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Overdrive and or Distortion pedal for Corvette Std 5

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by King David, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. King David

    King David

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    Have any of you had good luck finding a good pedal for some mild, but gritty overdrive?

    I am also looking for a more Les Paul heavy distortion deep bass (non eaten by the effect) type sound. I have a sound in my head that I have not been able to duplicate with a pedal, but I think it could be done.

    I ask this here, since the Corvette 5 is pretty hot, and distortions are kind of a volume/level matching game.
     
  2. JHbass

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    Tech 21 sans amp DI bass driver. All you need
     
  3. EVOLVEBASS

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    Or try the MXR M-80. It has a 'bass driver' channel that sounds just like the SansAmp, a second channel for 'distortion', plus it has a midrange control. And it's ~$60 less...
     
  4. golem

    golem Philosopher King

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    +1 for the Bass Driver DI !

    There are alternatives, even equals, but you can never
    go wrong with the BDDI and you get a great DI as well.

    As for alts, FullTone's Bass Driver is worthy. I have two
    Tech21's and 2 FullTones, so I have no ax to grind here.

    It is OK to laff at puns if no one sees you. It feels good.


    There is now a 3 channel BDDI with 3 memories. If you
    take your fuzz real seriously, seems like the way to go.


    BTW keep in mind, it usually makes some difference as
    to whether you put your fuzzbox in the FX loop or use it
    at the output of your bass. Get 2 boxes and do both :)

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  5. Vinnie

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    EBS Valve Drive or Multi Drive are excellent pedals so I hear...
     
  6. gonzosc1

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    well depends on how much money you want to spend,,,LOL
    Sansamp PSA is the total control analog distortion. you can control how much distortion you want in 5 different area's.
    preamp distortion
    bass distortion
    mid distortion
    treble distortion
    total gain distortion.

    while this is mostly made for guitar there are 10 presets for bass. the SVT preset is dead on!!!

    there is almost no sound that you can't dail up on this thing...........
    cost for used PSA(discontinued) around $250-$300.
    new PSA 1.1 I guess around $400 or $600
     
  7. paperbag1213

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    Well when you say Les Paul distortion, I think of the Metal Zone, or Metal Core by Boss, yes they are guitar pedal, but they are both built to handle very low guitars easily, and I think that they sound good going through a bass
     
  8. Grgzilla

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    + EBS Microbass 2 & I've heard some great feedback about the T-Rex overdrive pedal from Denmark.Both brands arent what you'd consider low budget,but you get what you pay for.
    The microbass preserves the low end,making for a very buttery,well defined & clear overdriven tone.
    The Sans Amp & MXR M-80 are also killer pedals.
     
  9. lordie

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    i am using

    1. Bogdan polish love pedal
    2. HBE Hematoma

    both are excellent OD from gritty to in yer face ;p

    bogdan, the info can be found on the Talkbass forum, under effects, a real bang for the buck
     
  10. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Electro Harmonix English Muff'n
     
  11. saxonbass

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    Just for valve type sounds, overdrive, mild distortion - the EBS Multi drive. If you also want an excellent pre-amp/DI + the overdrive, I'd also recommend the EBS Microbass 2, as mentioned above. It's just too damn versatile for words!
     
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