Between THESE TWO overdrives....

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Dark Horse, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Way Huge Pork Loin

    21 vote(s)
  2. Pigtronix Bass Fat Drive

    4 vote(s)
  1. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    ... which do you prefer ? Especially for low to mid gain, Motown to late 60s/early 70s rock tones ....

    Way Huge Pork Loin
    Pigtronix Bass Fat Drive

    I’ll be able to answer for myself tomorrow ... I have a Pork Loin, and the Pigtronix should be here tomorrow. I’m just curious to hear your thoughts on these two ...

    Either way my pedalboard us gonna get a slab of bacon !!! :p

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  2. simongpaez

    simongpaez Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2005
    The Woodlands , Texas
    I am a big fan of the pork loin, never played with the fat drive but the pork loin is an always on great option
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  3. NerdyOcean


    Feb 23, 2020
    North Carolina
    I have used both. For low to mid gain Pork Loin is one of if not the best.
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  4. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    Try running the Pork Loin at 18v... i bet you'll like it even more if you're going for a light creamy overdriven tone.

    I have no experience with the PTfd
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  5. ugly_bassplayer


    Jan 21, 2009
    Ive never used either.
    So I'll recommend both at the same time.

  6. NerdyOcean


    Feb 23, 2020
    North Carolina
    Yep this. I did the JohnK mod and run it at 18v and it is awesome.
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  7. Andy V.

    Andy V.

    Nov 5, 2006
    I dig the Pork Loin.

    As I've heard here and there, the PL preamp portion is somewhat based on a Neve structure. I don't have any technical details supporting that and I have not compared both pedals side by side.

    As I understand, the pigtronix revolves around a variable CMOS clipping stage, but for light overdrive it didn't caught my ear as much as the Pork Loin.
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  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I thought the Fat Drive sounded pretty cool when I tried it at a store.
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  9. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Washington, Utah
    John K Custom Basses
    the fat drive is very nice but i prefer the pork loin.
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  10. As long as I am not clipping the clean part of the pedal, the Pork Loin is my favorite pedal ever.
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  11. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I feel like no one has addressed the most important factor, PURPLE is always best.
  12. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Just fired up the board with both of these. Played around a bit ... with my 63 Jazz through LM3 head /112 cab, the Pork Loin sounds great for a light drive, just a touch of hair. I expected that. What I didn’t expect was that the Pigtronix sounded absolutely FANTASTIC with the gain all the way rolled back, volume at 12-1 o’clock, and tone at 12 o’clock ..... just a beautiful FAT tone that had the very slightest amount of edge. Still clean, but just fat and warm. I guess I’ll be keeping it for now :)
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  13. Good stuff!
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  14. Bassist30

    Bassist30 Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2004
    I have seen so many positives on both Drives but the pork lion just seems to be so popular here. Just ordered the Pork and Pickle. Hard to believe that both are in the same pedal but I am looking forward to it.
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  15. smogg


    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
    Fat Drive works well for me. I do a lot of 70s - 90s hard rock.
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    Do the FD & Pork Loin play well together?
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  16. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX

    I’ve only tested it a little bit, and I think I would want to reverse the order. I’m using the fat drive almost like a always on boost, so I think it would be better in front of the pork loin.
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