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Tech 21 Double Drive 3x

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by isher1992, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Couldn't find much around on these...

    I like the drive on my Para Driver, but even turning down the volume on my bass, it doesn't clean up well. I was looking for something that would have a similar overdriven sound, and was wondering if this was the ticket.

    I tried the search function, but couldn't find much about people's opinions of this on a bass. Does it work pretty well? Or is there a lot of low-end loss?
  2. Try looking in the Effects forum...where this thread belongs.
  3. Crater


    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    The Double Drive 3x is a guitar overdrive pedal designed for "high gain" (metal) sounds. It probably won't sound good on bass...

    I'd try a regular SansAmp Bass DI and try using the BLEND and DRIVE controls to see if you can get the right mix of distorted and clean tones.
  4. I use a Bass Driver as well. I have a Bass Driver DI set-up mostly clean, then use the Para Driver for the dirty/distorted part, then mix them both with a Boss LS-2.

    I bought one anyway to try, if I don't like it, I may pawn it off to a bandmate...