#1
My bassist has a question for everyone and he doesn't feel like making a profile so I'm just going to ask for him?

What are some bands that use bass distortion pedals? Or when would be a good time to use one?
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#2
A lot of metal bassists use distortion ... like, A LOT. You just don't notice it because it's buried under the guitars.

Not all of them should though, it has the potential of sounding terrible if you don't play right.
#3
flea uses OD occasionally like in the intro for around the world at slane
#4
muse uses them occasionally, songs that come to mind are hysteria, new born (the heavy part after the keyboards), supermassive black hole and uprising

also, i'd say a good time to use such pedals would be during a bass breakdown or solo. in my band, i use it for only one out of the 4 songs we have (so far) and thats only a very short breakdown. use it through the whole song, it can get lost in the mix
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Gear list:
Squire Affinity P-Bass
Ashdown Mag300 Evo II
Boss ODB-3
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#6
I use just bit with ME 50B. I use the Tech 21 Sans Amp model. A little fuzz is good in small doses. A clean tube like sound is the way to go IMO.
#8
The Rising End (The First Prophecy) - ZAO

ideal bass distortion.
Gear
-ESP/LTD EC-500 [EMG 81/60]
-Epiphone Dot Studio [Seymour Duncan SH-2/SH-4]
-Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo
#9
My bassist for my band uses an MXR Blue Box, but only so it provides a very light colouration on the sound, just to give it some edge and definition.

Otherwise, Chris from Muse uses it frequently, fuzz and Big Muffs mostly.