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Bass wahs and distortion

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by username:, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. username:


    Apr 7, 2002
    i'm thinking about buying a bass crybaby. which one is better the black one or the white one?

    whats a good distortion pedal?

  2. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    I own both of them, and the White one "Q" model
    works way better that the original one. You
    can adjust it and get the sound where you want it.
    As far as Distortion I use the Boss MT-2 Metal Zone.
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Hi, this is such a subjective question. I've played just about every overdrive/distortion pedal for bass, and while many of them were good few of them were good for me. My favorites include the Fulltone Bassdrive, Dredgetone Angler and EBS Multidrive, while other people don't like these either because the sound isn't for them or it's not the type of sound they're looking to get.

    This is also one of the most frequently asked questions out there, searching will show pages and pages of threads talking about overdrive and distortion pedals.
  4. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    The only way to find the sound your looking for
    is to try them out. I found The MT-2 was
    the sound I was looking for, but for most guy's
    here it is way to radical, and they like more
    of an overdiven tone, where I like a scorching hot
    distortion I can play power chords with. I also
    tried the Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah, even with a
    expression pedal I wound up with the White cry baby cause it was more of the sound I was looking
  5. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    My personal reccomendation for wahs is Morley, the old Blue Pro Series II Bass Wah...they can be had cheap used, and are built like tanks, sound great too! And for fuzz, I use a modified Big Muff Pi which gives me all the distorted tone I need. But get out there and try them yourself!
  6. or just get a morley power wah its not built "like" a tank it IS a tank.
  7. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    All Morley's are tanks...just without the tracks...
  8. bill_banwell

    bill_banwell Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2002
    thats not a bass pedal, thats a guitar pedal, isnt it?
  9. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    The MT-2 is a Guitar Distortion pedal,however
    I spoke to the tech guy at Roland and the Boss
    Pedals can be used with Bass & Keyboard's also.
    I tried alot of different distortion units &
    overdrives and found I liked this one the best.
    With the line level & the EQ I can dial in just
    the right amount of distortion.Actually all my
    pedals are Guitar pedals, exept the 105Q Bass
    Cry baby, I added it to the chain after this pic
    was taken, and replaced the AW-3 with a DD-6 delay.The AW-3 does have a seperate input for Bass
    as some of the newer Boss pedals do.
  10. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Same Here, plus a Boss Bass Overdrive for the slight overdriven sounds.