#1
I'm not looking for anything too distorted (I don't want my bass to sound like a freakin' guitar). But I want a pedal that will give it a nice gritty dirty kinda tone. Just for fun, maybe to put some bass solos with. Any recommendations?
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#2
Distortion, overdrive or fuzz?

Also most pedals have a distortion level control so you can choose how distorted you want it.

And sounds you're after? Examples? Influences?

EDIT: Unless you're playing an upright... your bass is a guitar.

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Vague much?
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#4
Tech21 SansAmp Driver

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Yes, because that can give any distorted sound anyone could ever want, making it appropriate to recommend to someone even though you don't know what they're actually after.


...oh wait no it can't.
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Dude guitar distortion is way different than bass distortion. I think this sound is really cool.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbYf08hQyCM&feature=related

3:08 there's a little bass solo.
I use a Sansamp BDDI and with the drive cranked it sounds somewhat like this.

Seriously Nick's bass sounds so cool.
Haha, just my 2 cents. I like the the Sansamp BDDI. You could also try a Boss Distortion pedal. Those seem pretty standard for distortion, it seems like.
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#8
I've never used distortion on my bass or ever really needed it, but a friend of mine uses the orange Boss in his indie band and my best friend/guitarist uses my orange Boss so I don't even have a chance to try it.
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Yes, because that can give any distorted sound anyone could ever want, making it appropriate to recommend to someone even though you don't know what they're actually after.


...oh wait no it can't.


*ahem*

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I'm not looking for anything too distorted (I don't want my bass to sound like a freakin' guitar). But I want a pedal that will give it a nice gritty dirty kinda tone. Just for fun, maybe to put some bass solos with. Any recommendations?
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For what it's worth I used to run my bass through an 80's Rat. Always thought it sounded good, but unique.
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i got a digitech bass driver, its morph control lets u get lots of different bass tones, and has a blend knob.

big muffs kind of got that one sound, and it kills the low end. but they are radically fun. and it was good enough for cliff.
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big muffs kind of got that one sound, and it kills the low end. but they are radically fun. and it was good enough for cliff.


Eh, not really. Not if you get the big muff that was actually designed for bass; in fact, good luck finding many other pedals that have as much bottom end as a bass big muff.
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Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff, What I do is I also use a Boss ODB-3 Overdrive pedal which also makes my distortion a lil bit better, It can boost up the hi-mids or the lower mids when I have them connected to each other to make its own distortion.