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simple pedal for a tubey grit

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Will_White, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Will_White


    Jul 1, 2011
    Salem, OR
    I'm looking for a simple pedal that can be used to get a tube like overdrive. I would prefer it to be relatively simple, e.g. a drive control and a volume I don't need any tone controls I have enough EQs as it is. I am using it with a bass that has a tillman preamp/buffer if that changes things. I already have a black russian big muff for fuzzier tones.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2015
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Fairfield Barbershop
    SolidgoldFX Beta
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  3. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    If it's a warm tube overdrive you're looking for, check out either the darkglass vmt or the mad professor blueberry.
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  4. It looks like you're describing the Wren and Cuff Phat Phuk.
    Very simple to use as it has one knob and sounds great.
    I like mine a lot.
  5. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Dod 250 ;) it really does a pushed very well IMO and keeps your low end well in tact. Or from what I've heard and read, the barbershop.
  6. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Fairfield Barbershop
  7. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    +1 on the DOD250.

    I've been using one for quite a few years. It adds just enough roughness to the sound without going into the realms of overdrive or distortion.
  8. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    It does a pushed tube very well IMO. Its a little saggy like a tube and has a warmth to it too. Dig it!
  9. nshuman


    Sep 4, 2012
    Fairfield Barbershop
    SolidGold FX Beta
    JohnK Orange
    Meatsmoke Pre
  10. guitarflinger

    guitarflinger Not all who wander are lost Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Front Range, Colorado
    + 1 on the MP Blueberry!
  11. nshuman


    Sep 4, 2012
    I'd get the Bearfoot instead honestly.
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  12. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    +1. Not a fan of MP Blueberry, it's nothing like the 'real' Blueberry.

    Catalinbread SFT is a good one as well.
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  13. wmhill


    Aug 20, 2012
    upstate NY
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    If you are looking budget friendly-the digitech bass driver works well for that, and you can get em used for under $50 pretty easy.
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  14. OOD


    Jul 29, 2009
    I just got the mooer green mile. It's very mild. I would say it can be dark not warm. I think it's good at sounding like tube grit. I'm using other pedals to get a warm sound out of it. It won't do what power tubes will though. I used it next to a bass tube screamer when I bought it. I wouldn't use the bass ts if it was given to me.
  15. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    blue tube 903
    fuzzrocious dark driving
  16. 48thStreetCustom

    48thStreetCustom Suspended

    Nov 30, 2005
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the SansAmp VT
  17. stevensivak


    Dec 24, 2014
  18. TC Electronic Spark mini. My fave is the Darkglass VMT by a long shot.
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  19. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
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  20. Real Soon

    Real Soon

    Aug 15, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Much as I love My VT D, it's got like six knobs, not to mention an array of switches. Which is why it's a fantastic self-contained tone beast, but since he's EQing elsewhere, they'd just be noon'd & getting in the way.

    Sounds to me like he's looking for one, max two knobs (drive and blend, I'd wager). As much sexy as possible with one twist kind of deal. I can dig it.
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