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POLL: Those Special Effects...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by JanusZarate, Apr 20, 2006.


  1. Wah (Manual)

    19 vote(s)
    14.1%
  2. Wah (Auto)

    9 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. Chorus

    38 vote(s)
    28.1%
  4. Flanger

    6 vote(s)
    4.4%
  5. Phase Shifter

    4 vote(s)
    3.0%
  6. Delay / Time

    12 vote(s)
    8.9%
  7. Reverb / Echo

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  8. Synth

    8 vote(s)
    5.9%
  9. Octave

    12 vote(s)
    8.9%
  10. Envelope Filter

    20 vote(s)
    14.8%
  11. Other Oddball Effects

    5 vote(s)
    3.7%
  1. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    I wanted to see what people see as the most useful of the bunch. Lots of choices are offered!

    I know it's a tough poll, but that's the point, in a way :D

    I'm making you THINK about those "special effects" pedals you stomp on! What do you really stomp on often?

    For me, it's chorus. I use wah and flange sparingly at this point, although that may change with further experimentation.
     
  2. Distortion/Fuzz/Overdrive or whatever varient you like.
     
  3. For me, it's the Octave pedal. I play a lot of Drum n' Bass kinda stuff, so I'm frequently stomping on it. And I set it DOWN an octave or two, for the rumble. :D
     
  4. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    Curses! 30 more seconds and you'd be voting in my poll...

    I deliberately omitted the core effects of most bass tones - EQ, fuzz, distortion, overdrive, boosters, compressors, etc., for the sake of learning what sorts of odd effects we use on top of our core tones.

    Anyhow... vote! I look forward to what your opinions.

    Oh, and if you don't use any of those... uh... um...
     
  5. AuG

    AuG

    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO
    I use carrots. :ninja:

    Or a manual wah.
     
  6. Willem

    Willem

    Dec 26, 2005
    Belgium
    It will be a wha. I think I'll get it next week!
     
  7. funk_dat_jazz

    funk_dat_jazz

    Mar 10, 2006
    for me its everything on the gr-20 its coming soon and when its does:hyper:
     
  8. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Banned

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    Voted Chorus cus it's become rather central to one of my FX boards, and really "compleats" the sound. Other than that I use distortions, and my 2nd board has a wah. :bassist:
     
  9. dumelow

    dumelow

    Feb 8, 2006
    England
    voted flanger, because at the moment its the only weird effect i have

    Im after a chorus next, followed by a wah. I bought an octave pedal and i didnt like it.
     
  10. i use a moby dick and a spacechorus and i never set them off
     
  11. Winemule

    Winemule Guest

    Feb 27, 2005
    I'm allergic to pedals. I sometimes use the ultrabass feature on my Behringer head to go down an octave for the dub-bass effect, but that's it.
     
  12. Funkypants

    Funkypants

    Apr 17, 2006
    Envelope filter for me.
     
  13. Daywalker

    Daywalker

    Apr 13, 2005
    SOCAL
    Overdrive, that's about it...
     
  14. Volk

    Volk

    Dec 18, 2005
    South Jersey
    No overdrive?
     
  15. Groundloop

    Groundloop

    Jun 21, 2005
    Toronto
    I've been using the MXR Phase 90 a lot recently. Second most used is a toss up between chorus and flange, auto wah bringing up the rear.
     
  16. i use a lot of delay and reverb, but i use them about equally...i voted delay
     
  17. lug

    lug

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    with no OD/Fuzz/DIST option, I pick Chorus.
     
  18. bass-shy

    bass-shy

    Jan 11, 2005
    Florida
    Whew! What a tough call! It was hard to just pick one because I usually have two or three effects running at the same time. I ended up choosing the phase shifter because it helps me to achieve my signature sound more than anything else I have. I use it a lot when I'm slapping and it sounds great with fingerstyle funk, too. Cool poll, BTW.
     
  19. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan

    Feb 1, 2003
    New York
    i had to choose octave because compression and envelope filter weren't on the list. compression is the most important effect in my arsenal though.
     
  20. jucas

    jucas

    Dec 14, 2003
    Alberta
    I didnt think EQ counted as something crazy/other, but thats gotta be the most often used for me... Not always on, but to boost the volume and helpcut through when the guitars kick in distortion. Otherwise, I voted for the octaver I now regrat selling.
     

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