MXR Dime Distortion on Bass?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BassRook31, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. BassRook31


    Nov 1, 2011
    DFW, Texas
    Has anyone done or know of anyone had done this before? Results? Opinions?
  2. You'd lose some low end, but other than that tial it in right and it should be fine.
  3. Metal Mitch

    Metal Mitch

    Jul 14, 2003
    It's killer.

    Surprising nobody has responded to this thread.

    I went through 3 pedals in a row last practice. My 2nd Digitech has finally crapped out. It's been getting more and more rumbly floor noise, to the point of being totally unusable.

    Went back to my old RAT. Didn't like the mushy attack or lack of gain. Finally went back to the M-80, which I still use for the clean channel/DI. Never was a good distortion, still isn't.

    Finally tried my guitarists' pedal.

    The DIME is killer for mid-forward gritty ripping distortion. It doesn't go into all out fuzz. The EQ knobs are kind of interactive with each other, like on an amp. Extreme EQ settings don't accomplish much. Set maximum gain, scoop OFF, bass flat, a bit of mid and a bit more treble boost. Do the rest on your amp. It rips.
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  4. the new super badass distortion has a bass knob. idk about the dimebag. idk if the pedal i mention sounds good on bass either, i just wanted to mention it.
  5. Karli


    Jul 21, 2017
    Bielefeld, Germany

    There is someone trying the Dime MXR on Bass!!!

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  6. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    I've been wondering for years how this pedal sounded on bass and thanks to this clip I got a chance to hear it. it's actually not too bad. it's got a killer grind to it. add a blend control and you get a killer grinding distortion for bass. \m/ thanks for posting the video.
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