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Good bass through mediocre multi-effect?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MOR_Lio, May 20, 2005.


  1. MOR_Lio

    MOR_Lio

    Sep 9, 2004
    Hi everyone,

    I am about to get a new American Fender Jazz Bass( and I am pretty excited about it). The thing is that right now, I am using the ZOOM 506-II multi effect pedal. I think the multi-effect is decent for the 100 bucks I paid for it, but let's face it, it is not the best quality on the market.

    My question is: would using such a multi-effect affect negatively the sound of my new Fender or not?
     
  2. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    I think it will definitely affect your tone, and in my opinion it would definitely HURT it. Go straight to the amp, or get some other effects.
     
  3. MOR_Lio

    MOR_Lio

    Sep 9, 2004
    Even if I only use a neutral effect, like njust a compressor and some equalizer settings?
     
  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    This should do the same thing in a smaller package.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    My experience with the Zoom says that the only good setting is disconnected...
     
  6. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    I get a similar sound as that by just using my stellar techniques...after all, "tone (suckage) is in the fingers." :D

    I noticed he has the SUCK knob dimed... I tend to use mine at about 2 o'clock. :bassist: