Pedals that you can't live without?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BryLMoo, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. BryLMoo


    Mar 25, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    What pedals do you people have that you can't live without?

    I've only been playing bass for about 2 years, and I want to get some effects pedals (finally), so if anyone could recommend a pedal, or pedals that would be good to have, I would appreciate it. :)

    I'm a rock fan, I also like funk, jazz....some hard core, but not too much.

  2. RawBassist


    Sep 1, 2002
    Get a chorus pedal from Boss. dude, you'll love it!
  3. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    EHX Q tron (envelope)

    D*A*M - ezikiel 25:17 (custom od/dis)

    Dunlop 105q (variable Q wahwah)
  4. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    SanAmp Bass did I ever play without it ?!?!
  5. SanAmp Bass did I ever play without it ?!?!
  6. will16


    Aug 30, 2003
    if I didn't have my boss tu 2 chromatic tuner I'd be screwed I tells ya
  7. radi8


    Feb 10, 2004
    i agree with the above

    SansAmp Bass D.I., Boss Chorus--i just ordered Bassballs from Electro-Harmonix.
  8. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    my boss tuner (the white pedal that powers other pedals) is my best friend right now.
  9. DOD EQ pedal.. not QUITE a necessity to me, but makes things a lot easier. other than that I have a Ibanez Phat Hed OD pedal that I dont use a lot
  10. jondog


    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    Trace Eliot SM7 eq. I use it for both preshape and clean boost, if I could bring no other pedals I'd be happy w/ just this.
  11. K-Frog


    Feb 6, 2002
    Camden, AR, USA
    Boss EQ
    DOD Stero Chorus
    my currently dead Ibanez compressor
    MXR M-80 DI
    voume pedal
  12. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL

    And I'll third this!!!
  13. When I am down to 3 it is EHX BassBalls, Akai UniBass and Zoom 607 covers everything else nicely. I am also partial to my Ehx Dr Q, Akai Deep Impact, Danelectro Daddy O & Danelectro PsychoFlange.
  14. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    boss tu-2
    fulltone bassdrive
    ebs multicomp
  15. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001

    ditto, for those really loud situations, this is key. SABDDI is also a must have, though when I have the whole rig I have an RBI in there. The true bypass pedal I got from Loooper makes all my other effects worth while.
  16. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Line 6 DL4
    DOD 250
    EHX Holy Reverb
    DOD FX25

  17. lsdn


    Sep 6, 2003
    padova (italy)
    pedals? I say: MXR distortion+ and my old Boss OC2.

    (I also own the SABDDI but I still haven't found the right settings).
  18. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    Sadowsky Preamp
  19. If you are looking to get a first pedal, DO NOT BUT A ZOOM: mine has crapped out on me after 6 months. My guitarist had a similar problem with his. Only buy boss singles: more options, cheap, and very well made. I have a boss ODB-3 and it owns everything. I want a compressor like an EBS, Boss or the Tech21. Any ideas??