#1
Birthday is coming up and I've been hassled by relatives for gifts. I decided to spring for an actual bass distortion (Boss OD-3 cuts my low too much to use in my band), and I've narrowed it down to these two EHX pedals.

I'm only coming to you guys cause I just could not decide between the two after three solid days of researching them. I, of course, intend on trying out the pedal before making the decision.
I just can't feel a difference in the two. I like the Blogger's ability to just be a fuzz, but I've heard mixed things about it when compared to the legendary Big Muff.

Really I'm just looking for opinions from some trustworthy players, so I naturally came here.

Thanks bros and brahs.
#2
If you want a real bass distortion box, go with the Bass Big Muff Pi. It is as close to an industry standard bass distortion box as you are likely to find.
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#3
I would stay away from the Blogger, as an effects junkie I haven't heard good things about the blogger, I had watched a few demos for it as well and I was not impressed. As for the Big Muff, I have one and it is the main distortion pedal on my current board(that is until my B:Assmaster come in soon), I love it. The question I have for you is are you looking for distortion or fuzz?

but between those two I would pick the Big Muff hands down.
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#5
I think the question is how did you "narrow it down" to those pedals, when the sound really quite different. What are you looking for in a distortion pedal?
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#6
I don't lose low end with my ODB-3. Maybe try tweaking your settings. Dial back the highs on the pedal and boost the lows a bit, or bring up your lows at your amp EQ stage.

I run my bass into an ODB-3 and then into a Sanford and Sonny Bluebeard Fuzz pedal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mFOH2uFRQI
#7
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I don't lose low end with my ODB-3. Maybe try tweaking your settings. Dial back the highs on the pedal and boost the lows a bit, or bring up your lows at your amp EQ stage.

I run my bass into an ODB-3 and then into a Sanford and Sonny Bluebeard Fuzz pedal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mFOH2uFRQI


Not ODB-3, OD-3. It's a guitar pedal. Dudes at Guitar Center scammed me almost. It was my fault for not double checking haha. I use it for For Whom The Bell Tolls, though, and it's perfect.


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I think the question is how did you "narrow it down" to those pedals, when the sound really quite different. What are you looking for in a distortion pedal?


When I started playing I wanted distortion like a guitar, but the more live experience I got, the more I realized how easy it is to get lost under the guitar's distortion. I'm looking for a pedal that'll let me have fun at home on my own, but still have a distortion that can be noticed live and still recognized as a bass.
#8
What sort of distortion are you looking for? More of an overdrive tone or a thicker fuzz sound? Examples are always nice.
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#9
Sorry my fault for misreading! Just assumed you were talking about the ol' dirty bastard. It's more or less a one trick pony but I think it's great for what it does.