Show us your pedals

Effects pedals or devices to alter the sound of your bass
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Re: Akai Looper

Post by beagle » Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:09 pm

Dan wrote:It'll be great for getting used to your 6-string too man, just loop stuff and jam over it to your hearts content!
Yeah you're right... it's pretty cool with the 6 cause it's range gives that many more options. Cheers dude 8)
john wrote:Cool man. A mate of mine has one of those. He does all sorts with it. Seen him do a bass line and then get behind the drums and jam along. Also heard a tape he made where he beat boxed into it and made a loop.. Seems like a really fun pedal
Yeah of course... drums! I've got an old kit in my practice room so will be sure to give that a go. Looking forward to playing some keys over the top of some grooves too. Lots of options a. :)
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by beagle » Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:16 pm

joppo wrote:Careful Steve, pedals are a slippery slope - now you've got 1 will you be able to stop? Cool pedal though. I'd love to have a play with a looper. You'll be able to go busking outside New world on Saturday morning now :wink:
Yeah I know.. scary but i'm pretty sure I can restrain myself.. but can you really class it as an effects pedal? It's more of a sampler / recording device.
Ah yes the bright lights of New world! I'll be rolling in loose change :lol:
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by irvinz » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:22 pm

beagle wrote:
joppo wrote:Careful Steve, pedals are a slippery slope - now you've got 1 will you be able to stop? Cool pedal though. I'd love to have a play with a looper. You'll be able to go busking outside New world on Saturday morning now :wink:
Yeah I know.. scary but i'm pretty sure I can restrain myself.. but can you really class it as an effects pedal? It's more of a sampler / recording device.
Ah yes the bright lights of New world! I'll be rolling in loose change :lol:

it is a effects pedal! its a delay too =) those heedrush pedals are amazing. i definitely need one again =)
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by model.citizen » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:32 am

i've toned down my setup over the years...truth is that half the effects i love to use are completely lost when battling with 2 loud distorted guitars! :lol:

the PH7 is only in there until i get my Smallstone fixed with a true bypass.

and if you're wondering what the little box top right is, it's a footswitch for the Ruetz mod i did to the Rat.

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by john » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:34 pm

Nice...
What is the Ruetz mod ?

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by model.citizen » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:11 pm

it takes one of the resistor/capacitor pairs out of the equation.

one pair set the gain for the low end, another for the high. take out the high pair and the overall gain is set by the low pair. in operation you get less distortion and singing sustain, but more low end, and the ability to actually use the distortion and filter controls without searing your eardrums.

but there are times where i want to punctuate something with a blast of offensive buzzsaw rawk, hence the additional footswitch.

next plan is to swap the resistors with trimpots and maybe a cap change.

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by Jake » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:48 pm

Just got a boss ME-20b
Great tone and sound for a digital effects unit, other than the synths
http://www.bossus.com/gear/productdetai ... ductId=895
Great pedal to start on, but if it died (god forbid) id probably upgrade to a ME-50b
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by Jake » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:16 pm

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by pins » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:21 pm

I had Zoom multi effect unit for a while minifridge 101 but could never get to grips with it,that Boss looks impressive.

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Whats your thoughts on the Sansamp VT Bass pedal model.citizen ? Do you use it often ? You happy with it ?
I been thinking about one of those for some time as heaps of peeps use them. :)

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by model.citizen » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:50 pm

That thing stays permanently on. 'Tis good stuff, can nail any Ampeg tone quite convincingly, and sounds great direct into an interface/DI/whatever. Much more flexible than the Sansamp Bass DI, the EQ and Character controls really allow some tone sculpting...plus the fact that you can get some truly blistering grind going on. Even sounds killer on guitar.

On the negative side, the DC jack is a bit soft on it's "clampability" though, not sure why. And the first one I had kicked the bucket and died about 1 month after purchase...but Tech21 sent a complete replacement circuit board (apparently they consider these "unfixable").

If I find a few spare $100 notes on the ground I might get one of the programmable versions.
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by pins » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:19 pm

You are obviously yet another who is sold on these units,I think its time to get in on the must have GAS list,thanks too :)

Hey btw checked out your link and had a listen and look,impressed at the couple of tunes you got there. 8) I can see what you mean about competing with 2 guitars,but your bass is still cutting it through sweet !
And in the pics it looks like you play your Ric upside down ?

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by model.citizen » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:50 pm

cheers dude! alot of our songs are anchored on the bassline, so the really the only complaints i get are when it's not defined enough :D

yep, the Ric's a lefty strung upside-down as a righty. something i'd always wanted.
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by Fyrbyrd » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:04 pm

Here's my current line-up - from the bass to the Morley A & B pedal - a clean "B" loop runs to the minimixer - Keeley Compressor- Sansamp bass driver. The A loop is to the Qtron - Boss Compressor (only used rarely to tame the signal for the next pedal - Boss SYB5 bass synth - Ibanez AW7 autowah - Crowther hotcake overdrive - Ibanez FL301 (flying fingers 18v model same as the TS808 line), to the minimixer, (blend 2 signals to taste) and on to the Keeley

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Also, the old Maestro Phaser - early 70s pedal, and a huge beast.
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by john » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:41 pm

My guitarist has a maestro fuzztain. I like how the swtich is the whole face. And you can adjust everything with your foot.

Like this one

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by pins » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:09 pm

Wow,loving your guys effect set ups :) I need to stop buying basses and start getting some foot stomping toys.

And yet another type of Sansamp in your chain too Fyrbyrd I see.

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