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Guitar effects with bass guitars...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by EXH, Jun 26, 2005.


  1. EXH

    EXH

    Jun 18, 2005
    Windsor Locks, CT
    Could I damage my guitar pedal by playing a bass through it?
     
  2. EricTheEZ1

    EricTheEZ1

    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    The pedal? No. The amp? Maybe. Depends on what's happening to the signal. BTW, this belongs in Effects.

    -Eric.
     
  3. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    No. It might kill the low end, but you can't hurt it.
     
  4. EXH

    EXH

    Jun 18, 2005
    Windsor Locks, CT
    Oopsies... -_-
     
  5. unfortunatly :bag:
     
  6. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    This is why people will use a dry/wet blender. You blend some of the dry signal back in with the guitar effect so that you don't lose the bottom end. A lot of overdrives, for example, don't sound that good on low frequencies anyway.

    One disadvantage of a blender is that some pedals have a phase shift. Passive tone controls in particular tend to shift the phase. This is not a problem with a bunch of serial effects but if you blend in the dry signal with a very shifted signal they sound like two signals, not like a blended whole.