post-rock. something new?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by necropain, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. necropain


    Aug 21, 2012
    many people know im always on here asking about heavy fuzz and reverb usually pertaining to sludge metal well this time i have a different question

    i play alot of post-rock and im really trying to add something new. to me the best way to change your sound is through pedals and well i use the standard effects for this kind of music you know reverb, delay, little bit of fuzz, some octave, chorus, and of course i have a looper. but i want to add something different and i dont know what.

    shoot me some pedal ideas i think i wanna buy something new but don't know what.
  2. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    I notice you don't have any distortion listed.

    I recommend a BOSS DS-1, bass toanz for post-gaze-nu-kraut-pop-rock-dancing-on-your-tongue.
  3. Synth maybe?
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Phaser, flanger, filter. Pick one, or two, or three.
  5. Knettgummi


    Sep 28, 2011
    Tremolo is great in a post-rock setting, IMO. Preferably with the ability to control speed with an exp. pedal, and coupled with an e-bow or an actual bow.

    This is one of the ways I use my mf-102 and it's a lovely sound.
  6. Check out the stuff Brian Cook uses in Russian Circles. He does some pretty outside the box post rock playing. He makes lots of interesting sounds.

    My band occasionally touches on some post rock stuff, and what works for me, is lots of distortion pedals. I use 3 now. Rusty Box, Rat Tail and Earthquaker Devices Speaker Cranker. Having that many gives me lots of stacking options. And noise options.

    Anyways, I am rambling.
    Good luck.
  7. +1 Brian Cook does a TON if gain stacking. It's kind of crazy actually
  8. necropain


    Aug 21, 2012
    so FYI i am using distortion chorus and flange aswell and yes the distortion is a Boss DS-1 i also have the DS-2 i love me some DS-1 though

    also i use the BF-3 flanger

    i do not have a phaser trem, synth, or filter though.

    any suggestions?
  9. Knettgummi


    Sep 28, 2011
    Well, since you already have an octaver and a fuzz, I would recommend a filter over a synth pedal. You can get very nice, synthy sounds with those effects in combination with an envelope filter, and you wouldn't have to deal with the tracking issues that come with a synth pedal.

    I stand by my tremolo recommendation, but I also love my env. filter. And the latter is arguably a more versatile/essential tool in a bass effects chain. Iron Ether, 3Leaf, Source Audio, MXR and Moog make some of the more popular filters around these parts -- I'd look into that.
  10. Bisounourse


    Jun 21, 2012
    Gent, Belgium
    Have you tried an echo pedal yet?
  11. Ron Now

    Ron Now

    Sep 3, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Endorsing Artist: Fuzzrocious Pedals
    I'd scope out a trem. Preferably something that can do different waveforms and patterns ala the lightfoot labs goatkeeper. My other suggestion would be the moog murf, that pedal can do all sorts of awesome filtery weird things that can be layered under what you're already playing.

    If you go for a phaser IMO look for one with a mix control as I feel like a phaser overtakes everything if you're using gain/fuzz with it. But if you have the mix control you can add in some phasing to add that shift and movement without overtaking everything else.
  12. erigod23


    Mar 19, 2007
    Fredericton, NB
    Envelope Filter and Bit Crusher would be cool additions. I won't recommend anything specific, but I'm using Iron Ether Frantabit, MXR Bass Envelope Filter and EHX Bassballs. Got my eye on 3 Leaf Audio Proton.
  13. Try a different type of fuzz. The Dwarfcraft Baby Thundaa is great. It sounds different than any other fuzz. But in the mix, it stands out in a really unique way. Its the exact oposite of synth type fuzz, which gets lost pretty quickly. Trem is a pretty good idea as well. There are some that are choppy and some that are thumpy. Some do both. You'll have to decide. Use you tube demos to figure out whats right for you
  14. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    bass mod wmd geiger counter into a vintage dr q
  15. Grimoire


    Oct 29, 2001
    Ålesund, Norway
    The Undulator algorithm in an Eventide Modfactor is post-rock in a box. Add a little crunch, delay, and reverb and you have all you need.
  16. godblender

    godblender Banned Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2009
    You might try one of the Line 6 M-series units. They have all kinds of different effects patches (all tweak-able and expression controllable) and most sound really good. They can be found used often and could give you a better idea of what sounds you may want to dedicate to individual pedals.
  17. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

  18. newbold


    Sep 21, 2008
    EHX Freeze
    BYOC Armstrong Twin
  19. dmccuiston

    dmccuiston mediocre post-rock bass person Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2011
    I posted a similar question a while back and got some great feedback. I'm in an instrumental post-rock band. I'm really happy with my sound these days. I don't use all of the pedals all of the time, but they all have their place.

    My board, in order -
    Ernie Ball Volume JR
    Ibanez Bass Tube Screamer (Best bass OD I've owned)
    MXR Bass Fuzz Deluxe (So So good)
    Akai Headrush E2 (Fantastic delay and Looper)
    Neunenbar WET Reverb (Really good for post-rock swells)

    This board has evolved over time and I may add a phaser to the mix, but the pedals that are on there are not coming off.

    my .02