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How much $ do you have invested in your effects chain?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Pitbull Growl, Oct 2, 2009.


  1. Pitbull Growl

    Pitbull Growl

    Jan 6, 2009
    NNJ/NYC
    So, I'm going thru cables and stuff and I'm checking out my effects and in another one of my ADD moments I start adding up how much I've spent on effects so far. I stop adding once I get to $1,100 cuz it's making me sick knowing how much coin I've dropped so far and I don't even have a chorus or delay yet (but I've got like 9 various dirt pedals... go figure). I'm starting to wonder if I need an intervention, or if this is just par for the course. So my question to you is this: How much do you have invested in your effects at this point?

    Thanks.
     
  2. kevteop

    kevteop

    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    Probably about £1000, and I've currently only got 6 effect pedals, the rest fall into the category of loops, mixers, tuners, exp. pedals and limiters.
     
  3. FX25b $30
    VTBASS $110
    FM4 $130
    Chicken Salad $20
    OC2 $40
    Bass Squeeze $20
    Muff Pi $40
    Metalzone$30
     
  4. bass_snake

    bass_snake Banned

    Aug 13, 2008
    Stouffville, Ontario
    Under a hundred bucks. Less effects the better in my opinion.

    I like hearing the sound of my bass by itself. I only use effects when the song needs a little bit of colour. But just a little bit. :cool:

    Fred
     
  5. Swift713

    Swift713

    Dec 4, 2006
    Florence, Ma
    I've got about $1,100 in pedals right now.
     
  6. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    300 Canadian here, and that's only 2 pedals ( I received my muff the rc-2 is on order)
     
  7. Around $1600, guitar and bass combined.
     
  8. grygrx

    grygrx Lookout! Here comes the Fuzz! Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2003
    Columbia, MO
    hahaha
     
  9. Pitbull Growl

    Pitbull Growl

    Jan 6, 2009
    NNJ/NYC
  10. Lunarfall

    Lunarfall

    Jul 11, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Turbo Tuner (used): $100
    Fx 63 Bass Chorus (used): $35

    Total: $135
     
  11. NortyFiner

    NortyFiner Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Portsmouth VA USA
    Invested in my current pedals...

    Boss ME-50B multi: $200 shipped
    Korg Pitchblack tuner: $75 shipped
    BBE Opto Stomp comp: $63 shipped
    EHX Bass Big Muff fuzz: $68 shipped

    Total $406, all found on eBay. Only the ME-50B was used, the rest were NIB. :)
     
  12. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    +2984tuihjog8
     
  13. a lot

    who cares how much cash youve dropped if youre enjoying them and youre getting the sounds you want. i mean, if you are going hungry and missing rent and other bills, then its a problem.

    then again, im 25 and have no one but myself to take care of, so i wont get yelled at for spending what i do on music gear. my brother still makes fun of me and my "pedal fetish" though.
     
  14. right at $ 700.00
     
  15. We appreciate your input. No really! No, REALLY! We really do.

    :rolleyes:
     
  16. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Microbass II - $400
    Two X2 wirelesses - $500
    VT - $150
    Nano Small Stone - $50
    Micro Pog - $160
    SYB-3 - $50

    Also have a Whammy Pedal $125, Zoom B2 $100, and RNC 1773 comp $180 that I bought and decided not to use regularly. Seeing all these figures in written form depresses me. But at least I'm done now. Any other effects I might need I'm using the Zoom.
     
  17. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I don't like to think about it much, but what I have currently is well over $5000. If I added in what I've actually spent in the last 3 yrs, you could nearly triple that.
     
  18. SHWAG

    SHWAG

    Sep 8, 2009
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    $75 lol. Only gotta Bass Big Muff
     
  19. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Along the years, thousands.
     

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