04-17-2013 12:08 AM
What kind of pedals do bass players like to use? I'm not a bass player so I'm really curious about this.
If think fuzz goes great with bass. What kind of fuzz pedals do bass players like? Are guitar fuzz pedals applicable?
04-17-2013 12:18 AM
04-17-2013 12:52 AM
04-17-2013 01:51 AM - edited 04-17-2013 01:52 AM
Depends on what style you're(I'm) doing, most bassists love pedals of some sort
I like the Micro POG for a little upper octave chime to make my single lines and 5ths sound fat when overdriven, comp-chorus-delay + bridge pickup for spacey lines, and a good drive pedal(Moollon Bass Drive) plus fuzz (Prescription Electronics Depth Charge) to peel paint off of the walls. If I need ot get funky, an Auto-filter (EBS) and manual wah (Snarling Dogs) included in my full setup as well:
I'm still a dork with the new site, so here's a link to my "big" setup:
04-17-2013 02:22 AM
The blue and gold thing on the left is an SFT.
LOVE that pedal on bass!
Pedals can be very useful on bass. Dynamics processors, such as compressors and limiters are both popular and in common use with bass players, as are EQ pedals, enhancers, fuzz, chorus, and flangers, envelope filters...
While there are fewer pedals out there that are designed specifically for bass, lots of guitar pedals will work fine on bass too. The sky's the limit, and there's really no rules. If you can find something innovative... or at least that you like the sound of, that's all that matters. You can use anything you want on your bass.
04-17-2013 07:46 AM
PS-6 for octaves +3, +5, +7 and detune, Supercollider for fuzz, Pork Loin for light overdriven sound, DE-7 because it is tits awesome juice, Zoom B3 for comps, eq's, amp sims, crazy delays and verbs.
As soon as it is available I am going to replace the B3 and Pitchblack with a Zoom MS-60b.
04-17-2013 11:26 AM
04-17-2013 11:35 AM
Compressors, fuzz, and chorus pedals seem to be the most common pedals I see with bassists I've played with. Maybe the occassional envelope filter.
Juan Alderete has a killer effects setup:
04-17-2013 09:56 PM
I like using the ehx HOG, delays, and other synthy nonsense on bass in addittion to gated fuzz, muff fuzz, boost, SFT, and phaser is killer on bass.
I like being able to go from sounding like a bass to making all sorts of other sounds to fill up the space.
04-17-2013 11:30 PM
What kind of pedals are those? I just see a volume pedal :/
Things are a little different right now, but at the time of the photo it was these guys in this order:
EHX Micro POG
EBS Bass IQ
Snarling Dogs Bootzilla
Prescription Electronics Depth Charge
Boss Bass CHorus
EHX Holy Grail
EB Volume Mini
Disclaimer: I am a Moollon employee
I've found that running the EQ in front of the Bass Drive with a bit of a bass boost can do a lot when I wanted to really push the SVT-3 (the usual amp when I played out) a little harder, yet also be quite flexible in "fuzz mode" when the Depth Charge had its blend knob only at 9:00 and I wanted it to break up a little more, (yet retain the clarity of the bass' lower end). The above setup was a tad overkill, but I had everything from ambient post rock to funk to sludgey bass chords all covered when needed.
04-18-2013 12:08 AM
Now this is how it's done! A photo of his board as requested, a clear disclaimer about his business affiliation, on-topic and in answer to the thread and the questions posed therein... even though he works for a pedal company, there's no question of it being spam - it clearly isn't.
04-18-2013 01:37 AM
A much appreciated 'atta boy! It's taking me a while to figure out the site after an unnecessarily long respite, but I'm glad things are up and running and that you're doing your thing. I look forward to reading and posting as in the HCFX days of yore. All the best~
04-18-2013 01:46 AM
It's always a pleasure to have you with us Andi.
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