Show us your pedals

Effects pedals or devices to alter the sound of your bass
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by Fyrbyrd » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:23 pm

Yeah, Chris - I've got enough guitars now - so getting in to effects - doesn't mean they are running all the time though of course. I was rehearsing yesterday and used that Synth pedal for the first time with the band - sounded really good with just a bit blended with the dry signal

That Maestro fuzz pedal looks tasty - I've got a "Thomas Organ" wah from 1968 somewhere. I got given it years back after it fell in the guitarist's bath, but it goes fine. What was it doing near a full bath anyway?

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by foal30 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:12 am

how cool is the Q-Tron FyrByrd? been thinking about this for Xmas, I don't need the deep underwater sound but keen on genuine squelch.
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by Fyrbyrd » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:46 pm

Hi Foal ... I find the Qtron is really responsive with a passive bass, but the "down sweep" mutron effect is not so great with an active bass --signal seems a bit hot to trigger it, and it clips with too much low end bass pretty easily.

I'll stick with it for a bit - only just added it back in to this board..
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by pins » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:06 pm

Right no more basses I said :wink: And after seeing some way cool layouts here I got off my butt today and made a start.
Here is the meagre amount of foot stomping toys I already have,plus a case I modified today with an alloy panel riveted into the lid,a new PS unit and leads,so my question is should this stuff be placed in any particular order before I start sticking stuff in ? :?
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by model.citizen » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:57 pm

tuner goes first (if you have one).

then octave (they need a full clean signal for the best tracking).

(that said, you might find the output buffer of the tuner (if it's not true bypass) can mess with the signal and tracking of the octave. an EQ pedal before the octave can help it track better once you've figured out the frequency sweet spot)

then it's a matter of preference...some modulation effects sound killer after distortion, some sound better before it. delays usually go last, unless you want the delay trails to "trigger" effects after, rather than contain the effect in the delay (if that makes sense).

i used to run my tuner last in the chain for ages (mainly to abruptly mute noisy dirtboxes in front), but when tuning had to turn all other effects off...PITA! not sure why i ever did that. with the tuner up front, you can mute your signal and still have effect trails happening.
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by pins » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:34 pm

Ta for the tips my friend,looks like experimentation is required,I got some proper tape today and stuck everything down,and have a jam tonight with my originals band so let the fun begin. :D
I can already see the looks when I plop my effect case down :shock:

I should also mention the case is a CNB unit from tard me.Quick product review,dont get one unless you are prepared to re rivet the hinges almost immediately.They are pretty flimsy and weak in build quality all round.So far I have had to re rivet all the hinges as and fit the alloy plate so things will actually have a decent surface to stick to inside.The grip tape that came with it was rubbish,aside from that it looks pretty :lol:

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by pins » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:23 pm

such a nice tuner to use compared to my old piece of crap i needed glasses to see,and added a LMB3 too on sat,used it that night and YES what an improvement in overall sound,i can dig in without affecting volume to such a degree.this i have struggled with since using the shuttle 9 (as my sunn has a very decent inbuilt compressor ,which has taken years to figure out and almost master) but using the limiter on sat night and a stupidly hot sunday afternoon was a pleasant result.

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by model.citizen » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:37 pm

my foot chaos has remained unchanged for a few months now, first time ever! :lol:

the compressor sucks, but it does what i need more than the LMB3. but it still sucks. alot.

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by Vince » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:44 pm

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I still have to assemble this.

That's
a Boss DD3,
an old and "distressed" Tubescreamer,
an Acoustic Xciter,
a George Dennis Panner (it pans the sound between two amps)
an El Cheapo Daphon volume pedal,
an RC-20 Looper,
a George Dennis Wah,
a Pearl chorus,
a Danelectro octaver
and a Behringer reverb.

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by T-Dub » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:01 pm

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The bass board.

Musket fuzz is in the mail, might sell the Agro and get a different OD/Distortion

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by matt » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:50 am

Great variety of gear on here - would love to hear some of you guys sometime - need to get out and about more!

Here's my board:
Tuner -> Octabass (octave) -> Proton (envelope filter) -> Multicomp (compressor) -> CEB3 (chorus) -> DD7 (delay) -> VT Bass (vintage tones) -> Tone Hammer (preamp / di). Then into a power amp...

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by beagle » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:40 pm

Nice 8) Would love to try that out.
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by matt » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:31 am

beagle wrote:Nice 8) Would love to try that out.
Hey Steve - best we hang out sometime so you can try it out - that'd be sweet!
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by beagle » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:43 pm

matt wrote:
beagle wrote:Nice 8) Would love to try that out.
Hey Steve - best we hang out sometime so you can try it out - that'd be sweet!
Yeah now that's a plan. I'll PM you my tel number. 8)
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by irvinz » Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:53 am

just spend 3 hours doing shoot outs.

sft, barber linden, submarine, tonehammer.

all pedals i've had for ages.... i think the my ears are missing the huge PA systems i used to play through, sft and the barber just blew away the tone hammer......


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