People ask me all the time “Marc, what pedals do I need on my board?” Where the priority changes based on the type of music, my response is generally the same: tuner, octave, overdrive/distortion, compression.
Don’t get me wrong -- I love fuzzes, chorus, envelope filters, reverb, and a ton of other effects. However, more often than not, I find that a wide range of bassists will get a lot of usage out of the aforementioned pedals. Let's explore some options. - Marc Najjar