Ibanez PD7 - sound files within!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by PanteraFan, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. I bought a PD7(after withdrawing my deposit from a store and walking down the street to buy one:mad: )

    And I love it! Much better IMO than the Boss ODB-3 and DOD. Sound files(all done with compression from my LMB-3 BTW):

    Clean, Overdrive and Dist:

    Clean (Attack switch set to 0)

    Overdrive (Attack at 0)

    Distortion (Attack at 0)

    Attack switch settings:

    Clean - Attack at 1

    Clean - Attack at 2

    Overdrive - Attack at 1

    Overdrive - Attack at 2

    Distortion - Attack at 1

    Distortion - Attack at 2

    There we go. This thing sounds OK to my ears on my computer, but it kills through my amp. I recommend them to anyone.
  2. Errr.. you might want to ground your mains there, jim :)

    but, despite the humming, the clips are nice :)
  3. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    It's not supposed to hiss that much, is it?

    More people should do this - i.e. post samples of their basses and FX. It's cool to hear!
  4. Thanks for reminding me:

    NOTE: Recording in front of a monitor, electric fan and fluorescent lamp does nothing for noise in your signal chain. I recorded all of these with my bass on full, full P vol., full J. vol and full tone. The J was probably picking up all the crap, and he PD7 must be amplifying the background hum.

    Also note I am recording direct into my comp, with both my LMB-3 and PD7 levels at full. This would increase b/g hum too. I must point out that in my amp this thing is deathly quiet.

    I've noticed that the Attack settings enhance hiss anyway, except when they are set to 0. I'm pretty sure from the above sound files and my own experimentation that I won't put it above 1. Hell, even 1 is a bit, too, ummm, FiElDy for me(NEW DESCRIPTIVE WORD ALERT!).
  5. i played that at GC once... the hiss sounds about right...
  6. Traitor ! :mad: :D :p
  7. I could play the English national anthem...but I'm not sure whether you'd like that. How about some Machine Head? Or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star? Flintstones? Simpsons? WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME!?!?!?!

  8. Some funky sh#t ! :) or how 'bout some overdriven slapping ?? :)
  9. bassman60


    Jun 5, 2001
    How does this pedal do on the low end? And does it sound good if you use finger style??

    A lot of bass distortion or overdrive pedals kinda sap the low end
  10. This thing can get as bassy as you want it, just dont keep your level too high or it gets dead high and muddy.
  11. u mind tabbin out that riff for me?
    that was funky
  12. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Use your ears, Tezrez, that's what they're for!!!

    Hey Panterafan, your SSB is pretty out of time...anyone can tell you're a Brit. :D

    It's played rather, ahem, cleanly [:rolleyes:], however. :p

    Out of pure curiousity, what or when do people use these pedals in band situations? I can't imagine when you'd use one to good effect. I have overdrive, but it's not really distortion, and I don't use it for any distortion-esque uses. I'm not creative enough for effects, I suppose! Though, neither are most people...

    Anyhow, congrats on the new pedal, and very cool idea - posting sound clips. While I'd never use it, I think it would be a cool idea to get an archive of samples of each kind of pedal for people to "sample". Maybe make a thread where people post just samples of pedals, no talk, and relegate it to the top of the forum. Could be very useful.
  13. I actually had these fears Angus, but they were disspelled when I used to pedal at rehearsal. Just the right amount of distortion or overdrive cuts through the mix rather well and allows you to cut back on the volume a little bit. Too much and it gets muddy, too little and you don't notice it. It depends on what feel you're going for, I mean, I like the distortion sound a lot more than the OD, sound but most people feel the opposite way.

    P.S. tezrez, which riff are you on about?
  14. downstairs


    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    on the samples with the attacks set higher, it sounds like your using a quater for a pick. other than that it sounds awesome.
  15. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    That does sound better than the Boss Bass OD that I tried, IMHO. Both the Boss and those sound clips sound a little too scooped/Fieldyish for my tastes though. I guess I'd have to look at those expensive pedals. :D I'll have to try out the PD7 at some point to see if it can get the sound I want, though.