Bass guitar effects pedals are used to alter and enhance the sound of bass guitars. Although not used to the same extent as those for electric guitars, there are still many different types available which are specially designed for use with the low frequencies produced by a bass guitar. The most popular bass guitar effects include distortion, compression and overdrive.
Bass guitar effects pedals are usually housed in the familiar "stomp box" style metal or plastic case. These are strong and reliable for stage use. It is possible to chain together several bass guitar fx pedals using a guitar pedalboard.