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My next effect any advice??

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by KB, Dec 6, 2001.

  1. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    I know this is a fairly open ended question, but I wanted to get people's opinions anyway.
    I just sold my EH Bass Microsynth for $200 and I am looking for a really cool effect to replace it. You can look at my profile to see what i already have (105Q wah, Boss Chorus, EBS BassIQ) and what I have had in the past, but I am mainly considering the following pedals and wanted to get your opinions on them as all can be had for less than $200. I play a wide range of music (mostly original) and the bass is very prominently featured in my band, we even do some experimental stuff but mostly strange rock.

    Here's the list of my considerations so far:

    -Akai Deep Impact synth (true bypass and easier to use than my old EH Microsynth)

    -Fulltone Bass Drive ( I would like some nice warm/creamy but punchy OD (Not distortion))

    -EBS Multidrive (same comment as above...I just didn't want ANOTHER DISTORTION THREAD)

    -Boss DD-5 Delay (I have heard that this is one of the better digital delays out there in my price range- The Line6 Modeler is too expensive. I don't think this has true bypass, but I would put it in my effects loop anyway with my Chorus)

    Let me now what you think of these. I prefer pedals with true bypass (or close enough not to notice).

  2. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC

  3. i think its just too vague of a question...
    delay is nice and i would recommend replacing that ODB-3...

    300th POST!! :D
  4. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    My ODB-3 is gone (has been for a while). I guess I am asking if you had the $200 and were looking for a good quality pedal, which of the above would you get? I am leaning towards either the Deep Impact or the Fulltone Bass Drive. I am just trying to weigh out usefulness/quality/value.

  5. I personally would go Fulltone...
  6. i would go for Fulltone but then again you said your in like an experimental band so if you wanna make something freaky go with the delay maybe. It depends what sound you want so. I would personally get the fulltone bass driver though cause my band's music calls for more of a distortion thing for a song then delays and phasers and all those other crazy things.

    I think i am done rambling now. ;)
  7. As a self respecting filter junkie, I'd go with the synth.
  8. If you're really into remplace your keyboardist:D or play some disco-sort things,well, the Akai Deep Impact it's made for you. But if you ask me, a more tradicional player, you better add a Delay/Reverb pedal.


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