Need help picking out a pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by johndope, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. johndope


    Jun 21, 2008
    I'm trying to decide on a fuzz bass pedal to purchase. I'm looking for a very specific sound though so I've decided to come here and get some opinions from the experienced folk.
    So the sound I'm going for is the sound of a Moog Analog Bass synth tone. I want heavy fuzz but not just like distorted fuzz bass, I want it to be like very electronic sounding, as phat as I can get it and as gritty and electronic feeling as possible. I'm essentially trying to make my bass into something I can use to make live electronica music. I want it to really sound like the kind of bass tone you normally hear made on a computer or some type of analog synth. I basically want to make basslines you normally would only hear played on a keyboard on an actual bass. It would be also convenient if it had a nice range of fuzz so that sound wasn't ALL it did. So if anyone knows of a pedal that can achieve this sound please point me in the right direction. I'm also not trying to spend too much money, around $100 would be reasonable.
    BTW, sorry about the length of this post I just want to be as specific as possible to make responding as easy as possible.
  2. Check here, lot of choices and some very synthy sounding versions.

    I think the Aenima, Year of the Rat, or Torns Peaker (TP) will sound the closest to what you want.

    The TP looses some low end though.

    The Disaster, Bit, Destructo Noctavia and Never Drive will take you in a different direction.

    Click on the name of the pedal and you'll find the description and lots of sound samples.

  3. beyondthe48

    beyondthe48 Guest

    Apr 29, 2007
    the devi bass fuzz sounds like aphex twin - gnarly and "electronic music like" it also adds some sub bass - pretty crazy. i just put mine on ebay starting at $100 - your lucky day!
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I get that sound with a combination of pedals, so $100 won't do it, I think. I use a bass distortion, octave, and filter combined. And I've got an analog synth, so I know the sounds you're talking about. I've never been happy with any "synth" pedals, but the combo route works like a champ, though the price is about 4x your budget. I'm just saying, what you want, won't be as simple as a $100 pedal will get you. Save a bit, and read these forums, there's more info than you imagine.