#1
Hello gents,

I'm in the market for an overdrive type pedal for my bass and am looking for suggestions. I recently switched from guitar to play in a band and am looking to expand my sound a little. I was wondering if there is an overdrive pedal that will give me a warm tube distortion, and if it could do some fuzz type stuff, think Time is Running Out by Muse, on the intro, that would be great.

thanks
#2
You're going to want something similar to a muff for that muse tone, an overdrive won't do that.
That said, however, the boss ODB is apparantly more of a fuzz than an overdrive anyway.
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The Bad Monkey is pretty good for light OD and fuzzier stuff. It does suck your low end a little though.

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Hello gents,

I'm in the market for an overdrive type pedal for my bass and am looking for suggestions. I recently switched from guitar to play in a band and am looking to expand my sound a little. I was wondering if there is an overdrive pedal that will give me a warm tube distortion, and if it could do some fuzz type stuff, think Time is Running Out by Muse, on the intro, that would be great.

thanks


For a tube style distortion, try the Sansamp VT bass and the Fulltone bass drive.

For TiRO, it isn't going to happen, as it was played on a synth, not a bass. Though if you have a massive budget, a Zvex Woolly Mammoth might get close.
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#5
i think the best sound that is shitted from a Boss ODB is a sansamp VT type crunchy overdrive. for fuzz, try the Muff Pi - its pretty well liked around here i think...
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#6
The MXR Blowtorch is pretty versatile for a bass distortion box. It probably won't be as fuzzy as a Muff Pi, but it is a good one.