timi wrote:I find the Hotcake very dependent on what you are running into it (more so than other OD pedals). On some basses I love the way it sounds, on others I hate it. I've never tried the actual bass version/bass mode though.
Very true, it's all a bit of hit and miss really. The usual case is, you won't really know what it sounds like until you've bought it home and whipped it through your own rig.
On the other note, Definite made a good point on the Hotcake being limited in tonal options (as it only has 3 knobs) and the same applies for the MI Audio Blue pro overdrive (remember that they're all guitar orientated pedals). What I've found is that the overdrive pedals that are designed specifically for bass usually has more knobs and switches for a better range of tonal varieties. I was thinking to myself it would be a smart move to get an equalizer pedal going at the same time with the Blues pro overdrive, just gives that extra accessibility without having to run back to the amp and shift my EQ.
I can never stress this enough, if you do not like the sound of overdrive through horns DO NOT DI directly out of an overdrive pedal.
Not exactly sure what you meant here?
When you say horns, do you mean 'tweeters'?