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{need help} which distorter???

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Tym2cu_bass, Apr 6, 2004.


  1. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    You might consider getting a distortion pedal which is made specifically for bass like the Digitech XBD Bass Overdrive pedal, or the Boss ODB-3. Those might be a little more to your liking.
     
  2. could you give me a website to each of those?

    and whats the diff between overdrive and distorter? which is better for bass?

    -thx
     
  3. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    For the love of god, just do a "distortion" search on this site. There have been numerous threads beating this issue to death. All the info you could ever dream of . . .
     
  4. Beammeup

    Beammeup

    Oct 7, 2002
    Denmark
    Hi,

    Here are the links to their websites.

    Boss: www.bossus.com
    Digitech: www.digitech.com
     
  5. Jack

    Jack

    Sep 6, 2003
    Newcastle, UK
    Well if you search for 'bass' on a bass forum, you can expect 500 matches. Id have expected more. Try just 'distortion' or 'overdrive pedal'. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    mate, its a search for "bass + distortion" so ill choose to ignore your sarcasm :)
     
  7. Rumzini

    Rumzini

    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
    I have an Ibanez Phat head...I've been able to dial in a sound close to TOOL...if you like that sort of thing...it has overdrive and distortion...it has lots of control as does Boss...I've played with both and I don't think you can go wrong with either
     
  8. Jack

    Jack

    Sep 6, 2003
    Newcastle, UK

    Touche :p
     
  9. Hey, you might want to check out a Carl Martin Heavy Drive. I have one for about a month now, and it rips as an agressive distortion! It isn't really subtle but you can dial in a truly mean sound wich will cut thru a wall of guitars :D . Apart from that it's true-bypass, it keeps you low-end pretty much intact if you don't crank up the gain too much and it has a bunch of usable sounds, it just isn't a mellow overdrive you'll have to keep that in mind.
     
  10. Rumzini

    Rumzini

    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
    Where can a guy find one of those???
     
  11. tim99

    tim99 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    Carl Martin Stuff:

    http://www.musictoyz.com/guitar/pedals/martin.php

    Overdrive Pedals:

    http://www.musictoyz.com/guitar/pedals/gtrpedaloverdrive.php

    From what I have read here, Flea uses the Boss OBD-3 Distortion pedal, and that seems to be the starting point for the modern heavy rock players:

    http://www.harmony-central.com/Effects/Data/Boss/ODB_3_Bass_Overdrive-01.html

    I have a friend who plays metal, and he thinks that the big muff is the business for his type of music:

    http://www.ehx.com/ehx2/Default.asp?q=f&f=/Catalog/04_Distortion

    But, I use a Fulltone Bass Drive, which I think sounds pretty good (picture below), it has two push buttons, so I get clean (off off), overdrive (on off) and distortion (on on):

    http://www.fulltone.com

    You can search for reviews by manufacturer here:

    http://www.harmony-central.com/Effects/Data/#man
     
  12. The Digitech Bass Driver is the only pedal that I take to every gig and band practice. Whether I want a very subtle distortion to juice up my sound a bit, get a good rock distortion, a heavy hard ass distortion, or totally fuzz it out, the Digitech Bass Driver: Bass Distortion/Overdrive delivers whatever overdrive you're lookin for.
    http://www.digitech.com/products/BassDriver.htm
    click on listen for a sound demo of what it has to offer.
    Enjoy