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how many dirt do you have on your pedalboard?(fuzz, distortion, overdrives)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Richard Sabines, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Richard Sabines

    Richard Sabines

    Sep 25, 2007
    how many dirt do you have on your pedalboard?(fuzz, distortion, overdrives) and how do you place them on the chain for better response?
  2. I have three fuzz pedals. I just moved them around until I liked the sounds they made together.
  3. Swollen Pickle -> VT Bass -> Big Muff Pi. I usually avoid stacking the Pickle with anything but the VT before the Muff is amazing.
  4. JBNeedsBeer

    JBNeedsBeer Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    New Brunswick, NJ
    3 Fuzzes and 1 overdrive / distortion/ I'm still experimenting, but am currently running oxide > elements (set to low gain) > Magnetar > TFR (just got it and have yet to see where it really fits within the group)
  5. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    I almost always have at least two - an overdrive and a fuzz.

    These days I have either two or three depending on how you'd classify a Prunes & Custard. My other two are a Pork Loin and a Brown Dog.

    My standard placement is to cascade them in order of increasing clipping. So overdrive first, then distortion, then fuzz. IME this arrangement tends to work best when layering more than one dirt pedal.

    For DI/amp emulation pedals (Rusty Box, BDDI, VT Bass Deluxe, Microtubes B7K) I almost always run them at the end of my chain. In fact, while I haven't had one in a few years, the SansAmp BDDI with another overdrive/distortion/fuzz in front of it gave me some of my absolute favorite dirty tones.

    But of course there are exceptions and the only "right" order is the one that sounds best to you.
  6. Just a singular Source Audio Multiwave Distortion Pro. It does the job extremely well, and it also acts as a great synth pedal.
  7. Swollen pickle and then a soundblox pro bass distortion. Blending them both together can actually get some pretty interesting tones since the soundblox can get pretty synthy.
  8. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    I have 3.

    Old pre Mosfet Fulltone Bassdrive.
    VT Bass, always with some dirt.
    Fuzzrocious grey stache.

    I would have about 5 or 6 more if I had the funds.
  9. Four... cascading in order of increasing clipping like Jared.

  10. Mattbass97


    Apr 9, 2011
    Bass big muff, mxr bass fuzz deluxe, bass big muff deluxe, mxr bass di +

    In order of my board it's
    tuner- wah- big muff- bass balls- octave deluxe- bass fuzz deluxe- envelope filter- big muff deluxe- mxr bass di
  11. tink9975


    Aug 10, 2006
    MoCo, MD

    Pickle Pie B, IE Oxide, and Swell B-Drive (Tube OD with 2 gain settings)

    The Swell is first, with the fuzzes in a loop with Octave/Fuzz/Filter/Wah/Chorus
  12. Richard Sabines

    Richard Sabines

    Sep 25, 2007
    :eek: your pedalboard is just awesome, Matt
  13. technically 4 but i'm only using 3 for dirt.
    Mesa V1 is my overdrive
    Dwarfcraft Robot Devil for more OD & SubOctave Fuzz
    WMD Geiger Counter Civ Issue w/ Bass Mod for Bitcrushing
    SansAmp Programmable Bass Driver DI has some dirt but i typically use it as a clean DI & Eq.

  14. I've been running Phat Phuk B- El Oso- Swollen Pickle. Gives me a huge range of dirty options.
  15. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Right now? 3.

    Blackout Musket

    I might move the B3K and ParaDriver to different boards though. They both basically do the same thing for me.
  16. XXL

    XXL calm seas dont make skilled sailors Supporting Member

    Jun 14, 2007
    I have 4 that I also cascade.. I found I like the sound of the DD into the B3K alot more than the B3K into the DD.. Have my Elements set to high gain for that tear your face of distortion and then comes the awesome fuzz with the TAFM w/gate..
    Good times!

  17. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead! Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Right now, just a Boss DS-1 and VT Bass Deluxe. Hope to have a BBM Deluxe soon!
  18. I bet that Mesa V1 is a killer OD. I use to have a Bottle Rocket and it was pretty tasty.
  19. Flymo Wang

    Flymo Wang

    Jan 5, 2011
    Bristol, UK
    i run three, boost into preamp/distortion into fuzz:


    gives a nice range of sounds, as the W&C into the BB is a great combo, as is the BB into the TFR :)
  20. i bought it for guitar many years ago & thought it sounded like mud. so i threw it in a bin & pretty much forgot about it til a few months ago when someone here mentioned they liked the way it sounded on bass. i gave it a test spin & have been using it ever since. it's beastly.

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