What are some of the best basic effects? Vintage or not.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Flat Bass, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. Flat Bass

    Flat Bass

    Dec 8, 2002
    I want to start using some effects. Right now I have a EH bass balls. I was thinking about a Mutron or a Q tron. And a Bass Synth. Will the bass synth sound like a keyboard.
  2. nanook


    Feb 9, 2000
    If you like the funk sound, an envelope filter is good.
  3. Yes, it will!


  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Mutrons and Q-Trons are a bit pricey, and it sounds like you're missing an important element: every pedalboard needs a good fuzz/distortion pedal. My recommendation: EH Big Muff.

    The Bassballs is a great effect, though I just sold mine due to financial problems.

    A wah is fun too!
  5. fclefgeoff

    fclefgeoff Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    A little pricey but worth it's weight in gold...

  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    If you dig the Big Muff sound, but feel like it's missing some balls, and you have lots of money, get a ZVex Wooly Mammoth.

  7. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I just bought one a month ago...and loved it so much, I had to go out and buy a... [​IMG]

    This Fulltone habit of mine is a little too expensive!!!:D:bassist: