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[quote name='ahpook' post='147378' date='Feb 26 2008, 07:12 PM']love to hear what you think of it !![/quote]

Will of courseet you guys knowy thoughts, it should arrive today! :)

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Ok, got my J Lo pedal s few days ago so thought I would share my thoughts. Gotta say in 20 years of playing and experimenting with gear this is without a doubt the best overdrive pedal i have encountered. It's very solidly built like a little tank and just begs to be stomped on! The variety of sounds is fantastic, setting the mix fairly low with drive up a little it just makes your bass sound warmer, more full and just generally more harmonic, everythings a little sweeter, great for blues. If you get a bit more aggressive with the controls you can make your bass just sound huge and absolutely filthy but bottom and top end clarity are retained whereas most pedals I have had just turn things to mush. With some more tweaking i managed to get that ever sustaining cello sound which is just amazing. True bypass too. All this and I have only had it for a couple of days. I use a P bass through an Ashdown Classic rig in case you were wondering. Best bit of all though is the price! I would happily pay double the asking price for this it really is that good. Think i may have to buy a couple more to have them all set differently! :)

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[quote name='Jonny Walker' post='151823' date='Mar 5 2008, 04:16 PM']Sounds like you've been won over lol[/quote]

Absolutely. Just ordered a second one so I can have one set low to just add a bit of thickness and sparkle and one set
a bit more full bore. Can't wait!

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i currently use a Tech21 CompTortion into a Cranetortoise DD-1B,

just the comptortion for my first stage - then switch both on for my second stage... FILTHY!!!!!!

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Ashdown Lomenzo Hyper Drive for me.
Awesome pedal.
Have to echo what Phatbass787 said.
Used mine the other night purely to boost the output of my flagging p-bass pickup.
Incredibly versatile - I have spent hours playing with it (ooh-er) !
May have to get another one (or two).

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what is the thing with power supply for sansamp bass driver?
edit: sorry just saw it is about futone not sansamp
cheers

Edited by fifeq

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[quote name='phatbass787' post='147353' date='Feb 26 2008, 06:02 PM']I have just ordered one of these and am very very excited, there has been a lot of hype from those who heard it at The Namm show over on talk bass, and only £59!

[url="http://www.ashdownmusic.com/bass/detail.asp?section=labs&ID=210"]J Lo Hyperdrive[/url]

[url="http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Ashdown-James-LoMenzo-HyperDrive~ID~8587.asp"]http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~A...ive~ID~8587.asp[/url][/quote]
It better be good -- I've just ordered one based on your and Spider's recommendations. Thanks :)

Cheers

Mark

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ahh just modded my big muff to have better bass and more mids its sooo good now ;< specially if i use it with the pickle pie at the same time

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my latest distortion is a expandora 2000r, brilliant for low drive and insanely high gain

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[quote name='BassManKev' post='166424' date='Mar 30 2008, 06:21 PM']my latest distortion is a expandora 2000r, brilliant for low drive and insanely high gain[/quote]

how much???

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Im relatively new to this effects malarky, over the past couple of months ive built up a board, i use my sansamp BDDI 75% of the time, and my ODB-3 for when i want a more metallicy sound.

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[quote name='Jonny Walker' post='166598' date='Mar 30 2008, 10:21 PM']how much???[/quote]
£115 new, got mine for £80

Edited by BassManKev

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[quote name='WarPig' post='166620' date='Mar 30 2008, 11:01 PM']Im relatively new to this effects malarky, over the past couple of months ive built up a board, i use my sansamp BDDI 75% of the time, and my ODB-3 for when i want a more metallicy sound.[/quote]

you know, the more i read how much people like the sound of the sansamp's overdrive the more i think that mine must have had something wrong with it. i never got on with the sound of mine...

not a problem any more though.

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it took alot of experimenting and time to find a setting that i liked, there was a fine line between 'too much' and 'too little'.

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[quote name='WarPig' post='166631' date='Mar 30 2008, 11:24 PM']it took alot of experimenting and time to find a setting that i liked, there was a fine line between 'too much' and 'too little'.[/quote]

do you find that as the signal level drops, the overdrive sounds suddenly disappears ?

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[quote name='ahpook' post='166635' date='Mar 30 2008, 11:29 PM']do you find that as the signal level drops, the overdrive sounds suddenly disappears ?[/quote]

Erm never had that problem, maybe your's was faulty :)

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in the hands of someone who knows how to use it, the odb-3 is a fantastic effects unit

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[quote name='WarPig' post='166637' date='Mar 30 2008, 11:31 PM']Erm never had that problem, maybe your's was faulty :)[/quote]

hmmm...perhaps it was. oh well...it's gone to the great studio in the sky now.

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Y'ok, I've been looking around for a long time and I was wondering if anyone could suggest an absolutely tip-top, low-gain bass overdrive pedal to use on it's own and in conjunction with some meatier, synthier fuzz sounds.

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failin that, expandora, check my review

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Ok/distortion and fuzz im using in our set just now: tone factor mule, marshall guvnor reissue, boss hyper fuzz and EH big muff.

Ive got incoming a mojo hand cream pie, a tone factor huckleberry and an ibanez metal pedal.

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