What pedal do I get next?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by fendsboy417, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. fendsboy417


    May 1, 2007
    I have a BOSS chorus ensemble and BOSS chromatic tuner.
    Looking to expand my sound a bot more, working out of a GALLIENKRUEGER 700rb amp and a neo series 4x12 cab, nice setup.

    Just wondering where you guys would go next effect-wise. Too be honest, I'm not quite sure what kind of addition to my sound I want, if I need anything at all.

    *Hard/Hair/Classic/Rock music
  2. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Tech 21 VT bass.
  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    You definately need dirt, even if you're not into pedals.
  4. chjohnst


    Nov 24, 2008
    Boss overdrive is cool
  5. I'd agree with getting a dirt pedal since you're playing out of a GK rig...which is known for being a very clean sounding amp. I would say either fuzz or distortion and look under those...check out some clips etc.
  6. newbold


    Sep 21, 2008
    Pigtronix OFO Disnortion
  7. +1

    or a fulltone bass-drive.
  8. electro harmonix english muff'n
    a delay for slapback
  9. bwv1013


    Mar 20, 2008
    southern cal
    the VT bass single-handedly got me back into pedals. best piece of gear i've purchased in a while.
  10. Its really up to you what you want....but BEWARE THE GAS!!!!!
  11. bubinga5


    Jun 6, 2006
    Pedals pedals pedals..oh dear.......were not guitarists!
  12. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
  13. theory028

    theory028 Really Loud Hamburger.

    Jul 4, 2007
    Cedar Falls, IA
    I agree with the VT Bass or something similar. I'd like to try the SansAmp BDDI for a touch of grind. I'm not a big effects junkie but that is a sound that works so well in many situations.

  14. and if you don't know what you want, you expect me to know it for you? :)

    alright... some suggestions...

    Dirt. Dirt on bass can be fun. How much dirt depends on your style of music. I'd go for a Digitech Bad Monkey for soft to reasonably healthy levels of dirt. For heavier stuff, the Ibanez PD7 (Phat Hed) is good, but I find it a bit too noisy. The MXR M80 Bass DI+ has some sueable distortion plus it provides a lot more, as a preamp and DI box... so it's a good tool to have. You can use it as a "second channel" switch, or distortion box, or both... and DI of course.
    Avoid the Boss ODB3, please ;)

    Chorus. A bit of chorus can be nice, again deopending on your style. I like the Digitech and Boss ones.

    Bit funky? Try the Boss AW3. It's an autowah but it's more than that. Some seriously funky sounds there.

    Bit daring? Try Digitech Synth/Autowah pedal. Crazy sounds, and a LOT of fun.

    A good straightforward boring EQ pedal also can be very very useful.

    Just some ideas...
  15. I'd suggest an Ashdown James LoMenzo Hyperdrive, I love this thing, it's a great overdrive with a blend knob, also it only distorts the midrange of your signal, leaving the high end & low end clean so you can punch & cut through the mix
  16. jufros


    Nov 24, 2008
    Light overdrive for sure. Look into tubescreamer type OD's.
  17. fendsboy417


    May 1, 2007
    I ended up purchasing the Swollen Pickle by Way Huge (by Dunlop) and it is doing the job adding a unique edge to my sound. A lot of settings too, including sustain, crunch (my fav), scoop, volume, filter, and two hidden knobs directly connected to the motherboard/chip thing inside the pedal. Very versitile, very handy. Thanks for all your help though guys.
  18. nonogz


    May 9, 2009
    BBE Sonic Stomp and BBE OptoStomp (compressor)......they work together well