I don't know how many people have heard of the band Danko Jones, but their bassist JC has an awesome, powerful sounding overdriven tone that I was wondering how I could come close to replicating with a certain distortion/overdrive pedal. Here's a link.


I know he uses a lot of high-end gear like EBS amps which I believe are all tube, but I just want to know if I could come close to a sound like that with a good pedal and my solid-state Fender amp.
Last edited by lavalamp360 at Apr 15, 2011,
it sounds like you want something that adds drive and attack rather than distortion

try looking into the Sansamp Bass Driver DI. it is a fantastic pedal that will give you exactly the kind of sound you are looking for. i got mine for about £180 (which is around $300 i think), and it is worth every penny.

try and avoid anything that says bass distortion, because you will get lost in the mix, and all it will do is add fuzz.
My Setup:
Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass,
Fender USA Jazz Bass
Hartke LH1000,
Hartke Hydrive 410,
Sansamp BDDI,
Electro-harmonix Black Finger Compressor.