#1
i dont know if im on the right forum here but im just wondering if there is any pedal in particular i would have to use to get a Last Day of Humanity/Rompeprop level of distortion on my bass guitar. Like just so distorted its kinda pathetic.
#2
Well if you don't mind losing a bit of tone from your low end, any guitar distortion pedal would work to get a really dirty tone. I use a Boss DS-1(real cheap, like 30-40 bucks new) on my bass. I'll throw my gain on my amp up pretty high and just turn the "tone", "distortion", and "level" knobs all the way up and i get a real distorted sound. Most people would say it sounds like shit, and it basically does, but i like messing around with some dirty, glitchy noises sometimes, so its pretty cool.
#3
thanks man! ill give something like that a go then. i have had my eyes on a few boss ones, and a digitech somethingoranother.
#4
Well, for my very distorted bass tones, I'm using a Blackstar HT-DistX & a DOD Classic Fuzz, both are great, on a low setting the Blackstar gives you Lemmy-ish type tones, & it can easily go completely mental with it's distortion, I'm using it with gain at about 11 O'Clock & it sounds good, although it does create noise when it's on but you're not playing. And the DOD is like a Big Muff, but with alot more low end & feeds back like a bitch when you crank the gain on it. Both are very good to my ears, I'd say give them a try, or maybe the DOD Death Metal would work well, or a DOD Bass Grunge (yes, I do like DOD pedals incase you couldn't tell)
#6
If you are looking for truly over-the-top distortion on your bass, try a Line 6 Uber Metal pedal. Not only does it have insane amounts of gain, it has a built-in noise gate (a nice touch). I've used it on bass to good effect (no pun intended). You'll have to boost the bass in your amp's EQ in order to compensate for any that you lose using a guitar pedal, but then again you might like it as it is. I haven't heard many bass overdrive or distortion pedals that I like. Most of them just make your speakers sound like they are farting rather than creating any real sort of overdrive or distortion. Give it a try.
#7
http://bassfuzz.com/2008/06/09/audiomonk-fuzz-potion-pedal-review/
http://bassfuzz.com/2009/09/13/distortion-overview-landmine-ld-1/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHA1B850Omk&feature=related
http://www.catalinbread.com/SuperChargedOD.html
http://bassfuzz.com/2009/11/02/fuzz-review-dam-meathead-dark/
http://aenima.deviever.com/

I don't really know what sound exactly you're talking about (I'm too lazy to check out the band or song or whatever), but all of these should work, as would anything with "metal" in the name, if you're prepared for some low end loss.
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#8
I use an insane amount of distortion on my bass,and I do lose a fair bit individual note definition,but alot of my playing is based off just having this massive sound to acompany the band.
I had a DS-2 and that didn't quite have the balls to make the massive fuzzy wall of noise I was after,so I got a big muff.The big muff seemed a bit flat and didn't make the bass sound like it was 'moving'.Put the two together,FAR better.Find a fuzz that you like,and a guitar dist that you like,and put the guitar pedal infront of the fuzz to cut through the fuzz a bit.
It's really a matter of boosting a fuzz with a guitar pedal.
Insane amounts of feedback though,but I LOVE feedback so it works for me.
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#9
Quote by Ian hawkins
I use an insane amount of distortion on my bass,and I do lose a fair bit individual note definition,but alot of my playing is based off just having this massive sound to acompany the band.
I had a DS-2 and that didn't quite have the balls to make the massive fuzzy wall of noise I was after,so I got a big muff.The big muff seemed a bit flat and didn't make the bass sound like it was 'moving'.Put the two together,FAR better.Find a fuzz that you like,and a guitar dist that you like,and put the guitar pedal infront of the fuzz to cut through the fuzz a bit.
It's really a matter of boosting a fuzz with a guitar pedal.
Insane amounts of feedback though,but I LOVE feedback so it works for me.


sounds good to me!