Question about EQD Monarch OD

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


  1. Diego

    Diego

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    Hi,

    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

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    Sounds like there's something wrong with the pedal. There should be tons of dirt available.
  3. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

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    Agreed. Either the pedal, your bass, or your ears, are broken!
  4. Diego

    Diego

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    Bass is fine. Ears are fine...must be the pedal then! Thanks guys...will contact eqd and the retailer...
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  6. zwkoch

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

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    Are there internal trimpots that control the gain?
  7. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    it doesn't look like there are to me:

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