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In Need of Some Raunch

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by bass-shy, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. bass-shy


    Jan 11, 2005
    I am looking for the nastiest, raunchiest distortion box on the planet. I don't want to use it as a slight overdrive, I want way over the top drive. My only criteria are: must be true bypass, must have an AC in jack, must have a level control and it must be able to retain note definition (blend control?). I know this sounds picky, but this is what I want. After readind the Distortion Mega Thread, I decided I needed more. I am currently using a SABBDI to add a little grit, but it doesn't go over the top enough. I've checked out a few in shops and I used to own a Boss ODB-3 and Big Muff (Russian) and neither of them did it for me. I would like to stay under the $200.00 mark and, other than that, I'm not too finicky. Thanks in advance.

    P.S. In my search, I have discovered the HAO Rust Ride. Is this what I'm looking for?
  2. Samurai


    Sep 13, 2003
    I think retaining note definition and having the nastiest, raunchiest distortion contradict each other, but I’m sure you’ll find something. I actually feel that the fulltone bass driver might just be what you are looking for. It’s true bypass and can actually get really nasty if you go all out.
  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    The Fulltone won't cut it. It remains a tubey overdrive even on extreme settings.
    I think you're looking for a Prescription Electronics depth Charge.
    It's true bypass, has blend, tone control and gain.
    basically a thick, ultra aggressive fuzz with upper octave harmonics;
    List price is 250 so you should be able to get it under 200.
  4. bass-shy


    Jan 11, 2005
    How is the Depth Charge at keeping lows intact?
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    It adds lows. A lot of lows.
    Don't expect to find back your original tone other than by blending though. It's a fuzz.
  6. bass-shy


    Jan 11, 2005
    Sweet. I'll have to check one of those out. Thanks for the recommendation. Are there any others worth looking into?
  7. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I got this little bastage a few weeks ago and i love it.
    It's the poor man Depth charge. :)
  8. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
  9. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I love my Depth Charge, but it has already been mentioned so I'll not clutter the thread

    If you have the dime you should try a BJF Blueberry. It adds lows in extreme settings and it very powerful sounding. Also in that range; ZVEX Woolley Mammoth, Frantone LoTone, and the Effector 13 Improbability Drive.

    If you purchase from Musictoyz.com you get 5 days to test and see if you enjoy the pedal. That would be a good way to try all these effects.
  10. S Lewis

    S Lewis

    May 23, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    oh geezus that sounds awesome

    but there are no dealers anywhere near me :scowl:
  11. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Thats sounds nasty!! wow...I know what pedal I'm getting next.

    BTW, as mentioned the Fulltone bass-drive is an awesome overdrive pedal, I use one and love it. But I dont think its a raunchy as what your looking for. Its warm & organic sounding...very tube like. It can get harsh if you push it all the way, but it will probably leave you wanting more.
  12. panazza


    Nov 23, 2003
    jacques tubeblower

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