The FX92 Bass Grunge pedal was DOD's first overdrive/distortion pedal developed for bass guitar. Given the print date of its instruction manual (2/94), the FX92 probably debuted in early 1994 (although the oldest FX92 serial number we have seen corresponds to August 1994), which would have beat the Boss ODB-3 to the market by less than a year. While its instruction manual featured sample settings for Melvins, Prong, and Exit 13 sounds, as well as a suggested setting for vocals, the verbiage used in the manual implied that this pedal was not aimed at professional or even semi-pro musicians. The FX92 was discontinued with the introduction of the FX91 Bass Overdrive in 1998.
I initially showed an interest in the drums around the age of 18, but that was not very practical at the time. As fate would have it, I soon met a working bass player in my college art class and I was immediately drawn to the idea of playing bass. I expressed an interest to my family and my cousin graciously lent me his right-handed short scale Memphis bass. The bass was accompanied by a tiny battery powered amp and I literality fumbled my way around for a little while.
With an increased level of interest and potential, I decided it was time to switch to an actual left-handed bass. Despite my laser-focus, finding an actual left-handed bass proved to be quite difficult. I ended up with what seemed to be the only left-hand bass in town, which was an Ibanez SR series bass.
I also upgraded my amp to a 50 watt Crate combo. My gear was not very good, but it led to where I am today. I’ve been playing 17 years and the bass is still a significant part of my life. I play varying styles of music, ranging from alt-country, rock, funk, and jazz. 153554b96e