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Which Pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Hawkizzle, Oct 16, 2005.


  1. Hawkizzle

    Hawkizzle

    May 21, 2005
    I'm currently looking for a pedal with distortion and overdrive which would be good for playing rock/metal... things like trivium, avenged sevenfold etc.. Which pedal would be the best for me?
     
  2. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Do a search and read the distortion mega-thread.
     
  3. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Morley wah and EHX Big Muff.
     
  4. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    I disagree.
     
  5. overdrive: original marshall guvnor
    distortion: homebrew electronics big-d
    fuzz: black cat bass octave fuzz

    those would be my picks...the fuzz is prolly what u want tho
     
  6. i know people will hate me for sayin this but you could use an odb-3
     
  7. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    Fulltone Bass Drive. Excellent overdrive pedal for bass.
     
  8. Hawkizzle

    Hawkizzle

    May 21, 2005
    im really thinking about getting the fulltone bassdrive any other suggestions?
     
  9. uh, how 'bout a "why"? or another suggestion?
    I'd go with the Big Muff or, if you've got the money, a Sansamp BDDI. Try them out if you can first though.
     
  10. spidersbass

    spidersbass

    Nov 29, 2004
    Downtown L.A.
    fuzz: russian big muff

    don't over use it though, i'm getting a little trigger happy with mine, hahah
     
  11. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    +1 on the Russian Muff.. great fuzz sound...

    I think I've decided that there is no decent Bass OD pedal that is truly an OD for less than $150...

    That being said, Ilove my Hot Tubes... great OD sound.. can add growl, crunch, lotsa fun stuff,
     
  12. Hawkizzle

    Hawkizzle

    May 21, 2005
    well im willing to pay around $200-$250
     
  13. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    For that money, I'd use a SansAmp RBI.
     
  14. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    For mild to medium OD I currently prefer the Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive over the Bassdrive. I really like the clean blend.

    The Bassdrive is more geared towards bass. But really they are both just tube screamer clones with mods.
     
  15. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    How good is the hot tubes at keeping the bottom end?
     
  16. ritterbass

    ritterbass

    Oct 17, 2005
    I agree the Fulltone Bass Drive all the way....It really is it's own kind of pedal and I wouldnt compare it to any cheaper quality pedals made by ibanez.
     
  17. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    I'm running a SAPBDDI (drive at 100%) and a Fulldrive 2 for an amazing thick and creamy distortion tone.
     
  18. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    None too shabby, actually... obviously as you increase gain, you lose the bottom end. I use it as an Overdrive to add some crunch when I need it. I don't really hear my low end because of our stage set-up, but I don't notice any difference in the way the stage vibrates.