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Overdrive for bass and guitar?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by KC_LEE, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. KC_LEE


    Sep 23, 2013
    Hi everyone. I'm a bass player but now I'm learning to play guitar solo. I'm new for use pedals. I'm looking for an overdrive pedal. The question is "What pedal that work great (for you) for both bass and guitar?" Thank you guys!
  2. bassmusic17


    Jan 15, 2011
    Almost every OD works well for both. It might be easier to tell you which ones don't.
  3. bassmusic17


    Jan 15, 2011
    Is there a certain sound you are going for? What's your setup like?
  4. KC_LEE


    Sep 23, 2013
    I play 3 bands for bass now. 1.Dub/Reggae/Rock
    2.Pop 60s-80s cover band 3.The Beatles tribute band.
    Now I only have Octaver, Evelope filter, Delay and Chorus. What's good for many kind of music like these? Thank you bassmusic17 :)
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    Jacques Tubeblower works flawlessly with both. Basically an enhanced Iby Screamer with extended low range and EQ.
  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Hardwire CM-2 if you're on a budget.
    RichSnyder likes this.
  7. bassmusic17


    Jan 15, 2011
    What's your budget?
  8. The Way Huge Pork Loin works very well with both. It's quite flexible too: you can go from a very subtle drive, right to the edge of fuzz territory. I love mine.
  9. KC_LEE


    Sep 23, 2013
    I have low budget. That's why I'm trying to find something good for both. :p

    Any from EHX, BOSS, MXR will you suggest? Thx again guys.
  10. KC_LEE


    Sep 23, 2013
    PS. In Thailand, It easy to buy these brands.
  11. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    You may try the EHX Glove. I've never liked anything Boss, and while I do like some MXR pedals, they don't have very good drive pedals for bass.
  12. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
    I second the Hardwire CM-2
  13. higain617


    Sep 12, 2013
    I'm looking for the same thing. My tube head is very clean and doesn't give enough crunch. I have a Malekko Diabolik, but it's a bit much to use all the time. From the demos, the Pork Loin sounds good. Also, the Aguilar Agro sounds nice.
  14. mlove

    mlove Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2005
    I recommend a Rat or rat clone.
    My favourite OD (guess its Distortion really)
    TerribleLiar23 likes this.
  15. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Ibanez Bass Tube Screamer. A great often over looked pedal.

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