I can't seem to quite get the right bass distortion pedal.
I'd like something which has little bit of tube-like grit, as opposed to sounding like toilet paper and a comb.
I keep thinking I should like Darkglass, but I tried a Vintage Microtubes a while back and took it back to the shop (not sure I've ever done that before); I just listened to some YT demos and their pedals just sound too clinical.
I've got a Boss Bass OD and it's not great (the guitar SD-1 is an essential guitar pedal).
I've got a Bass Tube Screamer and I can't remember what it sounds like (the guitar TS is great).
I have a Bass Soul Food which I liked in the shop, but the controls are too sensitive and it's impossible to get it adjusted to the exact micron to sound right.
I've just got an EBS Microbass 3 and the clean channel is absolutely brilliant, but the distortion one has no life to it.
I've just taken my SansAmp BDDIs off my board for the Microbass 3; the problem with them is that they affect the clean sound too, so they're never off. (I suppose I could use a bypass pedal.)
I tried a SansAmp YYZ and it was quite good, but it's physically too big.
Tech 21 VT Bass is OK, but a bit too big.
So, what are my options?
Ideally, I'd like something which fits into an MXR-sized space...