Question by Gio: Do guitar pedals sound okay on bass guitar or do you need special bass effects?
Hey, I am a bass guitarist and I was looking for some effects I could incorporate in my music. We have a pretty good sized music store but I’ve only seen guitar pedals.
Is this because they sound the same on both guitar and bass? Or do I need to buy special bass effects pedals?
Answer by Andrew Jokerst
You can use guitar pedals for bass. And a lot of them might sound pretty good on bass. But they do make a lot of effects that are specifically designed for bass. But if you like the way the guitar effects sound on your bass, then by all means get them, there’s nothing really wrong with that. I have occasionally used my guitar distortion on bass and my bass envelope filter on guitar, and they sound different, but still sound cool. Basically, do whatever you need to get the sound you want.
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