Digitech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The DigiTech Bad Monkey Tube Overdrive Pedal gives your amp a boost right where you need it, sending your signal from clean to smooth, classic overdrive with character and dynamics. Low and High tone ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The DigiTech Bad Monkey Tube Overdrive Pedal gives your amp a boost right where you need it, sending your signal from clean to smooth, classic overdrive with character and dynamics. Low and High tone controls give you the flexibility to boost or cut the bass and treble frequencies for just the right sound. The Level knob boosts the output level of your signal, and the Gain knob controls the level of overdrive distortion. The Amp output runs into the input of your amplifier and the dedicated Mixer output has a cabinet emulation circuit that lets you run direct into a mixer or recorder when you don't want to lug your amp along.

Features
  • High, Low, Level, and Gain controls
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty. 6 year extended warranty for X series if registered by customer.


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DigiTechDBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 45 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Pedal

I've only owned this pedal for about two weeks now, and it has earned a permanent spot on my pedalboard. I have a couple of great distortion pedals, but none of them could...Read complete review

I've only owned this pedal for about two weeks now, and it has earned a permanent spot on my pedalboard. I have a couple of great distortion pedals, but none of them could get me the type of sound that has a little dirt and sustain without sacrificing the detail of the notes, especially when playing chords or shuffles. This baby does it!! It has a great overdrive sound, and is one of the least expensive pedals on the market. It's well built and works well with the other pedals in my arsenal. I haven't tried the speaker sim output direct to a board yet, but I'm anxious to try it. It's a keeper!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

My opinion of a very nice "Beginners" OD

1st off,The Bad Monkey isn't a terrible OD, but it is certainly lacking. I've had one for years, I keep as a spare. The Bad: not very loud - 12:00...Read complete review

1st off,The Bad Monkey isn't a terrible OD, but it is certainly lacking. I've had one for years, I keep as a spare. The Bad: not very loud - 12:00 is unity volume, not leaving much left to goose the front end. 2nd - the OD tone sounds thin & digital, like the OD model on a budget multi FX processor(Zoom). It sucks tone pretty bad when it's off. Not a great "plug into the clean channel" OD. The good:The bass/treble controls make finding a usable setting easy - very useful if your amp/pedals are set specifically. Works best boosting what's already dirty. This is esentially a beginners (or backup) pedal, and a great jumping off point for future classic rockers to start to find out how to get that tone out of their head, but ultimately, it doesn't compare to something like an OCD or pork loin. Thanks

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(27 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Pedal

By SixStringR

from Winston-Salem, NC

Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I've only owned this pedal for about two weeks now, and it has earned a permanent spot on my pedalboard. I have a couple of great distortion pedals, but none of them could get me the type of sound that has a little dirt and sustain without sacrificing the detail of the notes, especially when playing chords or shuffles. This baby does it!! It has a great overdrive sound, and is one of the least expensive pedals on the market. It's well built and works well with the other pedals in my arsenal. I haven't tried the speaker sim output direct to a board yet, but I'm anxious to try it. It's a keeper!!

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic tone!

By TheRaygun

from Reynoldsburg, OH

Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I came across the Bad Monkey after reading reviews on some other websites. I figured for the price, I had to check it out. This pedal is superb! This is the classic TS sound that you hear everywhere. The great thing about the Monkey, is the bass control, which lets you beef up the bottom end where alot of other TS pedals drop out. You cannot go wrong with this pedal. I use it primarily for my lead tone to cut throught the mix.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Success

By Dalton Evans

from Jamestown, IN

Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I was looking for an overdrive/gain boost pedal so i could get a Trivium/Zakk Wylde sound on my leads and solos and this pedal doesn't disappoint. It is a also great for the blues as well. I have only had it for a week maybe and i love it. Its great for just a boost in your sound or to be the key to your tone. I like to run it into my Digitech RP300 for a good lead sound. If your are looking for a nice blues/rock sound or just a boost in your gain this is the pedal for you!

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!

By Logan

from Los Angeles, California

Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

This is simply one of the best overdrive/distortion pedals I've played. I've played through everything from a Keeley TS9 to a Way Huge Pork Loin/Fat Sandwich to a Zvex Box of Rock. This cheap little seasick green stomp is the best drive I've played. It's incredibly versatile with the low and high EQ controls. Right now it's the only drive on my pedalboard and I play nearly everything. If you are scared of the price or don't want to be embarrased to have such a cheap pedal, buy it and I guarantee you will not regret it.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fun Little Green Box

By teleone

from Milwaukee, WI

Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

This is one of the best OD units I have ever used! I've been playing for over 30 years, and I must say this pedal is terrific... Smooth and warm, the monkey can do it all. If you must have a TS-9, go ahead..I'd rather have two of these babies for the same price...pick one up!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid Overdrive... Not Distortion

By DMBluesBoy

from Des Moines, IA

Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

Bought this from the local GC a month or so ago. This is a very good pedal for blues or blues-rock. I would not recommend it for someone wanting a hard rock/metal distortion sound with tons of sustain. I wanted it for a little more edge than the drive channel on my Fender Blues Deluxe, and it delivers pretty well. It does color the tone a little more than the Sparkle Drive does, for example, but not enough to justify the price difference for me. Great Value.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Really good overdrive at a good price.

By Fnord23

from Wichita, KS

Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I must admit that I have never been too impressed by tube overdrive stompboxes but the Digitech Bad Monkey is really good. I bought it to punch up my tone before going into my distortion with the price and Digitech durability being the main reasons I chose this model. It works great for that, but it also had a good sound with a High and Low control that lets you get a fatter sound than alot of overdrives out there. I've been using it without my amps distortion at 3 o'clock gain, 3 o'clock low, max high and 12 o'clock level for a pretty nice sound. I use max low and high with a 9 o'clock gain with my amps distortion and it really gives me a chunky metal rhythm sound.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You ever pugged in something...

By Hot rodheart

from Bethany, OK

Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

And knew immediately it was a permanent fixture in your rig? Yeah, me neither. Until tonight! I originaly purchased this filthy orangutan not expecting much more than a serviceable boost for leads. It is much more than "usable". I got that, and much more. It is totally competent on it's own for great rythm crunch, too. If you run it with no other ODs or Distortions with gain and EQ dimed, expect a Jow Walsh "Funk #49" kind of vibe from it. Good, full sound. None of the harshness and buzz of most Dist pedals I've tried, but more usable gain than any OD pedal I've tried. What a bargain! I gave it a 4 on features, cuz there aren't many. Only what you need. I'm using it to drive the front end of my PODXT Live for a little more gain, volume and sustain on leads.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Pedal But Not Good for Heavy Solos.

By Anonymous

from Boston,MA

Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

This is an awesome pedal for rythem and some blues but if you want a good pedal for a heavy distortion solo I would choose the next pedal up wich I am pretty shure is the hot head. I use a 10 wat Marshal amp wich has good sound but not top of the line. This pedal is very easy to turn on and off. But I highly recomed that you buy a power supply to go with it. It eats up batteries very fast. You should get a 9 volt 200 mili amp power supply.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

greatest overdrive pedal you'll get this cheap!

By IL

from Caracas, Venezuela

Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I got this pedal like a month ago and i'm totally in love with it. It's perfect if you're looking for that sound from tube amps to play rock and roll, or maybe indie rock. I combine it with a RAT and sounds great! Go get it now, you won't regret this purchase

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