Looking For A Tight Bottom End

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  1. mspizziri

    mspizziri Member

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    Funny, I just made a post on Craigslist with the same subject line :)

    I currently have a Mesa DC-2 1x12 Combo and at high volumes the distortion is great. The problem is I live in an apartment so I have to leave it fairly low so it still has a nice chunk, but it can get kinda loose and fuzzy on the bottom end.

    I have a DLS on the way that I planned to use as a lighter distortion, but I don't know if I'll get the higher gain crunch with that pedal so I'm looking at some other options for that tone.

    I was wondering is anyone had any suggestions for a pedal that would give me a nice crunch without being overly distorted, or even is something like a boost or EQ would work on my exsisting Mesa distortion
     
  2. lonelylooper

    lonelylooper Plate of shrimp Silver Supporting Member

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    Isn't every red blooded man?
    But seriously you should check out the Skreddy Screw Driver!
     
  3. Mooncusser

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    The Subdecay Blackstar gives a very nice distorted crunch. Think Liquid Sunshine on steroids.
     
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    :facepalm Oh....the humanity. You know where this thread is going.....c'mon guys....where's the first photo???
     
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    yeah dammit! I'm disappointed, I came in here expecting at least 1 photo. You're gonna make me do it aren't ya!?... well I won't! :munch

    Will check back in 10 minutes :p
     
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    Ok, fine....I'll start.

    I don't suppose this would work?

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  8. elicious

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    how about this? nice bloom on the bottom end but really firm response!;)

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    Godamn she's hot, can't say the same about the first picture though! :eek:
     
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    Typical Steelers Fan... looks like she ate way too many Roethlis'burgers'

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    Hey gang,
    Lets help out mspizziri while we post to.
    I saw he/she logged out after all the pics posted without getting any advice.
    Take care and all the best!
     
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    84superchamp Silver Supporting Member

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    i'm a big fan of the OCD, mspizziri. and i've tried quite a few pedals. more drive & thunk without all the bacon frying. i'm in low-volume mode a good deal of the time too and it does a fine job at bedroom levels.

    no doubt about it..tight bottom end is a beautiful thing.:agree
     
  13. Cap'nMayhem

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    You can adjust the bass extension with the Resonance control on the Menatone Shut Up And Drive. It's plenty tight for rock, even old school metal. If you want ultra high gain w/ very tight bass for 80's to modern metal the new None More Black is pretty sweet.
     
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    Very nice....just a little out of my budget though ;)
     
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    Just checked out some clips, man that is a really nice tone
     
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    Well I've also been checking out clips of the OCD, Crunchbox and Barber Dirty Bomb and they all have some nice tones

    Would any of these be redundant if I already have a DLS?
     
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    not a pedal, but i say just turn the bass down when you play at low volumes. you can't expect an amp's EQ curve to behave the same way at all volumes.
     
  18. Mr. Limbic

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    ide think about getting a keeley rat...they work well with most amps....it also has a three-way switch, far left is regular rat, just enhanced a bit, this setting has the most distortion, middle position is a boost, and its is great as well,and far right is a balance between the two...so ifyou get it and like the distortion then great, or you can use it as a boost for your amps od...has a real nicelow end and can kind of replicate a fuzz when the gain is maxed out...trust me on this one
     
  19. mspizziri

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    Thank you very much, I'm going to check it out!
     

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