I have talked about effects with different sorts of musicians and i feel a bit tired of it because i hear the same comments every time, like "Your a bassist, get an all tube Ampeg head and cab and turn on the distortion and get a compression pedal" or "As the bassist i am i don't see the need of pedals, just get an amp, bass and cable and your set". I totally agree on the last one Compression/Limiter, OD/Dist/Fuzz, Envelope filter, phaser, auto wah, vocoder/talk box, EQ etc i have tried them all and to be honest, nothing really gets me the feeling of "Yes, i need that in my rig", not a single effect has touched me like that. I'm just babbling, my question is, is effects really nessesary for a bassist, you know it's all about what's in your head, fingers and heart. Sure a Envelope filter would be cool but is it really neccesary? I might be crazy ya all think.