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Walmart distortion

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by PatrickEdmonds, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. PatrickEdmonds


    Jan 3, 2006
    there was a walmart ad a few months ago, whith people going to a rock concert and the song started with a nicely slightly distorted bass.
    Anyone know a pedal for this sound or how I could achive it? (I have a sansamp bass driver)
    Anyone know if this is a real song, so I could listen to it?
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Walmart advertises?
  3. they have commercials
  4. softscrubmonkey


    Nov 19, 2004
    St. Louis
  5. EricTheEZ1


    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    lol. I thought you meant Walmart was making distortion pedals now. I was afraid, to say the least.

  6. That may not be too far behind. I've read that they're schlepping bass strings these days.
  7. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I know, I was half kidding. Half asleep.
  8. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I tried, I fell out of my chair.
  9. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Since you brought it up: I was visiting someone not-too-long ago who had been given a gift of a Wallmart-brand "First Act" guitar and amp. The owner had no idea how to play, but I just had to try-out his new rig...

    That little amp had the sweetest distortion tone - I'm not kidding! Sounded real nice on both chords and lead. I still feel like getting-hold of this guy, and offering to buy that amp from him. I'll bet this tiny-little 'toy' amp would make a great amp for micing-up in the studio.

  10. Flea666


    Apr 21, 2005
    Lichfield, UK
    Asda advert?
  11. i haven't tried firstact brand stuff, but i doubt they are very different from those little 15 watt squier guitar amps, and i thought it had a nice overdrive to it as well...i didn't like it that much, but for the price you get a nice trebly overdrive...
  12. anechoic


    Oct 31, 2005
    Shirley, MA
    I dunno about Walmart, but I'm pretty sure I remember seeing effects pedals last time I was in Target. I think they even had a bass distortion.
  13. Cantstandsya

    Cantstandsya Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    Fontana, CA
    I saw disortion pedals at Sears a couple weeks ago.I think they were called Vinci.My 8 year old son took one look at them and said "Those are probably crappy". I told him he was right, they probably are.:)
  14. skunkrawk


    Apr 25, 2003
    i saw pedals at target and walmart. needless to say, i chuckled heartily as soon as i saw them.
  15. All_¥our_Bass


    Dec 26, 2004
    lol me too. I was like "Distortion pedals from Walmart would be crap anyway, so why make them?" and then I thought "Cause people would still buy them" :bawl: :crying:
  16. Flea666


    Apr 21, 2005
    Lichfield, UK
    down with the wallmart
  17. PatrickEdmonds


    Jan 3, 2006
    Anyone actually read the first post?
    anyone seen this ad in TV a while ago?