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Favorite settings for ODB-3

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by choochbass, May 30, 2004.


  1. choochbass

    choochbass

    May 22, 2004
    Hey guys, Im just wondering if any of you other Boss ODB-3 owners have any reccomended custom settings that arnt in the booklet- so far im very have with the driven slap setting myself. Also, anyone have a suggestion on a method for reducing the hiss on the fuzz setting?
     
  2. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I bought mine used so i didnt get the booklet. Is there a way to find these settings online? Or care to enlighten us (me) with some of them that sound good?
     
  3. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Tapping the pedal when that red light is on usually makes it sound better[/inevitable odb3 putdown].

    The only two settings that I use are the boost setting and one like this -

    level - 2
    bass - 2
    treble - 1
    blend - 3
    gain - 7

    (all these are o'clocks)
     
  4. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Yes, my favorite is OFF.
     
  5. Its not that bad, is it?? :confused:

    Mine is set
    Level:9
    EQ High:7 Low:4
    Blend: 5
    Gain: 5
     
  6. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Not if you like it. I've had a really hard time getting the "slightly overdriven" sound I like out of it. Seems too raspy.
     
  7. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    It's only good if you want an extreme/industrial kind of bass distortion. There isn't really any good mellow overdrive in that pedal.
     
  8. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I think it wouldn't get quite so much venom if it was named 'Bass Distortion' pedal. As it is, it's totally misnamed
     
  9. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    My personal favorite:

    [​IMG]

    Alex
     
  10. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    yeaa its more of a distortion/fuzz type pedal. Overdrive? nah.
     
  11. beav2k2, I concur
     
  12. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    which part?
     
  13. You can get an OD sound if you crank all the balance up, and the gain all the way down
     
  14. Rust Ride?? Any contact details?
     
  15. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    I have one too, I love the thing... You can buy them at pedalgeek.com

    Alex

     
  16. the low one

    the low one

    Feb 21, 2002
    UK
    The 'picking riff' example from the booklet sounds good to me, and it sounds even better in the front of house PA.
     
  17. ESP Eden

    ESP Eden

    Feb 9, 2004
    washington mo
    level - 4
    low - 5
    high - 5
    balance - 1
    gain - 2

    almost sounds like les on lacquer head
     
  18. flury

    flury

    May 21, 2004
    is the odb really as bad as people say it is? how does the dod, digitech, or ibanez overdrives compare to it?
     
  19. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    well, like I said the main problem with it is that it's not an overdrive, yet it's described as one. It's a distortion pedal. At that, it's fine for the money ($70) apart from usual boss caveats - e.g. non true bypass tone sucking etc.
     
  20. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Whats a good true bypass distortion or overdrive pedal?