Bass distortion

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Bassmike62, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph Supporting Member

    Will need to go into distortion pedal territory (not OD or fuzz) for the 1st time. Can't use the MS60B for that, it's dedicated to other uses. A cranked PBDDI is not the sound I'm looking for, same for the Digitech Bass Driver.

    I'm toying with an MXR DI+ sim, which is getting me close to what I want, more Geddy than Lemmy, if that makes sense.

    The PBDDI is my core sound and not looking to change that, so the pedal will have to play nice with it (Digitech BassDriver doesn't). My gear is sigged.

    Any suggestions ?

    Thx :)
  2. waveman


    Sep 25, 2008
    Get another MS-60B :)

    I really like the MXR M85 Bass Distortion
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  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Most of Geddy's "distortion" is fret buzz.
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  4. Pacodelivery

    Pacodelivery Supporting Member

    May 25, 2014
    Fuzzrocious Demon
    Fuzzrocious Rat/Cat
    ss/bs mini
    Boss hm-2
    Idiotbox blower box

    There are others but I've owned all of those and I'll speak for them
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  5. nshuman


    Sep 4, 2012
    It's in stock at the same time that you are looking for a bass distortion pedal, it's a sign.

    Volt Thrower
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  6. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph Supporting Member

    Thx for your help guys, I'll either go for the MXR M-85 or the Volt Thrower (that thing looks mean !), depending on the best deal I'll find. Got a little less play money since buying a Squier Vintage 70s natural colored Jazz Bass a couple of weeks ago. In the meantime, I found a way to have the Digitech work OK for me.

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  7. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph Supporting Member

    @rratajski : have I read correctly, you're involved with the m-85's design ?
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  8. Korladis

    Korladis Inactive

    Dunwich Volt Thrower is a bass-friendly Rat-based design. The ODB can get pretty distorted, though it's traditionally described as an overdrive.

    Fuzzrocious' Cat (Rat) Tail and Cat (Rat) King and Demon are also good sounding pedals.
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  9. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    I'll put in another vote for the Blowerbox.
  10. rratajski

    rratajski Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Yes, I designed the M85 with Dunlop (MXR)
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  11. 10cc

    10cc Inactive

    Oct 28, 2013
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