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Your "MUST HAVE" Pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by dcbassist5, Apr 9, 2015.


  1. dcbassist5

    dcbassist5 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Endorsing Artist: Ashdown, Lakland, Hardwire
    I don't know if this has been covered recently, but with the amount of pedals coming out daily I wanted to hear everyone's pick for the ONE pedal that they can't live without. Don't list 2 or 5, etc... Just the ONE pedal that you consider your Holy Grail.

    For me it is the Keeley Bassist Compressor
     
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  2. Flatbass

    Flatbass

    Mar 13, 2004
    Yurop
    Is this allowed?

    Bass Guitar: VT Bass
    Fretless BG: Boss DD-7 (used as a short reverb)
    Double Bass: MXR 10-band EQ (always on)
    Guitar: Boss DD-7 (provided the amp has distortion)

    Most requested pedal in commercial/'bass-player-for-hire' gigs: Boss OC-2.
     
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  3. PunkRocker33133

    PunkRocker33133 Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2008
    Northern VA
    Boss RV3, I have yet to hear a more useful reverb, and the delay sits perfectly in the mix. I play tube amps and I play loud so dirt is really easy to come by, good sounding bass delay and such, not so much
     
  4. thabassmon

    thabassmon

    Sep 26, 2013
    New Zealand
    Eventide H9 max
     
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  5. bassmusic17

    bassmusic17

    Jan 15, 2011
    Mesa Bottle Rocket.
     
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  6. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Barbershop
     
  7. MGR

    MGR Banned

    Jan 18, 2015
    Bronx, NY
    Idiotbox Static Fuzz
     
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  8. Dark Barn

    Dark Barn

    Aug 3, 2010
    Seattle
    My one right now is the D*A*M Ezekiel. Think I might try to rustle up a good clone cause it's so freaking big. But I'll still keep the OG.
     
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  9. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    My one never sell pedal is the IE Xerograph. I use it as a static LPF for dub, as an envelope filter for funk and as a swept filter for electronica etc.

    The pedal I use the most is probably my 3 Leaf Enabler for most of my at home practice and sometimes as a preamp/DI live.

    The two pedals I'd use at a gig if I could only take one would either be an OC-2 or my custom Foundry overdrive from johnk_10 depending on the music.
     
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  10. tlaubs

    tlaubs

    Jun 28, 2010
    St. Louis
    Probably my boss OC-2, but the IE SubT may take that honor because I can get close to the same sound and a host of others as well
     
  11. Snowglo

    Snowglo Pro Aris et Focis

    Nov 15, 2013
    Orygun
    U.S. Military endorsement since 1984
    Tough call between my DHA VT1 and B7k, so I will have to pick my MS-60b just because it can cover dang near everything.
     
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  12. KickingBass

    KickingBass Look into it

    You may not agree with this but my Sansamp :)
     
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  13. Demeter Comp-1 Compulator compressor pedal.
     
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  14. Torn between my Chunk Systems Octavius Squeezer and the Mu Tron 3x, maybe the OS for sheer flexibility.
     
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  15. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    I've only recently started trying out pedals so my collection of eight total pedals (not counting a tuner and a wireless) is nothing compared to what most of you guys have. So it would be hard for me to say there's one Holy Grail out there that I have to get and will keep forever. However, I'm finding that, for me so far, a compressor seems to be the most useful and most effective type of pedal when it comes to improving my sound. I happen to have two right now and am alternating between them to see if one becomes a clear winner or if I end up keeping both for their different qualities (if you're curious, I have a Wampler Ego and an MXR Bass Compressor).

    But the short answer a compressor.
     
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  16. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Cali 76
     
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  17. Boss TU-2


    Sorry... I'm being a smartass. Let's make it the MXR El Grande Bass Fuzz instead, it's cheap but I love it!
     
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  18. Tonehammer
     
  19. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
    Zoom B3

    It's like having 3,000 pedals in one!
     
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  20. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    3Leaf Enabler.
     
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