What if I ran my bass through my bro's GUITAR pedal??

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by brink22, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. brink22


    Oct 5, 2003
    My brother has a nice, expensive Digitech pedal for his standar guitar. Would my bass sound like crap, or possibly ruin the pedal if I played through it?

  2. I think it won't be a problem.....but probably it will suck up some low-end.......
  3. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    Agreed... I used a Boss distortion pedal, and I couldn't get the lows that I really wanted. It is perfectly acceptable to use guitar pedals though.
  4. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    Basically, it will sound cool to mess around with at home, and thats about it.
  5. artistanbul

    artistanbul Nihavend Longa Vita Brevis

    Apr 15, 2003
    You won't mess the pedal don't worry. But you will probably get a sound which if you like you will feel that you need to buy a guitar. so stay away :)
  6. RNG


    Jan 9, 2004
    I play bass and guitar. I used my DOD death metal distortion once through my bass. It sucked. To noisy,screachy. Way better on my guitar.
  7. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
  8. tenbellies


    Dec 17, 2003
    I use a rubbish little zoom gfx 707, The distortion does suck, but for chorus delay and alike it sounds very cool. I've never been a fan of bass distortion anyway. I now use it for gigs and think it rocks.

    Have a play around anyway, go make some wierd assed noises.