#1
i'm trying to figure what kind of distortion pedal and bass amp to get my brother for his birthday. I read through the FAQ and got the point that anything named beringer is out of the question haha. I'm a guitarist and struggle to know what a bad sounding bass amp is .

My price range for the amp is 250-400 and will be used for small/midsize venues. If not enough money ill just give him cash and let him save up for a bigger one but some choices to check out would be nice.

Some sort of good sounding distortion pedal or general effects pedal. Price range up to $100 on this.

Thanks a lot in advance for the suggestions!
#2
DIGITECH BP50
i got it for my birthday about 2 years ago and it still works perfect, i'd say that one.
or for a bit more cash you could get the one with the pedal on the side of it, that one might(probably is) be better?
#3
i bought a fender rumble 100. with a 15 inch speaker. has red led lights on it and stuff. got it for like 350 or 400 i think? and i got a boss overdrive bass distortaion pedal for around 95.
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i bought a fender rumble 100. with a 15 inch speaker. has red led lights on it and stuff. got it for like 350 or 400 i think? and i got a boss overdrive bass distortaion pedal for around 95.


fender rumbles are bomb, and great for small/medium venues
maybe even a big one if it's mic'd...?
#5
thanks guys! ill look into them, how many watts for the amp should i be looking into for small/midsized venues?
#6
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thanks guys! ill look into them, how many watts for the amp should i be looking into for small/midsized venues?


100w is a great size. my buddy has one and even on 5 it shakes everything and is loud and has great tone, we turned it up to 10 once just because were so bad you know? haha
and we could hear it down the street, it was epic
#7
As a bassist, I'd want one of those pocket amp things that you can plug into the bass and use headphones with. No matter where you are (except a show), someone's gonna b*tch about you bein too loud.

It's invaluable.

EDIT-

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Rumble-Series-100210-100-Watt-2x10-Bass-Combo-Amp?sku=481138

That. Headphones plus CD in jam loop and fx in/out... 100w with 2x10...

I kinda wanna buy that now.

Sure beats the hell outta playin through my old Crate Guitar amp haha.
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DIGITECH BP50
i got it for my birthday about 2 years ago and it still works perfect, i'd say that one.
or for a bit more cash you could get the one with the pedal on the side of it, that one might(probably is) be better?

If your budget is $100 go with the DigiTech BP80
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#9
100watss is only good if you have good pa. It holds up in practise but gigs on there own arent great. Im going to say acoustic if you live in Usa and something like laney, hartke and ashdown if you can find them for cheap enough. I wouldnt get him a pedal and would concentrate on the amp. You might be able to pick up a mag 300 and a 4x10 for that much.
Alos the Rumble isnt great i have it and you can do better for the price.
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#10
get him an Acoustic B200. it would fit most styles, 200 watts, and a sexy blue outline.

then throw in any of these, excluding that Digitech: pedals of awesome
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#11
thanks guys, im gonna look and play with the acoustic b200 and the fender rumbles. Thanks for all the pedal suggestions too! I think im set now
#12
Ya the acoustic will most likely pwn the rumble.
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Ya the acoustic will most likely pwn the rumble.

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Ya the acoustic will most likely pwn the rumble.

Seems like it to me. I looked them both up and I'd go with the acoustic. Sounds more reliable.
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#16
i'm sort of surprised that nobody has recommended a big muff pi for the distortion pedal, they sound great with basses
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i'm sort of surprised that nobody has recommended a big muff pi for the distortion pedal, they sound great with basses


Because the Bass Big Muff is out, and it is a fuzz, rather than a distortion.
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#18
fair enough
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Big Muff all the way


If by that you mean bass big muff, I would have some sympathy. If you like the Muff sound, it isn't a bad bass fuzz for the price. If you meant the guitar version, I hope you like having your low end castrated by the pedal.
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get him an Acoustic B200. it would fit most styles, 200 watts, and a sexy blue outline.

then throw in any of these, excluding that Digitech: pedals of awesome


Out of all those pedals, the El Grande Bass Fuzz is the best.
#22
As an owner of one, I'd like to throw this into the pedal pot. It just barely escaped the $50-$100 list...heh. It does overdrive, distortion, and clean boost, and does them very well. I mean it's no $200 uber pedal, but for what you pay it's awesome. Definitely better than Boss and Digi's offerings.

edit: I might add that it can be a bit harsh with high output basses...usually it's fine though.
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