For fulltone bass drive users!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by tat2d_13, Mar 14, 2004.


  1. CompCut

    12 vote(s)
    80.0%
  2. FM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Vintage

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. tat2d_13

    tat2d_13

    Feb 4, 2004
    Minnesota USA
    Im just curious what setting fulltone bass drive users prefer.
     
  2. prismacolor2

    prismacolor2

    Nov 6, 2003
    Boston
    Comp Cut

    I almost always use the CC setting to give my signal a very subtle warm overdrive. No one but me would even notice unless I turned it off. This replaces my sansamp type grind without the annoying lack of definition that the bddi imparted on my signal when switched.

    If I want to be Jack Bruce (very seldom), then I use fm mode.
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    generally I use comp cut, gives the nicest warm overdrive sound IMO.
     
  4. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I like 'em all!:D
     
  5. Barnabus

    Barnabus

    Oct 7, 2003
    I tend to only stay in the CompCut mode. I don't even see how the other 2 can be usefull in a band sitiuation. They seem thin and a cheap attempt to sound like a distorted guitar.

    Can anyone give me a suggestions on setting the knobs optimally to simulate (as best as the pedal will allow) a 1970's overdriven SVT? I've tried to do this with the San Amp Bass Driver but I don't think its anywhere close to sounding like tube overdrive/distortion. I also can not deal with that pedal's lack of mids. I get buried in a loud band mix.
     
  6. supermonkey

    supermonkey

    Mar 15, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    While we're on this topic, here's a Fulltone BD question that I'd love to settle by simply playing w/ one, but nobody in town (Atlanta) seems to carry them -- and I don't feel like dropping 2 bills just to test drive a stompbox. :meh:

    So does the BD have the capability to do more fuzzy tones as well, or is it strictly of the OD flavor?
    I currently have a Korg ToneWorks 104d Hyper-Distortion box with 2 switchable channels/settings (like the Fulltone). I set up a basic OD tone for some mild grit in channel A, then a seriously yucked-up face-melting tone in channel B.

    The Korg works, but I'm looking for something more bass-friendly...
     
  7. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    It can definitely do a more saturated distortion, but I wouldn't call it face melting
     
  8. supermonkey

    supermonkey

    Mar 15, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Hmmmmmmmmm. Good to know. Thanks!
     
  9. brock29609

    brock29609 4 strings, 2 wheels

    May 11, 2003
    Greenville, SC
    I don't know. I think I've melted a face or two with mine. It can get pretty dirty sounding.
     
  10. Damn College.

    I been wanting to try this pedal for a while. Just don't have the money. oh well.

    Everybody was talking very highly about this pedal a while ago. I haven't really heard a negative thing about it.

    Why not me!!??
     
  11. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I agree, but it's not like a Zvex Woolly Mammoth or a real extreme fuzz.
     
  12. supermonkey

    supermonkey

    Mar 15, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    For my part, I suppose degree of fuzz isn't necessarily the key -- more a singing sustain-y distortion, i.e. Billy Sheehan meets Tony Levin.
    Sounds like this box will do it .