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Those who use effects on bass, do you have a similar approach to guitar?

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One for those Basschat folks who are starting to peruse this fresh off the block forum... With bass I'm a heavy pedal user and consider my preamp and gain pedals as more important than what my bass amp can offer tonally, but with guitar I'm completely the opposite. Gibson SG Standard into a Tiny Terror and I'm good to go! I sometimes stick a delay or reverb pedal in line, but enjoy the simplicity of guitar straight into amp. Totally not the same with bass though, I run 11 pedals at the moment. Does anyone else find this, or vice versa?

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For bass, just the odd effect here and there when jamming for fun.

For guitar, I’m totally torn between psychedelic textual pedal fun v’s simple guitar into amp and some Creedence riffs! 

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I play mainly cleanish electric or acoustics with pedals and have a similar approach to the way I my bass pedals. I go for quality and just a few. I use trem and delay and sometimes a bit of dirt the most on guitars

 

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The only effects I ever really use on bass are envelope filter or a bit of compression.

I generally run my guitars through a multi fx pedal and it's very rare that I'll be using a completely clean tone, if nothing else I'll have the reverb on.

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I used to be a bit of an analogue purist, my pickups were hand wound, my pedals were analogue (apart from the tuner), and the amp was all valve.

Since coming back to bass, I've revised my opinion, and I'm now using an all digital setup for both bass & guitar. A Line6 HD500X. Might not be quite as touch sensitive as the analogue setup, but it's good enough for me.

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It doesn't count if the amp has a built-in reverb, right?

I tend to be pretty minimalist in both cases: as long as the guitar and amp can produce a decent tone between them, I can treat effects like a spice rack. Though whilst I'm happy to be pedal-free on bass, I'd be more likely to make sure I had an OD to hand (to foot?) when on guitar.

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Not really and I just use compression and octaver. I get those from my Roland amp although I sometimes use a Zoom B3 (I sometimes add an exciter, some reverb or an amp model, too) but I've recently purchased an EBS Octabass to replace the octave effect in the Zoom as I think it's weak.

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