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What bass distortions are their?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Unemploid, Jul 6, 2014.


  1. i'm wondering what's a good distortion pedal for bass. not an overdrive or fuzz, a pedal that is specifically a distortion pedal.
     
  2. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Maryland
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
    What's your budget?
     
  3. McFarlin

    McFarlin Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    Austin, TX
  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Blower Box





     
  5. no budget. i'm just looking. everyone seems to talk about fuzz and overdrive.
     
  6. AciDBatH666

    AciDBatH666

    Feb 13, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    There's plenty out there. I currently have three.
    MXR M80 DI
    Tech 21 Sansamp
    Darkglass B7k or B3K

    I used to use the Sansamp for most of my distortion but I got the B7K yesterday and it's pretty much replacing it.
     
  7. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    T Rex Bass Juice is my current choice. Gnarley.
     
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  8. rizzo9247

    rizzo9247

    Nov 24, 2008
    NYC
    Digging my Zvex Basstortion
     
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  9. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    MarkBass Mini Dist is what you are looking for. I have also B7K and OCD.
     
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  10. TrevorOfDoom

    TrevorOfDoom

    Jun 17, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Fuzzrocious Rat Tail is both a killer Overdrive and a Distortion!
     
  11. SuperTbass

    SuperTbass

    Aug 29, 2010
    Ohio
    I second the Blower Box. I had a Turbo Rat my guitarist friend gave me that was awesome except for the low end loss. The BB has a low end knob that is borderline magical. The price is right too. Speaking of price, I actually love the Ibanez PD-7 Phat Hed. The Hardwire SC-2 Valve Distortion is also great for a low price. It does overdrive, but it shines in the distortion range imho.

    Give me a few days for my Fulltone Bass Drive to come in and I'll probably tell you you need that! :)


    Pedal Breeders BIG Board Club member # 48
     
  12. jj4001

    jj4001

    Dec 27, 2010
    Providence, RI
    I'm digging the T-Rex Bassjuice as well. Super versatile with the blend knob and two stage of foot switchable gain.
     
  13. Smurf-o-Deth

    Smurf-o-Deth ¡No me gustan mis pantalones!

    Oct 2, 2007
    The state of denial.
    Another vote for the Blower Box. The kick-ass to cost ratio is insanely good.
     
  14. aRandomAggie

    aRandomAggie

    Apr 5, 2011
    Houston
    Heavy Electronics El Oso. Does everything from mild to wild, and has a clean blend knob as well.
     
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  15. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Pretty much anything that is a Rat based circuit has the potential to be cool. The Blower Box gets great reviews around here and I want to try one. I've got an Earthbound Audio Iron Pig that is killer, and now they make the Acid Pig.

    Another very awesome option, and my personal favorite, is the Brimstone Audio XD-1. It's just a killer pedal. Kinda pricey and large, but it's worth it IMO. They are coming out with a smaller version in the next couple of months too. I like it so much that I might end up picking up the smaller version even though I own the big one :)
     
  16. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Fuzzrocious Rat Tail/Rat King
    Heavy Electronics El Oso
    Idiot Box Blower Box
    Aguilar Agro
     
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  17. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Arion Bass Distortion
     
  18. i really like the markbass mini
     
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  19. Lebowsky

    Lebowsky Effects Forum Resident

    Mar 18, 2007
    Lausanne, Switzerland
    You're gonna get a different reply from each member. Maybe try to focus on a kind of sound you like (e.g. from a recording) to get more targeted ideas..
     
  20. Aguilar Agro
    Heavy Electronics El Oso
    Empress Distortion
    Dwarfcraft Internet
    Dwarfcraft Total Spack Vibes
    Wren and Cuff Hangman-2

    ...and many, many others.

    For me, I find that my TAFM serves the whole range from OD to Distortion to Fuzz really well. There's nothing that pedal can't do.
     

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