Real Songs That Use Bass Effects

Totally with you, @Paul. I tend to avoid labeling something the “ultimate solution” as I have gone through several iterations myself and I guess that is just a natural evolution of a budding bass player. Hopefully, we eventually gravitate towards something a bit more long-term. Some of us get there earlier, some a good while later :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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For those who have somewhat followed my bass journey during the past 2 years on this forum, you know how many times I change my mind, my opinion, my instruments, my pedals, my strings, and everything else. I’m like the little silver ball in the pinball machine, you never know which direction I’m going to go next, and I’m hard to keep up with.

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You mean you’re the Pinball Wizard, Pam? :wink:

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Funny you should say that, because I was thinking of that while I wrote that comment.
When I got home from Vietnam in 1969, Pinball Wizard was on the charts. I bought the vinyl album Tommy and played it so many times over and over again, I wore it out and had to buy it again. Now I’m jonesing to hear it again. What a great rock opera by the magnificent band, The Who.

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It is all part of the journey until you find the gear that fits/suits you.
Just make sure you don’t “tilt” out!

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Yeah not recommended :slight_smile:

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Thats what makes you so fun and exciting to follow.
You never do anything wrong, because you do what you want to do at the time.

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Adam Corolla has a saying… “If it doesn’t make you happy or make you money, don’t do it”

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Well, here’s some examples, Duff McKagan uses chorus on his bass 70% of the time:

Very audible in intro here:

Again in the intro section:

Intro again and around 4 min mark you can hear it along side chorused guitar:

One of the most famous song has flanged bass:

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Chorus all over the place

Phaser + reverb:

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I was just waiting for you to post all those bands haha.

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You knew it was coming :slight_smile:

Was going to throw in some Cure too.

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I am on the opposite side of the journey to @PamPurrs, assembling the pedalboard of my ‘dreams’. In the beginning I cursed the pedalboard and did not see any value in it, but now am really getting fully into the fun of it and the sounds etc.

One key difference, I play with running my saxes through it as well, which makes for some super interesting things especially on bari and creating beats, etc and bass lines between bari and bass.

Now, if there were only a pedal that added 4 hours to a day so I could get everything done, this would complete my board. It would need to help with the following…

Sax lessons (skype/online)/practice
Bass lessons (talkingbass)/practice
Abelton Live Class Online
Davinci Resolve sorting out this and thats
Bass mods (Squire Jazz almost done, but soon the ‘testbed bass’)
Home Recording Book
Bassbuzz forum
Scouring the internet for bass/sax deals
Somewhere in here interacting with family and mowing the lawn

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Thanks for posting those music videos. Definitely not my type of music, and most certainly not anything I would ever want to play.
I’m convinced more than ever that I don’t need a chorus pedal for the genres of music I like, or desire to play.

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How about this?

Pretty heavy chorus. Sting isn’t shy with it.

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Or this?

used in prog a lot.

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Or this?

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Or half the songs from the '80s really :slight_smile:

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Great song! Okay I’m starting to change my mind a little

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Really? Wow!

You are so good at identifying effects by ear. I wish I could do that…

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