distortion pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BassPlayer101, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. BassPlayer101


    Jul 27, 2001
    Well, I have been playing bass for a year and have never really learned about a distortion pedal. My number one question is their a big difference between guitar and bass distortion? Tonight I have been playing with a guitar distortion pedal its sounds fine to me. What is the difference between guitar and bass distortion?
  2. guitar distortion tends to squeeze out all of the low end, and you get high winey distortion, rather than full rough overdrive. Also, i beleive that many bassists prefer the overdriven tone, vs. the full distortion sound. Different "guitar specific" pedals will sound good depending on what its circutry is. Some suck the daylights out of bass (ie Boss Metal Zone), others leave its, adn apply a nice overdriven tone (i'm yet to discover one).
  3. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Try Boss Super Overdrive, I´ve been using one with my bass for 3+ years and it gives a nice overdrive to my bass, it is a guitar pedal so you are gonna loose some low bottom, but it works really good to me. Better than all those "metal" distortion pedals.


    You should try the Boss Bass Overdrive, the DOD bass overdrive, or the new Ibanez bass overdrive (don´t remember the actual name). They allow you to blend clean sound with the overdrived sound, so you don´t loos the low bottom

    .If you ask me, go for the Boss, very well constructed and good sound.