Re: Bass players, need some advice
The short answer is that there is no pedal that I am aware of that will "not work" with a bass guitar. A slightly longer answer is that there are certain issues with frequencies that a bass has. It is tuned one octave lower meaning that your low E is at 40hz raher than 80hz.(an increase of one octave is a doubling of frequency). Certain circuits dont track frequencies that low, digital ones especially. Cheap tuner pedals are notorious for that, you have to tune off your 12th fret rather than open. There are other ways around this too and this article here is a comprehensive analysis of every type of effect you can think of, what they do and how they work.
My advice is if you are new, do not buy a digital multifx, but buy used discrete pedals
To experiment with. Http://www.geofex.com/effxfaq/fxfaq.htm
A bit of a head start; if you want a distorion effect and just he pedal in front of your amp sounds really shitty ( and it probably will) you will need to find a way to CUT the bass frequencies before the pedal ( tone controls, especially if you have active electronics will do
The trick. hen BOST your bass frequencies either on your amp, or an EQ in your FX loop