When I first started playing an instrument, I started on the bass. I am not a very good bass player, but it got me started. I would play the root note in some fun punk songs while my real musician friends would play the rest. It was a blast.
I still have my cheap bass and I still use it from time to time. Most recently I’ve been thinking about what kinds of effects I would use when I play bass. I’ve got a Russian Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi that has a great low end and really gives my bass some fuzz. I had a next door neighbor kid who was really good at bass who swore by his Bass Chorus pedal. And a tuner is always a good idea for any instrument.
So what else should I have on a basic bass effects pedal board? Do I need compression? What about reverb? Anything else?