Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive
Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive

PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive, Bass Distortion/Overdrive from Ibanez in the 7 series.

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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 15 reviews )
 9 reviews60 %
 3 reviews20 %
 2 reviews13 %
 1 user review7 %
Value For Money : Excellent
MGR/Mark Steenhuis12/06/2003

MGR/Mark Steenhuis's review"Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive"

Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive
I got it at Da Capo Nietap and payed €80 for it.

I like the construction and especially the tone lock knobs they might come in handy when travelling with your pedal. And of course I like the variety of sounds from a subtle Overdrive to very hard Distortion.

The only thing I dislike was that when my batteries were out the first time I tried to remove them but the opening knob was jammed. And another dislike is that I broke it. It was malfunctioning during rehearsel with my ex band, and after a short period of time I got pissed and threw it away. The only thing preventing it from going into orbit around the moon was a wall. That kinda sucked cause aftherwards I bought a BOSS ODB3 and had the same malfunction it was just a problem in my settings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It can take a heavy beating trust me it did. But the opening knob for removing the batteries only worked one time. But I think thats just a problem with my pedal so the other ones should be fine.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Steve Taylor10/01/2003

MGR/Steve Taylor's review"Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive"

Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive
I purchased this from Sam Ash Cleveland for $59.99

This is a very nice sounding pedal, definitely exceeding my expectations. Most distortion effects pedals kill the bass in the sound. This one definitely keeps all of the low end; it even adds some on the higher notes.

Doesn't come with the AC Adapter . . .

Metal construction, so it's very durable. Knobs have the "hide" feature, so you can push them in and they won't be in the way of anything.

Excellent pedal, even better price. If you want distortion for your bass, buy this one. I rate this a 6.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/chris walls06/25/2003

MGR/chris walls's review"Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive"

Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive
guitar center for $49.95

first of it this is an ideal pedal for those looking to get a boost of volume or to get a great driving bass distortion. This pedal has a lot of controls for shaping the distortion sound, it has drive, low, high, and level controls with a switch to make the sound clean, overdriven, or distorted. there is also another switch to control the amount of "attack" the pedal produces this switch is the one I like most of all because if you turn the midrange on your amp up and put the attack switch all the way up you get an almost "tool-Like" tome

my only 2 real complaints is the noise you get when the pedal is left on while you are not playing but a noise gate fixes that, and that if you don't uese a pick the quality of the distortion is diminished.

this thing is built like a rock it is all metal and i don't see it getting broken any time soon

over all this is a great pedal for rock bassists who want to stand out a little more, I plan to use this live if i was in a band. just use a pick and buy a noise gate to get rid of some of the noise

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

MGR/bob's review"Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive"

Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive
50 on ebay

i liked the killer distortion

nothin wrong with it

its built strong of metal

this is an excelent value

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

francois78310's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Unusable"

Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive
Everything is said in previous reviews




I tried this pedal with my bass (traben phoenix with micro electronic bartolini + active), with all possible configurations of the pedal.

The wind is too strong, just release the pedal. I pass a breath no, or very little audible when puts his ear to the tweeter baffle, a big breath very very sweet snack!

Whether in effects loop or before the pre-amp, nothing did.


This pedal has allowed me to see, however, one thing my pedal distortion ashdown is not that bad in the end!
So pedal test on the config before you buy, or have a noise gate to correct side effects.

PzD's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Much more than just overdrive"

Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive
Clean boost, and Disto Overdrive, Transistor.
9v power supply or transformer, very standard.


super simple to use, but the ultimate balance is quite hard to find.


Everything is a matter of taste, as usual. The distortion is very cold and snapping, and the overdrive could do better: DOD is my best on this point, but worse than the gain of my Traynor YBA200-2 beyond 7.


I for nearly 4 years ... and she still has a place in my pedals.
This and a versatile pedal, very complete. Well regulated, we fart approaching ultimate overdrive, or overdrive without ruining fatty

tontonseb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive
Disto-analog overdrive pedals for bass SPECIFICATIONS. Standard format, runs on 9 volt battery or power supply type Boss. Ergonomics hair: the case seems sturdy, the knobs that sink can not lose its rglages.

In fact rglages multiple pedals are a priori trs versatile: clean / OD / distortion.


We must address the multiple SETTING THE BTE to exploit it. But it takes 5 minutes, even if you do not matrise the language of Shakespeare and a gar that the manual (minimalist way).


In fact, with this type of pedals is all about
1. gots to
2. Money

Personally, I do not look back typemtal a distortion, so I run some functions of the pedals (distortion, which makes the bass sound too chardassautesque me, and attack, making it too treble).
What I like most is the clean function, which makes this a preamp-EQ pedals of fairly good quality. It swells the sound of my Precision and he Confre trslger a growl or crunch.

For the OD is correct but I prfre far connect my old Big Muff, which holds more bass and brings a grain inimitable.
If I sub, a bass amp j'achterais lamps and I would get the same sound without effects, just tinkering with the amp (Ampeg, Marshall or other) ...


PDAL plutt for its practice of rle-EQ preamp that can color the sound and make it more catchy. Cheap (30 euros used). But not essential if you're lucky enough to have an all-tube amp.

