I play a 2006 Squier Vintage Modified P-Bass with Duncan Quarter Pounders and a Babicz Bridge through a Kustom Deep End 300HD head with 2 4x10 cabs. Currently I can get a pretty dirty tone if I turn up the tube gain on my amp but it loses a good bit of the low end.
Can someone point me in the right direction?
Loving the bass tone, I sometimes dial in a sound like that by running either my Ashdown Hyperdrive pedal or Rat pedal into my Sansamp BDDI.
The Sansamp can achieve that sort of tone if you crank the gain up and dial in the right amount of presence, but I normally run the sansamp relatively clean with a touch of grind, with around a 50/50 blend, then use the distortions in front of it for the heavy distortion so I have two balanced sounds that work well with each other.
I can get that tone with my Rat Tail and Boss LS-2. Blend pedals go a long way with dirt pedals... the Rat Tail doesn't NEED a blend, but I really like the sound of clean low end with a dirty high end. That clip sounded BAD ASS.
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Agree with several of you that a clean blend is a MUST for that tone. It's the only way to keep the clarity and punch in the lower register. Either a blend pedal with your favourite dirt/fuzz pedal or a fuzz with a clean blend, like an Oxfuzz bass or an Iron Ether Oxide (amongst many others I'm sure).