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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. 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. 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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