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The 'Essential Classics'?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by TheRockinRoadie, Oct 18, 2009.


  1. Hello Almighty fountain of knowledge that is the Effects Forum,

    One question...

    What do we think are the must-have pedals for any bass player?

    :bassist:
     
  2. Pre-emptive strike...


    FUZZ!!!!!!!!
     
  3. whatever you think you need
     
  4. For me, a chorus and some sort of wah or filtery thingie. And a Big Muff (ordinary Russian black one for me).
     
  5. fightthepower

    fightthepower

    Jan 7, 2008
    San Diego
    If the question was "what are the essentials for a bass player in an 80's cover band that plays mostly <insert band names> and has a budget of <insert $ amount>", then it might be objective enough to give a good answer... but to the OP's question, I'd have to say that there is no such thing as the essentials, or must haves for 'any bass player', in my opinion. There is way too much diversity out there to classify and pigeonhole an 'average bass player' and the essential pedals he/she should have.
     
  6. ^ - Truth.

    We get these threads quite often. If ANY effect was essential, every bass player would get an effect with their first bass and amp, and the term "tone purist" would carry a very different meaning. Discover what kind of music you are playing first, at the very least, before you delve into the question of what effects will be "necessary."
     
  7. Im not asking because i want to buy..

    I meant as in whats everyone's favourite pedals!
     
  8. Smurf-o-Deth

    Smurf-o-Deth ¡No me gustan mis pantalones!

    Oct 2, 2007
    The state of denial.
    I like the accelerator, but the brakes are good, too.
     
  9. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    If it doesn't have a clutch pedal, I won't drive it.
     
  10. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph !! Supporting Member

    SansAmp Bass Driver, EXH Bassballs, MXR 288 bass octave deeeeeeeeeluxe
     
  11. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    A tuner - that's it.
     
  12. Happynoj

    Happynoj

    Dec 5, 2006
    UK
    I like turtles.
    Everyone needs an Akai Deep Impact.
     

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