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Any one had any experience with these distortion pedals

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by Mr Bassman Sax, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Mr Bassman Sax

    Mr Bassman Sax

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    I've found two I really want to try. The EBS Valve Drive for £210 or the Ashdown James Lomenzo signature Hyperdrive for £60 which it says filters the mids for distortion leaving the bass and treble untouched. I am intrigued, but I am wondering if any ones had any experience with either.
     
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    In a bass overdrive/distortion you want a blend knob to dial in the distorted signal with the clean signal. This ensures your bottom end will remain tight.

    I'm using an MXR M80 DI+ for modern OD, and the tube OD on my Fender TB amp for vintage OD. Both have blend controls.
     
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    Curtis Editor De Bassist magazine (NL)

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    I heard someone play with the EBS and that one sounds really good! It was my amp, a similar bass as I have, so I know what it did.
    I heard Mark Goodays son demonstrate the Lomenzo and that sounds good too. But different, more modern.

    I love real tube overdrives (and amps), cos they have dynamics. I use a EHX English Muff'n with which I loose a little bit low, but I can put it right before distortion, so my bass sounds quite clean. But when I attack the strings it gets a bit overdriven. Or I turn my volume down for clean sounds and up for distortion. You can only do that with tube ones....

    I also have the MXR Bass DI and I use that too, cos with the EHX I need to be mic'd. Like the blend on that one.
     
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    honestly, the only overdrive I've ever thought was good sounding was in a tech21 bassdriver or the VT bass
     
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    I use an EBS Valvedrive. I went on a kind of tone-quest, where I tried something like 30 different pedals, some with tubes, some solid state analog, some digital modeling like the VT. This is the only one that really got that cranked-up tube amp sound, IMO. If that's what you are going for, I don't think you will find anything else as good. Just read the instructions for the tone knobs. They are not intuitive.
     
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    EBS valvedrive. Just bought one, blew me away.
     
  8. Mr Bassman Sax

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    Well then I shall be saving for an EBS Valve Drive. About to purchase a D-Tuner
     
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