Recommended Over Drive/ Distortion Pedals

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by xCHUBSx, Jan 8, 2014.


  1. xCHUBSx

    xCHUBSx

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    Hi
    I play bass for a hardcore punk // power violence // grindcore (fast, heavy, aggressive and technical stuff in other words) band, we gig regularly and I need to know what overdrive/distortion pedal would be best to use for this type of music.

    I use am American Fender Jazz Bass and we play in drop C tuning.
    Cheers
  2. WaldoNova

    WaldoNova Supporting Member

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    I've been hearing great things about the Source Audio OFD. Very versatile and it sounds great. You get everything you might need in one box with 2 presets. Some don't like the fact that it's digital but a lot of people who are analog purists have admitted that this pedal sounds great. The price is pretty reasonable as well considering all that it offers.
  3. rratajski

    rratajski

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    What amp?

    Do you like a clankier/grindier drive or a doomier/fuzzier drive?
  4. Eatapeach1965

    Eatapeach1965

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  5. garmenteros

    garmenteros Junkyard Scout Gold Supporting Member

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    For that type of music I'd just use a gk800rb and crank it with an 8 10. The gks have a great grind to them. You could also use a tube head with a good overdrive pedal. I like tube screamers and other pedal inspired clones of the same circuit. If you want more distortion the BOSS bass driver is a good affordable choice. Best bet is to try before you buy if possible.

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