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Best mild overdrive effect?

Discussion in 'Maddrakkett's Caffe' started by azzyrazzy, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. azzyrazzy

    azzyrazzy

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    I want to have a overdrive that is very subtle, on my Dolphin. I have the Sansamp BDDI. I used to like in on another bass, but now I think it colors the sound too much. What do you guys use for mild overdrive?
     
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    I use an EBS Microbass 2.Ya cant beat it.The overdrive is the best I've heard & it does so much more than just an effect.A member here has one for sale btw.
    I checked out several other makes but the EBS pisses all over them. :)
     
  3. Ian

    Ian The Undecided Frog

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    Fulltone Bass Drive. Use the Comp Cut mode: makes your sound fatter, a bit overdriven, but not as the BDDI... Milder for sure.
     
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    I got a Boss bass overdrive, with some time tweaking the knobs you can get a nice mild overdrive. But it colors the sound a bit so...
     
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    A Digitech X bassdriver can give you a subtle ampeg-like distortion at its lowest, but you can chose colouring and level as you like.
     
  6. azzyrazzy

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    I heard that the Fulltone is a good one from another source. Compactness is nice too though, as it will fit on my pedalboard. Also, a little coloring might be okay too, can't be worse than the Sansamp though.
     
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    +1 on the EBS microbass.

    Expensive, but you also get a quality two channel pre-amp and DI with more versatility than you could ever want.

    EBS multi-drive very good too, with wide range of sounds available
     
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    What's the EBS Valve Drive like?

    The reviews say i's good. I need a Lemmy sound whilst using the gear in my signature.
     
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    Switching on the Warwick Pro Tube amps 2nd Stage sounds great. :wink:
     
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    My EBS Multi Comp seems to get a fine light overdrive when you turn the gain up on the "tubesim" mode.
     
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    Not an effect, but the best mild overdrive tones I've ever heard come from all-tube heads. No simulation needed... :D
     
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    mild overdrive

    Yes, the best overdrive comes from a tube amp, or from tech21 bassdrive:D
     
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    And for those that don't have valve amps?
     
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    Then you should get one! Just kidding...

    I'm an MXR M-80 guy (I've recommended it on here many times), which can do that great Tim Commerford grinding overdrive tone. But I'm still pushing it through tubes...
     
  16. maddrakkett

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    The best mild overdrive I've had came from a Fulltone Distortion-Pro pedal that I modified by adding a blend control to allow more natural bass into the signal. It has six different controls for messing with the gain and tone and inside, you could also turn down the gain even more to get a nice natural punchy grind.

    But you have to find these pedals used. They were a poorly received among guitar players and discontinued, but I see them show up in Guitar Centers from time to time. I love mine, but love the tube Overdrive on my SWR Mo' Bass even more!
     
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