suggest some dirt or fuzz to use with bass, both through an amp and direct. I've tried pretty much everything I have without results that I love. the tech21 Bass VT I'm using actually does have some useable dirt with the gain up, but it also gets really noisy, and I'd much rather leave it at the clean setting and have dirt footswitchable rather than having to change the settings all the time.
for tones I guess I'm chasing something between DFA1979, T54, various NIN bass, etc. I know a lot of DFA and dirty punk bass in general is just a cranked amp but that's not an option for me.
from my collection I've tried:
big muff w/tone wicker - hated it
fairfield circuitry unpleasant surprise - way too gated
effector 13 torn's peaker - pretty good but way too noisy, also picks up radio stations
empress effects fuzz - didn't like it on bass
d*a*m meathead - didn't like it on bass, not enough control
penny pedals fingerprint - the best of the group currently, but still more gated than I like, and not nasty enough when backed off
geiger counter - couldn't find a setting I liked, but there's a lot to dig through