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looking for a pedal....

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by bass_kitten, Nov 25, 2001.


  1. bass_kitten

    bass_kitten Guest

    Nov 25, 2001
    im looking for a pedal for my p-bass but im not quite sure what kind to get? I want distortion and that hardcore "metaly" sound... anyone have any ideas?:confused:
     
  2. JOhnk

    JOhnk

    Mar 31, 2001
    burlington, vt
    I've got a boss distortion pedal.. It gets a nice metallic, grungy kinda sound, but it's actually a regular six-string guitar pedal, so its a bit lacking in the low-end.

    I've heard good things about Boss Bass Overdrive pedals, though.
     
  3. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    do you have 80 us dollars? i can solve your problem!

    from your profile i read that you like rammstein and smashing pumpkins. this pedal will be you joy, trust me. the electro harmonx big muff pi. a chainsaw. there are 2 versions. one made in russia the other in usa. i had both and suggest you the russian one. less pricey and quite the same results. this is the medal used by billy corgan too on guitar.
    www.ehx.com
     
  4. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    the american one...
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    ... and the russian
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  5. HEY LOOK ANOTHER DISTORTION THREAD!!!

    hehe anyway i would highly suggest staying away from the Phat Head or Bass Overdrive. They are actually not nearly as good as some people say... too much noise, not enough flexibility...

    i suggest holding off until you can afford something you will use forever such as the Fulltone Bass Drive, EBS MultiDrive, BuddaPhat Bass, or the GK Diesel Dawg (i actually havent heard much on this yet and havent played it so thats might not be a good example).

    To all effects newbies: DONT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID. SAVE AND GET SOMETHING YOU WILL LOVE FOREVER AND WILL BE A PART OF YOUR ORIGINAL SOUND FOR YEARS TO COME!
     
  6. JOhnk

    JOhnk

    Mar 31, 2001
    burlington, vt
    well... i can still my distortion pedal when i play guitar. now that all it's credibility has been wiped out, and such.
     
  7. NioeZero

    NioeZero

    Sep 2, 2001
    I'd go with a Russian Big Muff, personally.
    Sounds good, looks cool, pretty affordable.

    For some reason, the American version reminds me of a box of Kellog's Special K....
     
  8. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    EHX stuff is pretty nice. I have a russian bassballs envelope filter.

    You might want to try an Ibanez Phat Hed maybe?

    By the way, I've used the Boss Bass OD before and IMO its kinda thin sounding. But maybe it was just poorly set. And I think you can mod it so it works better for bass too.
     
  9. Anyone know any sites where i can read about the Fulltone Bass pedal?
     
  10. SONICATTACK

    SONICATTACK

    Sep 26, 2001
    in the sun
    Oh boy, here we go again, where's the Mod.

    Anyway In my search I found that the Budda Phat Bass was phenominal. Our band just did a demo with it and you won't belive how much low end (not muddy) and sound of my bass it retained all the while giving me over-top-dist.:D It's the most expensive pedal i've found, but also the best sounding IMO.

    I agree with ImNotGettyLee In that buying a low dollar pedal will do you a dis-service. You almost always get what you pay for.
     
  11. Hugh Jazz

    Hugh Jazz

    Sep 13, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    Got any samples? I really want to hear this pedal, but I don't really have access to one.
     
  12. Ive been asking that seem question for a looonngg time but they dont seem to exist. I think im just going to buy one because i will definetly be able to get my money back if i dont like it ;)
     
  13. Hugh Jazz

    Hugh Jazz

    Sep 13, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    Sweet! That way you can be the token Budda Phat Bassman. :D
     
  14. what in the hell are you talking about?:confused: :)
     
  15. Hugh Jazz

    Hugh Jazz

    Sep 13, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    As in you can give us reviews...and sound samples. :p