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Your "Always-on" pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by KingKrabb, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. KingKrabb


    May 9, 2014
    Puerto Rico
    We all have those pedals that we're always looking for excuses to use. Or, on the other hand, pedals that we barely even touch at all, but you still leave on the board... "Just in case".

    However, there's the "Always on" pedals, for some of us. That one pedal that's just become such a significant part of your tone, that it's always turned on.

    So, I was wondering. Do you guys have a pedal that you can't possibly live without? Your "always-on" pedal?
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  2. NoxNoctus

    NoxNoctus The Crushinator

    May 9, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    MXR M87, Darkglass B3k with varying levels of Gain, MXR 6 band eqing that, More times than not when I need dirt on top of that, either the Blower Box or Ultimate Drive, and at the end of everything, the SansAmp BDDI patch and the Fishman Pre patch with bass rolloff on my Zoom B3 at the end of my chain.
    zapped777 and nshuman like this.
  3. EBS MultiComp, BBE Sonic Stomp, Visual Volume.
    powmetalbassist likes this.
  4. Diamond Bass Compressor. Gets turned on at the same time as my amp.

    My W&C Phat Phuk B is slowly but surely moving towards being an always on pedal, I probably have it active for 80-90% of the songs I play.
    mattwear and kesmit like this.
  5. sk8


    May 10, 2007
    United Kingdom
    Compressor. Was my Maxon CP9 pro+ but that has been replaced by a Cali76TX
  6. eveilleu


    Oct 30, 2013
    Montreal, Qc
    Cali76tx and B7K
    dannster, dukeisdog and nshuman like this.
  7. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Line6 G30 wireless, Empress Compressor and Sfx Sound micro Thumpinator are always on.

    Other pedals only as needed depending on the song and my whims. :)
    kbakerde and nshuman like this.
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    nshuman likes this.
  9. Toddbass65

    Toddbass65 Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2012
    MXR M80 distortion with DI.
    pbd likes this.
  10. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Fulltone Bass Drive.
    Jeff O'Connor and Driven Crane like this.
  11. bobbybass85


    Dec 19, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Zoom B3 (usually just Compressor and EQ) and the Aguilar Tone Hammer
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  12. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Fairfield Barbershop...
    johnk_10, blindrabbit and nshuman like this.
  13. Mostly ditto. No BDDI, Fishman or Zoom though. I'm getting a Blower Box today, and me thinks I'll be finding ways to turn that on more often than not. As it is now, B3K, MXR Bass Comp and MXR Smartgate are always on.
    zapped777 likes this.
  14. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    I don't always bring my pedalboard, but when I do, the Markbass Compressore stays on full time.
  15. plong123

    plong123 All Your Bass Are Belong To Us

    Nov 19, 2012
    Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Sans Amp. It has always made my bass sound like I want it to. Easy to say, hard to do. Until I started using that one.
  16. nshuman

    nshuman Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Montreal, Qc, Canada
    My always one pedals, without any exception, always always always on:

    -SFX Micro EQ
    -3Leaf Enabler
    -SFX MicroThumpinator
    -2x Visual Sound Buffers

    Previously Always on: Cali76tx. It is no longer always on because of the 1176 Comp in the UA6176 that I now use as a pre. If I did not have that, it would still always be on. So I guess it counts as a "always trying to turn it on for any reason" pedal.
    SirMjac28 likes this.
  17. Radial PZed-Pre
  18. I have two my Boss CS-3 and my Boss NS-2
  19. modded BBE opto stomp. I set it up to run on 18V and added a 36dB/octave active high pass filter with the cutoff set at 30Hz.
  20. bentoni

    bentoni Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2004
    Houston, Texas
    FEA dual band Opti-comp & B7K

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