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Why are so many bass pedals brown?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Mudfuzz, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    Eh? is there something to it or is it brown and bass start with the letter B

  2. Chronicle


    Sep 13, 2006
    We are in the eternal search for the brown note. That is why we play bass. :D
  3. Silver Hammer

    Silver Hammer

    Aug 17, 2006
    Brown note?

    Edit- DAMN beaten to it.
  4. whoatherechunk


    Apr 4, 2008
    you racist!
  5. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    Wow, you guys took this one into the gutter even faster then I thought you would:scowl:
  6. whoatherechunk


    Apr 4, 2008
    i actually think greens are a bit more common as well...? ......so are blacks. mostly muted colors.....greys,browns,shades of grey.
  7. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Alas, I have no brown pedals...Got a black, silver, two reds and a blue. All but one is (allegedly) made for bass. I'm feeling very inadequate right now.
  8. Chris Ramlar

    Chris Ramlar

    Feb 8, 2006
    have you ever heard Chewbacca?? I think he is a bass player!
  9. MooseLumps

    MooseLumps Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2007
    Boss...Boss...Boss... That's a wide diversity of brown pedals there.
  10. jetofuj


    Jun 16, 2008
    Brown is my favourite colour. I even thought once of putting together brown pedalboard ;) Or maybe brown & pink.

  11. p4toda


    Aug 10, 2008
    At the middle
    Maybe to disguise the dirt and rust that they may accumulate from constant abuse, but i would lean more on the brown note reasoning. :D
  12. Obviously the brown sound...
  13. Well, Boss's original range of bass-specific pedals was brown, and I think they were the first to design pedals with bass guitar in mind.

    so maybe it's some kind of thought in the subconscious of all pedal builders, Bass pedals=brown.

  14. because the guitar players want all the flashy colors, of course.
  15. rratajski

    rratajski Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Spanky travelled back in time to tell the companies to make them brown so that they would compliment the surge of pink pedals for bass in 2008. It was a total complimentary color scheme.
  16. cowsgomoo

    cowsgomoo gone to Longstanton Spice Museum

    Feb 8, 2003
    they think we're boring and conservative in our tastes, so they give us doodoo coloured pedals

    a colour that befits a group of people mostly happy to stand there motionless from the neck down (doing the turkey nod from the neck up) and supply root notes whilst real musicians get the colourful pedals and the chicks
  17. andvari7


    Aug 28, 2004
    Nah, it's because brown is a '70s color, and the '70s, like the color brown, were all about soul. They give us the brown pedals, because - let's be honest, here: who makes the song more soulful - the guitar or the bass?
  18. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Why brown?

    Guaranteed to sound like poo.

  19. Montsegour


    Apr 1, 2008
    Our pedals that are beneath us are brown, I think we found it :smug:
  20. Well, we seem to have answered the eternal question.

    What can brown do for you?

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