#1
Owh,here's the question i wanted to ask (or more like a help),i went over to a music
store lately to get a few stuffs.Then i asked if they have any distortion pedals for
bass guitars..and crap,wat they told me wuz a BOSS DS-1 distortion can be used.
Well,dear bassists out there..plz tell me can it be used coz DS-1 is more to guitar ain't it?
Experimentin with it wuz bad enuf..the sound wuz too trebly or too mush bass (i've
tried changin the amp settings though)

ps: anybody using distortion pedals for bass guitars,would u plz drop me some great
pedals available.Thx all in advance.


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#2
Quote by theblurbass
Owh,here's the question i wanted to ask (or more like a help),i went over to a music
store lately to get a few stuffs.Then i asked if they have any distortion pedals for
bass guitars..and crap,wat they told me wuz a BOSS DS-1 distortion can be used.
Well,dear bassists out there..plz tell me can it be used coz DS-1 is more to guitar ain't it?
Experimentin with it wuz bad enuf..the sound wuz too trebly or too mush bass (i've
tried changin the amp settings though)

ps: anybody using distortion pedals for bass guitars,would u plz drop me some great
pedals available.Thx all in advance.


~~~~~pump up the amp as ya like,yell like a mad a** but just don't blow ur hse
down~~~~~

Chris Wolsteholme of Muse uses a Russian Big Muff, that's meant to be good for bass
#3
They can be used. But it's not going to give you the best sound. Most of the time it will be too trebly and tinny. You'd be better off buying a bass distortion from musiciansfriend.
#5
Big Muffs!
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#6
what i love about that song is how it's more like a fuzz than proper distortion, it sounds very synth like. Does he use a synth pedal as well or just two big muffs?
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#7
Electro-Harmonix makes the best analog pedals around. They just kick all ass.

Now if you were a guitarist wanting to sound like a black metaler or something I'd tell you to look elsewhere, but these guys are right - BIG MUFF!!!

There's another interesting distortion called the "Bass Balls" that's a combination of envelope and some kind of fuzz. You may not like it, but I've found it to be a lot of fun. It works for guitar, too!

The only reason guitar pedals generally don't work for bass is they have cheap, digital circuitry. They (mfg's like Boss) cut a few corners, which doesn't matter if you're playing an Ibanez six string - in fact, their pedals are great for that - but for bass, analog is the way. The circuits take advantage of natural sounds versus engineering a sound on a computer.

Big difference.
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#8
I've tried running a Jazz bass through a Boss Metal Zone pedal... though I hate that pedal with an actual guitar, running a bass through it sounded pretty good IMO. lol. Try it next time you stop by a GC or music store.
#9
Quote by Applehead
what i love about that song is how it's more like a fuzz than proper distortion, it sounds very synth like. Does he use a synth pedal as well or just two big muffs?



On time is running out, he actually uses one of Matt's guitar synths, but i can't remember the exact name. Also, i don't know if he still does, but live he used to play clean bass over the synth backing track.
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#10
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Big Muffs!

I swear by my American Big Muff Pi. The greatest distortion pedal ever made, even if it is a guitar pedal


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#11
i use a korg px4d effect model-er and it has bass distortion, bass overdrive and bass fuzz i highly recomend it
#12
I have the Russian Big Muff and it kicks all kinds of ass.

However, there is no 9V adapter plug so I burn up a lot of batteries. But I highly recommend the pedal.

I compared it to the American one, and the Russian just seemed better for bass. It was a bit smoother.

Oh, and a DS-1 would be fine on bass. But the Big Muff is better.

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#13
yea cool,lotz of answers just overnite. So Big Muff is the big thingy around here huh..yea,
thx for the replies though. and a multi-effects would be great too i tink,but i still prefer
stomp boxes..
gotta build up slowly on the collection though ..lolBtw have u guyz heard bout Behringer
pedals..d one that looks,feels and even made out of plastic casing?I've alwayz got the idea
someone from heavy bands r gonna crush in their gigs it if they ever got it..don't u tink?

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#14
^I use a Behringer Bass V-amp pro. It's rack mount, but it's built in a metal case and is very sturdy. Also, it really surprised me with how good the effects and amp models are.
#15
Oh lol,not that i meant,i mean the normal Behringer stomp boxes. Yeah,i've seen yours
before, itz kinda different from the boxes. :p but oh man,datz gonna cost me a lot over
here..lol