Poll: Which would you get?
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View poll results: Which would you get?
Loop Station
14 33%
Digitech MicroSynth
11 26%
Digitech XBC Bass Multi Chorus
7 16%
Dunlop Wah
14 33%
Some Random Overdrive
11 26%
Other (please provide name, reason, and link)
7 16%
Voters: 43.
#1
Ik, not another help me buy pedal thread! Yeah, sadly so,I hate to do this to you guys, but i need to make up my mind on some pedals. Before you ask, I already researched, I went to the store and tried out all but one of them(they didnt have the Digitech Synth) and for that one I researched it alot online, watched videos of random people playing it, and what not. As far as which my sound needs, at this point i think its all of them, because each can get me a sound I'm after, its j a matter of which i should buy first. Eventually i plan on owning them all. I seriously have been thinking about this non stop and have no clue which i should get first, please help!

Btw i have 300 bucks of spending money if u guys throw any additional options out there.

Electro Harmonix Bass Micro Synth
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ElectroHarmonix-Bass-Micro-Synthesizer-XO-Pedal?sku=528004

Boss Loop Station
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Boss-RC20XL-Loop-Station?sku=151352

Digitech XBC Bass Multi Chorus
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/DigiTech-XBC-Bass-Multi-Chorus-Pedal?sku=150825

Dunlop Crybaby Wah
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dunlop-Crybaby-105Q-Bass-Wah-Pedal?sku=151096

ps. an overdrive is also an option, but i havent narrowed down the specific pedal i would get nor if i really could consider getting it before the ones listed above

Thanks again!
#2
the synth can get a lot of sounds that the other things can get, not as well, but you know. and the loop, because it's a loop.
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#3
the digitech bass synth wah is pretty bad, I'm selling mine soon.
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#4
Duff McKagan really got me into using chorus, it sounds really awesome with a fresh set of roundwounds and a pick =)
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#5
Quote by lordofthefood1
the digitech bass synth wah is pretty bad, I'm selling mine soon.



Really?? -sigh- i was really looking forward to that one, is there a better synth pedal that you know of?

wait, i didnt put up the snyth wah, its a different one. i believe ur thinking of this one:
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/DigiTech-XBW-Bass-Synth-Wah-Effects-Pedal?sku=150828

i was talking about this:
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ElectroHarmonix-Bass-Micro-Synthesizer-XO-Pedal?sku=528004
Last edited by xtoolfanx at Aug 18, 2009,
#6
the micro synth is a cool pedal, very different from the synth wah.
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#7
I'm gonna vote looper.

but have you put any thought into multieffects? do you own one allready?
#8
Quote by jimRH7
I'm gonna vote looper.

but have you put any thought into multieffects? do you own one allready?


I've thought of it, but i dont really think that they are smart in the long run. Individual pedals have more brands so more variety in tone, so i dont j have to settle for lets say the "flanger" effect that comes in the multi effects. I can get the best tone for that one effect and if i ever change my mind on which i like best i can just go out and buy that effect. With the multieffect ur stuck with the ones they give u.
#9
I voted synth only because I LOVE synth bass. My second choice would be loop pedal.
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#10
Quote by xtoolfanx
Really?? -sigh- i was really looking forward to that one, is there a better synth pedal that you know of?

wait, i didnt put up the snyth wah, its a different one. i believe ur thinking of this one:
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/DigiTech-XBW-Bass-Synth-Wah-Effects-Pedal?sku=150828

i was talking about this:
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ElectroHarmonix-Bass-Micro-Synthesizer-XO-Pedal?sku=528004

The poll said "digitech (whatever)" so I thought you meant the digitech synth pedal...

idk if you can fix your poll or not.
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#12
I'm not one of those synth or crazy effects guys when i play in bands, (alone i'll occasionally use a distortion or delays) but I'd go wah, jsut cuz I'm more of a clean playing classic rock guy (:
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#13
Quote by telecastrmastr
I'm not one of those synth or crazy effects guys when i play in bands, (alone i'll occasionally use a distortion or delays) but I'd go wah, jsut cuz I'm more of a clean playing classic rock guy (:


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#15
If you do get the EHX Bass Microsynth, I have heard consistant opinions that the old one, while bigger and with more awkward power requirements, is far better.
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#16
I would go with either the micro synth or a sansamp BDDI
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#17
Quote by xtoolfanx
I've thought of it, but i dont really think that they are smart in the long run. Individual pedals have more brands so more variety in tone, so i dont j have to settle for lets say the "flanger" effect that comes in the multi effects. I can get the best tone for that one effect and if i ever change my mind on which i like best i can just go out and buy that effect. With the multieffect ur stuck with the ones they give u.


yes I agree, they're a bit of a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none. plus I'd imagine, alot more hassle to use on stage.
#18
I'd reccomend an Akai Headrush E2 over the Boss Loop Station. It's a nice, easy to use looper that also doubles as a delay. And it's a good sixty bucks cheaper than the Boss. It doesn't have a couple of the little frills (fade-out, backwards replay, etc.) that the Boss has, but I find a lot of those unnessecary anyway.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Akai-E2-Headrush-DelayLooper-Pedal?sku=153058

And it has the potential to do the whole 4-head tape echo thing, though I've never tried it.