New to bass pedals

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  1. comicbookguy95

    comicbookguy95 Member

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    So for the past 3 years I have been using a Digitech multi effects unit for all my effects. Well it's time to retire it so I need to start building a bass pedal board.

    I'm a praise and worship player so most of what I need will be modulation type effects.
    I already have a tuner that I am pulling off my guitar board (Korg Pitchblack) and I will be buying a flanger (probably a BF-2) and a volume pedal ( Dunlop VP-1).

    What else guys? I know a lot about guitar effects but I'm kind of a noob at bass stuff! Thanks guys!
     
  2. rybass

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    See if you can get your hands on an HF-2 Hi band flanger. It affects only the high end and leaves your low end alone. Great for bass and has a nice unique sound.

    I also use a boss re-20, arion stereo chorus, russian big muff, BBE sonic stomp, Digitech bass synth wah, boss mega distortion, woolly mammoth clone and a byoc tremolo I built.

    There are good boutique offerings as well. I've owned a number of highend pedals but the cheaper ones cover my bass with flying colors so they stayed.
     
  3. fisticuffs

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    My board has an Octave, Fuzz, Chorus, Envelope Filter, preamp/EQ, and a tuner. You;d be surprised how often you use the octave. Mine is the MXR Octave down and I'll play stuff up high with it on. it adds a lot of fullness and sound killer with the fuzz.
     
  4. comicbookguy95

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    The octave pedal is an interesting idea. I'm getting a 6 string ibanez in may and plan on spending a lot of time in the higher range. Would y'all recommend the EHX MicroPog for an octave type pedal?

    Also what are good bass compressors? The mxr or the mark bass?
     
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    Look into the Zoom B3; $200, three slots, small footprint- could work for you.
     
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    I have a comp built into my TC head. The POG is nice and does a lot but the MXR I have does it's one job very very well. I've never owned a compressor pedal. Plenty of rack units but never a pedal.
     
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    I might still go for the microPOG. I'm a guitar player as well and would like to "double shift" it between boards.

    Anyone else on compressor pedals?
     
  8. henryjurstin13

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    Here's a pic of my current bass board....

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    Depending on your tastes/styles/wants/needs -- there's plenty of pedals out there you might enjoy. I can't say enough cool things about my EVH Phase 90 for bass, turned down very slow it makes a great solo boost that adds some minimal colouring... turned up around 10 o'clock, it can do a vibe that swirls just right...

    Micro POG is fun on bass too... try 'em all!!!
     
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    I'd recommend trying out something subtle a lot of us bassists pay around with, like maybe BBE Orange Squash (Orange Squeezer type), or a good old Dyna Comp.


    I tend to use my Pedalworx McSqueeze for bass (set to 9:00~10:00), since it's a decent single-knob Orange Squeezer type that nicely fattens up and slightly boosts the overall tone while providing a soft ceiling. It was in the shop while I last played at church (broken boost/compression toggle switch), but this is what I was otherwise stepping on that night without it:

    Micro POG with the octave up not quite on full, slow modulation from the CE-2, RV-7 on Modulated Reverb on max for more ambience for quieter instrumental sections. With the Moollon Bass Drive and Prescription Electronics Depth Charge I have a huge amount of control over how much drive and fuzz I want, and with the other three I roll off the neck pickup (Moollon J-Classic) while picking and laying out chords a la Peter Hook. The McSqueeze was much missed, but I did alright.

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