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help me perfect my bass setup!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by nickname, Nov 14, 2005.


  1. nickname

    nickname

    Jan 22, 2005
    Ok, over the last year I've learned that everyone on this board is extremely knowledgable and skilled with their setups. Here is what i currently have, and what i want is recommendations on additions, setups, according to a certain style.

    my setup is as follows:

    Mark Hoppus Jazz Bass
    MesaBoogie RoadReady (1x15, 1x12, 2x8) .. i think its a 5016
    Ampeg SVT-4PRO
    Boss RC-20 Loop Station
    Boss ODB-3 Bass OverDrive
    Electro-Harmonix Bass Micro Synthesizer (gotta fix the sliders.. they dont seem to respond)

    Im looking at effects and sounds along the lines of indie rock, and punk rock... bands like Muse, Bloc Party. I also play the keyboard and synth, currently just using pads in my loops station till i can learn to record loops and then play the piano with the loop, without the loop being out of sync (for live preformances)

    anything relaly that u guys would think would kick ass with the setup. anything from pedals, to rack units, to midi controllers. my bands music can be listened to here www.myspace.com/fijband but our style has changed a lot, as that is a year old, and have had many new influences in the last year.

    thanks guys
     
  2. chaosMK

    chaosMK

    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    What you have currently seems like a pretty good setup.
     
  3. nickname

    nickname

    Jan 22, 2005
    if only i could figure out why the sliders don't respond to change. i have never dropped it or damaged it. although i did get it off ebay, it worked for the first 2 or 3 months. i have yet to open it as i have sent an email to ehx to see if they have any suggestions first.
     
  4. For what it's worth, the sliders on your Microsynth should have a dramatic effect on the sound when you move them...if they don't, then you've got a defect. EHX will probably tell you to take it to a repair shop. The only other thing I think you might like is either a Phaser or an Octave (pitch shifter). Both can give you some pretty 'out there' tones, especially when used together.

    Since you're already established with pedals, I wouldn't suggest going with the rack gear/MIDI setup. Explore pedals for a while, and you will probably find a few pedals that you just love...rarely will you find the same sounds in a rack setup.
     
  5. nickname

    nickname

    Jan 22, 2005
    i would like to venture into midi foot pedals but dont quite understand the full capability of them. would this help with my "playing keyboard and bass at the same time" issue, or is it mostly used for sound effects?
     
  6. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    I gotta suggestion: You ain't heard nuthin' out'a that ODB-3, 'til you've heard it with an Aphex Bass Exciter just before it.

    "you owe it to your self" (as they say) to at least try it. I set mine like maybe 5.5, 8, 6.5, 8.5 (L to R); after that, ANY setting on the ODB sounds great.

    I'm tellin' ya.

    ...And I mean ALL y'all!

    Hey - and where's your compressor?

    No sweep/modulation effect? How about a chorus, or a phase 90?

    Joe
     
  7. dirtgroove

    dirtgroove

    Jan 10, 2003
    Taipei, Taiwan
    have you had a look at the -EHX "Pog"? I think it'd be a fine addition to what you have... ...It took me about 3 weeks to get rid of those GAS pangs after listening to the samples on their website. I reckon it'd be right up your street.


    try out a ring modulator or two if you get the chance. On their own they can be a bit "random" - but can be the icing on the cake to a lot of synth sounds.
     
  8. nickname

    nickname

    Jan 22, 2005
    with the SVT4-pro do i really need a compressor, seeing as it has one built in?

    does the bass x-citer work as a D.I. as well? I've always thought of getting rid of the SVT4PRO and getting the Mesa Bass 400+ but then again, i plan on getting another cab, at least a 2x12 or a 1x15 so, the extra power in the SVT would be needed. plus ive just barley paid it off so...

    im definitly looking into the bass xciter, it sounds incredible.
    what would u recommend for a phase 90? sweepeR?