Guitar pedals with a bass?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by princeadr, May 4, 2005.

  1. princeadr


    Apr 29, 2005
    I have several guitar pedals (phaser, flanger, distortion, wah), can these be used with my bass that I just started playing or is there a problem with that?
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Guitar pedals will work with a bass, but the sound may or may not be as good as it could be. Some guitar pedals tend to suck a lot of bass out of the signal, or modulation-type effects tend to effect different frequencies causing less than ideal tone in some cases.

    However, the good news, is that the signal passed from a bass guitar, even with 18V active electronics is not powerful enough to damage any sort of pedal, guitar or bass- so try everything you can.
  3. monkeybrainz


    Apr 28, 2005
    yep. theyll work fine.

    you can find some guitar pedals that will work great with bass too.
  4. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Isn't there a sticky about this or something?

    Or should there be?
  5. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    It's covered fully in the FAQ.