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The Last Pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Flea666, Nov 25, 2005.


  1. Flea666

    Flea666

    Apr 21, 2005
    Lichfield, UK
    i just got a guyatone hd-2 and i dont think its for me, but i want 1 last pedal to give me something to give my signal a little umph, ive got a volume pedal and a flanger, and i play in a metal band if that helps.

    cheers mike
     
  2. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    I don't see how the hd-2 wouldn't be for you if you play in a metal band, it's a great effect.

    What do you mean by oomph
     
  3. trog

    trog

    Nov 8, 2003
    Scotland
    Compressor?

    Please define 'oomph' :p
     
  4. Flea666

    Flea666

    Apr 21, 2005
    Lichfield, UK
    its a good pedal, but i want sommit so i can grit up my signal and boost it abit.
     
  5. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    and you didn't find that the hd-2 boosted your signal :confused: , you know one of the knobs is a volume knob right?
     
  6. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Maybe something like an MXR Microamp or an old Electro Harmonix LPB-2
     
  7. Flea666

    Flea666

    Apr 21, 2005
    Lichfield, UK
    yea i kno it has a volume knob, but its just not the sound im after.

    this is wat i like the sound of and wud mind getting a similar sound.

    clip 1

    clip 2
     
  8. Tedintheshed

    Tedintheshed Banned

    Oct 8, 2004
    Columbus, Ohio
    These links are doing nothing.
     
  9. Flea666

    Flea666

    Apr 21, 2005
    Lichfield, UK
    right click, then save as
     
  10. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    That's not really added gain, that's pretty much wicked overdrive.
     
  11. psi

    psi

    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    Just turn the volume knob up to 11. If yours only goes to 10 you need a new amp.
     
  12. Tedintheshed

    Tedintheshed Banned

    Oct 8, 2004
    Columbus, Ohio
    When using distortion with bass, I have always found it best to use a distortion that can control the level of both clean and distorted signal. This helps maintain the low end, and retains the "oomph".
     
  13. maybe a sansamp?
    otherwise it couldn't hurt to get new strings...it sounds like the bass in the clip is overdriven, but also some really bright strings will help too imo
     
  14. Flea666

    Flea666

    Apr 21, 2005
    Lichfield, UK
    would the dod 250 give me, a little bit of grit, like in the second clip?
     
  15. Get a MXR M80+, it's better than a sansamp IHO. 2 channels, 1 clean 1 dirty, EQ, DI, parallel uneffected output (for tuning or ......), gate, mixing level for the dirt.

    Greets Lex.
     
  16. Flea666

    Flea666

    Apr 21, 2005
    Lichfield, UK
    alrite every, i think i might of found the pedal im realy looking for, i tried a zoom powerdrive today and it give a nice bit of grit to the sound and you dont loose any bass, ive also been looking at the Digitech Bad Monkey, they both have the same controlls does any one have any expericance with both.

    Thanks Alot Mike
     
  17. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    The zoom power drive loses quite a bit of bass but it's only noticeable at volume, not when just playing in your bedroom.
     
  18. Flea666

    Flea666

    Apr 21, 2005
    Lichfield, UK
    dont you have one on your board?
     
  19. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Yeah, I use it for when I want to cut through a mix with loads of treble, think entwistle tone. I use it for a harsh nasty punk pick tone which it does perfect but it loses alot of bass and the bass eq knob on it doesn't put the bass back in it just adds boom. My band hate the tone of it on its own, but it sounds good in the mix when I'm doing a bass solo in a punky song.
     
  20. Flea666

    Flea666

    Apr 21, 2005
    Lichfield, UK
    ah cool, i thought it added quite the amount of grit i wanted, dunno, mayb i should have a go on the bad monkey...