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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
    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?

  2. 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
  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:

  5. 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
    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
  9. Pitbull Growl

    Pitbull Growl

    Jan 6, 2009
  10. Lunarfall


    Jul 11, 2009
    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
  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.

  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


    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


    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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