#1
I must apologise for my recent lack of activity on the forum, but damn it is good to be back.

Aaaaaaanyway, here we go.

There's a specific tone I've been struggling to find recently, and it's driving me potty. It's sort of a mix for a few mid-scoopy, crunchy, over-driven, percussive tones, and only just got my head back from the repair place, I figure it's about time I properly made an effort.

This is the sort of thing I'm aiming for (with a focus on the first example):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nui79T98jas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEO2DMrc3QA&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYUzWZAkPLY

My question is, is this sort of tone achievable with just one pedal? Or does it need a bit of a major rig? Currently I using:

Sandberg California JM5 -> (Aphex Punch Factory) -> Orange Terror Bass -> Orange 4x10.
The punch factory is currently out of action, but when it's fixed, that's the rig.
I've had the HBE Hematoma recommended, to get that crunch, but other than that, I'm flying blind as I'm no expert on pedals at all. I play fingerstyle, but it's all fairly percussive - obviously I'm aware that newer strings would help with the brightness there.

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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#2
I personally think a Sansamp would help in getting towards that tone... Whenever I've played with one I tend to get that sort of sound.
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#3
It looks like Tech 21 make quite a few. Are there any in particular you'd recommend? What I don't want, is the sort of drive that degenerates into either nothing but clank, or a characterless humming, y'know?


EDIT: This could be the one actually...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBKxMaWSKuU
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#4
Yup, that's exactly what I would suggest - VT Bass (either that or the Bass Driver DI). If you are willing to ignore the questionable playing, you can hear mine recorded in a practice session here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gyl8taR8Qc&list=UUurXl_z7iuBd806Ij145Ezw&index=5&feature=plcp
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#5
Doesn't sound too complicated. Just sounds like a mix of a clean signal and a driven signal, with a bit of a midscoop.

Oh, and of course the correct style of picking (aggressive and controlled).
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#6
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Yup, that's exactly what I would suggest - VT Bass (either that or the Bass Driver DI). If you are willing to ignore the questionable playing, you can hear mine recorded in a practice session here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gyl8taR8Qc&list=UUurXl_z7iuBd806Ij145Ezw&index=5&feature=plcp


Got to be honest, the pedal sounds perfect for what I'm aiming for. And of course, it all goes in hand with my slightly more aggressive fingerstyle approach. And the mo-town-esque settings will be great for when I play with the blues band. Sorted.

Thanks very much for the help guys.


EDIT: Jesus you Americans get the better deal out of this one. $160.00 in the States, £160.00 in the UK. That's a £60.00 price difference! It might just be cheaper to have it shipped for the US...
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