#1
As I'm quite a nooblet at Bass pedals/effects I've been thinking about getting a pedal for awhile so I was just wondering what should I get I play Death Metal so maybe distortion and also in your opinions what are the best effects/pedals

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#2
I enjoy the Big Muff. You can get a Bass Muff but the Big Muff works nicely too.
EDIT: I don't own either of those though, I've used the Big Muff. I use a Boss DS-1. It works fine, but I don't play in a metal band.
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#3
I would check out the SansAmp Bass Driver.
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#4
Russian Big Muff, Thats a fair metal pedal

Or any kind of distortion or overdrive with a fair bit of gain!
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#5
Not the guitar Big Muffs, they kill way to much low end for metal, unless you only use it for guitar-esque solos, like Cliff Burton.

And the Bass version isn't really good.

Contrary to popular opinion, bassists in death metal don't generally use a lot of distortion. Most play either clean, or with a touch of overdrive. Too much distortion and you disappear into the mix in a wall of noise. However, it is more popular in Grindcore.

I use a Fulltone bass drive, and a lot of what I play is metal. Normally, I run it so I just add a touch of overdrive to my clean tone, and I can then step on the boost channel for a very thick overdrive. It sounds brilliant and gives an incredible range of overdrive sounds. Just don't expect it to do really extreme fuzz sounds.
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#6
Get an ebs valve drive there's i think two tubes in there that help turn it into the nicest overdrive pedal ever.
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#7
Personally i wouldn't use a pedal, for one you never really need it, i think it sounds good just natrual just messing with the tone and EQ but thats just me.
#8
for death metal, all you really need (if anything) is distortion for that check out this site. I'm really interested in getting the wounded paw attack goat or the 3XFX fatman/V2 (ESPECIALLY the latter)
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^ this

There was a thread about how to cut through in a metal band a few weeks ago, which had a link to a thread on talkbass that I found really helpful.
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#12
The Boss DS-1 is a very good distortion pedal for its price. I play in a power trip sometimes, and I use it because the distortion bass adds some depth to our sound.
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