Today’s world is one of specialization. Seattle’s Chad Beeler has been one of Jet City’s top bass guitar gurus for years, but when he recently launched BassEFX, a website with the goal of outfitting bassists worldwide with the perfect bass effects, Chad narrowed his focus onto only the elements between bass and amp.
Although in the past 10-20 years we’ve seen a onslaught of great bass-centric effects pedals, Chad’s advice is to throw the rules out the window and experiment.
“My whole thing is I just recommend trying whatever you want…whatever works, and there will probably be some guitar effects you want to use on your bass. But really they’re just stompboxes, they’re effects pedals, and they’re pretty much up for grabs to anybody who wants to incorporate them into their playing, developing their tone.”