The Wah is something I never really got real use out of. A flanger is quite good for a slightly synth-bass or demi-Paladino "yeeoo-dee-yoo" sound. I like OD as an effect, but it is absolute murder getting a good OD for bass that doesn't lose all the bottom end and suddenly turn it into a rhythm guitar. Only the very expensive ones with a couple of 12AX7s (like the Mesa V-Twin or Matchless Dirtbox) come close.

One way around this is to split your bass signal with an ABY pedal (although I use the Nobels 4-splitter) and have a dry bass combined with the OD. I used to have a cheap little Boss digital multi-FX which was very simple. It had separate fottswitches for chorus/flange, EQ, Distortion/OD and Noise limiter. I never used the EQ and limiter, but I would set up the flange and OD to how I liked it then stepped on the relevant switch as/when.

Annoyingly, I gave it away when I got a Peavey Max100. The Peavey is too complex, loads of things I don't want, and has to be stepped up and down through unwanted patches. The OD is very noisy, too. I'd be much happier with a straight flange pedal and a good OD/dist and step on whichever I want.


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