AcornOfChaos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive
- PDAL Clean / Overdrive / Disto
- Operates on 9V battery or adapter (even for the lazy like me I highly recommend buying the adapter because the sound quality is certain to remain, there is always a bad decision in my free ... the battery lasted 2 weeks and just had to unplug the jack every time ...)
- The Clean uses EQ (2 band lol) or plutt boost by putting the volume + or - hard to change during a piece, just to not buy an EQ pedals just a. C'tait not this silly lerajouter clean: p
- 4 buttons that bore into the box, it's funny ^ ^: effect level (drive); lo and hi to the "EQ" effect, and finally volume not look con ...
- Button "attack" to add acute saturated


- A simple to use, user limit unnecessary, but it shows examples of effects ... Discoveries and I can get some rglages with the same sound as the bass sound but with normal frets boost ^^...

- Something blame: The button "drive" some trs is "effective" I think he has not a wide enough range of saturation ... Basically, there may be saturated with the big back button, the button with the average at least, not the small. In addition, the more we turn to the maximum, the more grsillement the amp is strong, so grsillement ago (at the same time it was not me he should be trusted on this point the box with the old crumbles and crimson amp that I use ^ ^)


- The effects are nickel, provided not too play with the attack button, and what I really love is the polyvanence: just put on a distortion and OD pedals, even if sometimes useless, gives us a look like they slip a broader, more freedom ... I know why but I love a ^ ^. The clean has a tendency to saturate unnecessarily (it's clean!), At least when I used the battery but the adapter is better. The overdrive is deep and warm, while the distortion is pure wonder.

- I use a yamaha bb414 bass, and although my amp could sell the flea market has been going really well. The default of the bass are "absorbed the impact of dvastateurs pedals.

- Small BMOL for the rebels using the batteries distortion becomes sticky swamp monster when the batteries reach the end, especially since the switch works once five, but no prob with the adapter ..
Edict of 24/12/07: With a little more of experience, I felt increasingly that the pedals n'tait made ​​only for the Barbarians, with sounds just saturated and ugly.
Hsit I go buy another when I REALLY Discoveries button "attack".
And a new world has dvoil ^ ^. In fact, adds treble saturated, which allows for a much more slamming. Using the pedals in clean, it was therefore with a saturation attack button on the treble, and we can combine DIFFERENT degree of attack with all other paramtres the pedals.


I use it for 2 months and I am satisfied. Report qualitprix impeccable. I have used nothing else but me. This choice, I would remake without hsiter that I am attracted to the boss and class, but they do not OD and distortion at the same time. The look can claim some of grimacing foodies but rather a proof that it's solid. In addition we can paint stuff on it ^ ^

Edict of 24/12/07: This is actually a versatile pedals trs in everything saturation. Trs far it can go, but I blame him just does not happen that the limit of what is fawn ale a lightweight fuzz. It's more for the nag, but still a good pedals. I would do against not by choice, just for curiosities to see as good as its counterparts

open-fly's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive
>> Disto Overdrive-Ibanez
(Input, output)
Works with a 9V battery or adapter.


4 knobs: volume, bass, treble, and intensity of the effect
can also increase the attack of the effect

Very easy to find the correct sound in the game ..
Settings simplistic and therefore it is very pleasant to use.

Only downside for me (and it is valid on any effects pedal,
it is possible to use one mode at a time ... : '(Either overdrive or distortion)


For such a low price, the sound is downright awesome ...
Compared to other distos different brands, this one is the best peut_être, yet one of the cheapest!

Sound distortion is to build an impeccable guitar saturated, while the overdrive is nice for electro riffs or even an intro or a bridge!


I use it for a year and takes him to every concert, every repeat!
Frankly, I buy it back without any problems (it is now vital for me!)
The great point is the value ... unchallenged!

dour2002's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive
2-band EQ, a drive, switch three types of distos, (actually a clean position, probably to act as pedals EQ with 2 bands I see no intrt), harmonics (unnecessary use), buttons that fall within the Casing (a nice paste and friends). Casing strong 1st order, the switch has begun DCON srieusement after 6 months, not rpar. I'm still trying to use it sometimes live, but this level I understood why the pedals is "cheap".


With the switch to DCON, such support must be five, six times before it works, beh I have to let it turn the whole piece, do not bother to say that was a relgue status contained in my bass set.

Can not be used in home studio, too much wind. But I tend to use a numriques effects, it is not only I had bought.


It srement the highlight of the pedals, the sound distortion is really good, it's the only reason I still want to beat a dead horse use. The overdrive position does not provide a "crunch" is a PDAL typemtal no doubt, but we sound pretty "hot" for the price, and will please the bass distortion nag base. We can easily put the bass pedals forward with this, and especially can get into the mix with two ultra-saturated guitars.
Harmonics are unnecessary (to me), they too enlvent got my punch, the resulting color will be anything I want to do (pop, rock). Finally ptt with a chorus to a sound from outer space for a bridge, or an intro, I know.


3 years of use, I will not claim as its given default. I take her in concert once in a while, when I have the courage, less and less what. I expect to find another brand of pedals that gives me the feeling of the same type, giving more importance finish this time. I put 5, it said the problem with 2 switch, and 8 without this problem.