Effects

Do any bassists here use many pedals?

I use a Boss LMB-3 Limiter/Enhancer (the guy I played for bought it me for Christmas...when I get excited/drunk I forget everything I know about dynamics! it allowed him to 'cap' me) Very good pedal, nice to be able to forget about levels when your rocking out, but one little stomp and you're in full control for the gentler bits.

I keep fancying an Overdrive pedal, possibly the Boss one...and the little kid in me wants a Wah but I keep telling myself I'd never actually use it, well not for anything practical anyway.

Tim.

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Tim wrote:
Well after much pressing of tiny plasticky buttons I think I've reached a conclusion...I want a decent overdive pedal, and thats about it.
Very interested in the new Ashdown Drive Plus, got really good review in Bass Guitar Magazine, they specifically mention that it doesn't lose too much bottom, it has low freq drive and high freq drive knobs and a balance knob that pans between the two which seems to really make sense, it's true bypass...and it costs £99. The knobs on the pic on the Ashdown website are labelled differently to the pic in the mag tho, but the manual agrees with the mag pic, which is a little odd? But the whole new range seems worth a look.

http://www.ashdownmusic.co.uk/bass/detail.asp?ID=152

Ok, so this is kind of a 'bump' due to our cruising friend taking us onto page 2. Sorry.

Be fair, Tim. I never know when a post will send a thread onto pg 2, and I'm a mod. The Ashdown sounds tempting. When Lee_UK did a stint on bass, I suggested Ashdown for his amp. I don't know about the pedal, though. Can you make a link to the specs? If not, you can just buy one and post up your ops :) No refunds from Guitarsite, though :)

:arrow: Just to add, I deleted the offending spam post which I believe Tim was referring to.

Ah, thanks for the info, Mike. I thought the crit was aimed at Gordy. Hence the confusion on my part: Tim and Gordy are both (of course) handy posters.

Worse for me: Tim provided the Ashdown link at the end of his post. I'm not sure myself, but it is well priced

Yeah wasn't until after you said that I realized it now looked like Tim meant Gordy. It was actually that dope with his 'Travel' spam.

Glad that's cleared up then :D

Off-topic, but always meant to ask. Tim, how come all your av-pics have you plucking? I thought you were mostly a plecker, like me. Do you (and I admit I do) get an inferiority complex about being seen publicly plecking? Pleckers of the world, unite. I shall instigate a "pleck pride" march for bass players.

I just bought a Line 6 bass pod live or somethin like that. I HATE IT!!!! I totally wasted my money (I will eventually take it back) First the thing comes with a 100 or so page book??!!! after three pages it started to sound like chinese!! I couldn't understand a damn word they were sayin'. I'm with the guy erlier in the forum about K.I.S.S (keep it simple stupid) I hate having to push pedals when I'm playin live. All I use is a Boss ODB-3 and a Boss TU-2 tuner. I only use the OD for heavier songs like metallica& megadeth, but very little. The OD gives more "growl" during the "chugging" parts. I also have a Zoom 607, Let's just say it has been in my gig bag for 3 years now LOL. In my books effects suck!! Usally the pedals are too complicated(take the Line 6) or they dont really do a whole lot to the sound. Boss is the only manufaturer that I found to change the sound. I have used the flanger and also the delay and they kick a**!! Other than that effects suck! :?

1bassleft wrote:
Off-topic, but always meant to ask. Tim, how come all your av-pics have you plucking? I thought you were mostly a plecker, like me. Do you (and I admit I do) get an inferiority complex about being seen publicly plecking? Pleckers of the world, unite. I shall instigate a "pleck pride" march for bass players.

I am mainly plec but sadly, as in I'm a sad git, I think its an aesthetic thing, a close up of a plecker can look a lot like some guy with w***ers cramp. I'll try to hack up some live shots for a touch of realism next time :D

Hey Bassman, Good to hear someone else slating both the Pod and the 607 in one post! Quick question; do you lose much bottom end through the ODB-3? I've read mixed reviews and don't want to sacrifice too much bottom when I finally pick an OD, just wondered what your op was as you're actually gigging it?

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