Stompboxtober Day 21: Pedal Pad

Enter here for your chance to WIN a Pedal Pad DEEP III in Black Tooled Leather! Giveaway Ends October 22, 2021.


DEEP III in Black Tooled Leather

DEEP III Pedal Board in Black Tooled Leather tolex. Left side has standard AC inlet/outlet plus 2 -1/4" double female jacks. The right side has 3 -1/4" double female jacks. The DEEP III Pedal Board series have an extra inch of height below (perfect for players using a switcher and feature a slotted hinged pedal deck with Velcro style loop fastener, which is permanently mounted to its surface. Cables are routed neatly under the pedal deck where additional components such as power supplies or additional effects can be stowed.

Pedal Pad
$500

Flexible filtering options and a vicious fuzz distinguish the Tool bass master’s signature fuzz-wah.

Great quality filters that sound good independently or combined. Retains low end through the filter spectrum. Ability to control wah and switch on fuzz simultaneously. Very solid construction.

Fairly heavy. A bit expensive.

$299

Dunlop JCT95 Justin Chancellor Cry Baby Wah
jimdunlop.com

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Options for self-expression through pedals are almost endless these days. It’s almost hard to imagine a sonic void that can’t be filled by a single pedal or some combination of them. But when I told bass-playing colleagues about the new Dunlop Justin Chancellor Cry Baby—which combines wah and fuzz tuned specifically for bass—the reaction was universal curiosity and marvel. It seems Dunlop is scratching an itch bass players have been feeling for quite some time.

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Intermediate

Beginner

  • Develop a better sense of subdivisions.
  • Understand how to play "over the bar line."
  • Learn to target chord tones in a 12-bar blues.
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Playing in the pocket is the most important thing in music. Just think about how we talk about great music: It's "grooving" or "swinging" or "rocking." Nobody ever says, "I really enjoyed their use of inverted suspended triads," or "their application of large-interval pentatonic sequences was fascinating." So, whether you're playing live or recording, time is everyone's responsibility, and you must develop your ability to play in the pocket.

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