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DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal

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Bass OD to put some pedal in your metal!

When you need to get raunchy, when you need to step out front and be heard, when you need a total metal meltdown, you need the DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal. The Bass Driver has 3 overdrive pedal models that can be morphed for entirely new sonic combos. Includes 9 volt battery.

FEATURES
  • Huge, throaty overdrive
  • 3 overdrive pedal models
  • Morphing lets you recombine models

It's time to get on down the road and throw her into overdrive! Put it in the cart.

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DigiTechXBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

THIS THING ROCKS!!!

I bought this one used from a local shop a couple of years back. At first I just wanted something to add a little bit of grit to my sound. However, this thing...Read complete review

I bought this one used from a local shop a couple of years back. At first I just wanted something to add a little bit of grit to my sound. However, this thing blew me away when I plugged it in. I tried it next to a Boss bass distortion and an Ashdown bass distortion, but the Digitech destroyed them both. First off, the controls were very easy to figure out and made it very easy to dial in any distortion you need. From the subtle to the disgusting. The "blend" knob makes it great for allowing some clean signal to poke through, while the "X-Series" knob brought a new meaning to the term "game changer". I used it to get some edge on a track in one of my bands, then turned it up to get a thick, hard-hitting, and ear-shredding tone in my other band. I've used it for a few live recordings and it holds up just as well. The best part of this pedal is that it has an amazing frequency response and seems to cover all parts of the spectrum. I once used it as a way to fill out the mix, when our guitarist didn't show up for a gig, and the sound tech even thought that it sounded awesome. Even with guitars, this thing helps cut through the mix in nearly any situation. I would also like to mention that when I use it with mu guitars, it sounds insane, as well. If you're looking for a golden nugget of a overdrive/distortion/fuzz, look no further than this little monster, right here.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worth more as scrap metal...

It sucks the bottem end right out of your bass. I get buzzing whenever I engage the pedal. The battery life is non existent but I use an adapter anyway, so not a...Read complete review

It sucks the bottem end right out of your bass. I get buzzing whenever I engage the pedal. The battery life is non existent but I use an adapter anyway, so not a big deal. The distortion is ehhh, not raw enough for me and it makes you sound sloppy. I've owned it for five years now and barely use it, I never gigged with it, just messed around once in awhile in my practice space (I took good care of it). Which brings me to my next point, the engage swith (where pedal touches board) is broken. So now it's officially worthless. Don't waste your money.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible

By Justin-vIBQF

from Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania

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Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

This is a terrible overdrive/distortion pedal. You have to get it just right to not have feedback, but when you do, you can't even hear the distortion. Not worth the money at all.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Worth more as scrap metal...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

It sucks the bottem end right out of your bass. I get buzzing whenever I engage the pedal. The battery life is non existent but I use an adapter anyway, so not a big deal. The distortion is ehhh, not raw enough for me and it makes you sound sloppy. I've owned it for five years now and barely use it, I never gigged with it, just messed around once in awhile in my practice space (I took good care of it). Which brings me to my next point, the engage swith (where pedal touches board) is broken. So now it's officially worthless. Don't waste your money.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Total Sweetness

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

At first I thought distortion with bass would sound like crap, but then I played this pedal and it totally changed my mind. It goes anywhere from a soft fuzz, to a grungy/metal/crunch distortion, it especially sounds awesome if you happen to be using a ThunderBird. Since I bought it I haven't gone a day without using it. Total Sweetness.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

This pedal blows

By bringer of fire

from Bennett, CO

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Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

I hate this pedal. A lot of my friends that use this pedal love it. It produces horrible tones, and it sounds like my bass is about to die, or explode. Dont buy this pedal, go buy the Ibanez for half the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

loud and great

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

This pedal is a great pedal it adds a real rough harsh sound to your music, makes the bass stand out a lot. only flaw is it chews through batteries, overall a great pedal, i play industrial and it works great for getting that processed sound, highly recommended.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Dan-o

By Dan-o-TrOXz

from St. Louis, MO

Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

Don't buy this without buying the wall plug in, battery will die all the time if you don't pay attention.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't buy this pedal

By Split427

from WA

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Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

Go buy a boss pedal. I've owned this for a few months and i hate it, unfortunately its all I got. It destroys your low end and mutilates your thick tones into a fuzzy, substanceless, buzz.

 
5.0

THIS THING ROCKS!!!

By Patrick Losiniecki

from Northwest Indiana/Chicago, IL

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

    I bought this one used from a local shop a couple of years back. At first I just wanted something to add a little bit of grit to my sound. However, this thing blew me away when I plugged it in. I tried it next to a Boss bass distortion and an Ashdown bass distortion, but the Digitech destroyed them both. First off, the controls were very easy to figure out and made it very easy to dial in any distortion you need. From the subtle to the disgusting. The "blend" knob makes it great for allowing some clean signal to poke through, while the "X-Series" knob brought a new meaning to the term "game changer". I used it to get some edge on a track in one of my bands, then turned it up to get a thick, hard-hitting, and ear-shredding tone in my other band. I've used it for a few live recordings and it holds up just as well. The best part of this pedal is that it has an amazing frequency response and seems to cover all parts of the spectrum. I once used it as a way to fill out the mix, when our guitarist didn't show up for a gig, and the sound tech even thought that it sounded awesome. Even with guitars, this thing helps cut through the mix in nearly any situation. I would also like to mention that when I use it with mu guitars, it sounds insane, as well. If you're looking for a golden nugget of a overdrive/distortion/fuzz, look no further than this little monster, right here.

