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Suggestions for an overdrive pedal

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by kdogg, Dec 3, 2005.


  1. kdogg

    kdogg

    Nov 13, 2005
    Ohio
    I'm looking for some nice overdrive for the front end of an Ampeg SVT-4Pro. The tone I'm looking for is what you here in the Queens Of The Stone Age song "Know One Knows". Anyone out there got one they like?
     
  2. Horny Toad

    Horny Toad Guest

    Mar 4, 2005
    NJ
    I use a Fulltone Bass Drive and LOVE it.

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  3. K Dubbs

    K Dubbs Just graduated from OSU, Go Bucks!

    Mar 16, 2002
    Toledo, Ohio
    if you see an EBS valvedrive anywhere, give it a try
     
  4. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Banned

    Nov 20, 2005
    Phila,Pa.
    Let the guitarist OD. Bass sounds better and cuts through better when clean.
     
  5. Clean bass doesnt work well in all situations, i know OD compliments punk and hardcore very well

    I use a tech21 sansamp BDDI, which is also very nice :)
     
  6. kdogg

    kdogg

    Nov 13, 2005
    Ohio
    I agree Sgt. Pepper, but I'm planning on using it for two specific songs we do, as an effect, just to add some color. I really don't usually use any bass effects, although I've heard some really great bassists that do, and it sounds great.
     
  7. kringle77

    kringle77 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    Massena NY
    I stongly disagree about not cutting through as well with OD. Many people abuse it and do not cut through.....you are right there but, I use a gritty sound 95% of the time and I always cut through. (rock, blues, pop, metal) I use the voodoo labs sparkle overdrive and a few times that I didn't, I just couldn't cut through as well and lost alot of sustain and harmonics. When I play with the band, you can't always tell that my sound is gritty.....until I am by myself. It definitly fills everything out and you notice when it's not there. Viva la OD!!!
     
  8. This thread would see more pedal traffic in the "Effects" forum.

    Mike
     
  9. Fuzzhead

    Fuzzhead

    Sep 26, 2005
    Australia
    Keeley Fuzz Head...it's a guitar pedal but it's transparent, doesn't chop off the low end and is beautifully gritty. :D
     
  10. bugbass

    bugbass

    Apr 8, 2004
    Norway
    EBS..