Must have pedals for J bass players

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by DavidEdenAria, Jan 10, 2017.


  1. An MXR 10 band EQ so you can have mids.
     
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  2. Kombo

    Kombo

    Feb 29, 2016
    Akron, OH
    Most OD pedals are purely preference. If you limit it down to what type of OD you want, we can help you a little more, or just check out youtube vids of pedals till you find something you like. Pedals aren't really "must-haves", but if you prefer them I'd make sure you have a decent compressor and preamp.
     
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  3. southpaw723

    southpaw723

    Oct 20, 2013
    Pittsburgh
    The bmc is $130!
     
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  4. dinoadventures

    dinoadventures Feets don't fail me now!

    Jul 10, 2015
    Dallas, TX
    They're like $70-80 used. They pop up occasionally and usually go pretty quickly. Such an exquisite little pedal.
     
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  5. southpaw723

    southpaw723

    Oct 20, 2013
    Pittsburgh
    It looks like something I could really use with my j bass
     
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  6. Matt_784

    Matt_784

    Mar 21, 2016
    I use a few pedals.

    Tech 21 Sansamp Bass driver
    Compression sustainer
    Boss ls2 line selector
    Boss tuner
    Boss chorus ensemble
    Boss flanger
    Darkglass bk7
     
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  7. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg
    My jazz bass sounds better after some compression. :)
     
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  8. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    I get big mileage out of a Zoom B3. It's been on my board for years and replaced a bunch of boo-teak stuff. I also use a Durham Sex Drive on my Ric - Yeah I know not a Jazz but really not that far off tonally
     
  9. DavidEdenAria

    DavidEdenAria

    Dec 13, 2013
    On a Hill
    Thanks all!

    Great suggestions....many of which I know very little.....glad I asked!

    I do have a DOD 10 band EQ I need to dig out.

    My amps are an Eden Metro w tube and ss preamp channels...ss side has a lot of EQ available and a GK800RB.

    Cabs are an Acoustic 8x10 that I modded by reinforcing inside extensively....made a HUGE difference.

    Plus a pair of EV TL606 w EV15L's.

    Two different sounding cabs....I never push the EV's really hard preferring the cleaner hi-fi sound of the EV15L's...really lets the J bass shine for clean stuff for sure.
     
  10. kat888

    kat888

    Oct 13, 2015
    Sydney NSW
    Get a Gibson or Epi bass - all the cool kids have them.