I don’t even know why I get pedals... NPD!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by WillyW, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. WillyW

    WillyW l’art pour l’art, fonction de baise Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    I took in two new strays to seal a deal on a craigslist sale.

    I’m not sure what they do or if they work for bass, but here they are!

    first is a Fox buffer pedal, it looks like it’s an always on pedal and makes you look all buff.

    next is an xotic ep booster I suppose I use it like my soul food pedal?

    I’ll add and remove from my current pedalboard that I don’t use.


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  2. WillyW

    WillyW l’art pour l’art, fonction de baise Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    Ok my perfect pedalboard in the previous post, is again changed!

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  3. dmt


    Apr 19, 2003
    Orbiting Sol
    Nice board.

    I use an EP Booster as an "always on" pedal on my guitar pedalboard. Has a bit of a flavor to it that I like. If you use it (or another similar pedal, such as perhaps a Soul Food) always on, then there’s no need for a buffer. Or, of course, you could just use the EP Booster when its effect is particularly desired
  4. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Some cool pedals!

    I have my EP Booster early in my signal chain (tuner/buffer -> octave -> EP Booster -> the other 7 pedals -> out) and use it as a slight boost to get a little more dirt out of my two OD pedals. I only keep it at about 9:00-10:00 so the volume difference isn't that big, but that's enough get a little more dirt when I want it. But, from what I read about the EP Booster recently when finally setting up a real pedal board (as opposed to having a collection of pedals I didn't get enough use out of), it seems like a lot people use it as an always-on pedal. So maybe I need to do some more experimenting with it.

    Regarding the buffer, I have a Polytune 3 tuner, which has TC Electronic's Bona Fide buffer built-in. I don't know that I really need a buffer since I use pretty short cables between pedals and the length of the cable from my board to amp isn't excessive, but it's there.

    Seems like most TB'ers poo poo the Bass Soul Food, but I like it a lot as a light overdrive. I suspect a lot of people bought it because it's relatively inexpensive but didn't research what it was designed to be. Then they poo poo'd it rather than acknowledge that they simply bought the wrong pedal. ;)
  5. WillyW

    WillyW l’art pour l’art, fonction de baise Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    I can’t tell what the buffer does, but I’ll try moving it the other end of the chain. I use the tuner as a quasi stereo splitter so I don’t think it matters since that line goes direct to the amp.

    I like the EP quite a bit, between both soul foods, and the mojomojo I have lots of boost options.

    I think the soul food pedals aren’t expensive enough to be included in any of the current shoot out videos.

    The small stone is my only always on pedal, depending on my mood.
  6. With the pedals you have that buffer is not necessary even redundant but that Ep is a keeper for sure.