brand-spanking new filter / synth pedal. Anything to get that funky whap whop sound. I've sort of come to decide the absolute most I'd be willing to spend would be $270 on the WMD Super FatMan. I know I want a filter, I'm not testing the waters, and I want a sort of unique sound. Is it stupid for a guy playing a $370 bass to buy a $270 pedal? Should I wait? I'm not about to buy one tomorrow, but I just want an honest opinion about my price range. Any other pedal would have to be under $170, but this I wouldn't mind shelling out extra money for. So that's my story. Any thoughts?
  2. punkjazzben


    Jun 26, 2008
    You'll get a better response in the effects forum. Maybe..

    While I'm here though, I would recommend that someone with your experience might be better off grabbing a multi-effects unit like a Zoom or something. They can usually be bought for the price of a single specialised pedal and you will be able to stuff around with a range of different effects and parameters, and this will enable you to make a more informed decision about what pedals and features you really want in your setup.