Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Help me set up my pedal board

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by smoothbrother, Jun 15, 2005.


  1. smoothbrother

    smoothbrother

    May 26, 2005
    New Jersey
    I just got all of these pedals and want to know what the order is to set them up.

    If someone could tell me what they think would work best, i'd be very greatful.

    The pedals are:

    AKAI Deep Impact
    EHX Bassballs
    Boss SYB-3
    EBS Octabass
    EBS Bass IQ
    Boss Tu-2

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks
    adam
     
  2. fretlessrock

    fretlessrock Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2002
    Corrupticut
    Wow... quite a crop of pedals...

    You got:
    AKAI Deep Impact
    EHX Bassballs
    Boss SYB-3
    EBS Octabass
    EBS Bass IQ
    Boss Tu-2

    I'd put the TU2 first. It acts as a kill/mute switch and you won't have to turn all the effects off to tune your bass.

    Now you have *two* bass synths, a filter, and octave box, and a filter/fuzz. I'd start by setting it up like this:

    TU2 -> Octabass -> BassIQ -> Deep Impact -> Bassballs -> SYB-3

    The logic is that you I would want the octave driving the other effects, since the octave will track the straight bass tone better than the output of a filter or fuzz, then I'd like the BassIQ up there for feeding the bass synth/bassballs, the Impact/Balls/SYB chain is where I would experiment to see what is happiest being fed by what else. But that line up is where I would start.