     
    4.0

    versatile pedal

    By funk71

    from burlington, VT

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

        I bought this primarily to get a mild overdrive sound but found that I can get a good variety of overdrive/distortion/fuzz with this pedal. I use it with a MM Stingray and a Fender Jazz and both sound great with this pedal. It seems to be built pretty solid and the controls are very intuitive. No problems so far.

         
        5.0

        I Love This Pedal!

        By Griff Michaels

        from Ontario, CA

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • A little noise

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

        This pedal adds a great tone to your bass. I have mine adjusted to give it a warm tube sound to round out the sound from note to note. I use it all the time, instead of clean. For practice, I run it out of the mixer output into a small mixer and through headphones. It sounds great!

         
        5.0

        Great Distortion Pedal

        By Taxicabdriver

        from Hanover, Ma

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        Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

        I have used this live and at home and it sounds great. The only complaint I have would be that it eats batteries like there is no tomorrow. I replace the battery after about every two uses on stage. But other than that, it's great.

         
        5.0

        Overdrive that completes your sound

        By David-jpNjQ

        from Undisclosed

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        Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

        I just used this pedal for the first time in a show last night. I had planned to just use it occasionally but after the first two songs I knew I had to use it. This overdrive thickened up our sound immensely, it didn't cut out the level volume, and it gave me some seriously sick tone. Obviously, if you're playing a lot, get an adapter to power it, but once you got that I honestly don't think you can get a better overdrive pedal then this one for the price. A great investment.

         
        5.0

        Digitech Kicks ass

        By Alex's Favorite Bass

        from Chicago, Il.

        Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

        This Bass Distortion pedal istotally Awesome! I like this pedal Because it puts the pedal to the Metal. the Digitech XBD Bass Overdrive/Distortion pedal is the Best Effect Pedal I ever Got. I First Played this Pedal at a Guitar Center at Highland park Road, I was Completely Blown away on how this amazing effect pedal from digitech Sounded. I bought it the Next day and started Rockin'! with the Combination of my Digitech Bass Effect pedals and My Gallien-krueger Bass Amplifire, I can totally pull out a totally Awesome Bass Performance. I would Recommend my Friends and my band members about the Effect pedals from digitech and tell them how cool it sounds...YEAHDIGITECH RULEZ!!!

         
        5.0

        eats batteries

        By auralshirokuma

        from louisiana

        Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

        this is an awesome sounding pedal with many diffrent ranges of effects, it can go from rly low growl to a super heavy thunder, its only downfall is its ability to suck a battery dry in about 25 minutes....other than that, i love this thing

         
        5.0

        Wow

        By Rocinante_X1

        from Mount Vernon, WA

        Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

        Ive used a Boss, and MXR, and This one. I Bought this one. Simply because of the durability, range of different sounds, and the fact that it wont break and will take a Heavy beating. THe only bad thing is that the battery only lasts like 20 minutes... so get a power supply. Ive been playing bass for a year and a half, and Im almost 15, but i do know quality when i see it. The other people who say that theirs were broken, or broke or stuff, im sorry, but nothing's prefect. Things happen, but this is THE best pedal out there.

         
        5.0

        what the hell are the boss-heads talking about...?

        By Christian-QeMrc

        from San Diego, Ca.

        Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

        ok, i`ve had this pedal for about a month now, and its great, it does carry a good about of feedback, but its awesome to mess with, the Boss pedal is too dry for my taste, so if you want a good range of sound from a distrotion pedal, get this one, but if you want a dryer studdlier sound... go for the boss. this pedal can take abuse, the ``morph`` feature is very nice, i recommend this pedal.

         
        5.0

        The Boss bass OD just didn't have

        By Frankie-rlY5u

        from Inland Empire

        Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

        I use both Boss (CEB-3) and DT (X series BSW) so I really have no brand loyalties.I auditioned both pedals @ the local GC and I found that while the Boss gave me alot of control over my tone, the actual sound did not have the warmth I was looking for.The DT does not have the 2 band EQ but has the feel I wanted and a better distorted sound pallette.

         
        5.0

        Joe

        By American Joe

        from Lakeville, MN

        Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

        I like it. it works pretty good and has a variety of sounds. it makes me sound better than i am. the range of distortion is nice because i can do more stuff.

         
        5.0

        Great variety of sounds.

        By skinomyteeth

        from Los Alamos, NM

        See all my reviews

        Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

        Any form of metal or rock bass sounds can be gotten with this amazing pedal. Why can't all pedals be as simple and good as this one?

         
        1.0

        horrible

        By SLAYER666

        from NC

        Comments about DigiTech XBD Bass Driver Overdrive Pedal:

        I got this so called pedal brand new . 4 days later it stop working ,which it sound likec crap when i had anyways so i took back from where i bougth it from and got a boss overdrive bass pedal and it sound great and it still works after a year of heavy abuse . DON'T BUY THIS PEDAL BUY A BOSS OR A IBANZ OR MXR.

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