Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by soma89, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. soma89


    Jan 7, 2006
    Toronto, Canada
    Ok, I have a sound in my head and I never found the right pedal that provides that sound. I play a 70' harmony h22/1 with flats into a b100r.
    I'm looking for a dirty fuzz bass tone. Something like playing through a blown speaker. NOT A HEAVY FUZZ. I just want it to sound like your ipod headphones when they can't take the bass!

    I'm not digging the "bass sounding like a death metal guitar" tone. I just want vintage sounding, messy fuzz. It's cool if it gets rid of some of the low signal.

    Anybody got any ideas as to what pedal i'm looking for? thanks a lot.
  2. Tech 21 XXL Bass Edition

    EHX Germanium Overdrive.

    Fuzz Face (clone or real thing. There are billions to choose from)
  3. Chronicle


    Sep 13, 2006
    Devi Ever Cherry pop
    Zvex Mastrodon.
    Devi Ever Hyperion
  4. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Prescription Electronics Depth Charge nails that tone.
  5. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    Malekko B:Assmaster
  6. +1 for the devi ever cherry pop,... as far as I know they arent being made anymore either? definitely my goto fuzz these days for bass!
  7. Whaaaapsh


    Apr 23, 2006
    Portland, OR
    I second the EHX germ overdrive. There is some bass loss and you have to crank it, but for a busted speaker type of sound, wouldn't you expect bass loss?

    For guitar it sounds spot on, for bass, maybe not 100% perfect.
  8. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    I really like the DOD FX76 Punkifier. It gets me very close to that broken speaker sound on the Faint's "I Disappear". Say what you like about the Faint and dance "punk", but I think it's a killer bass tone.
  9. beebassdude

    beebassdude Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Sterling, VA
    the bluebeard is the best one ive tried by a landslide. ive tried the zyvex wooley mammoth, american big muff, and the russian big muff, all had severe low end loss.

    the bluebeard retains all the low end you can possibly want and will not flub out on low notes at extreme volumes.
  10. SiReZ


    Jun 21, 2009
    i have never heard of the bluebeard but after reading the site i totally am gonna try this out for my FUZZ itch as well
  11. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    The Bluebeard is really hard to get hold of, but it's essentially a GGG-Tuned muff from General Guitar Gadgets. You can buy a funky pre-built one in the form of the Fuzzrocious Green Stache. But the OP says he doesn't want a heavy fuzz - this one's supermassive!

    If you just want a torn speaker effect, how about the Torns Peaker? Or a fuzz face clone like the MXR Classic 108 Fuzz?
  12. SiReZ


    Jun 21, 2009
    hey which effect does chris(muse) use in hysteria is that like the bluebeard??
  13. Chronicle


    Sep 13, 2006
  14. Whaaaapsh


    Apr 23, 2006
    Portland, OR
    You should probably get that itch checked by a professional.
  15. Holy crap. Surely you are joking.

    If you aren't, I'm sorry. I don't have the energy to answer this question any longer.

    With any luck, you might find an answer here.
  16. I'd try the ordinary ol' Russian Big Muff. I play my P through mine with everything set at about 12-1 o'clock into MarkBass SA450 and Black Widow 15 and get a sound similar to Felix Pappalardi playing through a stack of ol' Sunn amps on the live mountain album. Just without the pants-pooping volume.
  17. too bad most of them sound awful on bass. check out the huckleberry v2 - now THAT's a bass fuzz!
  18. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    chunk systems brown dog does EXACTLY what you want.

    i would not reccomend any muff variant, or devi ever. those do the "death metal" guitar thing.
  19. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    I'd say start off with a USA Big Muff - they're plentiful so you can find one dirt cheap, and they sound good and vintage-y (although you do lose some bass). It's a good pedal to judge others by.
  20. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1 Torn's Peaker.