#1
question for you ugers!

is the digitech bad monkey tube overdrive very good and will it do much to my sound??
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#2
i don't know it depends. we don't know what you're using the bad monkey for, so how would we know?
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#3
Are you using a tube or SS amp?

It won't do much on an SS. OD pedals are generally used on tube amps, to drive the tubes harder, thus "overdriving" them, making them break up sooner. I may be completely wrong, but that's what I've been told.
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#4
i do use a ss amp and it ecisthebest, it would be used for a classic rock tone
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Fender HRD - VHT Special 6 Ultra -
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#5
It won't do much, if any, good on an SS amp. Sorry man....

If you really want to get a pedal, I'd reccomend a distrotion more than an OD (since from what I've been told, they don't do much on SS amps).

But that's just me.
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#6
I have it, im not a big fan, i feel it is a very inflexible peddle, and can't get much sound variety at all.
#7
Quote by B. Heath
question for you ugers!

is the digitech bad monkey tube overdrive very good and will it do much to my sound??
It's a decent pedal and it will give you a mild bluesy distortion.
#8
Don't buy an OD for an SS amp. Go distortion if anything.
Or, just new amp.
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#9
*Hijacks Thread* Does anyone know how the BM is on the Fender Bluer Junior? (The tweed one, not the regular black one)
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#10
Quote by stratman_13
Are you using a tube or SS amp?

It won't do much on an SS. OD pedals are generally used on tube amps, to drive the tubes harder, thus "overdriving" them, making them break up sooner. I may be completely wrong, but that's what I've been told.


Some people like using overdrive with SS amps (or even distortion pedals!) to thicken up the tone. OD + DS-1 = beefy distortion. Overdrive pedals are a mild distortion circuit used to emulate the sound of overdriven tubes. Tube amp guys just like using them as a front-end boost.

It might be worth trying with the SS, especially for dirty blues/classic rock distortion levels. And, if he gets a tube amp it'll still be useful.
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#11
If your amp doesn't sound good with a BM, then it'll sound bad with any distortion pedal.
#12
I really think that it is an awesome pedal, on a tube amp. On an SS amp, I wouldn't pay for it.

But with the tube, it gives you great drive, and it has a lot of versatility with the added Bass knob. I used it on my Blues Junior until I got an OCD and I loved it.
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#13
Quote by Lightitup
I really think that it is an awesome pedal, on a tube amp. On an SS amp, I wouldn't pay for it.

But with the tube, it gives you great drive, and it has a lot of versatility with the added Bass knob. I used it on my Blues Junior until I got an OCD and I loved it.


So it does go good with the Blues Jr?
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#14
Quote by mellowyellow729
I have it, im not a big fan, i feel it is a very inflexible peddle, and can't get much sound variety at all.


It's an overdrive, it's not supposed to to do every genre under the sun. It's not really supposed to color your tone at all. The fact that it has two EQ controls already makes it more versatile than about 90% of the overdrive pedals out there.
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#15
I've got one and I use it as a boost for my Ashdown (valve), it sounds a bit like a tubescreamer and tightens up the sound a lot.

I also use it for my bass rig sometimes just as a light overdrive.

It sounds great for both applications (better as a boost.)
#16
I use it on my tube amp and SS amp. It gives my solid state amp more gain and tightens it up sounds like crap without it. Does the same thing with my tube amp.
#17
Quote by Archeo Avis
It's an overdrive, it's not supposed to to do every genre under the sun. It's not really supposed to color your tone at all. The fact that it has two EQ controls already makes it more versatile than about 90% of the overdrive pedals out there.
No, it does color your tone. It's adjustable from clean to a moderate crunch. It is a distortion pedal despite the idea that OD is preamp tubes being driven into distortion, that's not it's sole function.
#18
I use it on my microcube on the lead setting (brit-combo - r-fier) as a boost, but doesn't affect the tone at all.
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#19
Quote by El Cumanés
I use it on my microcube on the lead setting (brit-combo - r-fier) as a boost, but doesn't affect the tone at all.
Then you must be running the gain pretty low where it's pretty clean. If you turn the gain up to max and it doesn't change your tone then something's wrong. It also boosts the mids. I found that you had to set the treble to 3/4 so the highs aren't muted.

edit: After rereading your post, I should add that running a rectifier amp model is going to totally overshadow any crunch you get out of the BM. So I guess it's not surprising that you don't hear much of a tone change.
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