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
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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
 
4.7

(based on 267 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (217)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Responsive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

If this pedal was hand-painted,it would sell for $150 to $250.

This pedal excels at overdriven Fender sounds.It can do so much more,though. Every knob tweek can seriously alter this pedal's character. Be patient and experiment! Just remember, it's only an overdrive pedal...Read complete review

This pedal excels at overdriven Fender sounds.It can do so much more,though. Every knob tweek can seriously alter this pedal's character. Be patient and experiment! Just remember, it's only an overdrive pedal and can only enhance what you already have. It does this beautifully, though. At this price, consider it a gift from the gods!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Your search for the perfect OD ends here..

The first thing that drew me to this pedal was the fact that it had a Low knob on it. Like veryone else, I was sick of how so many OD/Distortion pedals suck...Read complete review

The first thing that drew me to this pedal was the fact that it had a Low knob on it. Like veryone else, I was sick of how so many OD/Distortion pedals suck your low-end (why more companies haven't added a Low knob to their OD's is beyond me).I bought initially as a boost for soloing. But I discovered a much better use for it..it makes sub-par distortion boxes sound fantastic!! I have my full on modern metal sound in the bag (Metal Muff) but had gone through a good number of other distortion boxes trying to get my classic hard rock/blues sound. I had finally settled on the Boss Blues Driver but the sound still wasn't there. The Blues Driver can be a bit thin and harsh with a loose bottom end. But I put the Bad Monkey in front of it and WOAH! It tightened the Blues Driver right up! Solid low end, smoothed out the harshness on the treble and put the growl in the mid's...."that sound" was suddenly there!So if you're currently hemorraging $$$ trying to find that perfect Distortion pedal, but the Bad Monkey instead and give it a go with your existing pedals. I'll bet you'll find "it".

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4.0

Bad as-in Good

By Nitsuei

from Germantown, WI

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Responsive
  • Rich Overtones
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Tone Suck

Best Uses

    Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    this overdrive is pretty wicked there are more reasons to buy it than to not buy it

    with a two band EQ there is much more versatility than a boos pedal also the price tag isnt going to murder your credit score

    there is the matter of tone suck every time i use it with just a clean signal i have to use my EQ pedal to boost the highs

     
    5.0

    Bad Monkey

    By dman22

    from Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is a an awesome pedal it has great tone. Ive only had this pedal for a couple of months but it is great! I play every thing from Punk to Metal this pedal works for all, but I find its best for stuff like Slash and blues rock and solos from songs like Welcome to the Jungle

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Goooood Monkey!!

      By beachyboy

      from Colorado

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          The best overdrive/distrotion pedal I have used in 35yrs. Just the right amont of blues saturation to full blown gain. Great for "Texas" blues sound.

          (1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Overrated

          By JMBW Vintage

          from MN

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Responsive
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              You can't always go by reviews. Consumers gave rave reviews on this pedal. I didn't like it. It lacked tone. Even though it had a low end control, there was no bass- it was flat. The high control was too trebly- couldn't hear the low end no matter how much I tweaked it. I'm a tone purist- this pedal lacked tone. It's going back.

               
              3.0

              Skip the Bad Monkey, get the Boss SD1

              By Mister Moneybags

              from California

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Solid construction

              Cons

              • Kills Dynamics

              Best Uses

                Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                At the same price point the Boss SD1 is the better pedal. Doesn't have the tone adjustments of the BM but preserves dynamics and has more presence.

                 
                4.0

                Good beginners/back up OD

                By Nick Bracale

                from Apopka Fl

                Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                It gets 5 stars for price, 3 for sound. To me it sounds pretty boxy & digital - like an OD setting on multieffect. It doesn't color your tone, but it does make it feel sterile. I've used it both as a boost in front of other pedals, and on it's own in front of a clean amp. I wouldn't gig with it as my primary OD, but I would keep it handy as a back up. In my humble opinion, the Boss SD-1 is still the best sounding, budget(<$100)OD out there, much more organic than the Digitech. Support Local Music

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Thanks Phil X!!!!

                By scopebittentwiceshy

                from KC....Go CHIEFS!!!

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Price
                • Responsive
                • Unique Battery Removal

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  The Bad Monkey Rocks!! Great classic rock throatyness. Gives my Orange more tone at lower volumes. Plug it in and hear for yourself.

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome

                  By Albin DeFreitas

                  from windsor ct

                  Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  This thing is awesome. It colors your tone without destroying it. Its very good at giving you that boost to make your amp go from bluesy overdrive to hard or classic rock anthem gain. Best pedal i have ever had.

                   
                  5.0

                  AWESOME

                  By Bean

                  from Windsor CT

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile
                  • Very sturdy

                  Cons

                  • Nothing

                  Best Uses

                  • Good lead boost

                  Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Awesom never had od pedal like this. So responsive to playing and volume/tone control play.

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Addition to my Pedalboard!

                  By ADR

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Experienced

                  Comments about DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  When my Telecaster is set to bridge pickup this pedal gives my lead tone more than just highs adding some very pleasing mids for color. I really enjoy the sound of this pedal. Well worth the investment.

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