Pedals that can help with OD/Fuzz with an Eden head.

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  1. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    Are there any pedals that could help me get good OD/Fuzz tones with my Eden head....??
    I already have a VT bass but don't want to use it since I like the Eden tone on some of my gigs.

    Any suggestions.?
     
  2. Downunderwonder

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    You mean you don't like VT overdrive?

    I don't know what the defining qualities of fuzz are that distinguish it from a wound up overdrive. I use Behemoth II wound up but only on highs, sounds mighty fuzzy to me, lows are unaffected.
     
  3. zwkoch

    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a Thunderfunk head which is sounds fairly similar to the Eden. If you aren't an analog die hard, check out the Source Audio OFD. It is my go to fuzz and OD when playing with my TF head. Tons of EQ and voicing options that keep the best of your head while adding the grit you want.
     
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    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    I really like eden heads for some gigs, but they don't react well to OD or fuzz pedals IMO......I'll chekc those out....thank you for you input.
     
  7. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    tsunami1052 What the Funk? Supporting Member

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    Warm trim on the WT-405 can be turned up and activated with the high gain switch to produce a slightly overdriven sound.

    "XLNT Super Cheap Bass Overdrive" Low cost OD and some good info by JohnK & TB.
     
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    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    Oops -Activated by Warm Switch, not High Gain Switch.

    "The Golden Ear chip gives the Time Traveler heads a warmth that is unmatched by other solid state preamps. To make the most of this chip, we added a Warmth switch with Trim adjustment, so users can dial in some extra grit if they want to. For you propellerheads, the Warmth Switch engages the positive half-wave tube-style warmth circuit. The Trim adjustment allows you to tailor the amount of extra grit in your sound."
     
  11. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    I have an old WT-500, it sounds awesome, just not that good when running OD or Fuzz into it.
     
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    tsunami1052 What the Funk? Supporting Member

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    I had the WT-400 and WT-405. Sold the 400 on TB and the 405 to a bass player friend of mine 2 years ago to fund my interest in other amps. I wish I would have kept the 405!

    P.S. I hear good things about the Fairfield Circuitry - The Barber Shop OD.
     
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    Yep, the Barbershop looks cool, I'd like to try it.
     
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    When I had a WT550 I used an EBS Valve Drive with great results.
     
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    Barbershop for OD, ss/bs TAFM for fuzz…and you're done.
     
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    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    Anyone have any experience running the Barbershop into an Eden head?
     
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    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    The TAFM might be cool but the Eden front end does not like OD and Fuzz.
     
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    What about a Rackmount Distortion into the Effects Loop?

    Something along the lines of the Rat R2DU etc etc.

    I can't comment on how good any of these units sound but perhaps bypassing the Eden's preamp will get you where you want to be.
     
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    I still have my Eden Navigator and used a BDDI and Boss FZ-2 for fuzz. It sounds amazing, but the fuzz could use a blend. It loses a little low end.

    Other options: the VTF Gnome is the best, most feature-rich fuzz I have ever owned. The IE Oxide is superb as well. I do not recommend the Brown Dog. Not my style. I've tried others, but that's what I like.

    Oh, and the Catalinbread Teaser Stallion can get nasty too; worth a look.
     

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