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Digitech XBD bass driver

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by mxbassman, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. mxbassman


    Sep 7, 2005
    North Dakota
    Ive heard lots of mixed reviews of this pedal......can anyone tell me if theyre any good? And if not, any suggestions for other overdrive/distortion pedals would be appreciated.
  2. lowmid


    Feb 2, 2005
    I thought it sucked, because it seemed it wasn't yourself playing,really strange sensation
  3. imho they suck big time!!!!
  4. Basstyra

    Basstyra Commercial User

    Apr 3, 2005
    CTO @ Two notes Audio Engineering
    It "simulates" the Rat, Boss ODB-3 and Big Muff, or something like that. In my opinion, it's a little peace of crap. I wouldn't use it even if it was given to me ! :)

    But some people are happy with it. The simpliest way is still to test, to make your own opinion.
  5. Metal Mitch

    Metal Mitch

    Jul 14, 2003
  6. I like the fuzz but everything else is kind of "meh".
  7. n_n


    Oct 6, 2016
    just got one...the "SVT" sound is nice...not really "SVT" sounding, but nice growly fat distortion...(with a P Bass)
    the ODB and RAT sound...ehm...not really that close, but very versatile distortion pedal anyway....get it used...£30-35 it's a fair price for these
    zapped777 and neuman like this.
  8. wasn't A fan when I tried it in my local mom and pop music store. Was pretty shocked to see the bassist from Chevelle using it.
  9. waveman

    waveman Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    I think they are a decent pedal for the money. Way better than the Boss ODB-3.

    I have a youtube comparison with the Digitech, Source Audio After Shock, and MXR M 85.

  10. Sindhu Partomo

    Sindhu Partomo

    Mar 10, 2015
    Bryan Beller uses it. The fuzz is pretty cool imo.
    BrentSimons likes this.
  11. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    I have this pedal for many years and it was one of the best bass distortion I have ever use. I did like this pedal for it's fizzy high-gained distortion sounds. I also find the mixer output to be useful for getting a smoother distortion sound through my rig. I would say that this pedal is considered to be tamed compared to the boss odb-3. it may not be the best bass distortion, but I do dig it. I have since then retire this pedal in favor of the amptweaker bass tight metal jr., but I still kept it for sentimental reasons. I was thinking of testing this pedal out once more for old time sake. had some great memories with this pedal.