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I've been playing bass for 3 months now, and lately i've been starting to play Metallica's songs. The ones Cliff wrote(most of them) are obviously meant to be played with wah wah/distortion, and i was wondering if i should buy a pedal allready, or should i practice some more before i do? I also really like the effects you can achieve with various pedals.

I was planning to spend around 60-80€ (80-115$) for my first, enough for a decent beginner pedal? And if, what sort of, since i don't really know much about them yet.

Currently plaing with Ibanez GSR200, 2009 model(new strings this week too) and Peavey MAX112 combo.
#3
I don't think you need to 'practice' more in order to get an overdrive/distortion pedal.

Just remember that overdrive generally accentuates sloppiness
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If you maintain a practice schedule then effects should be fine, just don't let yourself get sloppy.

I'd recommend the bass big muff pi (one of the links above) good bang for the buck and I love mine
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#7
I'll have to see what my local music store has to offer, it's pretty limited. Otherwise i have to order it from other city.
#8
I have a Bad Monkey and I love it to bits, it's great for anything from mild OD to near-fuzz.

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For a Muffish fuzz, I use the Supercollider (if you want a link to the place to get one, just ask me) and I use a Fulltone bass drive for a overdrive.
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#10
No such thing as beginner pedals, just good and bad ones. If you stick with EHX, Boss and MXR you'll be fine. All their pedals have reviews on youtube, make sure you like the sound bewore you buy them.
#11
Get an EBS valvedrive for overdrive. Maybe an el grande for fuzz.
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Personally I think alot of Cliffs lines don't warrant fuzz or distortion at all.


I like using overdrive instead.
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On my Zoom B2.1u I got a nice ODB-3 sound, with a wah on the pedal, which worked great for anaesthesia; but you can turn down the effects, or use a different fuzz or distortion module for his other stuff, and get loads of other effects, a tuner and a DI out.
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Try the Ashdown James LoMenzo Hypderdrive for an awesome sounding over drive
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#16
I'll hit the local shop tomorrow to see what they have to offer. I'll post results then.

And small question i don't want to make it's own thread: today i finally received the Rotosound 45-105 strings i ordered 2,5 weeks ago, but i screwed up right at the start, i cut the E-string too short, and it's only about 1,5 string wraps around the post. Is it enough? I hope it is, because i don't want to buy whole set for 1 string.
#17
Yes thats plenty
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#18
Yeah that's fine.
I don't think I have ever cut anything off a bass string... I just wrap it around a few times.
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Personally I think alot of Cliffs lines don't warrant fuzz or distortion at all.


Valve Drive isn't worth the price tag imo, doesn't even sound like there's a valve in it.

I love my MXR M-80 for distortion.
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Valve Drive isn't worth the price tag imo, doesn't even sound like there's a valve in it.

I love my MXR M-80 for distortion.


I think the vlave is there for looks, theres leds that light it up. But i like what it does, good honest overdrive grrr.
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#21
Metallica usually sounds really nice with a treble boost, boosted gain, and some quality fingering.

I might add I find the Bass muff is a good deal for cliffin it up.
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#22
do it.
It would make you want to practice more.
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buy a power supplie while you are there, pedals are a bugger when u dont use a power supplie
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#25
Well the selection was mainly Boss, but they were for electric guitars. And for some reason i didn't ask the store keepers if they had bass pedals. Might go there again someday, unless i order from other store.


Is this the Big Muff you were talking about? I could order it from other place if it's a good one.


And is there a difference between that and this?
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Well the selection was mainly Boss, but they were for electric guitars. And for some reason i didn't ask the store keepers if they had bass pedals. Might go there again someday, unless i order from other store.


Is this the Big Muff you were talking about? I could order it from other place if it's a good one.


And is there a difference between that and this?


One is for guitar, one is for bass. The guitar one tends to cut low end a fair bit.
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No such thing as beginner pedals, just good and bad ones. If you stick with EHX, Boss and MXR you'll be fine. All their pedals have reviews on youtube, make sure you like the sound bewore you buy them.


In a sense there are some kind of beginner pedals. I own a Fab Metal pedal it cost 40 bucks. Its not a beginner pedal but it will get you started. Fab pedals have every single effect just under 40 bucks. Danelectro makes them. Cheap yet very reliable.