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name the genre of a effect

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Unemploid, Jun 25, 2014.


  1. Let's categorize effects to a genre or style of music.

    like:
    fuzz is for rock.
    octave s for jazz
    overdrive is for rock/hard rock/metal
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2014
  2. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    Gainesville,FL
    There is no formula for what effect for what genre. I think this kind of defies why a lot of people love effects which is sounds for their pallete and wanting to have options available in order to be creative.
    Music and effects isn't paint by numbers in my book (or it doesn't have to be).
     
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  3. Mosfed

    Mosfed

    Apr 21, 2013
    Chamonix Mont-Blanc
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    envelope filters = STEVIE MOTHERFUDGIN WONDER!!! And of course the Grateful Dead, Larry Coryell, Bootsy Collins, blah blah blah
     
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  4. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Yeah, I have to agree with Delta to an extent. I was surprised to learn what some of my bass heros used as I came of effects age. When I thought they may be using a fuzz, it was an OD. Or vice versa. When I thought it was a clean tone, it was overdriven. Now that doesnt mean that what I thought was the way it was. It just means that we all have a lot of different ways to express ourselves through the pedals we use rather we play rock, metal or country. The one that I can stereotype would probably be an envelope filter for funk music. But even that isnt always so.
     
  5. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I play in a hiphop band where I cover bass and keyboard parts. Give me ANY effect, and I'll find a way to use it.
     
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  6. NoxNoctus

    NoxNoctus The Crushinator

    May 9, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    There are no rules for bass playing, effects or otherwise.

    As long as you don't mix speaker sizes, there are no rules for bass playing, effects or otherwise.


    :D
     
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  7. jking138

    jking138

    Oct 6, 2013
    Why? This makes no sense what so ever.
    The first ever fuzz bass line was in a country song, so that's ruined it.
     
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  8. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    I'll play.

    The tuner = every genre!
     
  9. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead!

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Pitch Shifter = Zydeco
    Compressor = Nursery Rhymes
    Gated Synth = Baroque Classical
     
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  10. i know any effect can be used in every genre, but you'll still see those guys that want to know what goes with what. so, what style uses the effect in general. what genre commonly uses the effect.

    lol compressor nursery rhymes
     
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  11. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead!

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Gotta keep those dynamics in check! It's also used in lullabies, but we all know how useful envelope filter is for that ;)


    I get what you're saying as well. Half the time effects can confuse me on how best to use them, I see what a guy like Justin Chancellor does and go "WTH?? How does THAT work in their music?" but it does. Hard to go wrong with a good chorus, delay, and fuzz pedal on the board though. Don't know if a preamp counts, but a solid preamp with DI should be in every bassist's gear bag too IMO
     
  12. Gonna go with the flow here and say that I don't think this exercise will yield anything useful at all. Or, I should say, what genre do carrots go with?
     
  13. adi77

    adi77 Banned

    Mar 15, 2007
    bombay
    vibrato - surf music
    wah wah - 70s - 80s porn
     
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  14. eveilleu

    eveilleu

    Oct 30, 2013
    Montreal, Qc
    Dang! I need a wah wah before next movember!
     
  15. adi77

    adi77 Banned

    Mar 15, 2007
    bombay
    movember?
     
  16. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    o_O
     
  17. Mosfed

    Mosfed

    Apr 21, 2013
    Chamonix Mont-Blanc
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    Is this true? WOW - what song was that?
     
  18. eveilleu

    eveilleu

    Oct 30, 2013
    Montreal, Qc
    http://ca.movember.com/

    In the month of November we grow mustaches and look like ron jeremy to raise funds and awareness for men's health. I raised over 1.5k 2 years in a row!

    [​IMG]

    Tell me that pic does not deserve a wah!
     
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  19. Mosfed

    Mosfed

    Apr 21, 2013
    Chamonix Mont-Blanc
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    Movember is this thing that now happens in the west where men grow horribly cheesy mustaches for charity. They get sponsored and everything. Proceeds - at least in the UK - go to Cancer Research.

    I think it's a great idea and really respect people that put their significant others through it!
     
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  20. jking138

    jking138

    Oct 6, 2013
    I can't remember which, it came up in one of the other bass fuzz threads, it pre-dates the Beatles by a few years.
     

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