Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by nanook, Apr 20, 2002.

  1. nanook


    Feb 9, 2000
    I'm here to admit that in 35 years of bass playing I have never used any effects. Don't have anything against them, just never used them.

    That's about to change. I know this is an old question but for my needs, mostly classic type rock, what should I get?

    I'm leaning towards one of the processor type units in the $200 to $300 range. A couple of individual units and a wah might be better????
  2. For ease of use alone, single effects might be better. Flipping through patches live isn't exactly fun.

    A good overdrive/distortion pedal might be a good way to start, they can fatten up the sound if used moderatly, or get a fuzz and the songs gets like twice as heavy as it was!

    A wah is cool if you wanna do solos and such, but takes a little more time to *get down* then other pedals. Autowahs *or envolope filters* may be a safer, more versitile bet. Plus they're loads of fun, and sound damn cool.