Bass distortion and wah

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by basspunk2005, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. basspunk2005


    Jan 31, 2005
    England UK
    hey i got a marshall blues breaker 2 and a cry baby bass wah. wondering if anyone knows any good settings i can get in this combination and dont just say twiddle about with it as i have tried and i want ppl who have actually found some decent sounds thanks>

    the blues breaker has

    boost/blues drive tone volume

    the crybaby has

    eq and volume

    i know i wont be able to replicate this sound, but i would like something along the lines on anesthesia pulling teeth. i know burton used a big muff and a morely wah but i dont have those so dont say GO AND BUY THOSE. i have what equipment i have and would like to get as close as i can get with this equipment so if anyone can help then thanks
  2. bass-shy


    Jan 11, 2005
    As much as you don't want to hear it, no one is likely able to help you get a sound that you want with your hands and your gear. You really just need to experiment. Sorry. :meh:
  3. Jeff O'Connor

    Jeff O'Connor Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2004
    Stratford, CT
    I'm a huge fan of the distorion + wah

    I use a Fulltone Fulldrive II plus a MXR Envelope Filter...

    Sounds incredible! filter first then into the overdrive.

    good luck!
  4. Boozy


    Apr 29, 2002
    Kelowna BC, Canada
    i dunno but with a normal wah wah pedal (a black one for guitar) you can get some pretty crazy distotioneee sounds by just leaving the pedal in certain engaged positions.. play around, have fun.
  5. thejohnkim


    Sep 30, 2003
    hmm i actually have the reverse experience than joconnorwi, i can get a sound that i like similiar to what you describe by putting my wah after my overdrive tube stage, by placing it in the effects loop of my swr iod.

    i use the dunlop 105q also, i usually put both knobs on max, sometimes i back off the Q knob a notch or two, but usually its on max, try to set your distortion to give a 'warm' breakup....i think?

    but its basically like what the other have to pretty much invest time into it and mess around a whole lot