when to use

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by lithium, May 9, 2003.


  1. lithium

    lithium Guest

    May 8, 2003
    i recently just got an ibanez pd-7 phat hed pedal. i just wanted some tips on when a bass player should use an effect in a song but not overwhelm it with effects. :bassist:
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Never!!??






    :D
     
  3. lithium

    lithium Guest

    May 8, 2003
    you really think never?
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Only my personal opinion - I have used effects in the past, but now I would never use them on bass - for guitar and keyboards - yes - bass, never. ;)
     
  5. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    What do you think Jaco's use of chorus, Bruce?
     
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I prefer his live, clean sound. Like on Shadows and Light and WR Live and Unreleased.
     
  7. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I use effects in songs when it is musically appropriate. I also use effects in a song when it is musically inappropriate.

    What's the Phat Hed do?