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 alanp » Mon May 11, 2009 1:33 pm

I think they are programmable yeah. Certainly you can get lots of other users patches and other stuff off the Line6 website. I've never really explored that side of it too much.
Which reminds me - one of the things I like about Line6 is their manual - the BassPOD came with an extensive printed manual It's really well written, and has obviously had plenty of thought go into it. They call it a "Pilot's Guide".
You can download a pdf of it from Line6 if you want to see what it's like. I actually downloaded it a couple of months before I got the pod, and it was one of the things that sold me on the device. Although a bit of a tease browsing through it, but not actually being able to lay my hands of the shiny new toy in question.

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by Pstewart » Mon May 11, 2009 3:46 pm

alanp wrote:
Pstewart wrote:In my dub band the guitarist uses my boss gt-6b pretty successfully with some minor eq tweaks, no reason why the distortions, or any other effects, wouldn't work!
- what's the dub band called?
Is it originals or covers?
What kind of sound?
I love dub, but don't know much about it, apart from King Tubby, and/or Lee Perry.
Yet to name it, as we are yet to have enough songs for a gig haha.
Originals, but we'll probably do covers eventually.
Leaning more towards a reggae soul/sound, my biggest influence for it is Trinity Roots.
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by alanp » Mon May 11, 2009 6:54 pm

Cool, always good to see new original groups starting up. I hope it goes well. Good luck with the name. Is it just me, or is naming a band the hardest part? (apart from finding enough money to feed the GAS, obviously).

Actually, that could be a good idea for a thread on here - request/suggest a name.

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by john » Mon May 11, 2009 8:19 pm

alanp wrote:Cool, always good to see new original groups starting up. I hope it goes well. Good luck with the name. Is it just me, or is naming a band the hardest part? (apart from finding enough money to feed the GAS, obviously).

Actually, that could be a good idea for a thread on here - request/suggest a name.

Yeah it's really hard. Harder then choosing your child's name I think :lol:
You could start that thread :idea:

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by foal30 » Sat May 16, 2009 10:02 pm

It took 4 go's but when a boy turned up I called him Levi Nate
it's from the Prince cut "Sign O' the times" .."we'll call him Nate if it's a boy"
the bass player is called Levi

that is the most interesting ( or alternately sad) personal naming story I have.

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by Kev77 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:07 pm

Im a strictly no pedals on bass guy, but I just cant resist this topic..,., apogies NZG members
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by john » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:28 pm

WTF is the big silver one with 3 switches and a heap of knobs? :shock:

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by irvinz » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:05 am

john wrote:WTF is the big silver one with 3 switches and a heap of knobs? :shock:
para eq, compressor and something else i forgot
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by Kev77 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:04 pm

john wrote:WTF is the big silver one with 3 switches and a heap of knobs? :shock:
insane fuzz behemoth into paser into delay :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by model.citizen » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:09 pm

jeez, with that board it looks like you'd need a pool cue to switch effects on and off! or a pedal roadie...
i like rickenbackers. and fridges.

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by irvinz » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:09 pm

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rocking this the past 2 weeks. its good.
SFT made me the VT. after over a week of side by side comparisons too. so much easier to get rid off at the end of the week.
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Akai Looper

Post by beagle » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:41 pm

I've just bought Dan's old Akai E1 Looper pedal today.
Dan had taken his newer E2 pedal to the BP meet and I had a go of it there.
The E1 appears to be very similar in features.
Basically it records and loops up to 23 secs of recording in 16bit 44.1khz. Then you can overdub again and again.
It also can function as a tap delay & Tape echo simulator.
This one has felt the underside of Dan's steel caps a fair bit and had a dodgy power socket which needed resoldering to the board.
Dan... you'll be pleased to know it was an easy fix.
Couldn't help but stop work and have a play.... loads of fun.
Just brilliant for practicing improvisation.
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Re: Akai Looper

Post by Dan » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:19 pm

beagle wrote:Dan... you'll be pleased to know it was an easy fix.
Awesome man! Thought it might be. Such a fun little unit, and very very useful for practice (or gigs if you have a drummer that doesn't mind staying in time haha!)

It'll be great for getting used to your 6-string too man, just loop stuff and jam over it to your hearts content!

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Re: Akai Looper

Post by john » Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:32 pm

beagle wrote:I've just bought Dan's old Akai E1 Looper pedal today......Snip Blah blah

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

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Re: Show us your pedals

Post by joppo » Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:08 pm

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:

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