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Markbass Distorsore (tube version)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by runmikeyrun, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. runmikeyrun


    Jan 10, 2001
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    I just picked one up yesterday, used. I really like the tone. It gives a nice fuzzy warmth to my sound, and although I don't use the lower settings (I'm a balls to the wall kinda guy with distortions) it really stands out. I swapped the tube to a 60's Raytheon long black plate, which sounds a little smoother than the factory JJ, but the JJ is not harsh by any means. The raytheon takes a boost in front of it better than the JJ. My LPB-2 really makes this thing sing. My only complaint is that the blend control is very, very touchy with a very small range where the clean starts to come in. I may end up changing the pot value for that control.

    Just my two cents. I know a lot of people have the $300 boutique pedals and I know they sound amazing. I think though that this little gem will get you really close for a lot less money for those of us on a budget.

    I hope to make a video demo soon and post. Just need a half hour to myself lol.
  2. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2012
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    Had this pedal and loved it, but at the time I was only using a solid state amp and had my compressore on all the time, and the two pedals didn't seem to get along very well, so I went for an OD that worked better with my setup.

    I do recall the blend being very touchy on mine as well, but it is a great sounding overdrive.

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