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Newbie Question

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by aabassist, Jul 15, 2002.


  1. What sort of effects come with most pedals??

    Like what kind of sounds can you get from using a pedal that you cant usually get, also can all pedals be used to reduce treble,bass and gain?
     
  2. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    Effects are roughly devided into these categories

    delay/time based effects - Delay, Reverb etc.

    Modulation - chorus, phase, flange, pitch shift etc.

    gain - distortion, overdrive, etc.

    Envelope - wah, mu-tron, q-tron, etc.

    most multi-FX will do all of those to one degree or another.

    Best bet for hearing what they can do is to head down to your local music shop and ask for a demo. It's a little difficult to describe, and dead easy to demonstrate in person.

    have fun

    Steve
    www.steve-lawson.co.uk
     
  3. Is it possible when programming your own effects into it to make it so that it affects only the bass/treble/ or gain of the amp?
     
  4. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    I'm not quite sure what you mean.

    are you asking whether you can just program in EQ and level changes without all the weird stuff? then, yes, you can.

    feel free to clarify - sorry for not fully understanding what it was that you meant.

    cheers

    Steve
     
  5. Yeah that's pretty much what i meant,

    Just in one of my bands songs i need to go from a more twangy sound to a deep bassey sound instantly, and i can't be messin around with my eq settings while on stage because there is no gap in between where i need to change
     
  6. Could someone post the name of a song that the bassist uses some effects??
     
  7. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    Then yes, you can just do EQ settings with a multi FX pedal, no problem! :oops:)

    Songs with FX?

    Chili Peppers - Higher Ground,
    me - just about everything

    how's that for starters? :oops:)

    Steve
    www.steve-lawson.co.uk
     
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  9. That Boss Dual EQ pedal is nice and has 9 memory settings, in case you wish to use it for other things (like recording projects, etc) but also consider their regular Bass EQ pedal for your specific need, as it's less than half the cost of the EQ-20.