#1
My bassist in band doesnt know anything about bass pedals (neither do I ofc :P)


What pedals should he absolutely get ? (any style close to rock)
#3
pedals aren't necessary, but if your bassist once some kind of sound (distortion reverb, delay etc.) then think about that..but its not something he needs if he doesn't have something in mind already
#4
If he doesn't have any interest in them, he probably doesn't have a use for one.

but If you see a cheap digital multieffects kicking about these can be good for learning what effects sound like and stuff, when you're starting...
#5
needed?

none.

if you want one, get it. until then...
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#6
... Compression maybe?

not a Necessity but useful
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#9
Hmmm, a wah or a distortion would be useful, but neither are necessary.

What is necessary though is an EHX Bass Synthesizer.
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#10
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Hmmm, a wah or a distortion would be useful, but neither are necessary.

What is necessary though is an EHX Bass Synthesizer.

wah is almost useless for bass, IMO.
synth is not needed.
fuzz is a requirement if you want to sound like I will one day...

not that you ever will...
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#11
Can't really go wrong with some compression, a sonic maximizer, and/or an EQ. Aside from that it's all about what kind of sound you're going for.
#12
I personally say that if he doesn't know if he wants one, then he should look up videos to see if anything catches his ear.

I recommenced an EQ pedal if anything, and a synth pedal is really good if he does improv solos.

And you can't really go wrong with wah. But I find bass wah pedals to be really pricey.
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wah is almost useless for bass, IMO.

I don't think so, its good for adding a bit of flair to solos and trills.
And if you're playing funk a wah or envelope filter is very handy.
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#14
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I don't think so, its good for adding a bit of flair to solos and trills.
And if you're playing funk a wah or envelope filter is very handy.

for funk, I want a clean, no frills thump. that way I can have jumpy slap without compression and smooth funky fingerstyle.

fuzz is for rocking out, not gettin down.

don't get funky with a filter, do it yourself.

that is how I write a funky riff, not sure how you do, but I use just the notes and the thump.
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#15
Well, if he wants more control over his sound, an EQ pedal would do quite nicely. Distortion and/or Fuzz are always fun to play around with, but depending on the type of music you play a Distortion and/or Fuzz pedal may not be what he should purchase.

Tell him to go to a Music Store and play around with a few pedals, there's nothing like hearing what they can do to your sound through a bass that you're actually playing.
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#16
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for funk, I want a clean, no frills thump. that way I can have jumpy slap without compression and smooth funky fingerstyle.

fuzz is for rocking out, not gettin down.

don't get funky with a filter, do it yourself.

that is how I write a funky riff, not sure how you do, but I use just the notes and the thump.

Different strokes I guess, I like the wah sound. Envelope filters make me cringe, but meh.
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#17
the pedals that bassists who want to dabble in effects will normally be

Some kind of Overdrive, distortion or fuzz

A chorus pedal

Octaver

Wah or auto wah

some would also want synths or other effects. if he wants effects but wants to see what effects he could make most use out of, tell him to just get a cheap multi fx, and see what he likes.
#18
The answer should be none but I'm tempted to say compression.

Compression just makes everything sound better :P

Gear:
Fender Standard Jazz Bass
Artec Matrix Pedal Tuner
BBE Optostomp
Boss GEB 7
EHX NYC Big Muff
Ashdown MAG C410T-300
Torque T100BX
GAS-ing for:
Boss SYB5
Behringer Intelligate IG9
#19
Jonnomainman, I knew a Jono once. and he was a Dick.

After stalking a few of your posts like a creepy 50 year old on a naive 9 year old I can say that, you sir, Have restored my faith in the name.
"Whats that noise??"

"... Jazz"
#20
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Jonnomainman, I knew a Jono once. and he was a Dick.

After stalking a few of your posts like a creepy 50 year old on a naive 9 year old I can say that, you sir, Have restored my faith in the name.



Ahh, thanks

I'll have my back to wall whenever you're around from now on

Gear:
Fender Standard Jazz Bass
Artec Matrix Pedal Tuner
BBE Optostomp
Boss GEB 7
EHX NYC Big Muff
Ashdown MAG C410T-300
Torque T100BX
GAS-ing for:
Boss SYB5
Behringer Intelligate IG9
#21
I'll just pretend like I'm not slow and understood what your saying and partay!
"Whats that noise??"

"... Jazz"