So a friend passed me a Beta Aivin DS-100 she absolutely hated...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Nic., Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Nic.


    Aug 28, 2009
    This is something I've been wanting to do for a while: Get a pedal that people generally agree sound really crap on bass (and maybe on guitar as well), and see how far I can push it with some EQ and wet/dry blend.

    It was surprisingly difficult to find a crap distortion from my circle of friends, but finally one of my guitarist friends told me she had a Beta Aivin DS-100. Supposedly it's a clone of the Boss HM-2 which seems to get decent reviews around here... but whatever. Let's put this to the test.

    At the same time, I thought I'd also make a short video about how important it is to have the band working together to have everyone heard clearly and not muddy up the sound. Part of the reason is because I have absolutely no interest in pedal demo videos showing how the pedal sounds alone - what's more important to me is how it sounds together in the mix.

    So... here's my very first demo video ever! The Beta Aivin appears at the 4 minute mark. Please pardon my horrible playing.

    Equipment used:
    Looper: EHX Stereo Memory Man with hazarai

    - Squier Japan FSR Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline (Lake Placid Blue)
    - Zoom MS-50G multifx with RAT distortion, tape delay, hall reverb
    - Line6 Spider III 75w amp

    - Yamaha TRB1006J
    - Boss LS-2 loop/blender
    - Beta Aivin DS-100 Distortion
    - Genz Benz Shuttle 3.0-10T amp