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If you could only have 1 od/dist/fuzz pedal to handle it all...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Solude, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Solude


    Sep 16, 2017
    Gun to your head, if you had to pick one pedal to handle a little hair to full fuzz... what would you suggest?

    From my limited experience I believe these might fit the bill.

    Tech21 VT DI
    MXR Bass Distortion
    Way Huge Pork and Pickle

    Unfortunately Dark Glass is out of my budget so keep it reasonable ;)
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
  3. Why do people play these needless cruel games? I refuse to play! Not one, not two, not three!
    I will not play I say you nor my can make me play such a cruel game.
    Be gone you cruel cruel wretch.

    Did you see that EHX has a new.......
  4. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Flossin'? I thought your name was Munson!

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    64 Audio · DR Strings · Source Audio · Hipshot

    I'm currently making patches on mine that replicate my other pedals (Joyo Ultimate Drive and B3K). So far, so good. With the PC editor, you have the world at your fingertips.
  5. LSMFT6

    LSMFT6 We brake for nobody Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2006
  6. baSfo


    Aug 13, 2017
    MXR Bass Distortion OR...
    Source Audio Aftershock, or even the "old" Source Audio OFD: both are digital but very very nice sounding.
    Light od, crunch, tube, distortion, fuzz...
    all together in one box.
  7. Frodolicious

    Frodolicious Supporting Member

    May 29, 2018
    Omaha, NE
    I have only been using one dirt pedal the past few months: Amptweaker Bass Tight Fuzz. Though I'm so tempted to get a Team Awesome Fuzz Machine or a Source Audio Aftershock.

    Having only one dirt pedal really makes you understand what all you can do with one pedal and what its capable of. You might be surprised by the versatility it can bring, or you may grow to love it even more as your tastes change.
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  8. PunkRocker33133

    PunkRocker33133 Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2008
    Northern VA
    OCD and a V4/SVT volume dependent.
  9. Sanford and Sonny Bluebeard with tone bypass switch
  10. I will be buried with my Damnation MBD1
  11. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    McSpunckle Gnomeratron VTF v3
  12. TodaysTomSawyer

    TodaysTomSawyer Supporting Member

    Dunwich Wizard Fuzz 125B
  13. saltydude


    Aug 15, 2011
    boston CANADA
    Or the VT. Both work equally well in that department.

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  14. Karl_V


    Jul 31, 2015
    20180916_142859. Boss Hyper Fuzz from vintage fuzz to dirty muddy nastiness to over boosted for natural amp overdrive goodness and does a good job with all of the above
  15. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I've been getting it done with a Beta DLX.
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  16. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    i've been able to live with one overdrive pedal on my pedalboard the last 3 years.

    OK, the pedal keeps changing, but at any given time there's only one overdrive.

    OK, I have 2 pedalboards, but at any time there's only one overdrive on each board.

    OK, there's half a dozen or so on the shelf ready to take their places. And a list on my phone of overdrives I'm interested in. Including some I've bought before and returned. And the one on the board that I'm using this weekend I'm convinced is THE ONE. But it's only been there a couple of days.

    OK, I'm not qualified to offer a helpful answer to this question.

    Hi, I'm Micguy, and I have an overdrive addiction.
  17. Markzts


    Aug 30, 2011
    North Carolina
    Source Audio Bass OFD.

    Two foot switch presets and easy to adjust versatility make it my favorite. I tried the aftershock and just found it too inconvenient to adjust on the fly - OFD has knobs that don't need a computer to make sense of...
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  18. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    If allowed, it would be my Eventide H9, because it can do so much more.

    But I also swear by the Spruce Old Growth Fuzz!!!
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  19. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    Copilot Orbit. I mean, it only does laser and explosion sounds, but what else could you really want?
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2018
  20. adivin

    adivin Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    New Orleans, LA
    Big Muff tried and true.
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