After an overdrive pedal which gives a GOOD warm valve/growl tone?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by addylewis, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. I'm thinking Captain Beefheart's "Safe as Milk" album

    - check this video out:

    the bass comes through on 1.36 to 1.50...THATS THE SOUND I'M AFTER! I've only ever found one overdrive pedal which can give that LITTLE distortion, but it sucks the bass out...any ideas for a pedal which is as sensitive to gain as the green Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive which DOESN'T suck the bass? Maybe with a blend knob or something...?
  2. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    OLC Flipster - $170 new
    EBS Valvedrive - $250 used
    Sansamp VT-bass - $130 used

    I'm sure others will chime in, but these would be my suggestion for that potential vibe.
  3. john_g

    john_g Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    My DHA VT1-MK3 Valve Overdrive does exactly that.
  4. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    ^^^^ All good suggestions.
  5. JulienJeff


    Mar 1, 2009
    yes, the VT bass will allow you to get this tone.. (+ many other tones). :hyper::hyper::hyper:
  6. go for the Flipster...based on clips of all three that sounds closest to me

    and OMFG....someone on TB likes Don van Vliet and friends! kudos on your impeccable taste.
  7. Cheers guys - a couple of them sound pretty close!

    Anyone know if the Ashdown "Drive Plus" pedal is sensitive enough? (i'm kinda working on a budget and I've seen a cheap 'un on decent music shops for miles and it finishes soon so no time to see if I can try one out)

    Good to see more Beefheart fans Geezer! My mates can't stand the stuff...having said that I think I scared them off him by playing them "Trout Mask" FIRST...:meh: