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My quest is over, and now I tell all. . . .

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by SONICATTACK, Oct 26, 2001.


  1. SONICATTACK

    SONICATTACK

    Sep 26, 2001
    in the sun
    Alright I have been on a search for the ultimate overdrive / distortion pedal for the past two months. Dilligently searching the internet, adds, whatever to aquire the best sounding distortion for bass. quite frankly I joined TB to get information on Overdrive pedals, but now I've realized the treasure of information you guy's / gal's can offer. now It's my time to give somthing back.
    In my search for the utimate overdrive I have bought three pedals and returned two to leave me with one winner of the three...... The Budda Phat bass, won the respect to be on my effects board along with my newly aquired TC Electronic SCF.
    I have catagorized my band as the juke box band because there is such a mixture of differn't tastes within it's members. I mean we play anything from soul, funk, blues, vintage rock and heavy mosh pit :cool: metal. so I wanted a reliable, flexable, and hum free (as distortion goes) overdrive. I tried and returned the Ibanez PD7 (terrible tone and hisses worse than a pissed off cat) and the Fulltone Bassdrive which can only play that arrowsmith type distortion. ie: usefull but also a relic that wont be used often. (not for my material anyway)
    The budda phat bass has awsome overdriven tube amp tone, to all out God smack type distortion (minus the 800 dollar SWR Interstellar preamp) The thing never trashes your already strived for tone, at any setting.

    I was supposed to wait to tell you all untill I had practice with my band mates but, the thing is so awsome I couldn't wait. best of all it's hand made and built like a tank. In my opinion you CAN'T go wrong with this one. :)

    thanks for all your posts, I know there's a ton of distortion posts, belive me I went through all of em, but it was worth the wait and headaches.
     
  2. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    Of course, we'll be waiting to hear how it sonded with the band...
     
  3. SONICATTACK

    SONICATTACK

    Sep 26, 2001
    in the sun
    O.K. We had practice, the thing is awsome. My only gripe is that with a few of our songs I needed a little less midrange in the pedal, but with some adjustments at home afterward I was able to fix the problem. I learned that you can even swap out the tubes (2) with other brands and versions to get fine tune your sound. It has 12AT7's in it so I'm going to experiment a little to fine tune the thing. Still the best distortion I've heard yet. Another twist, I was recently asked to be a temporary bassist for another band. This band sounds almost Identical to Creed but better. (more Harmonys in the vocal's) I'll at least be involved in this band untill they find another bassist. I hope it's soon cause I don't know what It will be like to juggle two bands. While working full time. Apparently bass players are hard to come-by up here. :rolleyes: So I hope it doesn't last too long, but it will be a great experience for me, and I will be able to use the pedal more often. :)
     
  4. KB

    KB

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    may I ask where you got it and for how much??
    I am in the market for a good overdrive and right now my main consideration is the EBS, but the Budda sounds interesting as well.
    Thanks for any info

    -KB
     
  5. SONICATTACK

    SONICATTACK

    Sep 26, 2001
    in the sun
    I got it from Musicians Friend. I bought it for $240 over the internet. I called them and they wanted $265 but they said if I ordered it over the internet I would get a special price, and I did. It's real smart to order from them being that If you don't like it you can return it within 45 days, and get your money back. So long as you don't scratch it. the only thing your out is the cost of the shipping. I'm sure you know all this being that your a musician. I don't think they sell the EBS, all though that was the only distorton pedal I had left on my list to try. I think It sells for 180 or so.
     
  6. KB

    KB

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    actually MF does sell the EBS (just haven't gotten it in stock yet). plus they just included a $10 off coupon in their latest catalog so whichever I try will definately come from them. Now I have to just decide which one to get:D :D :D

    -KB
     
  7. SONICATTACK

    SONICATTACK

    Sep 26, 2001
    in the sun
    Oh one more thing, KB before you buy the Budda (if your going to) consider that the pedal measures 6" x 7" So if you don't have any growing room on your board I would look at the EBS first being that it can practically fit in your hand. When I opened the box for the Budda my responce to it's size was . . . :eek: :cool:
    but your's might be . . . .:eek: :mad: