never use the distortion! over at talkbass you can have a read at jmj's thoughts on the mxr m80. its got an awesome eq. i never use the distortion, maybe occasionally on the clean boost side of things. i had a go with it on a ric too, and it still did the job. the mxr also pretty much killed the sadowsky i got from definite about two weeks ago as well.model.citizen wrote:i thought the m-80 was gonna be gold what with it's midrange control...then discovered it's thin nasally transistor-sounding distortion. ick. that pedal didn't last long with me. probably a good sound for some, but with a Ricky it was 'orrid.
i've always ummed and ahhed about the sansamp bass drivers, but am getting one of the programmable models to see if that fills my multi-grit requirement. hoping that at least with it i won't have to run my amp with as much preamp gain to get some grit.
i'm certainly not expecting the SVT tone, you only get that by pushing a bunch of poweramp tubes into saturation. but i can't be arsed moving that amount of weight around anymore.
VT has been getting rave review every where. you can run the vt bass as a preamp... as it is supposed to be one. driving a power amp, or what not. i would do it into a DI box still. im keen to try a tonehammer tho