guitar effect for a bass?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by dave_clark69, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. dave_clark69

    dave_clark69 Guest

    Jan 17, 2003
    what would happen if you were to run a guitar effects pedal through a bass. Would it srew it up and be all distorted?

    Also can you tell me if any of these are for the bass
    Jen Wah-Volume pedal
    Colorsound Wah-Swell pedal
    Marshall MS-2 amp - 9V micro amp
    SRS Fuzz
    Shin-ei Companion FY-2 Fuzzmaster
    Vox Tone Bender
    Ampeg Scrambler
    Colorsound Overdriver
    Jordan Bosstone
    Prescription Experience
    Sola Sound Tonebender MkII
    Sola Sound Tonebender (3 knob)

    I had also been recomended any type of pro co rat distortion but i always thought they were for the guitar, would it work for a bass?
  2. redneck2wild


    Nov 27, 2002
    Memphis, TN
    Some guitar Pedals cut/lose the low end. Some pedals have trouble with some active basses also (signal from bass may be too hot).

    Years ago when I used a few guitar effects, I would split my signal with one path going to the effects and another going to an EQ with the lows boosted. The 2 signal were mixed back together with a small Mixer from Rolls:

    This maintained the low frequencies in the mix.

    At one point I actually split my signal into 3 paths with the Clean signal sent to a crossover to split into High/Low and then separate compression on the Highs and Lows. The third path was effects.