#1
I've been playing bass since 'jan now, and i've got a bit of spare cash lying around. Thinking of getting a pedal, but can you give any advice as to which ones are essential/decent/epic-sounding and as to the price?

Thanks.
#2
It depends what you want. I wouldn't get an effects pedal just so I had an effects pedal.

But anyway, for a cheap, but good pedal, I'd recommend the Electroharmonix Big Muff.
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#3
An overdrive pedal is normally the first effect a bassist would get, but it depends on what sound you are after. What genre of music do you play?
An overdrive pedal would be good for a rock situation, but for something like funk you might want to get a phaser.

Also, what gear do you have? It might be better for you to just save your money and get a better amp/bass in the future.

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EDIT: oh and ignore the guitarist, the big muff is a guitar pedal, and can only really be used well on bass if you bi-amp your signal.
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#4
^^ I've got an ibanez BTB200 and Roland 30 amp, it'll do me for quite a while still.

I'm into funk/rock -esque stuff. RHCP, Primus, RATM, Incubus etc.

Any pricing ideas?
#5
chorus is usually a nice place to start, good bass fuzz pedals are pretty expensive
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#6
Maybe you should get a multi-effects pedal to start messing around with. The Boss ME-20B is really good.
#7
not to plug my gear ad but i have a zoom b2 multi effects pedal for sale, £25 shipped, its got all your basic effects
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not to plug my gear ad but i have a zoom b2 multi effects pedal for sale, £25 shipped, its got all your basic effects


And you live in Liverpool, you say? I'll have to consider that!
#9
im afraid im home from uni at the moment so im up in scotland, but still, 25 shipped
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paypal for the win my friend

EDIT: or a wire transfer but i forget what part of my bank details you need
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#14
I waited 5 years to get my first pedal. It gave me more time to understand the Bass's true sounds, without being put through a pedal. I find playing bass without a pedal more fun, and sounds like the bass should sound. Although, pedals can add the tone you wish to have.
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#15
I just got an Ibanez Synth pedal, its cool, but now that I have it, I don't know what I'm going to use it for, I like clean tones. But the auto-wah is pretty handy so I'd suggest looking at wah pedal.
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#17
If you like funk, you should get a wah or envelope filter (auto wah).

The one by DOD is quite popular and Flea from RHCP used it before. It costs 50 dollars.
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#18
from what ive heard on here, check out the ashdown hyperdrive for overdrive, distortion effects. i think the humanity has a clip of it on his profile.
also if you like punk, get a phaser or a envelope filter for some funky sounds.
#19
I'd go for a phaser, chorus or envelope filter. Envelope filters are pretty fun to play around with and can sound really good on a percussive bass solo.
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sorry i meant chemicalfire in my previouis post. hes got a clip of what a ashdown hyperdrive sounds like.
i use a boss MT2 for distortion tones, its a guitar FX pedal but you dont lose too much lows on it.