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Old 4th January 2011 , 04:14 PM
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Post Bass effects pedals?

So... this is something I don't know much about.

Some effects pedals are "specifically for bass" - well - as specifically as one can make a specify a piece of kit anyway. (example: the original Fender Bassman amp sounds awesome with Telecasters, go figure).

Anyway, what's the advantage, if any, to these?

A graphic EQ, for example, I can understand - obviously the frequencies on offer will be tailored to usefulness when paired with the freq. range of a bass guitar.

But what about limiters, bass chorus pedals, etc? Is there some advantage to using them over and above the guitar variants? Does it also have to do with the frequency response of the pedal or something, is there more to it, or is it just a huge marketing gimmick?

Any info welcome of course!
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