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Hi All,

Currently trying to get a 60's/70's distorted tone (Jack bruce, Geezer etc) My amp at the mo is a Marshall MB4210, and there is no way I could afford an SVT or the like. So I am on the hunt for a pedal that can go some way to providing a *similar* sound. I have watched the video on the MarkBass distortion pedal but I would like to hear your opinions on the subject.

Look forward to responses, Many thanks , JM

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I have a MB Distorsore but haven't much time to play with it. I've searched lots of valve drive pedal before deciding to go for the MB. First impression is that is a awsome pedal. A little too big though. The high and low pass filters sculpt your tone very nicely. You can get anything from a cool soft drive to huge amounts of fuzz. I recomend it if you have a big empty space on your pedalboard. One problem is that it is 12v powered.
I'm curious in trying out the Behringer VT911 and see if i can mod it to suit the bass. In a near future i'll open a topic for that.
Cheers

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Im currently tinkering with one of [url="http://www.blackstaramps.co.uk/products/ht/htdual.html"]these[/url]:



Its quite good but as its a guitar pedal, its going to need a little more work to get the tone REALLY nailed. Im very pleased with it so far though!

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[quote name='Mikey R' post='837615' date='May 14 2010, 08:57 PM']I'm currently tinkering with one of [url="http://www.blackstaramps.co.uk/products/ht/htdual.html"]these[/url]:



Its quite good but as its a guitar pedal, its going to need a little more work to get the tone REALLY nailed. I'm very pleased with it so far though![/quote]

Just got one of those earlier, played it in anger half an hour later at practice, Christ it sounded so good. I love this pedal.

Zach

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Catalinbread SFT = Ampeg in a box, clean, Hair or dirt and more...and it's not an amp modeller; just a great valvey drive.

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[quote name='fxpedal.co.uk' post='840379' date='May 17 2010, 11:45 PM']As others have said, the Tech 21 VT Bass is a great pedal for this sort of sound. I'd also suggest trying the EBS Valvedrive.[/quote]

Exactly what I was going to say. Either that or one of the Dave Hall pedals.

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i copped that sound with the VT Bass but have got a Valve drive on the way so will be interested to see how that works out.

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I have Dave Hall's VT2 Dual Bass (mine is the rackmount, but he does a pedal too) and it's the balls. Not very technical description I appreciate, but I think 'the balls' should convey my feelings about it.

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Didn't all the guys you mention use marshall superleads/bass? You could pic one up for 400-600 notes. I have one and it's amazing.

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Had a quick play with the Valve Drive an diMHO it can cop the jack bruce vibe

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[quote name='Mikey R' post='837615' date='May 14 2010, 08:57 PM']Im currently tinkering with one of [url="http://www.blackstaramps.co.uk/products/ht/htdual.html"]these[/url]:



Its quite good but as its a guitar pedal, its going to need a little more work to get the tone REALLY nailed. Im very pleased with it so far though![/quote]
Got one, Sold it on fairly swiftly. For me it took to much out of the bass, but then it is a guitar pedal, that and the staked pots were a bit fiddly.

Had a lend of Johhnylagers DHA VT3 which was a rather marvellous thing - & still on the shopping list for the future.

[quote name='nash' post='840950' date='May 18 2010, 03:06 PM']Didn't all the guys you mention use marshall superleads/bass? You could pic one up for 400-600 notes. I have one and it's amazing.[/quote]
Fired up my old Superbass at the the SE/LA mini bash recently. For a forty year old amp (admittedly a bit of a Triggers broom after its overhaul) and it still sounded great. Shame it weighs a ton & bigger cabs than I have, or my knackered body could manage nowadays

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