Are there any good distortion pedals that don't suck away all your bass?

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  1. jimmyohio75

    jimmyohio75 Member

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    It seems like most distortion pedals I've tried have a bad habit of taking away lots of the bass being produced by the amp. Is there a good pedal that doesn't do this? Adnitteedly the pedals I've tried have been cheap, under $50 pedals.

    OCD?
    Crunchbox?
    Jekyll and Hyde?
    Other?
     
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    haven't been able to try it yet, but the Zvex BOR has a reputation of keeping (and some argue adding) bass.
     
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    Isn't that thing like $200?
     
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    For small money, look at the digitech screaming blues pedal, from light od to all out distortion and it has bass and treble controls..$49 too i think.
     
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    AMT Electronics--around $120
     
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    BJF Dyna Red or the Mad Prof equivalent? I've played both and from what I remember there was no bass loss.

    V1 OCD does the trick for me.
     
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    Anybody familiar with the Pigtronix Polysaturator? Does this pedal suck the bass?
     
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    Skreddy Top Fuel is excellent.
     
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    The Polysaturator does not suck bass at all. It has a very thick, meaty distortion that can be bass or lower mid heavy. The EQ is pretty flexible as well. To me it sounds like a hybrid of distortion and fuzz.

    I just recently acquired one and I am really liking it so far. It definitely has it's own personality though. It sounds great through the entire gain range. It sounds different than any other dirt pedal I have ever heard.
     
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    If you are willing to give it a chance, check out the older Danelectro Fab Tone distortion pedal. It's not a highly recommended pedal but it gives you a pretty full range of treble and bass - more than you will ever need. The only set back is that it's purely a distortion pedal - can't really dial in any overdrive tones out of it. But anyway, probably won't consider it but it was worth a shot :)
     
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    I am basically looking for the Marshall plexi crunch sound. Not so much smooth, thin distortion but more thick, rude, crunchy sound.
     
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    Fetto Deluxe would suit you well then. Or the Menatone KotB. Prefer the Fetto though.
     
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    Wampler Plextortion fits the bill...Didn't detect any bass loss when I had mine...Very amp-like Plexi crunch.
     
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    Hey you took my suggestion! :boxer

    Anyway, that is a very good choice, it will make just about any amp sound good. If you are budget conscious, then consider the son of Hyde pedal, or for more flexibility the Jekyll & Hyde pedal. These pedals don't take away bass, if anything they add plenty.
     
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    Fulltone Ocd or a Lovepedal Cot50 have a nice full low end with plenty of grit.

    Both of these also happen to get very high ratings in the world of boutique pedals.
     
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    Lee Jackson KataDistortion. Designed to have no bass loss. It is distortion though, not overdrive. Excellent pedal, as with all Lee Jackson equipment.
     
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    The Crunch Box is exactly what you're after. It has an internal presence control in addition to the external tone control, so you can dial in exactly how much bass you want in your signal coming out of the pedal. It can do everything from thin and transparent to booming mud-sludge bass of doom tone.
     

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