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i want to dirty up my sound a bit.(forgive me for the nooblike thread)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jonathan_matos5, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. im new to effects and i want add just a little bit of grit to my sound, about what you would get from an all tube head, but the sound guy at my church wont let me have an amp on stage. so im limited to what i can get from a pedal. the only pedal i currently use is a chromatic tuner and i dont know what is out there. so im asking you fine people what should i look for be brand and model specific. id be able to spend up to $200 US including shipping. :blah: i know thats alot for a pedal but hey gear is an addiction
  2. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    SABDDI :p
  3. Dunne


    Sep 3, 2006
    Illinois, USA
    possibly overdrive it can give a dirtier sound, more a crunch I guess

    do a search for what your looking for there is probably a bunch of threads with replies that can help you
  4. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I'll take "the number one most-asked question in this forum" for a thousand, Alex.
  5. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab ACME,QSC,Fame/Hondo/Greco/HELIX user & BOSE Abuser Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    South Texas
    See above.
    Reviewed here:

    Made here:
    A 3 channel, foot-switchable(clean to dirty made easy & fast):

    The one mentioned in the bgra review for also adding distortion is the Fulltone BassDrive. It too works nicely BUT you do not get an XLR output(mic jack plug)....it's made to go bass->Fulltone->amp. Here:

    A number of church players use the Line 6 stuff quite nicely....but then you might crossover the $200 mark.
  6. Swift713


    Dec 4, 2006
    Florence, Ma
    Zoom B2, a multi effect unit for about $100. Has several flavors of dirt plus lots of other whistles and bells to get your feet wet with FX. No XLR but I assume your soundman has that.
  7. ph0rk


    Feb 24, 2007
    there should really be a "I just want a little more dirt" sticky of some sort.
  8. vtwo


    Dec 16, 2006
    This must've been asked just yesterday.

    +1 sticky something...

    Light dirt? Anything with a blend control.
  9. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    +1 to the stickying, +1 to the SABDDI (it emulates the sound of a mic'd SVT. tooooby juice goodness!).
    http://[malware url removed].net/vicious-smiley-1815.gif
  10. Armueller2001


    Sep 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX

    It got me a great sound that i love that I was unable to get out of all the controls on my Ampeg SVP-Pro, my Bass Pod Live and Marcus Miller Jazz (active) :(
  11. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA

    The SABDDI is designed for EXACTLY what your needs are - tube sounds, no amp. $200 will get you the programmable version so you can have 3 different sounds at your feet.
  12. DbNBassist


    Aug 12, 2006
    Your Piece of the Pi
  13. assboglin

    assboglin Banned

    Jul 13, 2007
    If you're not playing with an amp you might want something that emulates the sound of one like the Sansamp (check out the programmable one so you can have footswitchable clean/driven channels), but if not I would recommend a boss bass overdrive over the sansamp and the fulltone. I've owned them all.
  14. SonofDadBass


    Sep 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    Digitech Bad Monkey Overdrive pedal goes for $40 or so on Ebay. Can be purchased new for $50 at your local Guitar Center. Adds a bit of grit, no heavy distortion or fuzz but at a reasonable price. Go to the store and play the pedals they have there.

    Good luck,


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