Okay.. I have read and searched all over for information on bass distortion/overdrive. I am an electronically knowledgeable person, I know that overdrive and distortion are essentially the same thing; only to different degrees. The thing I'm having trouble with is finding the right effect to get the sound I want. Bear with me now... We're tuned to CGCF, and I have my bass toned way low. The pedal I'm using now is designed for a guitar (like most). It's a DOD FX 86B Death Metal Distortion pedal. For the most part, I love how it sounds playing in our studio through my stack. The level is at about 11:00, the low knob is all the way up, the mid and high knobs are all the way down. The problem is, I'm still sacrificing too much low end. When I hear myself played back through the mixer, it sounds absolutely terrible.. like a wicked tinny high guitar. I'm working on my levels in the mixer as we speak to see if I can help it at all. I don't use the distortion much, mostly just for sustained notes and accents here and there. What I'm looking for is a metal guitar-ish sound, but really low. One example I can think of is the song "Eons" by 311, beginning at 0:55. I know there's a way to get my bass closer to that kind of sound. The other bass player in our band tells me that a sound like this could possibly be accomplished using a synth pedal. I've also learned that I'm probably going to have to try out a number of different pedals to find something I'm happy with. I've tried a couple so far, only to the same end.. too much high and not enough low. Thoughts? Opinions? Suggestions?