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What's a good bass distortion pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by LimoWreck909, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. LimoWreck909


    Oct 5, 2001
    Recently, I've really been interested in incorporating distortion into my sound, and I tried it with my amp (Peavey TKO 115) and it sounded awful. I'm hoping to someday get a SWR Interstellar Overdrive, but I really can't afford it right now. So, I'm wondering what stompboxes would suffice until then. I'm looking to get a Rage Against the Machine-style distortion sound.
  2. Ok.. first of all..

    what kind of sound are you seeking to accomplish ?

    if you want a sharp, high-rate overdrive ( more mids ), go for the Boss ODB-3, DOD FX91, wooly mammoth, etc..

    If you want a numb, low-rate overdrive ( more lows, sounds more like a big engine ), go for the
    Gallien & Krüger Diesel Dawg, DOD FX92 bass grunge ( VERY nice pedal, but hard to get ), E.H. Big muff, etc...

    Myself i play with a ODB-3, my sound is 90 % clean with 10 % VERY sharp overdrive.. sounds like a clean bass with an overdriven bass in the distance.. very nice tone for low-B imho :)
  3. I've found that distortion pedals can't compair to distortion preamps, I really like the Ampeg svp-bsp. I get really cool sounds dialing in more volume from the clean chanel and less from the overdrive chanel, everything from a really cool hip-hop grease sound to a mild boost. If you don't have the money I suggest the Sans Amp BDDI.
  4. LimoWreck909


    Oct 5, 2001
  5. GK Diesel Dawg or Distortion going into compression with gain reduction.

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