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Which one last pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Prataz, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Prataz


    Mar 28, 2005
    Hi guys,

    Currently, I have the following pedals on my board:

    1) EBS Microbass II
    2) EBS Wahone
    3) MXR Carbon Copy
    4) Mooger Fooger Bass Murf
    5) EHX Bass Big Murf
    6) Korg DT-10 Tuner
    7) Boss Bass Chorus

    I have spare for just one more pedal:

    Should I put in:

    Apex Punch Factory

    Xotic Bass BB Preamp

    MXR Bass Octave?
  2. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    I'd have the octaver. Can't imagine a board without one.
  3. make sure its a bass octave deluxe... the new one coming out or is it out?
  4. whoatherechunk


    Apr 4, 2008
    i'd put in an octaver for sure.
  5. meekee73_2008


    Feb 20, 2009
    +1 for the oct: i'd go with a micro pog for "state-of-the-art" and crystal clear polyphonic trackin, even if oc-2 is, imho, unbeatable for the fatness of its low octave

  6. fightthepower


    Jan 7, 2008
    San Diego
    the xOG's aren't exactly 'crystal clear' when playing chords, they are still a bit warbly/chorusy.

    OP- That board is screaming for an octaver, easy choice!
  7. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    It really depends on what you want more. I find a good TS style overdrive like the Xotic BB to be essential, maybe moreso than the octave. But you may be able to live without it since you have 2 channels on the Microbass to get your dirty boost going!
  8. Prataz


    Mar 28, 2005
    Looks like Octaver is a suggested choice.

    How should I link it then?

    I'm thinking of the following:

    Korg DT-10
    EBS Wah One
    EBS Microbass II

    Then in the effects loop of the Microbass II
    Mooger Fooger Bass Murf
    MXR Carbon Copy
    Boss Bass Chorus

    Too bad Pedal Power only has 8 outputs, else I will want to put the Punch Factory and Xotic BB Preamp inside too
  9. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    You can always daisy chain one of those outputs or put a Y splitter on them to power more than one pedal. Chain looks good though, although I personally prefer no buffers before my fuzz and my fuzz before my octave. Not saying that's the 'right' way to go, just how I do it!
  10. Prataz


    Mar 28, 2005
    Hmmz what would you guys advise for a more synthy sound then?

    What arrangement should I do =)

  11. fightthepower


    Jan 7, 2008
    San Diego
    I think you have the right idea already for a synthy sound. ;) The octaver first in your chain with no dry signal and the -1oct knob on full into the fuzz and then wah in lowpass, or into the bass murf on Animation #1 and lfo, or on Animation #2-12 with the envelope around 4 or 6 will give you some cool synth sounds. You can also chorus it, and/or put the lowpass after the murf and/or chorus... Experiment!
  12. Prataz


    Mar 28, 2005
    Great Thanx alot! =)
  13. jufros


    Nov 24, 2008
    Maybe an EQ after the Big Muff to help shape its tone more for when you need to make it really ballsy and low or more aggressive and biting with the mids.
  14. Prataz


    Mar 28, 2005
    After a hard long tot.

    I'm going to revamp my setup again.

    The chain now will be:

    Korg DT-10 Tuner
    Aphex Punch Factory Compressor
    EBS Wah One
    EBS Microbass II
    (inside the Effects loop of the EBS Microbass II)
    Mooger Fooger Bass Murf
    MXR Carbon Copy Delay
    Boss CE-2B Bass Chorus

    Hopefully it will solve my requirements and stop my gas =)
  15. Chris Ramlar

    Chris Ramlar

    Feb 8, 2006
    get and Octavius Squeezer and you are ready for everything =P
  16. There's no such thing as the "one last pedal"

  17. afroman


    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I'd say between the BB and the Octaver.
    I have the BB and it's amazing, it really is.
    Now I'm waiting for the new MXR Bass Octaver to be instock in stores.

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