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fuzz + overdrive

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Unemploid, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Unemploid


    Dec 27, 2011
    i have an mxr bass fuzz deluxe, my friend is selling his boss bass overdrive for $30. i'm going to buy it, can't beat that price.

    i've been look online for bass videos and sound clicks of fuzz with overdrive. if you guys know of any good ones let me know.

    i'm going to find out what these two pedals will sound like together sooner or later.
  2. andrew

    andrew Supporting Member

    May 20, 2000
    Vancouver BC/Pacific Northwest
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Spector, Regenerate Guitar Works, Tech 21 NYC
    Look up the Empress Multidrive and Pigtronix Disnortion.
  3. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things. Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    Are you asking about 2 pedals that work well together, or one pedal that does both fuzz and overdrive?
  4. andrew

    andrew Supporting Member

    May 20, 2000
    Vancouver BC/Pacific Northwest
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Spector, Regenerate Guitar Works, Tech 21 NYC
    Likely two pedals, but the all in ones I suggested are a fast way to hear fuzz and overdrive/distortion together.
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  6. +1 to andrew's suggestion. Also look at demos for the Blackout Twosome and the EarthQuaker Hoof Reaper along the same lines.
  7. The_Janitor


    Jun 30, 2012
    Madison, Wi
    Despite the name, the Boss is a distortion pedal, not an OD. It's extremely high gain, and there doesn't seem to be a subtle setting on it. That's not to bash the pedal, I think it's great, but stacking it with a fuzz pedal might just get you more feedback than usable tones. I'd try it, just don't expect stellar results.
  8. gully_jones

    gully_jones Stone cold groovy man

    Aug 26, 2012
    I was looking for a twofer pedal overdrive and fuzz and made up my mind to go with the Devi Ever Black Spider

    Then I farted around and 3 leaf released the You're Doom and I decided to get that to pair with my DG VMT :ninja:
  9. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    i used to previously run a Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive into a EHX Bass Big Muff with awesome results...

    It can be done but YMMV depending on the units in question
  10. Guinness20


    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
  11. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    I stack my ODB3 with other drives all the time, it performs wonderfully. It does have a lot to do with the preamp Im running through but I can keep the ODB3 at a really mild, smooth raunch. I stack it with an OCD, Rat King, Outlaw, Rat King or a VMT at separate times of course. I never have stacked it with a fuzz though. It would be interesting to see what happens when you do. I know Im going to try it when I get my Duality :)
  12. tomhanzo


    Apr 20, 2008
    West Virginia
    It's a matter of trial and error.

    I've spent years experimenting to find what I like the sound of. I like the sound of my overdrive into fuzz.

  13. Bassnoise


    Jul 24, 2013
    Devi Ever electric brown>> Rat v2
    Electric Brown >> little big muff

    Active Warwick swr solid state amp
  14. rob_thebassman


    Jul 26, 2010
    playing bass since 2005
    I agree, its sounds too coloured.. much prefer overdrive as you can still hear the sound of your bass
  15. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    I have a fuzz factory clone and seems to lack subtleness.

    It might even be not usable.

    But it is fun!
  16. anton72

    anton72 Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Moscow, Evil Empire. The place of adandoned hope.
    Spector Artist
    B3K keeps the sound of your bass perfectly. It's merely the best OD I've ever heard. In which order do you usually connect OD and fuzz to keep the lows?

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