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thinking of buying boss odb3 again

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by rob_thebassman, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. rob_thebassman


    Jul 26, 2010
    Normanton, UK
    playing bass since 2005
    I used to have this pedal about 7 years ago and sold it cos I didn't know how to work it properly, after studying it properly lately I tried it out at a local music shop and sounded loads better than I remembered it! probably because cos I blended more dry and had less gain on it
  2. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    If you like how that pedal sounds, by all means buy it once again. I've recently bought the digitech bass driver once again because I miss having that pedal. I do dig this pedal for it's fizzy metallic sound. it also sounded pretty cool when I combine it with my danelectro cool cat cc-1 chorus pedal. it gives me a grungy but heavy sound. if you want to buy the boss odb-3 once again because you miss having that pedal, I would say take a chance on buying it again.
  3. vinnydbass


    Feb 4, 2008
    Right now, my pedalboard has two distortions. I have a wren and cuff tall font russian and the odb-3. I use the russian for a huge fuzzy distorted tone and the odb-3 for just adding a tad of grit to a dry sound. Also, I've found, after using the VT bass as an EQ in my signal, it really makes distortion pedals sound great.

    The boss is set up with the gain at about 8 or 9 o'clock and the blend to have about 75 percent dry signal. Its a better overdrive than a full blown distortion IMO. That being said, it can do both. Its not leaving my pedalboard anytime soon.
  4. rob_thebassman


    Jul 26, 2010
    Normanton, UK
    playing bass since 2005
    well said! thats why I'm thinking of going back
  5. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    I used to use it all the time, I have a Darkglass B3k now so I have no need for any other kinds of dirt, plus the ODB-3 isn't the greatest for 6 strings. I never once even thought about selling it though, it is a great little pedal. I still have it in a Boss case with the Bass Chorus and Flanger still waiting to rock.

    Go out and get one, you can get them for $50-60 all day long.
  6. EskimoBassist


    Nov 2, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    ODB-3's are not ****** pedals by any stretch, as long as you use them in the way you're suggesting: favour the clean side and don't push the gain really past noon. I'd suggest just running everything straight up and then maybe cutting the high eq a little.

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