#1
i am new to the world of bass guitars and acceseries and i was wondering what should be the first distortion pedal i should get?
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DUDE you are barking up the wrong tree.

Diesel Dawg FTW if you can find one. They're made by Gallien Krueger.
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#5
I hated the distortion channel on my Backline 115, isn't that what the Diesel Dawg is, just that channel put into a pedal?
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i am new to the world of bass guitars and acceseries and i was wondering what should be the first distortion pedal i should get?


If you're new to bass, you should probably practice a while before looking into pedals, however I like the sound my M-80 gives me on the distortion channel.
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I hated the distortion channel on my Backline 115, isn't that what the Diesel Dawg is, just that channel put into a pedal?


As far as G&K are concerned it's the distortion circuit from their flagship 2001rb amps. I've heard many bad things about the backline series and many good things about the artist series amps, so I doubt it's the same sound.

The 2001rb distortion sounded good to my ears, and the clip of the diesel dawg from thefitz's link sounds good too. If you can afford it I'd check it out
#8
If you have the money and like a very warm overdrive sound, get the EBS valvedrive.
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If you have the money and like a very warm overdrive sound, get the EBS valvedrive.


I want that so bad but there is no way I'm dropping that much for a pedal.
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#12
^ Dude, thread hijack much?

Those pedals are totally different and only have the company in common. The first one is a compressor that has 2 bands (low and high). This pedal is good if you find that some notes are way too loud and others aren't. This is especially relevant on active basses.

The second pedal is your 'auto-wah' that's so clichee nowadays in white boy funk.

That last pedal is an octave pedal. It drops a note an octave below the note you play for some thick sounds. Totally useless with any note under A, however.
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^ Dude, thread hijack much?

Those pedals are totally different and only have the company in common. The first one is a compressor that has 2 bands (low and high). This pedal is good if you find that some notes are way too loud and others aren't. This is especially relevant on active basses.

The second pedal is your 'auto-wah' that's so clichee nowadays in white boy funk.

That last pedal is an octave pedal. It drops a note an octave below the note you play for some thick sounds. Totally useless with any note under A, however.


Well, you know the thread police would have bitched if I started a new pedal thread

Thanks for the info! I have been playing for a while but haven't looked too much into affects. I really want to get into them, but I just have no clue what I am talking about.
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