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How can I know if a pedal for guitar could work in my bass?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by cheche32, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. cheche32


    Jun 25, 2013
    Mexico City
    I used to have a EHX micro metal muff and it make an incredible amount of noise, and once I used a MXR EVH phase and worked awesome, both for guitar. Im planning to buy a MXR ZW38 chorus because i liked the sound i heard on the review in youtube but im not shure if its going to make something weird on bass. Thanks

    Saludos desde México carnalitos bajeros
  2. I had that pedal and it sounds great on bass.
  3. crapusername


    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    How will you know?
    Try and see if you like it \thread
  4. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    Yeah, other than doing some research you just have to try it.
  5. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph provider Supporting Member

    1. search about the pedal here
    2. check reviews on Harmony Central
    3. check clips on youtube
    4. try it
  6. MCS4


    Sep 26, 2012
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    If the pedal exists, odds are someone has posted on TB regarding whether or not it causes low-end loss.
  7. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    +2, you won't harm the pedal or your rig.
  8. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    That about sums it up
  9. Pelham Bleu

    Pelham Bleu All you need is fuzz.

    Apr 4, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    Or, if there's low-end loss but you like the pedal, use a blender to add back some clean, unaffected signal.
  10. nolageek


    Jan 5, 2011
    Washington, DC
    Yeah. Most 'guitar' pedals aren't going to break anything if you use it on bass. Plus, just because 200 people online says it sucks on bass doesn't mean you won't love it. Many of them won't preserve your low end, but that's not necessarily a bad thing depending on your style of music and what you're looking for. That being said, I usually try to find a youtube clip with someone playing the pedal through a bass to get an idea of what it will sound like. There's been many times where people said a pedal sounds like garbage but when I hear it I really dig it.
  11. Adjent Orange

    Adjent Orange

    Sep 3, 2013
    If your going to use distortion, definitely going to want to use a clean signal as well

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