most functional effects for electric bass guitar

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by chalie, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. :hyper:
    What are your most functional effect that you guys are using.
    Please advice, Thankssssss
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    What do you mean by most functional? Do you mean the effect we use the most?

    In that case, it's overdrive and wah.
  3. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    Compression too, if you consider that an effect.

    Chorus seems somewhat popular also.
  4. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    My effects chain: TU 2 -> Sansamps -> Compressor -> Noise Reduction
  5. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    At home I use every weird effect I can get my hands on.

    At gigs, I'm settling in on just a wah pedal.
  6. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Playing up near the bridge on my P bass for a more "guitar like" tone. For example, the intro to "Blowing High Dough" by the Tragically Hip.
  7. thejohnkim


    Sep 30, 2003
    overdrive is essential for me. then its the occasional wah, and compression if i'm not too lazy to bring it.
  8. boogiedown


    Nov 1, 2004
    i use my wah more than anything else. My delay pedal comes in a close second followed by my flanger that i never use
  9. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    I've most likely used chorus more than anything else in my "career" (although never having a decent overdrive/distortion until recently might have an effect on that ratio), followed by Whammy octave effects (+1 for pseudo eight-string, -1 for covering the low end and "Sledgehammer"-type playing) and various synths.
  10. For the moment, I use no effects. Someday, I'd like to have an octaver and an overdrive for occasionnal use.

    I'd keep compression for studio use only.
  11. TOOL460002

    TOOL460002 Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Santa Cruz CA
    overdrive, fuzz, chorus/flanger, octave divider, ALWAYS RUN THROUGH A COMPRESSOR, and envelope wah i guess- though id never buy one- not my sound. plus i dont have 2 or 3 hundred to get a quality one.
  12. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Why? I almost never run through a compressor.
  13. De Teng

    De Teng

    Oct 27, 2003
    Utrecht, Holland
    Three effects, very versatile too. I don't need more for now I think, I use them once in while, when duty calls for it. ;)

    Chorus, Octaver, Autowah (All three EBS pedals)

    Those effects are great for just enhancing some parts in a song.

    Combining? ....... the list is endless of personal sounds!
  14. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    1. Distortion
    2. Wah
    3. Phaser
    4. Chorus
    5. Compression
    6. Noise Gate (with distortion)

    Graeme :bassist: