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'no effects' trolling in the Effects forum

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by David Wilson, Jul 18, 2015.

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  1. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    After a number of recent incidents we have to post this reminder that really shouldn't need posting.

    This is a forum for discussing the usage of Effects on bass. By definition the people posting here use and love effects. Coming into here and saying that effects are useless or unneeded is as dictionary a definition of trolling as there is and will be dealt with as such.

    Note, this is different from explaining in an intelligent manner why you don't use effects in response to a question: "I can't really find a use for a ring modulator in my church band" for example. But statements in the spirit such as: "effects suck", "they are for guitar only", "I only need my fingers" will be considered as trolling and subject to warning / infractions.

    Any threads started with titles such as "why do you use effects?" will be closed as even if started with good intent, which is hard to discern, they always attract the trolls and go downhill.

    If you must start a "what effects do I need?" thread, the title is a red flag to trolls, name it better such as "what effects would work well for my bhangra / death metal / reggae band?"
  2. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    there seems to be little crossover between the actual long ongoing effects threads and the constant i need an od or i need a fuzz posts, personally i think it's highly interesting that i can record clean and then funk up the bass with envelope filters, slight crushes, and subtle reverb, but live we're just too sludgy to do that or i'm just too inexperienced to get a cool drivey effects laden tone
  3. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Excellent! This section seems like it will help address the people who are following links from the home page and would not see the note at the top of the effects forum.
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  4. Dash Lashes

    Dash Lashes Banned

    Feb 20, 2015
    there should be 'no bass' threads on the 'basses' forums. :D:cool:
  5. Thank you so much! This has to be one of the friendliest and most fun corners of TB, so it will be nice to stop the troll invasions.
  6. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Thank you David Wilson!

    As you said, it "really shouldn't need posting," but unfortunately, it did. Thanks for the reminder, and here's hoping everyone gets the message.
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  7. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    I don't need any sticky threads to post on TB. The tone in is my brain. :D
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  8. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    There are, both on the BG and DB sides. Posts about EUBs sometimes even get it from both sides. [​IMG]
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  9. :thumbsup:
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  10. Thank god
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  11. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
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  12. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    What, no luddites and curmudgeons anymore? How will I be entertained? Seriously, thank you. They always reminded me of people who leave the bumper stickers of failed political candidates on their cars years after the election.
  13. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Thanks David, I rarely reply to threads asking why bass players use effects. They are IMO a waste of bandwidth.
  14. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph provider Supporting Member

    Thanks David !
  15. Right, it is a little bit like signing up on golf forum to start a thread like "why do you guys play golf? It is such a dumb sport"

    Now, and in reference to the "what is the best OD/Fuzz?" question, it is to the Effect section what the "what is the best bass for metal?" question is to the Bass section.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2015
  16. Also, there is no sex in the champagne room.
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  17. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    It's cute that some players follow arbitrary rules for playing bass:
    • Can't use FX
    • Can't use EQ
    • Can't use a pick
    • Can't play a "relic"
    • ...yadda yadda yadda
    But it's annoying when they insist that these silly rules must apply to everyone (or that only "real players" follow them)
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  18. XLunacy


    Nov 28, 2013
    I hate reading these : "Jaco didn't need XXX" I like to think that maybe Jaco liked XXX but simply didn't think it'd serve his music
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  19. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    So atheists aren't allowed in religion forums?
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  20. BryanB

    BryanB Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Thanks for reinforcing this rule.

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