What's a good chips n' gravy bass overdrive pedal?

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TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 4858
Before I just hand the lad my Muffroom Cloud as the only thing I have that might suit (pre-law$uit model lol) , what might a good, straightforward, flexible bass OD pedal be? 

Nothing outsized, nothing that needs fancy power, nothing one-trick-wonder 

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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 12284
    Boss ODB3. 

    Or the Behringer BOD 400 is a clone of it. 




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  • MattBansheeMattBanshee Frets: 1492
    Sansamp, or a clone thereof (Joyo Dr J Sparrow or Behringer BDI).
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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 5522
    TC Spark
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  • fretmeisterfretmeister Frets: 15523
    If you've got a Boss LS-2 already somewhere then any drive pedal. Use the LS-2 for a clean blend.

    The Darkglass B3K is amazingly versatile despite it's metal reputation. I use mine for school warmth at low levels when I still had a big band to play in.

    Humans will swim in the sea even though there are many corpses in it.  They will not swim in a pool with a corpse in it. 
    Therefore all humans have a water / corpse ratio that is acceptable to them.
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  • PaulWarningPaulWarning Frets: 701
    I use a Zoom B1on, it's got a sansamp sim on it, as well as a few EQ patches, prefer it to the Behringer BDI21, it's better for fine adjustment,  I assume the lastest version the Zoom B1 four is the same, bit of a faff figuring out how to use it though
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  • JCA2550JCA2550 Frets: 249
    Second  the Sansamp bass DI. My favourite dirt for bass is the Darkglass Duality Fuzz.
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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 4972
    EHX Battalion Nano is a a PreAmp/OD. My best buy of 2020, a very flexible little unit with a wide variety of sounds available via its eq and gain routing.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 8861
    Fill yo' boots.










    Be seeing you.
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  • mike257mike257 Frets: 321
    ODB-3 doesn't really do subtle. The Ashdown Hyperdrive isn't bad. It really depends whether you're going for subtle valve drive like a dimed SVT, something more distorted than that, or all-out fuzz. 
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  • MarihinoMarihino Frets: 0
    TC Spark indeed. 
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  • Bass Soûl Food
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  • mbembe Frets: 1714
    Joyo High Gain Distortion. One might think that this shouldn't work but it sounds amazing in small doses.  There are one or two youtube videos hailing this remarkable pedal for bass.
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  • KeefyKeefy Frets: 1153
    mbe said:
    Joyo High Gain Distortion. One might think that this shouldn't work but it sounds amazing in small doses.  There are one or two youtube videos hailing this remarkable pedal for bass.
    Any idea whether his is a copy of another pedal?
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  • LastMantraLastMantra Frets: 1819
    edited January 16
    I just use my boss OS-2. Or, more accurately, a behringer clone I kept when I got my OS-2. 

    Suppose I usually use quite a mid-y, guitar-y tone for bass. Not super low frequency anyway, I like to be able to hear it.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 8861
    More often than not, blending overdrive or distortion with your clean sound strikes the right balance between rip and fundamental.
    Be seeing you.
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  • I like both the Catalinbread SFT and the Zvex Basstortion. 

    I also really like a Rat when blended using my LS-2. 
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  • mike257mike257 Frets: 321
    More often than not, blending overdrive or distortion with your clean sound strikes the right balance between rip and fundamental.
    Yep, all about the clean blend with bass. 

    When I'm mixing live shows with bassisrs that use a lot of drive I like to take a clean DI before any pedals and blend it with a mic on the cab - big clean low end from the DI and all the grit from the mic. 
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  • TeetonetalTeetonetal Frets: 7053
    For bass, I am a big fan of a blend knob. OD on it's own just gets lost, adding in some clean signal helps alot to retain the "bass" part. If you need a muff type sound, then go for the EHX bass muff
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  • MarihinoMarihino Frets: 0
    For fairly light crunch, can't recommend TC Electronic Spark (4-knob version). Can go a bit heavier too. Stacks well and is fantastic on its own. Doesn't need a blend, neither does my Aguilar ToneHammer set to pretty gritty. 
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