#1
Hey all, ive been a bassist for almost 2 years now in a small band, i have bought my own amp which is the Hartke VX2510 combo and currently using a fender P-bass, i have a ME-20B bass multi-effects pedal however i feel like this isint doing quite the job for some of the songs that i play such as muse or the killers and im looking for a good distortion or fuzz pedal. ive heard that Big Muff is the choice but then ive heard others aswell.
Wondering what would be the best choice.

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#3
I used to have a Big Muff pedal and it didn't really sound that good with my bass, but I was playing through a guitar amp on a cheap shitty bass so it might be different for you.
#4
Big Muff all the way. Though it's not gonna be so versatile. Most would go as far as to say it only has one sound.
#5
And it also cuts mids and low end. The Bass Big Muff is a pretty good fuzz on the cheap, but only if you like that muff sound.

Fuzz has very different applications to overdrive or distortion, so consider what you want it for before you make up your mind.
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#6
im looking for a pedal that can be deliver a good punk/rock distortion but be versatile enough to deliver a good sound for fuzz.
#7
The trouble is, fuzz and distortion as produced in completely different ways. Distortion and overdrive are produced by squashing the peaks of your signal, while fuzz chops them off, giving something resembling a square wave. Not many pedal will be able to do both.
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#8
Gotta love fuzz's that give you an almost synthy square cut-wave sound. So sweet.

To TS, compression is always a good thing to have! EQ gives you a good boost for special parts of songs. I'm not a fan of chorus but it can sound really effective. Envelope filter for when you get your funky duck on

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