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Guitar pedals for Kick drum. Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 12th August 2018
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Guitar pedals for Kick drum.

Hi Have a Jomox Mbase 11, what compressor, bass or any guitar pedals would you recommend to boost it? Heard the BOSS CS3 pedal might be good. Looking to add bass and thickness to the kick.
Old 12th August 2018
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I would look into Moog's MF Drive
Old 13th August 2018
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Originally Posted by R JC Phillips View Post
Hi Have a Jomox Mbase 11, what compressor, bass or any guitar pedals would you recommend to boost it? Heard the BOSS CS3 pedal might be good. Looking to add bass and thickness to the kick.
Most overdrive and distortion pedals suck low and high end right out of the signal. They are made for guitar so handling 60Hz is not their specialty. What you want is an analog boost pedal with EQ controls. There are too many to list, but you probably want one with a boost knob, volume knob, and then at least bass and treble knobs. Xotic RC Boost comes to mind, but there are a ton of them.

You might get away with a Bass distortion ir fuzz pedal. I have an EHX Big Muff Bass Deluxe which comes with tone controls and filters. Never tried it on a kick, but it will crush a bass line, then bring back the low end with the tone, filters, and blend knobs.

I’d try the boost/EQ pedal first though.
Old 13th August 2018
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They are expensive, but the Retro Mechanical Labs units can really mangle some drums.

You might also want to consider a resonant high pass filter with overdrive. That combo can really add some thickness and life to a kick drum. I use the Rodec Restyler like that sometimes.

Edited to add: An amp sim pedal can also be a good option. Any of the Tech 21 Character series is worth a look.
Old 13th August 2018
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OK so you mean like Electro Harmonix The Mole and the Analogizer pedals. Would the Boss GE-7 make any difference it's the same price as the Harmonix pedals.
Old 13th August 2018
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The Analog Heat or Drive would be my choice.
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