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Distortion for Bass

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by The Artist, Oct 27, 2001.


  1. What is a good distortion pedal for Bass?
     
  2. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    there are a lot. among the cheap ones i suggest you the big muff. the boss bass overdrive is quite good too.
     
  3. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Boss: ODB-3 bass overdrive
    Prescription Electronics: Depth Charge
    etc etc etc

    There are a lot of them, the best advice I can give is to fine one that let you mix clean sound and with overdriven sound, so your sound don´t loose "body"
     
  4. The Sans Amp BDDI it one of the best, but I prefer rackmount distortion like the Ampeg SVP-BSP, Sans Amp PSA-1 and the rackmount DI are the best IMHO.
     
  5. cordova

    cordova

    Oct 24, 2001
    Edmonton
    I've heard that the Big Muff is really good for bass distortion,but I've never heard/tested it personally.

    I've been told that it holds low end really well.
     
  6. I find that fuzz works better for bass, distortion just sounds like a 7 string guitar.
     
  7. distortion bad. fuzz not as bad. overdrive very good. The boss bass overdrive is not overdrive. it is distortion. find good natural sounding overdrive. ebs and fulltone seem pretty good. sleep deprivation is not pretty good. :oops:
     
  8. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    SWR Intersteller Overdrive
     
  9. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    dude that sample C in the tube column, thats a real badass sounding riff and nice overdrive
     
  10. SONICATTACK

    SONICATTACK

    Sep 26, 2001
    in the sun
    :D Budda Phat Bass:D
    (real tube overdrive!)

    SWR Interstellar overdrive: = $700 :eek:
     
  11. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    hey, you get what you pay for. the IOD is worth it, buddy.