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One (cheap!) effect

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by byrdsfan, Apr 18, 2004.


  1. byrdsfan

    byrdsfan

    Feb 9, 2004
    L.I.
    If my lead guitarist saw this post, he'd kill me.
    We have a country-rockish type band: some pop, some acoustic, some Neil Young jams.
    I play a Dano (sometimes a Jasmine ABG) through a Ampeg R100.
    it sounds good but maybe there's room for something different.
    I have a Dano guitar fuzzbox (i forget which one) but i've never tried the bass through it. I think i read somewhere it could damage it. Can it?
    Anyway what would be a good bass pedal in the less than $50 range? What woud it do? I dotn need much but im looking for something.
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Can a bass damage a guitar pedal? Yes, but only under extreme consequences: It'll probably only be a problem if you're using a 27 volt preamp on a bass with a very hot signal and you're boosting it several times.

    Use that fuzzbox if it sounds good. My favorite pedal is a DOD Overdrive 250 ($40 new if you want to try one) There are soundclips by Tecx somewhere around here.
     
  3. egb41

    egb41

    Mar 26, 2003
    U.S.A OHIO Columbus
    I have an Ibanez sb-7 for sale for 50.00 shipped. it's an autowah/synth guaranteed to supply you with hours and hours of knob twiddling pleasure :D
     
  4. byrdsfan

    byrdsfan

    Feb 9, 2004
    L.I.
    I dont think wah is wha im looking for.
     
  5. byrdsfan

    byrdsfan

    Feb 9, 2004
    L.I.
    Ok the Dano Pastrami sounds like I broke the speaker.
    What would a compressor do and are there any out there below $50 worth getting?
     
  6. Hey-

    look around on www.musiciansfriend.com

    if u look there they got a lot of stuff, and OK reviews, just browse 'n stuff, u may find what u want there

    gl
     
  7. BFunk

    BFunk Supporting Member

    Cheap effect? If you are using finger-style, try a pick. 25 cents. If you use a pick, try finger style. Or try using your thumb, not for slap, but for picking, old-school style. Costs you nothing.