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Name this distortion pedal...

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

  1. DrowningBrian

    DrowningBrian

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    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

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    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.
  3. DrowningBrian

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    i have the fulltone bassdrive, i should be able to get pretty close with it in vintage mode. thanks!
  4. father of fires

    father of fires Supporting Member

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    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.
  5. DrowningBrian

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    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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