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Regular Guitar Effects With Bass.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Agmundr, Apr 25, 2004.


  1. Agmundr

    Agmundr

    Apr 25, 2004
    Hello

    Is it alright to use a distortion pedal designed for regular 6 string guitar with a bass guitar? I heard that it is not a good idea because the bass is a lower frequency and it can cause problems. Any input on this is welcome.
     
  2. dirtgroove

    dirtgroove

    Jan 10, 2003
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Hi Agmundr,
    Welcome to talkbass!
    It shouldn't damage your equipment. However some guitar effects may not respond as well as you might hope as they're not designed with a bass guitars lower frequencies in mind. For example- If you use overdrive or wah that is designed primarily for guitar you may find that you lose a lot of low end from your tone.
    Useful tip- if you do a search before you post and you may find that a stack of people have asked trhe same question before. It can save a lot of time and If questions come up too frequently they tend to get overlooked entirely by the more die hard talkbass users.
     
  3. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Yes, you are becoming one of us!.. Good job old boy!.. Next time try it with more sass!.. Oh the search funtion, how I love it so...

    Alex