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I need suggestions for a true-bypass overdrive for my precision

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Strikebass, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Strikebass


    Oct 16, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    That's it. I found that the ebs overdrive is true bypass, though I'm planning to get an ebs compressor (I was told it's great) and I want to get some different brand for the OD
  2. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
  3. What sort of overdrive? I fond my catalinbread SCOD does nicely
  4. Strikebass


    Oct 16, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    I'm looking for a good-quality, classic-sounding overdrive. It has to be true bypass. I'll look up those you guys wrote
  5. The best of the best that I have tried for a classic OD is the Wounded Paw Black Sheep.
    I have a Darkglass Vintage on pre-order though, and I have high hopes for that too.
  6. Strikebass


    Oct 16, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    What about the catalinbread SFT?

    Hamfist I think that pedal is a little above my funds... but it must be great...
  7. Swift713


    Dec 4, 2006
    Florence, Ma
    The SFT is a great pedal if you like the Ampeg sound. It has a nice range from clean and warm to tasty break up to heavy drive. I've got one for sale in the classifieds :)
  8. A fuzzrocious DD or mellowtone singing tree will get you there
  9. Hardwire CM-2. Amazing with a P Bass.
  10. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    This. Can't touch the Hardwire without spending twice as much. They go for around $75 used.
  11. G3Mitch


    Feb 8, 2011
    New Zealand
    I LOVE the sound of a Fulltone OCD on my P-Bass.
    Throw in a clean blend and thats my favorite OD tone.
  12. Strikebass


    Oct 16, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    is the cm-2 true bypass? I like the look of it
  13. Jason Hall

    Jason Hall

    Jun 21, 2012
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Just picked up a joyo ultimate drive, ocd clone... sounds great with the pbass. Nice fat overdrive sound. You can pick one up for around $40 so why not? :D
  14. Strikebass


    Oct 16, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    Well, both compressor and overdrive are not exactly the kind of pedals I want to go cheap with. I've learned with harley benton that cheap = **** in most cases, so I'd like to get a good overdrive. If cheap is possible then great :D

    My possibilities are:

    boss odb3 (which is not true bypass as far as I know)
    ibanez tube screamer (don't know if it's t bypass)
    cm-2 (this is a serious option, although my though is that it can't be as good as the 150€-worth ones, can it?)

    any other suggestions for a true bypass overdrive not over 160 € new?

    PS i just found the mxr m89. What about it?
  15. GTBASS


    Sep 16, 2004
    Danelectro Cool Cat Drive, first version(with DRIVE in blue lettering on a gray pedal)--absolute true bypass(mine passed a signal when it didn't have a power supply plugged into it!) and pretty darn transparent. It's got more bass than a Bad Monkey and it can be had for REALLY cheap. Also plays well with my active basses. TRY ONE OUT!

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