Overdrive for bass

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  1. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    The bass player in my band is looking for an overdrive pedal to run into his Ampeg SVT head. He is not much of a gearhead and I don't know much about bass pedals, so I'm reaching out to any GP bass players that can help out.
    He does want it to be TB, but other than the D*A*M Ezekiel or the Fulltone bass drive, I don't know what might me a good fit for him. And I don't know how good either of those is, since I've never played or heard them. He is looking for something compatible with blues, rock, funk; nothing too over the top. We rarely break out our speed metal anywhere except our rehearsal space.

    Thanks!
     
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    bjf makes one ... i doubt it'll be anything short of awsome.
     
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    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I forgot about the BJF. Probably a pretty long wait on one of those though.
    And the RAT, I wouldn't have thought of that. He may have one in his closet from way back, he's also a guitar player.

    Thanks for the ideas. Keep 'em coming.
     
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    probably ... but tonefactor has them in stock :)
     
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    your friend may be pleasantly surprised by a Boss ME-50B. Check one of those out!
     
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    Okko makes the Basstard, sound cool!
     
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    I can tell you a bit based upon actual experience. My wife plays an EB Music Man bass. She has been using the Sans Amp Bass Driver DI to add a bit of grind to her sound. It works well until she plays in the upper registers, then it cleans up. She added a clean boost ahead of the Bass Driver to kick in when she wants a bit more grind.

    Overall, the Bass Driver could be better. The distortion that it does produce is fairly limited even with the gain maxed out.

    There's a new MXR pedal coming soon called the Blowtorch. The clips on the Jim Dunlop site sound promising.
     

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