Looking for a deep and rumbly distortion

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by WheatPenny, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. WheatPenny


    Dec 12, 2014
    I'll clarify a bit. What I'm looking for is what has been some of the absolute best distortion for bass in your experience. Something I can roll back but isn't afraid to go full on and screech. Thanks!
  2. friendlybass


    Jul 19, 2012
    Malekko B:assmaster. To YouTube with you!
  3. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    Brimstone Audio XD-2
  4. WheatPenny


    Dec 12, 2014
    When I said absolute best I was hoping for good and you guys give me "holy crap, holy crap, shut up and take my money"! Seriously though, both of those look to be incredible pedals. Thanks to both of you!
  5. dammit. now i have to find room on the board for this guy.
  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Darkglass B3K if you want to get a little more gritty, Darkglass Vintage Microtubes if you want to get a little more burly.
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  7. Tech 21 XXL Bass Edition, if you can find one used. Sadly discontinued.
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  8. hintz


    Jun 5, 2014
    wahiawa, HI(Oahu)
    Just my opinions, but the fuzzrocious rat tail/king for distortion, for overdrive bordering towards dist., the full tone OCD v3, for mild OD the fulltone bass drive, have yet to try the DG VMT(i want to!),but those are the best to me
  9. NoxNoctus

    NoxNoctus The Crushinator

    May 9, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    I swear the man who invents an algorithm plugin for forums that can detect key words in new posts and circumvent those posts by directing people to current posts on the same topic will become a fabulously wealthy man.

    The ghost of Alan Turing, I summon thee!

    Also, B3K.
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  10. i love these threads because one person will ask for distortion with no real description of what they are after. next comes everything from tube screamers and preamps to big muffs and brassmasters!
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  11. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I'll add "get a tube amp" then so that's out of the way. :)

    And ... smallsound/bigsound Mini.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2014
  12. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    Not many deep and rumbly suggestions so far. If you really are looking for distortion with massive subs, check out the ZVex Mastotron or IdiotBox Blower Box.
  13. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    The Prescription Electronics Depth Charge is a good choice for "deep and rumbly," as well as the Malekko Diabolik.
  14. friendlybass


    Jul 19, 2012
    No problemo hombre. I've been gassing for a B:assmaster for a while I just haven't had a justifiable reason to have one
  15. Yup, what he said. Or, a ss/bs TAFM. Or, a ss/bs Buzzz. One of those three, depending upon what flavour is best to your liking.
  16. Buzz E

    Buzz E Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2014
    San Francisco, CA
    Blower Box by far.
  17. WheatPenny


    Dec 12, 2014
    Sorry about that, it was midafternoon and I was feeling groggy and lazy.
  18. NoxNoctus

    NoxNoctus The Crushinator

    May 9, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    Nooo it's not directed at you personally, just in general, it's the way all forums work haha
  19. I should note that the XXL Bass Edition can rumble, but also be extreme too, with the right settings.