|Woodsbass ||01-02-2013 08:19 PM |
Shut up and take my money!!!
...is what I would say if I could afford an Okko Basstard, it really is exactly the overdrive/distortion I've been looking for.
But, seeing as I cannot afford one, I was wondering if any of you had some suggestions for an alternative.
I'm looking for a pedal that has:
-2 footswitches, one to activate the effect and one to activate a clean boost
-Runs on 9V
-Separate volumes, one for the volume of drive section and one to control the volume of the clean boost
-I would prefer it had a clean blend, but that isn't mandatory.
I've been looking for a long time and figured that if I still haven't found anything, maybe the experts here could help me out, so please!
And if you haven't heard of the Okko basstard... http://www.stompbox.de/basstard_english.html
Enjoy your GAS! :ninja:
EDIT: Oops, I mean that a clean BLEND isn't mandatory!
|MilkyMcMilkMilk ||01-02-2013 08:23 PM |
yeah i've been wanting one of these for a while.
|scottfeldstein ||01-02-2013 08:26 PM |
Several of the DI/overdrive units have the dual channel feature you're looking for. Whether their distortion fits your needs is another matter, though. Offhand, there's the Hartke Bass Attack and the MXR M80. Not sure if the Darkglass B7K or the Aguilar Tone Hammer do that, but they may.
The Aguilar does not do it. It has a bass, treble, matter volume, gain, mid frequency and mid volume. When you activate the boost/overdrive/cts (I believe they call it a cts circuit) all it does is boost the gain knob some amount...not sure how much. It sounds great, the only thing I dislike is that it boosts your over all volume so much, that it is un usable for me. It would be awesome if the overdrive part did have it's own volume.
|scottfeldstein ||01-02-2013 08:39 PM |
The MXR does have a separate level for when you engage the distortion. But the distortion may be a bit modern or intense for those just looking for a little tubey warmth.
That might be the case with the Aguilar, you can turn it down quiet a bit...but they should have added a separate volume. I may have to try the mxr one just for that feature
|Woodsbass ||01-02-2013 09:26 PM |
That is almost exactly the distortion sound I've been looking for. Thank you!
Okko is hard to beat. I'll be getting another one eventually.
|Woodsbass ||01-02-2013 09:35 PM |
Well, you just saved me $150! I think I'll use all of those Long and Mcquade gift cards to pick one up!
|Epitaph04 ||01-02-2013 09:36 PM |
Hmm damn I kind of want one. It's almost like a warmer, fuller sounding B3K...or something.
|scottfeldstein ||01-02-2013 09:41 PM |
You should know something about the settings I'm using for these. This is distortion channel ON, obviously. And by default the "color" EQ is engaged, a bit like a cab sim on a BDDI--but I've probably bumped up the mids to compensate a bit. Anyway, distortion on about 50%...but the mix knob is at about 1/4. That's it.
|capncal ||01-03-2013 08:47 AM |
not familiar with the Okko, but the fulltone bass drive has two channels like that. an overdrive and then a boost.
i just found one on my local craigslist for 175 American and was more than happy to shell it over! so far i'm in love!
|Laurent ||01-03-2013 08:59 AM |
What you are looking for is the HBE Hematoma.
It has an independant boost (works independently from the distortion).
The Fulltone Bass Drive and THC Bass Juice or Vintage Bass Drive (roughly same pedal) have a boost which works in conjunction with the distortion. The Tone Hammer has a distortion but it only works if the tone control/boost is on. It's reversed from the other.
|PauBass ||01-04-2013 04:16 AM |
I have also been looking at the OKKO Basstard, I've checked some of the demos and to my ears sounds really well, not fizzy as many other distortion pedals out there.
I'm suprised this pedal is not more popular.
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