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Okay...(distortion quest content)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Thunderscreech, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Just when I thought I had everything together, I find that my tone is inadequate for what I am doing. My other band, Spore, is in warm storage, so I've moved on to Ganon.

    Before Grygrx moves my thread to Misc. or band, allow me to say that the new potion as bassist in Ganon is the reason I'm posting this.

    I need a distortion that is big sounding. I know bass distortions are like opinions, but perhaps someone(s) who are in a 2- or 3- man sludge/doom/stoner band where the focus is on riffs could help me here. Price is kind of an object, but it can be put in perspective.
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Can you post a link to the type of sound you want? Maybe a Youtube clip of a band whose tone you want to achieve?
  3. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Also, what's on your board right now?
  4. Bassenstien


    Jun 13, 2006
    I dont think I can be satisfied by just one dirt. I have a few on my board cause our different riffs call for different sounds (sometimes smooth, sometimes huge). Hard to try and pick one but I would prolly say that my Alien Hate Fuzz :bag: seems to be my fav :bag: It can do some mild overdrive to full on fuzz and retain good lows. Plus it goes great with every other dirt I have (one knob though and no AC plug...:meh:)
  5. flapbass


    Sep 20, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    ibanez pd 7 or ts 7
  6. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Not to mention this all hinges on your guitarist's tone, if there is one.
  7. Bassenstien


    Jun 13, 2006
    I find that alot of the settings on my board that I use with the band sound pretty bad when im jammin alone.
  8. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Isn't that the way it always is?
  9. Bassenstien


    Jun 13, 2006
    yeah none of my dirt tones are the same between bedroom and band
  10. :atoz: That would be very helpful. You must forgive, its early in the morning and I've been into some herbal remedies.








    Those are a wide sampling array of the sound I'm after.

    You must forgive me for not being lucid at this ugly hour.

    EHX Metal Muff
    MXR El Grande Bass Fuzz

    Thats all for dirt.

    We don't have one. A guitar would simply not work for the effect we're trying to get.
  11. Bassenstien


    Jun 13, 2006
    With all those Godflesh vids, its hard not to recomend the HM-2.
    That being said, my favorite dirt at loud volumes with just me and my drummer is Bogdan>Alien Hate Fuzz.
  12. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    Supercollider works for me. Creamy mids-heavy fuzz. Or maybe the Bluebeard/Green Stache/GGG Tuned Muff which I've yet to try. I also like the clips I've heard of the Frantone Bassweet and Alien Hate Fuzz.
  13. rcubed


    May 8, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    A modded DS-1 for more lowend might be something to look in to.
  14. Bassenstien


    Jun 13, 2006
    I can also agree with this as I have a Supercollider and Green Stache on my board (both awesome).
    Alien Hate Fuzz into Green Stache is my fav fuzz tone ever. So freakin brutal.
  15. if you can tell me what I need to swap out to get it more low-end friendly I will do it. there was a thread about this, and I never heard what the final configuration was.

    Green Stache is just a GGG-tuned Big Muff in an awesome case, right?
  16. A Supercollider is on my list...but first i need 150 dollars.:( Not that it's not great pedal, budget is a key factor here.
  17. Bassenstien


    Jun 13, 2006
    Ya just a GGG (but mine says DOOM and SLUDGE on it so its got to be better right???).
    It is my "go-to" fuzz.
  18. rratajski

    rratajski Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Yep, unless you want upgrades (photo eye feedback expression, different diodes to change the clipping, mids cut/boost switch). I build it, the mrs. paints it, the baby ships it.
  19. And I spent $65 dollars on buying my El Grande back :( I mean, it did work for a little while until I realized the limitations...
  20. Bassenstien


    Jun 13, 2006
    Youd be NOWHERE without your shipping dept.

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