#1
I just got a Boss ODB-3 overdrive pedal and I've been fooling with the knobs around trying to get a more metal sound (like the bass in Tool, Killswitch Engage, and Disturbed). Anyone have any ideas how i get that sound or if it is even possible to get it with my pedal?
Last edited by mmmmm_bass at Jun 5, 2008,
#2
mess with it. It is more of a fuzz, though.

also, for your own good, I would choose a new dream bass.
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#3
The OBD-3 is nothing like a fuzz.!

Anyway I wouldn't distordt my bass too much, keep the blend relatively low. In the mix of a metal band, I find that light overdrive is much better for the band's sound as a whole than heavy, over-the-top distortion.
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#5
Most metal bass is actually clean ,because distortion easily muddies up the sound of a band.
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#6
I dont know about the others, but Mike D. from Killswitch doesnt use any effects.

I also totally agree that usually keeping your sound clean is going to help your sound stand out behind the guitars.
#7
Scoop the mids, the EQ is just as important as the Distortion set, if not more so
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