GT2 as an ODB-3 replacement?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by *insertcoolname, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Right now I have an ODB-3 on my board. Although it's not the worst pedal in the world, I don't find myself stepping on it very much. I have a BDDI for the less intense overdrive's and a BBM for the fuzz, so I want something in the middle. Right now I use the ODB-3 for that but it's a little too harsh/industrial. Would the Sansamp GT2 be a good replacement? I searched around and found it to be a pretty good distortion so I was wondering if it would fit my specific needs. Any and all opinions on the GT2 are much appreciated.:eyebrow:
  2. Silent Fly

    Silent Fly Commercial User

    May 8, 2006
    London - UK
    Owner/designer [sfx]
    The GT-2 is a good unit but I wouldn’t use it with bass. It was designed to be used with bass(*) and the circuit cut the lower frequencies.

    Some people use it with bass but I would recommend you try it before buying it.

    (*) Please read here
  3. Was or wasn't designed for bass? Im assuming the 'was' is a typo, but just clarifying for future reference :)
  4. Silent Fly

    Silent Fly Commercial User

    May 8, 2006
    London - UK
    Owner/designer [sfx]

    "It was designed to be used with electric guitar and the circuit cut the lower frequencies."
  5. I know that it will have a little low end drop, but I'd be alright with that if it didn't sound nearly as harsh as my ODB-3. Sound clips would be very appreciated because I can't find a single good clip on youtube and the three on the wiki page won't open for me.
  6. My cheapy Bad Monkey has filled the void that my ODB-3 use to reside in. I still USE my ODB-3... but more for it's harsh stuff and not the OD...
  7. I have tried the bad monkey and was pretty impressed. For 50 bucks I guess I can't go wrong. Any other suggestions for a distortion pedal (I already have OD covered with my BDDI) that is pretty bass friendly?
  8. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Fulltone OCD, or if you want something really nice, but kinda pricey, EBS Valve Drive.
  9. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    I've been using my GT-2 a lot lately. There is some low end loss, but I use it for a very industrial, metallic sound (think Godflesh, NIN, and tonally Motorhead) and it's perfect for that. The GT-2 is great, but not for everyone and it's a very tweaky beast. I nearly sold mine until I spent a full day tweaking knobs and realized the potential of tones (for me, YMMV).
  10. Sounds like I'm gonna give it a whirl then. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to wait a little bit because I just ordered an EBS Bass iq and a Hardwire Reverb...ya know it's bad when you have to buy two one-spots...