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I got $100 burning a hole in my pocket...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jimbob, Nov 29, 2005.


  1. jimbob

    jimbob

    Dec 26, 2001
    Charlotte NC
    Endorsing Artist: Acoustica Mixcraft; Endorsing Artist: DR Strings
    What would you buy?

    I play in a 3 piece Rock/Funk band. You can see a songlist on the bands website in my signature. I have a Boss dynamic wah pedal, a Boss OD3, TU-2 Tuner and a Digitech Chorus on a powered board already.

    Thinking of Octave Pedal or getting something that can replace the Dynamic wah and Distortion...but I am open to suggestions.

    Or I may just buy a bunch of new cables and strings...tough decision.
     
  2. lookjojoisplaid

    lookjojoisplaid

    Oct 17, 2005
    San Diego
    I dunno i have an octive pedal and im a very effects driven bassist with classic rock influences. I would never use my octive pedal alone over my clean channel sounds like ****. But if i use it with my other pedals like my phaser or my more synthy stuff its really good if just want to pop in more low end. Sometimes ill run just the actuall effect that comes out of my octive pedal (so the added low note) through my delay pedal. So i get kinda a kinda rotating low end and then i can play some sort of bass line on top of that. Sounds awsome for really ambient slow parts. But like i said the octive pedal is one of my least used pedals
     
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    You can probably pick up a DOD Meatbox and a DOD FX25 on Ebay and still have lunch money left over. Neither of them is "perfect", but they are both damn cool for cheap.
     
  4. jimbob

    jimbob

    Dec 26, 2001
    Charlotte NC
    Endorsing Artist: Acoustica Mixcraft; Endorsing Artist: DR Strings
    What about a Phaser?
     
  5. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    Maybe try a Q-Tron +, or a BassBalls, both by Electro-Harmonix. Pretty funky stuff.

    Graeme
     
  6. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Digitech bass synth wah. Its in your price range and you play similiar music to me (my pedalboard: bass odb-3, boss dd-6 delay, digitech bass synth wah, boss tu-2).

    Good pedal for what you want.
     
  7. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    How about you send me 100 dollars? It'll clear that burning sensation right up.
     
  8. DavePlaysBass

    DavePlaysBass

    Mar 31, 2004
    CO
    The MXR-188 Bass Auto Q is a great pedal for the money.

    Dave
     
  9. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Punch Factory. It's a great pedal.
     
  10. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Yup. Compressor.

    Joe
     
  11. jimbob

    jimbob

    Dec 26, 2001
    Charlotte NC
    Endorsing Artist: Acoustica Mixcraft; Endorsing Artist: DR Strings
    Sorry, I should have mentioned...my amp, eden nemesis, has a decent built in compressor so I'm covered there.

    I owned a Bassballs at one time. I loved it until it broke and I discovered it would cost more to get it fixed than to buy another one. Kinda turned me off of EH products all together.

    Any comments on a Phase 90? I negotiated a cash deal of $80 for one of those...I know they are AWSOME for Guitar (Van-Halen) but how do they handle bass frequencies?

    Great help so far thank you fellow TBrs!
     
  12. I really don't like the sound of the Phase 90 with bass. It mostly just sounds thin to me. You should try it out if you can though, because I think some peope like them for bass. Great guitar effect! I also have a Bassballs; it is awesome. I'm sorry to hear yours broke.
     
  13. Behringer V-Amp

    You'll get excellent amp and cab modelling plus you'll find 5 or 6 really weird sounds you can use.
     
  14. Sako

    Sako

    Nov 4, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    I think the Phase 90 sounds great on bass. So much so, that hopefully I'll be getting one for Christmas. That and a Digitech Bass Synth Wah mainly for the octave feature.

    Jimbob, you're a fellow Charlottean!
     
  15. SpanishHarlem

    SpanishHarlem

    Nov 29, 2005
    The DOD meatbox is alot fun, but can be hard to find and occasionally pricey... You might want to try over at NoiseFX.com - they occasionally have them.

    What about an Alesis Ineko? It'll do synth and wah/filter sounds, delays and reverb, and about 40 other things. A used one and a TB box with still leave you enough cash for some strings...
     
  16. jimbob

    jimbob

    Dec 26, 2001
    Charlotte NC
    Endorsing Artist: Acoustica Mixcraft; Endorsing Artist: DR Strings
    Jimbob, you're a fellow Charlottean! :hyper:

    Sako! How's it going my Brother? Where abouts in the Queen City are you? You have a band? Check out my bands website on my signature.
     
  17. I'm surprised no one has mentioned the aphex bass exciter. It's a must for ANY bass player.
     
  18. Sako

    Sako

    Nov 4, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Hey Jimbob, I'm sending you a PM.
     
  19. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    I know you said you don't dig EHX products, but I urge you to at least try the Small Stone phase shifter. I love mine, and have never had a single problem with it. I actually bought it after directly comparing it to a Phase 90, and decided that the EHX sounded better. It's also slightly less expensive, IIRC.

    Graeme