#1
Right, so I've been playing bass for a while now, with a practice amp and no pedal. I've developed a style mostly picked up by listening to old mod bands and some blues rock.

I want to buy a new amplifier as my current one is still a practice one I got with the starter pack. BUT, at the same time, I want to add a distortion effect, is there any amp which could give me both an extremely high treble and a distortion effect, or would I have to buy both an amp and a pedal?
#2
Dude, its bass you don't need a pedal. Its gonna sound like **** if you play it through a disto pedal. I would just concentrate on getting a really good sounding amp with a alot of eq options that suits your prefered sound.
#3
I heard tweeter amps are good for treble, but are there any amps which also help with distortion?
#4
get a cheap multi effects pedal. plus with a multi effect u can plug in headphones to it. as an amp im not sure som1 else will know
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#5
^Pizza the Hut
Dude I run 4 distortion pedals in my setup, and I don't have **** tone.

To the TS:
What you're actually looking for is a tube amp breaking up giving that grinding high treble tone you hear on those recordings. Your best bet would be to either spend a ton of money and get a tube amp or get a nice solid state and something like a sansamp VT Bass, or a tube powered overdrive like the Electro-Harmonix English Muff'n
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Interesting. It turns out that there are people on the forum who play an upright bass. I'll make a note of that.

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#6
Quote by PunkRocker33133
^Pizza the Hut
Dude I run 4 distortion pedals in my setup, and I don't have **** tone.

To the TS:
What you're actually looking for is a tube amp breaking up giving that grinding high treble tone you hear on those recordings. Your best bet would be to either spend a ton of money and get a tube amp or get a nice solid state and something like a sansamp VT Bass, or a tube powered overdrive like the Electro-Harmonix English Muff'n

I saw them in Guitarist magazine a few moons ago. They tested the whole range of them(mostly guitar ones) and they got 5 stars for everything. They said that the VT was the most outstanding due to the small amount of tone pedals for bass. I'd go for that and a SS amp.
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