How Do You Decide Which Effects Pedals To Use?


Whether I am recording, practicing or performing live, I always use the same effects set up

Playing the Chapman Stick requires 2 sets of effects pedals. As the stick has no acoustic sound of its own, I find I like to enhance its sound.

On the bass side I use a compressor to smooth out the sound and a line6 modulator to give a fatter sound on certain songs.

On the guitar side I use just a digitech multi fx pedal to get reverb, Chorus and some other effects depending on the song. When I want to kick into a solo or single line sections I use a TC Electronics MojoMojo pedal to give a tube amplifier overdrive.

If you use effects pedals, which ones do you use and why?