#1
I have a 350 Hartke 3500HA and the Hartke VX410 cab, and I am loving the clean tone I get with my six-string...... So basically, If I get a distortion pedal and hook that beast up how will my high end sound? And will my volume be able to keep up with my friends 120watt 4x12 halfstack.

Thanks for any help peoples.
#2
Tuning?
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#4
Eh... I'm no pro on it, but my opinion... It'll sound too sludgy with dist. I mean, clean channel is relatively two-dimensional. The cleans can be entirely different from how it is with dist. I mean, you CAN try it, it probably won't explode. Nonetheless, I don't really think it'll be too fantastic. Welcome to try, though.
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#5
Yeah ill go to a guitar store and ask em if I can try out a guitar with distortion pedal on a bass amp.
#7
That's what I used to do with my Trace Elliot bass rig. I was pretty fond of the tone until I realized how fizzy the distortion actually was on top of my clean sound. Basically you can either get a good clean tone or a good distortion tone with a bass amp, but not both.
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#8
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Isn't that what the guys in electric wizard do?


This is part of the reason I brought this up. Oh well I enjoy different sounding tones so Ill give it a shot... So you guys have any recommendations for a distortion pedal suited for this?
#9
^The Boss FZ-2 is THE Electric Wizard pedal, and it can be had for only ~$50.

Ive toyed with this idea myself (not that I have a bass rig though). I think it would sound awesome for cleans and that type of music, but less so for more 'traditional' distortion tones
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#10
a distortion pedal may not sound the best. but a preamp or preamp pedal like a damage control pedal may work better. it will be similar sounding to using the preamp as a direct out because a bass amp tends to very clearly and accurately reproduce signal similar to a PA or recording set up.
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#11
Bass amps actually have lots of high end, it'll sound fine. It might sound overly harsh if the bass speakers don't cancel out enough of the distortion pedal's high end.
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#12
if you're playing through a 4x10, the highs should sound fine, I say go for it
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