Distortion Pedals

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by onebassplayer, May 24, 2001.

  1. I have a gig coming up, and need a good distortion pedal that will not lose its character when I play on the E string. Anyone have any suggestions ?

  2. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    what´s with the attached bass pic? it´s nice!
    i´m sure it would combine with the yellow Boss ODB Bass Overdrive
  3. Dave,
    The photo is of my Elrick 4-string... the love of my life.

  4. Turlu

    Turlu Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2000
    Ottawa, Ontario CANADA

    I just bought a BOSS ODB-3 Bass overdrive ( I received it two days ago !) and, like any BOSS products, this is an excellent overdrive pedal.

    You will get very good tones with all your strings as well as an excellent combination of light to heavy distortion effects. The best feature on those pedals are the extra 2 Band Low and High EQ.

    You can just use this feature on the pedal if you want to add a little boost of those frequencies without any distortion effect.

    I highly recommend it to you.

    In my opinion, do not consider any ZOOM toys.
  5. The Boss pedal is rather buzzy, and works best in a metal/industrial context. If you don't mind spending the money, you may want to check out a Fulltone Bassdrive. If that's too much, try the Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi or ProCo Rat.