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big.kahuna.burger
Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:03 am Reply with quote
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i'm just starting out, and looking for suggestions on bass pedals.

anyone have any preferences for a compression/distortion pedal that dirties up the sound without losing bottom end?





oh yeah... Epiphone Thunderbird IV is the bass i have settled on. and sound-wise i'm starting small with just a 60W practice amp... if i get into it, ill upsize. but ill need a pedal that will be right on a big setup or small.

any ideas?

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:16 am Reply with quote
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Just bought my son a Roland Cube Bass amp 60xl. It has built in compression/overdrive and other effects including a looping function. Great punchy little amp; kill two birds with one stone.

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:45 am Reply with quote
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Ibanez Turbo Tube Screamer is a great pedal for bass overdrive. The Carl Martin Bass Plexitone is amazing too.

I play guitar 95% of the time, but when I play bass I play my Spector Rex through a Traynor Bassmaster and Traynor 2x15 cab.








Those Epi Thunderbirds are sic! Good choice.

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The Way Huge Swollen Pickle is cool.

I think Tube Screamers are better for boosting an already distorted signal. They are pretty lame as a primary gain pedal...at least for a guitar.

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The Turbo Tube Screamer is ideal because you can from subtle to Motorhead via the mode, drive and tone controls. It's not like any of the other Tube Screamers.



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I have that one...still feel it is best when used with an already distorted signal.

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I just picked one up myself. Going above effects, what is there to look for in amps? Is it generally the same as a regular electric?

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I did a few year stint on bass. I ran a digitech bass driver at first, but ended up ditching it when I started using a svt-cl. You might want to checkout the sansamp bass driver. It's hard to know what will work on both setups if you don't have the stage setup available. I found with bass, small things make a big change in tone. Amps, cabinets, pickups, strings, picks all make a big difference in how it sounds.
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slavadov wrote:
I just picked one up myself. Going above effects, what is there to look for in amps? Is it generally the same as a regular electric?

A major difference is that most bass amps are solid state whereas most guitar amps are tube. I have found that bass rigs might be more forgiving in that a crappy one can still be useable if paired with a decent cab. Get a 4x10 for small shows and practice or an 8x10 if you're playing out. Check out the ampeg svt if you don't mind lifting heavy shit. A lot of companies make lightweight heads now that push some real power, it's pretty crazy how loud a 4lb amp can get.
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Depends where you intend mostly using it. If youre in the back room at home, Hambo's pick is a good one.

hambo wrote:
Just bought my son a Roland Cube Bass amp 60xl. It has built in compression/overdrive and other effects including a looping function. Great punchy little amp; kill two birds with one stone.


if you're jamming in a practice room, you wanna be heard, best to play around make some adjustments.

alldayphila wrote:
I did a few year stint on bass. I ran a digitech bass driver at first, but ended up ditching it when I started using a svt-cl. You might want to checkout the sansamp bass driver. It's hard to know what will work on both setups if you don't have the stage setup available. I found with bass, small things make a big change in tone. Amps, cabinets, pickups, strings, picks all make a big difference in how it sounds.


^^ Sound advise. Boom tish!
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