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The Ultimate Distortion Poll

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Ryan Mohr, Mar 11, 2008.


  1. Tech 21 XXL Bass Edition

    9.9%
  2. Pro Co Turbo RAT

    8.6%
  3. Tech 21 Sansamp GT2

    3.7%
  4. Landmine LD-1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Radial Tonebone Hot British

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Marshall Guv’nor (specify original or reissue)

    4.9%
  7. Gallien-Krueger Diesel Dawg

    3.7%
  8. Boss HM-2

    4.9%
  9. 3Xfx Fatman/V2

    4.9%
  10. MI Audio Crunch Box

    1.2%
  11. Boss MD-2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. T-Rex Bass Juice

    2.5%
  13. Z. Vex Box of Rocks

    1.2%
  14. Fulltone GT-500

    3.7%
  15. Mad Professor Mighty Red Distortion

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. HomeBrew FMJ

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Ibanez PD-7

    4.9%
  18. Radial Tonebone Classic

    2.5%
  19. Tech 21 Sansamp Tri-A.C

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Other (please specify)

    43.2%
  1. I didn't see anything about the MXR Blowtorch, have any of you guys tried one out?
     
  2. Fulltone Bass Driver.. I can't live without it!
     
  3. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    More of a synthy fuzz.
     
  4. bigchiefbc

    bigchiefbc Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Rhode Island, USA
    Well, I'd say that the Aenima sounds closer to that then it does to a Big Muff or a Fuzz Face. It sounds like a way OVER-cranked Marshall, like one about to blow up. :bassist:
     
  5. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    Do you use it more as an overdrive or a distortion?
     
  6. kyral210

    kyral210

    Sep 14, 2007
    Manchester
    MXR Blowtorch kicks all! As for your list, I have an Ibanez PD-7 which rocks my cock off!
     
  7. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    Again, the blowtorch is a synthy fuzz which is not what I am looking for.
     
  8. I'm surprised you don't have a Muff'n or B:Assmaster on there.

    You said you wanted 'tubey' sounds. The Muff'n should do that nicely.
     
  9. Gotcha
     
  10. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    The Muff'n is probably a candidate at higher gain, but the the B:Assmaster is a fuzz.
     
  11. bbe

    bbe

    Nov 6, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    teh distortion on the mxr bass di is top notch IMO.
     
  12. lug

    lug

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    In my opinion, the controls (esp. the sensitivity control) moves the pedal from a "chainsaw" (distortion) sound to an "angry can of bees" (fuzz) sound.
     
  13. jisforjustin

    jisforjustin

    Mar 13, 2008
    The 3Xfx Fatman pedal was built around a tube-sounding technology, but with way more gain and boost so as to not sound vintage or overly "tubey." In my opinion it is way more ballsy than a Tubescreamer, Rat, or Big Muff. I can't say, though, that I've played on all of the Rat or Big Muff variations. I'm talking specifically about the original Rat and vintage green Russian Muff.

    The Fatman was designed to take out as little bottom end as possible and have as much gain as possible, and to sound as good on bass as it does on guitar. There are some sound clips from forum members, just search for 3Xfx. You can check it out here as well:

    http://www.3xfx.com/fatman.html
     
  14. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX
    The other day, I found an old "MXR Distortion +" I've had packed away for 25 years or more. Anyone ever use this with a Bass...and if so what,s the feedback?
     
  15. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    I've used the reissue on bass before. It's nice and gritty, but it loses low end on high gain settings.
     
  16. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    Is the rhythm mode more of a distortion or a fuzz in you opinion?
     
  17. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    +1
     
  18. jisforjustin

    jisforjustin

    Mar 13, 2008
    The rhythm mode is definitely a distortion. The lead mode is more of a fuzz. You can actually purchase the 2 effects separately. You can get just a Fatman (distortion only), just a V2 (oscillating fuzz only), or Fatman/V2 (both in 1 pedal).
     
  19. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX
    Thanks Boo...I might try putting it in the loop of my X-blender and playing with the blend to see if I can retain the lows and still get a nice gritty sound out of it...what the heck...
     
  20. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Banned

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    EHX English Muff'n with AX7s instead of the stock AY's

    Ive actually been able to get pretty close to the sound of that thing on my POD, but if I went back to singles, the Muff'n is where id start :D
     

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