Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by hardikbhatia94, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. hey talkbass community,
    iv been playing bass since more than 2 years now, i have decided il be needing an overdrive pedal. looked up many on the web but cant narrow down to one. the sound im looking for is simply overdrive with a little crunch, no dirty distortion, no fuzz. its my first pedal so im not planning to spend more than 150$. could i get few suggestions so i could save time while trying them out :help: thanks
  2. rratajski


    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    What's your setup? How do you set your tone/eq?
  3. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    I use an MSD silverstone (musiciansounddesign.com) .
    An OD pedal that does the light overdrive thing really well.
    No bottom loss and really quite flexible.
    I like it a LOT.
  4. GretschBassist


    Nov 11, 2012
    OKKO Basstard gets you everywhere because it has a blend control. It can get very, very agressive and I love that gritty kind of growl it has and with 2/3 clean signal mixed in it sounds just about perfect to my ears. A very cool unit, made in Germany. (Demo)

    Edit: Sorry, didn't see your price tag right away.
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  6. HugoBazZ


    May 12, 2013
    Get the joyo ultimate drive, people says good things about it and it is so cheap that it's not worth not getting it :b it only about 30$ :)
  7. jwr

    jwr Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2010
    Overland Park, KS
    Turn you gain knob up on your amp? :)
  8. gregmon79

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

    Dec 20, 2012
    Aurora IL
    I suggest this one too. It can get quite hairy as well though. Look at the joyo line in general, they have some other just OD pedals. Also, look into the Harwire CM2, very good OD and you can find them used for $50 usually.
  9. GretschBassist


    Nov 11, 2012
    You could always get a used EBS Multi Drive. It's got everything:

    Tube Sim Mode (Nice high frequency limiting!)
    Standard Mode (Mid crunch, Bass freq. bypassed.)
    Flat (Fuzz, not very usable IMO)
  10. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    thats what i used for OD. It's a very warm/natural sounding OD, IMO.
  11. Ricky Caboverde

    Ricky Caboverde Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Miami, FL
    There are two Fairfield Barbershop pedals in the TB classifieds right now -- this might be what you're looking for.
  12. Joyo Ultimate Drive $32 shipped to ya door
  13. jam -1

    jam -1

    Jun 17, 2006
    Try to find a Boss sd1 and have it modded with the keely mod done to it it will be an awsome pedal I have one and love it

  14. spufman


    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    I know you said no fuzz. I said the same thing a while back and tried various ODs. Now I've come to realize that a fuzz with clean blend is really what I wanted. The TAFM has ended up fitting the bill. Just keep an open mind as you work with your OD. A fuzz doesn't need to fuzz out!