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Seems like lots of reverb/delay users ourt there...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by SteveC, Nov 15, 2005.


  1. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    As I read the "Geek my Rig" and "Post your pedal" topics I have noticed that many bass players use reverb and or delay effects.

    I have debated using some reverb for my smooth jazz stuff, but haven't pulled the triger. How do you guys use reverb and delay?
     
  2. i use it for ambiance...i don't always use a huge amount of reverb, but enough to round out the sound...sometimes i will turn the decay up a lot, and then you can get some cool ambient noises out of it...
     
  3. psi

    psi

    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    I use it after really wet and harsh effects (like if I have distortion or synth full on) just to make it sound a bit less abrupt. Although, sometimes the abruptness is good, in which case I turn off the 'verb.
     
  4. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    I run chorus and reverb all the time. I love the depth and warmth both give my tone.

    Mostly, I run my reverb kinda light.. just enough for the springs to crackle a wee bit when I hit the strings hard. On some songs, where I'm playing less bass, and more lead stuff, I saturate the reverb completely, and get a deep, warm background feel to my sound. sometimes I'll add in phase at a low rate, and the tone almost swells. Great for playing up the neck.
     
  5. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I really need to get a good reverb. Maybe the holy grail???
     
  6. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    I just bought abark's. I'll post a review when I get it and have a chance to goof around with it.
     
  7. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Oh, you were the one that beat me to it. I was just looking at that thread, and I was dissapointed when I saw that it already sold.
     
  8. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I really can't think of any time for reverb for bass, but I use delay when i'm doing some real mellow soloing (see the song "America" by Yes, I throw some delay on during the bass solo.) Also, it sounds good to get some clashing tones, like "No Shelter" by Rage. It's also cool with harmonics. I'm experimenting more with reverse delay. :bassist:
     
  9. el_Kabong

    el_Kabong

    Jul 11, 2005
    I bought one recently, very nice. It can be a bit hissy (not too bad tho), which is something that usually bugs me, but I find the reverb so nice I forget about the hiss. Bugger all controls but it doesn't seem to matter.
     
  10. psi

    psi

    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    I highly recommend the Alesis Nanoverb... very natural sounding. has several rooms, halls, tanks, and some simple flange, chorus, and delay effects built in. All tweakable by 1 "adjust" knob and it has blend control for keeping in some of your clean.

    Jeez have I turned into an Alesis salesperson!? Try 'em all out and get what you like! :D
     
  11. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I think I'd get a pedal version if I got something as I wouldn't use it all the time. Mostly for solos an dmelodic playing. I think the "groove" does fine without.
     
  12. keb

    keb

    Mar 30, 2004
    I have an Alesis Nanoverb too, though I use it mostly for guitar and synth. It's a decent, inexpensive unit, though the flange effect on it is useless IMO.