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Re: Bass and Guitar Distortion Device...

Hmm, I'd say your best bet would be getting a Pod or some other amp/pedal 
modeller.  I don't see a Meshuggah-type distortion working well for bass 
(although I haven't tried it so I'm not sure).  You need amp distortion to 
get that thick crunch.  FWIW Mesh uses POD Pro's both live and in the 
studio (for their last album - for both bass and guitars).  Previously it 
was Marshall Valvestates live and Mesa Dual Rectifiers in the studio.

That being said, the Boss Metal Zone might give you what you need.  The 
variable mids gives it a wide range of sounds, and it can be pretty 
crunchy, even without much gain.


On Sun, 4 May 2003 02:00:23 -0600, Jesse Ray Lucas 
<jlucas@neoprimitive.net> wrote:

> I'm looking for a distortion pedal that will be usable with electric bass
> and electric guitar.  I need something capable of getting very gain-ey,
> Meshuggah-style crunch, and being silent when there is no signal going 
> it
> (i.e. no hum, no hiss).  Ideally, for it to work with bass it will either
> need to have bass specific presets, or have a hi-pass filter to send only
> the higher frequencies to the distortion and let the low stuff pass 
> through
> clean.
> Any suggestions?
> -J

ernesto schnack