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Pedal Information for Metal Bassist

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by ElectricFuneral, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. ElectricFuneral


    Oct 16, 2009
    Hello All,
    I've been playing bass guitar for 6-7 years now and have finally decided to branch out into looking into effects.
    I play a Fender P-bass through a Fender Rumble 100/210 Combo Amp and am looking into getting something to help me play with a heavier, distorted sound.
    I have played through a Big Muff Pi before and enjoyed it but feel I did not get the most out of it so I am open to any suggestions as the sheer number of options is overwhelming!
    I am also interested in getting a wah pedal after seeing a number of live bands playing with them and they sound amazing.
    Any help or suggestions are welcome
  2. crapusername


    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    bass big muff
    ashdown lomenzo hyperdrive
    boss md2

    the best wah pedal i have heard for bass is the ibanez weeping demon
  3. www.bassfuzz.com it's possibly one of the best sites to look on when you're looking for distortion/fuzz
  4. Maybe a fuzz and a wah (the Weeping Demon is great) but if you are competing against 2 loud guitars then my experience says a tuner pedal and that's about it. I had a big board with the last metal band I was in and used it so infrequently that I just ended up skipping the whole thing. It can be a royal pain in the a$$ to haul around a pedal board just to turn the fuzz on for 30 seconds during two songs in the night. No thanks.

    My 2 cents.

    Edit: I like using a compressor but my mine is rack mounted. I also don't necessarily count a compressor as an "effect".
  5. zachary xxx

    zachary xxx

    Mar 6, 2006
    save up for a new amp instead.

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