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Name this distortion pedal...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by DrowningBrian, Jan 24, 2014.


  1. DrowningBrian

    DrowningBrian

    May 21, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Hey guys! Can y'all help me figure out what distortion pedal he's using? Sounds like a Boss DS-1 or BOSS SD-1.

     
  2. father of fires

    father of fires Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    BALTIMORE CITY
    Saw them at Unfest and the bassist had a Fulltone GT500. I'm sure their were other pedals but that's the one I remembered.

    I had one for a hot minute and I think it sounded similar. It just didn't work with my bass.

    I bet you could message them and ask.
     
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  4. DrowningBrian

    DrowningBrian

    May 21, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    i have the fulltone bassdrive, i should be able to get pretty close with it in vintage mode. thanks!
     
  5. father of fires

    father of fires Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    BALTIMORE CITY
    Not necessarily. The Bassdrive is an opamp/diode distortion. The GT500 is a discrete FET distortion. Most distortion sounds the same but FET distortions are perceived to be more amp-like and organic. But with the right bass and EQ I think the Bassdrive could get you there.

    Lets not forget that recordings have all sorts of studio tricks going on.

    I stand by my original suggestion of asking them.
     
  6. DrowningBrian

    DrowningBrian

    May 21, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    yeah very true about different types of distortions. i play a p bass thru a vintage svt and ampeg 8x10 with the bassdrive.sounds gnarly putting it in comp-cut and diming the tone and overdrive...oh yeah and hitting that boost! holy tube distortion!
     



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