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Who still wants to see effects ?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by NV43345, May 23, 2003.

  1. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    here are some of mine[​IMG]On the floor from left to right: Trace foot switch, Ernie ball stereo volume
    for panning, ART X15 midi foot controller for ART Nightbass in rack.then Ernie ball mono volume pedal for peavy/hartke stack, jim dunlop bass wah,
    EBS old style octave, foot switch for chorus on peavy MKVI head, the rest are old school peavy stomp boxes in peavy pedal box: red=distortion
    yellow=overdrive, black=compressor/sustainer
    bright yellow=delay and blue=bi-amp bass chorus.
  2. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    Boss set up[​IMG]
    Boss BCB-6G pedal box, LS-2 Line switcher,MT-2
    Distortion,BF-2 Flanger, old style CE-2 Chorus,
    PH-3 Phase shifter, AW-3 Dynamic Wah. Morley
    little alligator volume pedal.I also have the expression pedal for the AW-3 Wah I plug in sometimes.
  3. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    My rack[​IMG]
    In the rack: Furman power module, nady 101 & 201
    wireless, ART Nightbass.
  4. Gear shots; never tire of them. Here' Doug Wimbish's outta control set-up;

  5. lneal


    Apr 12, 2002
    Lee County, Alabama
    Who doesn't!!!!!! :D mmm......Effects porn.....mmmmm
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Not to brag, but I think I have more cash wrapped up in pedals than most people here do in their whole rig! Lots of scrimping and saving done by me, that's for sure. I had a pedal board these were all on, but I traded it for a Mesa/Boogie VTwin pedal (not shown).

  7. Stu L.

    Stu L.

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Hey Triaxis, do you use the talk box on your bass? I've thought about trying one...
  8. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    I'm sorry but the word "PUTZ" immediately comes to mind upon viewing that rig.:rolleyes:
  9. Surely you must think more highly of yourself than that??

    Wimbish really does utilize most of those boxes in his performances. Not just for flashy fluff but as tools crucial to the material. If you were perhaps more familiar with his work you'd have an understanding of this....wouldn't you?
  10. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    I can't argue on that point Mr. Mad Subwoofer.

    But it still seems absurd in my eyes. (Yes, I'm waiting for the line: get glasses, get your eyes checked, etc).

    Got a link to some of his playing that would demonstrate your point and enlighten me so that I may tread more lightly on the rice paper of provocative TalkBass posts?
  11. Ha! well..I 'spose in a certain sense, you'd be correct in saying that it is "absurd" in that his set-up is _completely_ over the top, far more than you or I would ever have the patience for. But it's like a plyer who "needs" that huge mega-tube amp to get "his" tone; maybe "toomuch" for some but exactly what that Joe needs to be at his best. I think If Wimbish were just making silly noises and SPFX than yeah, that'd be hard to justify. I for one love how i can use my boxes to manipulate my tones, sometimes in an obvious sense but (hopefully) more in a "tasteful" appropriate way that adds to the song as a whole w/o calling attention to it's use. Wimbish cooks onstage and can be "showy" but in the 15 years that I have known his work he always put the song first and was very creative and judiscious in his use of FX pedals.
    Sound bytes....um, I'll have to think about that one; I'll see what I can dig up.
  12. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    I'll post my pedalboard pic next week. I usually play 'dry' but do use fx sparingly. My board has:

    Looper single looper
    Roger Mayer Voodoo-1
    EBS Multidrive
    DOD FX25B
    Mutron III (not III+)
    MXR Phase 90 (old script version)
    Fulltone ChoralFlange
    Demeter Tremulator
    FMR RNC or Carl Martin Compressor/Limiter
  13. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    Jim S: Ny first reaction was like yours. I plug my bass into my amp... that's it. I guess you can use the same arguement here that other people use on the multistringed basses. Why do you need it? On the other hand why not? I guess if it sounds good, do it.

    Actually I was thinking of dusting off my old chorus pedal and getting a octive pedal. But that's it. Maybe that's how these guys started. Next year I may post pictures of my 50+ effects.
  14. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    Fx can be great. I use mine extremely sparingly; 90% if not more of the time I play clean straight into the amp bypassing my fx board.

    But Wimbish's boardS struck my like the 58FFF implants on some pornstar. How much do you need and can you use? At some point it becomes ridiculous.
  15. yeah, I saw Living Colour live in 2001 and wasn't very impressed by Wimbish's over-use of effects for his solos- making high-pitched squealing noises with his whammy pedal.
  16. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    I know what you guys mean. I once saw this young three piece band in Tallahassee, FL. They were visiting from Georgia. They were each good musicians, but the guitarist had so many effects he was just making noise most of the night. When he got down to playing just his guitar, he sounded really good. The effects became the whole show and greatly took away from the performance. The best of the three was the drummer who used nothing but drums and sticks.
  17. basstriaxis, is that talk box cool??~?? I really want a talk box. Tell me about it.

    - w00t
  18. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Yeah, the Talkbox is cool, but not very useful. You have to run it in between your amp and your speakers, and then mike the signal and run it through a PA. Things get more difficult when you are running a stereo rig. I haven't used it in years. I'm looking for a Digitech Talker, which is a similar concept, but doesn't require all the cabling mess, and you can do much crazier stuff with it. All in all, I would pass on a regular Talkbox if you are a bass player. Let the guitarists knock thier teeth out if they want to. Last thing I need is 500 watts being pumped right into my mouth! :D
  19. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    If you were a girl...well....I just won't go there. ;)
  20. Live, he tends to go more for more of that "over-the-top," larger than life style of performance which can be rather silly if not entertaining. His 20+ years of studio work for On-U sound's Dub Syndicate, Tackhead, Little Axe(ambient blues dub)and the Sugar hill gang is a tad more reserved (and tasteful!) His use of effects can be textural and cool...live is something else altogether, i agree. Whether or not one uses a few, none or dozens of effects boxes is irrelevant i'd say, as long as it's in context and contributing to the tune and not just for gimmicks sake, drawing attention to it's self.
    But...that is a tired old arguement, won't belabour it.

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