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question for anyone who can help

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by danview, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. danview


    Feb 8, 2006
    i have a sans amp bass driver and am looking to get a nice fuzzy distortion without too much treble. im having no success getting any good distortion tones without having the treble way up. anyone know how to get this? wrong pedal maybe?
  2. I would suggest that you turn down both bass and treble to like 9 o'clock or less - effectively giving the sound more midrange, then put the presence midway and tweak it back and forth a bit. Presence is a type of midrange control, but too much of it starts to sound harsh IMO.

    You may find you have to adjust the drive and volume controls a bit to compensate for the amount of bass and treble cut.

    Fuzzy is not a word I would associate with the BDDI, it's very much a warm tubey overdrive kinda thing, so yeah, maybe you're trying to squeeze eggs out of a rooster.
  3. arbitrary

    arbitrary Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Boston, MA
    I crank the drive and level.
    Then I have the presence @ 12 (around)
    The blend around 50-60%
    and the bass off and mabybe 1/8th to 1/4 of treble.
    I add bass on my amp and bass.
  4. danview


    Feb 8, 2006
    thanks a lot guys, i appreciate it. ill try them out and see how it goes!