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Question about EQD Monarch OD

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Diego, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. Diego


    Dec 9, 2005
    San Francisco, CA

    I recently purchased this pedal thinking it would allow me to get a vintage/creamy overdriven sound with a little dirt, like a mild distortion. I made my decision based on several online demos where the pedal sounds really nice with bass (all passive basses).

    I do not get any dirt out of the pedal, it is just working as a very loud boost with a nice EQ but no distortion whatsoever. I am no expert in effects, but could it be this pedal does not play nice with my setup? I run my bass (active, nordstrand PUPs) through a phil jones bass briefcase...Is perhaps a fuzz a better solution for what I seek? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
  2. MightyMiloQuinn

    MightyMiloQuinn Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2012
    Concord, NH
    Sounds like there's something wrong with the pedal. There should be tons of dirt available.
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  4. Agreed. Either the pedal, your bass, or your ears, are broken!
  5. Diego


    Dec 9, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Bass is fine. Ears are fine...must be the pedal then! Thanks guys...will contact eqd and the retailer...
  6. zwkoch

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

    Nov 29, 2012
    Twin Cities, MN
    Are there internal trimpots that control the gain?
  7. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    it doesn't look like there are to me:



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