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Got bit by the effects bug

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by thesearchbass98, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. I've recently dived into the effects world and purchased a tech 21 Vt bass pedal and now i cant stop looking at all the effects world has to offer.I play mostly rock/hard rock music and have been looking for some good pedals and wanted to ask you guys what you would recommend.
  2. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008



    Clean Booster.



  3. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    blackout musket... the last fuzz you will ever need.
  4. .
    I'd recommend chorus and fuzz or overdrive for a start.

    Take on board all the recommendations you'll get here, then
    go to your local guitar shop and try them all.
    It really depends on what the songs you are playing require.

    Try individual pedals and multi-effects units.
    Let your ears decide what you like!
  5. Save yourself a lot of money and start making them. And if you don't want to do that...

    I would not overlook getting a good blend pedal, boss ls-2 is a great cheap start. These come in very handy for switching channels but also for retaining you low end when you have distorted your signal.

    Good luck and enjoy. There is a wealth of good info here and good people to help you with it.
  6. Thank you guys very much i will try some of your suggestions soon at my local music store
  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I will tell you to just stop it don't get started there is no winning the more you buy the more you want.
  8. +1

    forgot to mention that as well :D
  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I started with a BBE Sonic Stomp and was happy if you check my profile all of those pedals have been bought sold and traded within the last year and a half that's when I discovered the TB classifieds yeah it got way out of control if I had a crack problem I would be homeless right now and doing some pretty terrible things in back alleys and truck stops.
  10. I think ill be okay i know some people have a lot of pedals but im not interested in a mile long pedal board just want a handful of good effects
  11. Gadgetjunky


    Aug 9, 2011
    Well, at least you know going into this what can happen. But it doesn't have to be that way. Look for pedals that have multiple functions, and not necessarly a multi-fx unit.

    The TC Flashback can be a delay, chorus and looper pedal. I do like my M5 for all of the funstions caeman listed and a lot of people are into the B3. So that's not a bad place to start, to find out what type of fx suit you.
  12. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    LOL that sounds like the person who took his first hit of crack "How bad can this stuff be" to be serious I would look at your favorite artists then research their "live" setup because it's almost impossible to duplicate the studio sound unless you use their engineer and studio. I think Caeman has an excellent list also to start with check the classifieds here to get some great deals.
  13. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    For basic rock'n'roll on bass, the formula can be kinda minimal.
    1) overdrive and fuzz...for that raunchy grind
    2) chorus...for the extra swirl
    3) flanger...maybe as a flanger/chorus pedal, to have BOTH at once
    4) clean boost...for when you get to slow and need that extra 20db. :D
    5) compressor...potentially, for when you want to limit the spikes during heavy passages.

    You can certainly get a lot fancier, but the above will get you a lot of rock tones.
  14. never really looked into a flanger,is there on you would recommend
  15. All_¥our_Bass


    Dec 26, 2004
    Octaver, Graphic Eq-I like my Boss GE-7
    For dirt, I love my Metal Muff.
  16. Jack


    Sep 6, 2003
    Newcastle, UK
    Playing in a rock band with a tuner, compressor, boost, overdrive, another overdrive, preamp/di. Fancy an octaver and an eq.
  17. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 GAS resistance is utterly futile... Supporting Member

    Run, man, run. Away. Far away.
  18. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    LOL, no doubt. :D
  19. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    If you listen to us, money will pour through your hands like water. ;)
  20. i just got a boss bf2 and dig that flanger. the electric mistress isn't half bad either. i di the same thing as the op a few weeks ago and i'm up to 8 pedals now. it's just getting sad now.......goodbye savings.