Revisit - Bad Monkey

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by uriah1, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    Was swappng in and out last week a couple boutique stomps...when
    for the heck of it, got out the old Bad Monkey, as OD2.

    Well heck...that was pretty nice. Has separate bass and treb...
    Added nice roundness.

    Think I will keep it on for a couple weeks, see if it works out, before I
    go back into the tone arena..

    lol
     
  2. RetroTeleRod

    RetroTeleRod Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yes, I'm well acquainted with that tone arena. :lol:
     
  3. emisilly

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    Pretty much the best cheap overdrive EVER. Love mine!
     
  4. ruger9

    ruger9 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Tell you what, I've been thru all the boutiques.... my mainstay OD is an old FD2... but if for some reason I HAD to use a BM, not only would it NOT be the end of the world, but it would work just fine. I would actually PREFER the BM to quite a few boutiques I've owned...
     
  5. Dunning~Kruger

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    If you like the Bad Monkey but want something nicer that wont break the bank the CM-2 Tube Overdrive by digitech is frigging awesome.

    Germandude seems to agree it is pretty kick ass, it is pretty much a better version of the Bad Monkey.



     
  6. chrisgblues

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    Yes...great tonal options, smooth grit, and strong build quality. I still love mine, even though I have stomps that cost five times as much. The BM holds it's own against any OD IMO.
     
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    That was my first pedal. The forum led me to it. They didn't steer me wrong.
     
  8. italo

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    +1 !! THE overdrive for the frugal guitarrist.
     
  9. Mad Kiwi

    Mad Kiwi Friend of Leo's

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    I agree, a great pedal but if you get a chance try the Ibanez TS7 as well.....although I am not sure they are still made. But in a direct comparison I prefer the TS7 to the BM.....to my ears and playing it has a tiny bit of something extra.

    Not to knock the BM, my TS7 switch is a bit iffy/dodgy and no good for band practice/gigs cause it sometimes won't switch so I end up with the BM anyway!

    But at home I do prefer the TS7.

    Now I am tempted to try the Digitech Hardwire suggested above! (damn this forum :lol: )
     
  10. italo

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    Mad Kiwi: I play the TS7 on top of my bad monkey !!. I prefer the Bad Monkey for mild overdrive as it gives more control on the bass. Full bore is the two of them together. Try it !
     
  11. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

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    The Hardwire is like the Bad Monkey plus 30%* more everything. I found it on one of Amazon's 'what the hell?' sale prices for $62... just a bit more than a BM. And it's been really great... it's beaten back all challengers for over a year now (but it does sit next to a TS-7 on 'Hot' mode).

    (*not an exact measurement)
     
  12. Dunning~Kruger

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    Yeah when I went of to purchase a overdrive pedal I gave the Bad Monkey a shot but I really wanted the TS9 to win. But right before I left I decided to use the Hardwire and give it a shot. Needless to say I was going to walk away with a BBE GreenScreamer cause it had it seemed a tad bit more gainy and it was on special. But the CM-2 had plenty of gain enough, more than the Ts9 but didnt sound as shrill as the BBE and still retained a solid sound like the TS9. It was right when they came out and they were 100$ a pop.

    Plus with the CM-2 you can really dial in the perfect amount of bass and it dosent brake away fom the traditional TS sound at all.

    It is actually more close to a Tubescreamer than my Green Rhino.

    I have the CM-2 and it is out of commision, when I have the funds you damn well be sure I am going to send it to a tech in Hollywood to fix the sucker. The little classic/modern swith is a really nice touch and it is no gimmick. Really affects your tone and changes the sound infact, reallt dig the classic/modern switch on these.

    The Digitech CM-2 Tube Overdrive is simply a godly pedal and yeah it found its way on my board for a reason ;)
     
  13. Just-Jim

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    I typically only keep a CM-2 and a Bad Monkey on my board for OD. After I bought the CM-2, I ditched the Bad Monkey for a while. After a few months I realized the Bad Monkey had some characteristics that the CM-2 was missing. I can't explain it (maybe more bass), so went back to both. The CM-2 is definitely better, but for practicing at lower levels, I prefer the Bad Monkey. Can't lose with either.
     
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    Agreed. I think the BM and Ibanez FL-9 are the only pedals that have never been off my board.
     
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