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Bad Monkey

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  • A friend gave me a bad monkey pedal and Im amazed. Very natural/rich sounding OD pedal. Produces a very warm OD sound. I can nail country/blues tones. Paired up with my incredible lil Fender 25R.. its a great combo. Dont be scared off by the Digitech name.. its a great pedal.

    I cannot sit here and dazzle you with technical specifications, nor can I compare this product to dozens of others. I can tell you, however, that this pedal has been worth every penny for me. I also own a Ibanez TS808 Tubescreamer. I play a lot of metal rhythm; with that said, the Monkey also does wonders with my limited lead playing. For distorted rhythm, the Bad Monkey is my tube pedal of choice. The Low and High knobs let me dial in that extra bit of punch on the low end, so muted pedal-tones sound harder and tighter. I'm using a custom distortion on a Digitech RP255 processor, and the Monkey takes it to that final level. When I record harmonized or melodic riffs, arpeggios, etc. over the straight rhythm, the tone is perfect. A few quick adjustments to the Gain can dirty the tone even more, or clean it up nicely for the rare times when I need to lead. I'm partial to the color green, so I love the color of the pedal. It is sturdy and grips well when on the floor. It has two Outputs; one is designated "Mixer" and the other is designated "Amp." I run it through my processor for power so batteries are not an issue. We all know that the Tubescreamer is a tried and true pedal, used by players all over the world. I own one and love it, and I thought I was done with Tube Overdrive pedals. But the Bad Monkey is a pedal worthy of mention in the tube pedal conversation. Try one out and you'll be pleasantly surprised at its versatility, affordability, and quality.

  • 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

    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

    SSkipper More than 1 year ago
    Hiaasen’s great strength is his characters. Here we have a disgraced detective with a pedophile paramour, a timid sheriff, a gorgeous coroner, a desperate conman, the conman’s gold digging wife, and, of course, a very bad monkey. When a fisherman snags a human arm off the Keys, boating accident and shark attack look like all there is to it. Detective Yancy, on leave for sodomizing his mistress’s husband with a Dust Buster and reassigned to roach inspector, knows in his gut that there is more to the story, so he begins an unauthorized investigation with the help of the very sexy Miami medical examiner. Throw in numerous scam artists, a few murders, some eco-vandalism, a voodoo priestess, a little arson and a hurricane and you’ve got pure Hiaasen. Oh, I almost forgot, there is even a cameo appearance by Johnny Depp.

  • Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    ...I love Carl Hiaasen! He is absurd and somewhat vulgar. His plots are absurd! His characters are absurd and quirky and flawed. And yet beneath all the absurdity, is a cynical jibe ar society's relationship with our environment as well as our greed and wayward moral compass. Still, with all that going on, his stories are tight and well crafted and strangely plausibleand you never know what direction the story will take. Oh yeah, he often makes me laugh out loud! Bad Monkey is typical Hiaasen. Andrew Yancy is climbing the law enforcement career ladder...backward! Starting with Miami-Dade P.D., moving to detective with the Monroe County Sheriff's Dept. and finally getting demoted to Restaurant Inspector. So when a tourist reels in a human arm and the story doesn't seem quite right, Yancy see's it as an opportunity to maybe get back in the Sheriff's good graces and get his job back. But first he must negotiate his way through a plethora of strange, evil, lazy, self absorbed characters to get to the truth and bring the neer-do-well to justice. And don't forget about the monkey! If you're offended by strong language and/or sexual situations, this isn't for you. For that matter, neither are any of Hiaasen's other adult books. So save your time, money, and our review space. If these things don't bother you, have fun and enjoy the ride!

    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...

Carl Hiaasen’s ‘Bad Monkey,’ and More - The New York Times

If you do some homework online, many people who own and love the Bad Monkey will also tell you that they generally dislike DigiTech products. The Bad Monkey is the ultimate exception to the rule. A fully analog budget version of a Tubescreamer with two-band EQ, and for under $50.

In output and character, it's very similar to the Ibanez TS-9 in many ways. But while both have that characteristic "mids-heavy" tube overdrive sound, the Bad Monkey has an added perk of separate "low" and "high" EQ knobs. While these won't drastically change the character of the sound, they will make a big impact on how well the pedal matches with your amp. The ability take a Tubescreamer and add bass (or treble) at an affordable price is a great option. It's a secret weapon that's becoming less and less of a secret.