Need something "thicker" thank my B3K

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Maxfenderbass, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Hey guys,

    Looking for some recommendations for a overdrive/distortion to replace my B3K, I find the B3K has a lot of booty and top end sizzle but I'm looking for something with a bit more body and full frequency. I play in a hard rock/grunge band. I currently use my B3K for a lot of our stuff that doesn't require fuzz and I like my sound to be almost always dirty.

    My rig is a Jazz Bass into a SVT-VR/810 CE.

    My other dirt pedals are as follows;
    MXR Bass Distortion (used on occasion when I want to overpower my band LOL)
    Fuzzrocious Grey Stache
    EHX Green Russian Reissue

    The pedals I was looking at are the Alpha Omega and the Damnation Audio MBD-1.

    Any other suggestions out there?
  2. BassBrass


    Jul 6, 2009
    Boston MA
    You are ripe for the TAFM experience. team awesome fuzz machine by Small Sound Big Sound.
  3. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    This is easy.... Damnation MBD-1.

    Last edited: Nov 20, 2017
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  4. 2010P

    2010P Inactive

    May 13, 2017
    I suggest the Pike Vulcan XL because it can still give you the Darkglass vibe but with greater eq flexibility as well as a slightly more organic sound.
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  5. The only thing with the damnation currently is He said he is putting builds on hiatus while he works on other projects...
  6. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Yes, but he may still have a few... get one while you can.
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  7. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    As of earlier this afternoon, he has a few each in white and gold. No more black.
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  8. Gotta sell my B3K first
  9. guitarflinger

    guitarflinger Not all who wander are lost Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Front Range, Colorado
    Idiotbox Blowerbox
  10. BunchyMutt


    Jul 3, 2014
    Have you tried the vintage? I recently made the switch from a B7KU to a Vintage U for exactly the same reasons you've mentioned
  11. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
  12. I’ve never tried one, but from what I hear from all the demos is it’s not harsh enough? If that makes sense lol.
  13. That one and the cog mini 66 have been catching my eye for some time now.
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  14. Noylin


    May 28, 2014
    Boosting 250 on the b7k ultra would be a lot thicker. The b3k V2 with mid switch looks interesting too.

    Otherwise you might look into a bass friendly rat if you want to keep that high mid bite flavor of the b3k. The mxr bass distortion comes to mind
  15. BunchyMutt


    Jul 3, 2014
    Can't speak for the non Ultra versions. There's also the B3K V2 - sounds like it's designed to do what you want. No affiliation or even a DG fanboi, just wondering if you want something that approximates the sound you already have or are looking for a new flavor.
  16. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    The newer Vintage Deluxe / Ultra has the same boost switch as the B3K to give it a more aggressive edge. I'm also a big fan of the Vulcan - the colour knob (or switch on the XL) goes between an agressive Vintage style tone and a B3K style tone, leave it in the middle to get a blend of both. If you like the B3K but want more midrange bite and find the Vintage too smooth, it's a solid recommendation.
  17. Spent


    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I went through a number of pedals over the past year (Empress multidrive, Big Muff, Pork Loin to name a few). Just picked up a Digitech Hardwire Dm-2 and have to say I’m impressed. Definitely has a thick sound.
  18. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yeah between the mid switch and the blend you can send through as much "thick" as you can dish out. Total thickness (and sick-ness) control.

    Mine's on the way! :bassist:
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  19. lermgalieu

    lermgalieu Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2000
    Bay Area
    My $.02 is that the Vulcan XL won't give him the booty he's looking for, since that's exactly why I got rid of mine.
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  20. Already got it! Haha