wowee, first post. my question to anyone who would be good and kind enough to answer it is what would be a wise investment as a first purchase for bass effects? ive been playing for about 15 months. the sound im interested in experimenting with is something around my bloody valentine. that thick soundscapey noise but concentrating on the bass frequencies. i want to be able to set out the bass on its own as a basis to layer melodies from piano and/or percussion instruments on top of to achieve a post rocky sigur ros, explosions in the sky-esque sound. im guessing i want a compressor to boost the sustain. in the recording ive done ive played a lot with off setting tracks with a slight delay so from what the great wikipedia tells me a chorus or flanger would be good. ive written a lot and id better stop now but any feedback would be wonderfully gratefully recieved! Philip.