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Sansamp BDDI vs. Hartke Bass Attack

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Petary791, Jun 6, 2005.


  1. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    The birthday is nearing...

    ...a distortion is needed...

    ...and it comes down to these two. Everybody praises the Sansamp, but I'm pretty interesting in the Hartke. I went to GC and they don't carry Hartke products (unfortunately) so I wouldn't be able to test one. Is the Hartke a DI like the Sansamp? Which has more of a buzzsaw distortion (like Timmy C.)? Thanks a ton.
     
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    They both have DI's. The Sansamp is in no way a buzzsaw distortion. I'd actually say the MXR was closer to that.
     
  3. ole Jason

    ole Jason Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Louisville, KY
    MXR seems to be the way to go for distortion-y distortion. The Hartke is designed to emulate the breakup of a tube amp and I believe the sansamp does the same.
     
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I secod the MXR M-80 idea.
     
  5. Racsen

    Racsen

    Dec 6, 2003
    Turkey
    For the distortion th way is mxr i think
     
  6. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    So this MXR would get me close to a Timmy C sound?
     
  7. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    So now it comes down to the MXR M-80, Bass Attack, and Black Cat Fuzz. Which do you suggest for Buzzsaw, Timmy C sound?
     
  8. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Have you done a search to read about these pedals? There is so much useful information available in the archives.

    As someone said, the hartke is supposed to be more of an od - I never associate the word buzzsaw with od.
    The Black Cat is a fuzz pedal, which isn't distortion.

    By a process of elimination, of the three I'd say the MXR would get you the closest. But without his tri-amp setup it's still only going to be an approximation.
     
  9. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    AH! Thank you! Buzzsaw <> Overdrive.


    Thank you for clarifying. :)

    A noob I am... :rollno: