#1
I'm looking to buy a decent overdrive pedal. Perferablely less then a hundred bucks. I'm trying to achieve a "Klaus Flouride-esq" type sound, if that helps any.

Any recomendations? No muffs. I hate them.
#2
I don't know Klaus but I likee the ODB-3. a bit fuzzy, but yumm.
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I don't know Klaus but I likee the ODB-3. a bit fuzzy, but yumm.


Yeah Klaus is more of an overdrive than anything else. I would look for a used boutique pedal if you can (Fulltone, etc) or take a look a a Digitech Bass Driver. The overdrive is pretty good on it. If you want, I can put a clip up on my profile for you.
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As an ODB-3 owner, go with it, its done me good for the tad of distorted goodness.


However, it is a fuzz rather than an overdrive.

I would say double your budget and go for a Fulltone Bass Drive. I have never regreted getting mine once. I am unable to say that about the ODB-3
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However, it is a fuzz rather than an overdrive.


not... really. It's... an overdrive pedal, not a distortion or fuzz pedal.

Infact, Boss names their pedals after what they do.
DD? Digital Delay.
DS? Distortion.
OD? Overdrive.
ODB? Over Drive for Bass.
ODB3? the most recent overdrive pedal for bass.

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I am unable to say that about the ODB-3


I agree in the sense that an ODB-3 is about as versatile as a sperm whale, but if you're looking for a generic guitar-like overdriven tone... I'd say the ODB is worth its penny.
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I have the ODB-3, and am a bit of a distortion freak. The ODB-3 sounds far more like a fuzz than an overdrive. On minimal gain, it can just about pass as an overdrive. Any more and it's a fairly thick distortion. When the gain is past 10-11 o clock, it is definate fuzz.
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I have the ODB-3, and am a bit of a distortion freak. The ODB-3 sounds far more like a fuzz than an overdrive. On minimal gain, it can just about pass as an overdrive. Any more and it's a fairly thick distortion. When the gain is past 10-11 o clock, it is definate fuzz.


Then I doubt you're a distortion freak. If you put it all the way up (or closer to), its very clearly an overdrive sound - and doing so with almost any distortion, fuzz, or OD pedal will begin to sound like an overdrive as you push it that high up.

Distortion and OD sounds are very easy to get mixed up, as they are basically the same sound, one just clips a lot heavier than the other.

Fuzz is very much distinctive from the others, as it is based on square sound waves as opposed to sine sound waves. The ODB3, in my opinion, in no way sounds like a fuzz pedal.
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I just find the ODB-3 clips so much that it very quickly resembles a square wave over a "squashed" overdrive or distortion wave. Put a cranked ODB-3 into Audacity, and if you look at the waveform, it does resemble a square wave over a squashed wave.

It may just be where you draw the lines is different. I may call them earlier than you, but I still find by ODB-3 is a fuzz/heavy distortion rather than an overdrive.

EDIT - having just dug out my old ODB-3, I found that by fiddling around I could get satisfactory distortion and fuzz tones (bassed primarily on the EQing on the pedal). However, I could not get one good overdrive sound out of it.
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