#1
A friend of mine let me borrow his ibanez pd7 phat-head bass overdrive. I want to use it to boost my tube amp. Is this okay/safe? And if it is, is the pd7 anything at all like the ts7?

I have a two chanel dual rec, an ec-1000 with EMGs, and no other pedals.

Thanks for the help guys.
#2
yeah its safe. just because its a bass overdrive does not matter.. all that it will do is distort your low end, as the pedal is designed for the frequency of the bass.
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Dude from Melvins uses a bass overdrive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAl3A2pYFhM
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If it's a good bass OD, you'll get a shit ton more low end response. That should be the only real difference in terms of sound.
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If it's a good bass OD, you'll get a shit ton more low end response. That should be the only real difference in terms of sound.


When you say the only difference, do you mean between the ts7 and the pd7?
#7
i haven't done it, and would like to try it, but with a dual rec, you have plenty of low end as far as tone goes, i would imagine it would make the lows more pronounced maybe making it muddy

the tube screamer is used because it tightens up an amp. a tube screamer cuts the highs and lows. off IIRC somewhere around 400hz is the line where it is cuts the top and bottom.

if you do it, let me know. i think it could be a fun thing.
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yeah its safe. just because its a bass overdrive does not matter.. all that it will do is distort your low end, as the pedal is designed for the frequency of the bass.


i am sure it will make a difference. keep in mind a bass is only an octave lower than a guitar. bassists spend a decent amount of performance at or around guitar frequencies. i understand the harmonics are different, but it will do something.
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When you say the only difference, do you mean between the ts7 and the pd7?


I don't know enough about the particular pedals.

it would be the only difference between the pd7 and, say, a version of the pd7 made for guitar.
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It really depends on the bass overdrive. EHX made the Russian Muff (a guitar pedal) into their new Bass Big Muff.
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Well i'm really quite anxious to try it out. I got to play with it on my vyper 30, but only for a quick minute. The clean boost mode sounded the best on an already overdriven rec chanel.

I too am afraid of mixing a bass overdrive with my already pretty bassy recto, but it has individual knobs for bass and treble. I figure if I cut enough bass on the pedal, it will sound alright.

One other thing i'm worried about is my lack of a noise suppressor. will I be fairly okay without one, or will an od put out too much noise to handle?
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Well i'm really quite anxious to try it out. I got to play with it on my vyper 30, but only for a quick minute. The clean boost mode sounded the best on an already overdriven rec chanel.

I too am afraid of mixing a bass overdrive with my already pretty bassy recto, but it has individual knobs for bass and treble. I figure if I cut enough bass on the pedal, it will sound alright.

One other thing i'm worried about is my lack of a noise suppressor. will I be fairly okay without one, or will an od put out too much noise to handle?

What do you want to achieve with a noise suppressor?
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What do you want to achieve with a noise suppressor?

I just assumed a noise gate of some kind was necessary if an od was involved.
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I just assumed a noise gate of some kind was necessary if an od was involved.

Depends what you want out of it. If you're aim is to reduce feedback and noise whilst still playing, it won't do that. It'll reduce or gate the signal to an amp so there is none. A cheaper alternative to that is to just turn the OD/Distortion off while you're not playing.
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