Poll: Disorted bass is...
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Great
68 74%
Crap
24 26%
Voters: 92.
#1
Whats you opinion about disorted bass guitar.
Some people love it some hate it.
Im just curius, i personally like it alot.
#4
It depends how its used probobly
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#6
depends on the effect and how/when it's used. although I haven't heard much distortion except for me and my flanger, not a good example.
#8
Pop in some Cream or Black Sabbath on your tape deck and tell me distroted bass doesn't kick ass.
#9
Sorry, this is a stupid question :p it all depends on your music style and the song. Let's not make another poll, asking if distorted lead is good or clean is better :p
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#10
I picked Great just because it can be great if used properly. When i play i always have a little fuzz or OD to add a little more warmth and volume.
#14
Great when used in the right context
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#16
idd, depends on the song... tough a distortion + phaser is really sick...
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#18
I love distorted bass in bands where the bass holds the melody (meaning there's no guitar) like Death From Above 1979, Lightning Bolt, Whitey Houston, etc. also, as someone mentioned, distorted bass in ben folds songs, HELLS yes
#20
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I don't like distortion per se, but i love fuzz which is bassically the same thing....


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And a little bit of light distortion is great to help you cut through the mix.


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I love distorted bass in bands where the bass holds the melody (meaning there's no guitar) like Death From Above 1979, Lightning Bolt, Whitey Houston, etc. also, as someone mentioned, distorted bass in ben folds songs, HELLS yes


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#22
I love bass. I love distortion.

I love distorted bass. It's awesome for high speed solos and it really chunk-de-bumps up your sound.
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#23
doesn't fieldy use distortion?
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#24
i love throwing my ODB-3 into the mix every so while.
also does well to replace a lousy rhythm guitarist if ur playing some harder stuff.
#26
distortion- love it. use it. vote for it.
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#28
I use a light overdrive sometimes when tapping chords to make them fuller. Nothing that really jumps out, not like a metal distortion, but a slight fuzz.
#29
i like its sound. I don't own one myself because it's not a really a sound I go for in my playing but i've played it with distortion at guitar center a lot. I'm buying one soon. I like it as long as it's not a messy ugly sounding. It can open up new sounds and make harmonics as loud as normal notes. hence why billy sheehan uses it cuz it helps his tapping standout and harmonics stand out and can also help him go a little faster but most of his speed his him and not the distortion but it does help a lil. lol. But also the tone of it is good to me if the gain isn't above 6. i think it's good as long as someone doesn't NEED it to sound good. same goes for any effects, someone shouldn't need it to sound good.
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#32
Yeah I like it if it's used in moderation. I tried distorting my acoustic bass today, just to see what it would sound like.
#34
It depends when used in context. I hate it when bassist turn everything up. It sounds crap.

For my main band, I only use an overdriven preamp to boost my signal . The singer/guitarist plays a lot. A rich distortion would overbare the guitar work.

In one of my other bands, the singer/guitarist is very spare with the guitar. So I use distortion more often when I'm holding the bulk of the accompaniment at that time. I usually stimulate an ElectroHarmonix Big Muff on my Bass POD.
#36
MUSE are 3 people. They sound like 30. But his bass rig is impressive. They just wouldn't be able to play small venues anymore because of the size of his pedal setup. Most bass distortion is balls, just distorts the top end and sounds like a ****ing bee in a jar. You need to spend major time to get a decent sound.
#38
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MUSE are 3 people. They sound like 30. But his bass rig is impressive. They just wouldn't be able to play small venues anymore because of the size of his pedal setup. Most bass distortion is balls, just distorts the top end and sounds like a ****ing bee in a jar. You need to spend major time to get a decent sound.

it's really not that hard to get distorted low end if you play around with your gear enough. I got an almost exact replication of a DFA1979 tone by playing around with my rp80 (guitar processor) for about an hour.
#39
If you ask me, Distorted Bass Rocks! Its good for bass soloing :P
#40
I like to switch it up, I dont like too much of anything one way, plus there are just songs that it just dont feel right, and then other songs it just dont feel right without, all depends on how you work around your band. So I cant really say i prefer one over the other.