Best pedal for grittyness at low gain?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Ryan Mohr, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    It seems like most overdrive pedals are smooth at really low gain settings, they don't get gritty until higher gain settings. So far I think a Fulltone Bass-Drive Mosfet, and Keeley modded Boss BD-2 would be good candidates, but what else?
  2. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    Humphrey Badder Bass Monkey? Does the job for me.
  3. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    It seems to me that grit and gain kind of go together. That said, the EHX English Muff'n (especially when loaded with 12AX7 tubes) always struck me as being pretty gritty.
  4. I use a Reussenzehn Bass De Luxe Daniel-D. Tubebooster. Such nice grittyness... It's got a 12Ax7 tube, so it's quite a mean little thing. Low gain grit, is a good way to describe it though.
  5. OptimusPrime


    Mar 30, 2008
    Fulltone Bass-Drive Mosfet.
  6. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    My Bass Drive does the trick, tbh.
  7. Guest043

    Guest043 Guest

    Apr 8, 2008
    visual sound jekyll and hyde. as always, my choice of grit/distortion/od..very nice at low gain settings.
  8. noirextra


    Dec 26, 2007
    i had a fulltone bassdrive, too much low end thinness and mid hump, just ebay a used boss odb3; turn the gin knob down and voila - SVT,
    good luck:)
  9. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    I am interested in this pedal if it can do both distortion and overdrive well, I know the overdrive side models a tubescreamer, but I'm not sure what the distortion side models.
  10. Guest043

    Guest043 Guest

    Apr 8, 2008
    the distortion side is awesome. no low end problems at all. it has volume, gain, EQ, and tone knobs. two way position "sharp/blunt" switch. the EQ knob is a mid-scoop, so i always leave that all the way at zero..i'll do a sound sample right now. while im at it i guess ill demo some low-grit from the tubescreamer side :)
  11. Guest043

    Guest043 Guest

    Apr 8, 2008
    heres some clips of the visual sound pedal. MIM fender jazz bass into the pedal into my computer.. (only knob touched is the gain.) (adjusted all the knobs..a little.) (adjusted the gain on the Jekyll channel.)

    the cool thing about this pedal is that not only is it overdrive/distortion, theyre made to be used together as well as seperately. most overdrive/distortions if used together wont be quite as friendly as these two are.
  12. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    Wow this sounds fantastic
  13. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    I think the blueberry is the best at low gain stuff from the clips I have heard.
  14. Chronicle


    Sep 13, 2006