Need help choosing a fuzz / distortion pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by loflyinjett, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Hey guys,

    I'm looking for some sort of fuzz pedal to help out when my bands guitarist goes for a solo. I've got a clip of a target bass tone that I'd like to hit and would appreciate some direction.


    I play a 2006 Squier Vintage Modified P-Bass with Duncan Quarter Pounders and a Babicz Bridge through a Kustom Deep End 300HD head with 2 4x10 cabs. Currently I can get a pretty dirty tone if I turn up the tube gain on my amp but it loses a good bit of the low end.

    Can someone point me in the right direction?
  2. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    Judging from that clip, the tech 21 oxford pedal would be a good choice to nail that bass sound. that's a pretty cool clip by the way. the bass sounds killer.
  3. I'd say rat tail
  4. Stretchhh


    Jan 10, 2012
    WA, Australia
    I agree with cosmicpimp2 rats tail by fuzzrocious would hit that easily plus it works well with other gain pedals running before it from what I have read.
  5. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Inactive

    Feb 23, 2011
    I'd say you need a blend pedal like the Boss LS-2 or something besides the distortion.


    May 4, 2006
    Courtenay, BC, Canada
    That's what the clip sounds like for sure. There are a lot of pedals with clean blends built in though.
  7. SerratedBass


    Nov 4, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass Guitars,
    Loving the bass tone, I sometimes dial in a sound like that by running either my Ashdown Hyperdrive pedal or Rat pedal into my Sansamp BDDI.

    The Sansamp can achieve that sort of tone if you crank the gain up and dial in the right amount of presence, but I normally run the sansamp relatively clean with a touch of grind, with around a 50/50 blend, then use the distortions in front of it for the heavy distortion so I have two balanced sounds that work well with each other.
  8. Tech 21 VT bass or Chunk Systems Brown Dog
  9. musicman666


    Sep 11, 2011
  10. musicman666


    Sep 11, 2011
    I luv the tone at 3:20!
  11. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Napa, California
    +1 To my ears it's a text book Aguilar Agro tone.
    I suspect the bass is tune down or it's a 5 strings which helps as well. Player is using a pick.
  12. G3Mitch


    Feb 8, 2011
    New Zealand
    I can get that tone with my Rat Tail and Boss LS-2. Blend pedals go a long way with dirt pedals... the Rat Tail doesn't NEED a blend, but I really like the sound of clean low end with a dirty high end. That clip sounded BAD ASS.
  13. Agree with several of you that a clean blend is a MUST for that tone. It's the only way to keep the clarity and punch in the lower register. Either a blend pedal with your favourite dirt/fuzz pedal or a fuzz with a clean blend, like an Oxfuzz bass or an Iron Ether Oxide (amongst many others I'm sure).
  14. Thanks for all the replies guys!

    Also the clip is the isolated bass track to "What You Want" by Evanescence. Very cool tone indeed.