Oh the rabbit hole that is OD and dirt pedals. How many of them I have bought, used, sold, traded, returned, etc, etc, etc. So far there is exactly one that has remained firmly on my board and it is possibly the finest OD I have heard for bass and that is the CAL Grizzly. But I do still want another sound. Using a vintage Bassman, my cleans are clean, so It's great to have a high quality pedal that gives me just that bit of hair, just that bit of oomph that comes from taking an amp and pushing it to the edge. But not over. Recently I had been using my Grizzly as a lower gain OD. Keeping the distortion knob all the way off, and cranking the OD to between 1 and 3. And it sounds really good. As I'd mentioned, I always had this idea that I wanted a barely on OD, then I wanted something heavier, grinding distortion, or some kind of Fuzz. I have had SO many pedals, from so many manufacturers to try to achieve this, I'd used Fuzz's, OCD's, Rat's etc etc. But I think I have been coming at this all wrong. I really am not looking for heavy, heavy doomy distortion. I'm looking for a grittier OD. Something with some growl and snarl, but not the super crazy distortion you get on say a Rat variant. Basically I play in a Garage Rock band, and a Pop Punk band, so I don't need to sound like Young Widows or Russian Circles. So I was looking at things on my phone this morning before coming into work, and decided to pull the trigger on 3 OD pedals. I am hoping one of them works out and can give me the sounds I am looking for, the others will be returned, or distributed on TB Classifieds. Wampler Low Blow - I have read many a post of guys for whom this has become their go to low OD pedal. But it does have a lot of options for higher gain OD and for Distortion as well. There is lots to play with, and while the layout is totally different, something about it reminds me of the Grizzly. Combine that with the fact the V1 Low Blow is on clearance at Sweetwater for $150 and free shipping, and it's worth the shot. Tech 21 VT Bass - This is the Character Pedal version. I had the deluxe version of this before, and at the time it didn't give me the sounds I had hoped for. But it is worth trying again, try to get that Nirvana Blew sound going, or something close to it. Solidgold FX Beta - Believe it or not, with all the boutique pedals I've played and tried, all the flavors of the month I bought and traded, this has never landed on my board (another one I'd like to demo is the Rusty Box but that is for another day). But every review, every demo and every post I have read says this is a virtually indispensable OD pedal. So that is what I am trying. I don't really have a setup I can get good sounds with, so I'll just have to write a post with the results of my trial and shootout. Feel free for any comments or suggestions.