#1
I know there are tons of threads like this but since they all have different titles it's kind of difficult to search.

Anyway, I have $100 and I am looking for something that could really improve my tone. I prefer a cleaner, smooth tone so a Russian Big Muff or something like that wouldn't be what I'm looking for. I was thinking maybe a compressor or maybe a flanger but I really don't know much about effects. What would you guys recommend?

For what it's worth, I have a Schecter Stiletto Studio-5 with a Peavey Firebass amp.
#2
EQ more...
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#3
I'd say a compressor would do worlds of good, or maybe a BBE Sonic Maximizer?

If you decide on a compressor, get an EBS Multicomp, it's amazing. And remember to practice with it OFF!
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#5
Sansamp VT Pro?
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#7
It all depends what tone you want to get, to the recommendations that will be most suitable. So do you have anything that you're aiming towards?
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#8
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If you decide on a compressor, get an EBS Multicomp, it's amazing. And remember to practice with it OFF!
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#10
If you have a rack, BBE builds a compressor with a maximizer built in. That'd do the trick. However, I own a Sonic Stomp and recommend it.
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#11
Thanks for the recommendations so far guys. I'm going to head to guitar center very soon to try these out. For the record I'm looking for something similar to Justin's tone in The Pot by Tool. Realistically, I know that I will never get that but still.
#12
i would really stay away from the sonic maximizer. I heard that it produces sounds that your amp doesnt/shouldnt produce and it could damage you speakers or amp. Rather its true or not i have yet to see but something to keep in mind...
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#13
As a guy with an 800W stack who uses it, it doesn't damage a thing. Really, it just cleans up the tone. I have both knobs set at noon.
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#14
A compressor won't do jack. It will just even out the peaks of your playing. I'd say fiddle around with the EQ on your bass and amp until you find something you like. Pedals can't get certain tones you're after, they just add colour to them.