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What's a good bass distortion pedal?

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2 hours ago, Eko said:

I’d suggest trying a Southampton Fifth Gear V2.

Their description of its sound accurately describes what I was hearing with mine:

The Fifth Gear is our take on a transistor OD which goes from barely-there overdrive to a distortion that toes the line of fuzz. The Fifth Gear can stand out on it's own, but also excels when pushing other pedals, or your amp, that extra bit further.”

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This pedal won’t give you a buzzsaw or zipper effect. But it will provide a nice degree of sonic complexity along with a touch of grit and edge.  Works equally well with guitar or bass, which is a nice feature if you double on both instruments  

 

That sounds worth checking out. 🙂

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Another vote for the Source Audio Ultrawave. Unlike @GMC, I haven’t yet had the courage to let go of my Mastotron just yet but it might just be a matter of time of nailing the particular settings I use. 

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Well, after some faffing about, I've gravitated back to the VT Bass pedal I already had; I'm going to add a loop switcher to my pedalboard so I can completely take it out of circuit when it's off.

I may keep a space on my board so I can try others out, though...

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...and then I couldn't quite get the right sound from the VT Bass, so I put back in my BDDI as a distortion pedal.

So now the board looks like this.

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There's probably a couple more revisions to do to get it just right.

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After chasing tone after tone I settled on a Boss BB-1X bass driver.

im generally happy. Sounds and tastes vary,  but all things considered, it’s a pretty impressive pedal

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On 20/03/2021 at 22:25, Cosmo Valdemar said:

It's not made anymore but they pop up on Ebay from time to time.

It's a preamp, designed to emulate an old Hiwatt. It's not a specific guitar or bass pedal - it's designed to work with both. I've used it as a bass preamp for years and it's much more to my taste than the VT Bass.

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How about this? 

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10 hours ago, Kiwi said:

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How about this? 

That's a clone of the Tech 21 Liverpool, which is their Vox AC30 emulator. I had one for a while but a 'friend' borrowed it and never gave it back.

It sounds amazing on guitar, but I never had the chance to try it with a bass. I don't think it would be ideal honestly  I can't imagine getting great bass tones from an AC30.

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Is the Wampler Low Blow any good?  I like few of Brian's guitar pedals but I have never tried that one.  And what about the 3 Leaf Audio Doom?  Is that any good for what you are looking for?

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