Best distortion pedal youve ever played?

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  1. Voxman

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    Re: best distorion pedal youve ever palyed?

    [quote author=guitarweasel link=topic=18755.msg231757#msg231757 date=1240222337]
    Voxy made that for me.......It doesn't even use batteries! ;D
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    And all output! ;D
     
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    Re: best distorion pedal youve ever palyed?

    I'm a fan of the fulldrive 2 you thread snatchers! :D
     
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    Re: best distorion pedal youve ever palyed?

    I have the Duecetone Rat. Gives me Turbo, Vintage, and a bunch of other rats all in one Big Muff sized box :D

    Plus you can cascade one side into the other to get super nasty if you so desired. Kind of wish I had a Rick 620 so I could plug in in stereo ;)

    I'm a Vox tube amp guy though and Rats have a nice way of distorting with them...not into the Marshall sound at all personally.

    Paul
     
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    1970's Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes.
    best so far
     
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    Carl Martin Plexitone - the only thing I have found that makes any guitar sound good and a fender sound like a marshall. Two channels plus clean boost.
     
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    Re: best distorion pedal youve ever palyed?

    The "FAT" switch on my Blues Jr. amp....

    seriously, I no longer use pedals, I learned to use the amp to get a much better overdrive with tone, better than any pedal I've used, and I've had many.....
     
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    Re: best distorion pedal youve ever palyed?

    +1 on the EH Hot Tubes (not the new one with the tube)
    another good one i think is the MXR Overdrive from the early 80ies Commande Series. Cheap plastic case, only one screw and a non-functional switch. But...great sound with a lot more bass and transparency than the generic TS9 or OD-1, SD 1 etc.... It`s not for HiFi Lovers cause it`s noisy and raw (like the EH Hot Tubes but with a lot of output for boosting an dimed amp for leads) With a little soldering action it`s easy to rehouse it in a sturdy box with a good switch. This MXR only costs a few bucks.
    cheers
     
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    Re: best distorion pedal youve ever palyed?

    I like my fulltone OCD. :)
     
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    Re: best distorion pedal youve ever palyed?

    Well, for straight-up distortion into a clean amp, I haven't met a pedal I really like yet. Instead, my choice is the very versatile fuzz-to-distortion-esque sweepable, changeable, tweakable Zoom UF-01 Ultra Fuzz.

    I love that pedal.

    But if we're talking overdrive, I've got a Diamond J-Drive mk1 that slays.
     
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    This one is the organic sounding "Harley"!

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    [quote author=bloosman1 link=topic=18755.msg231789#msg231789 date=1240278027]
    I'm a fan of the fulldrive 2 you thread snatchers! :D
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    My favourite, too.
     
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    I have a fulltone ocd that is freaking awesome. You can get that real wide trower sound.
     
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    Re: best distorion pedal youve ever palyed?

    As far as distortion goes, I think the best one is still de good old DS-1 after many years of buying and trading I finally went back to this one! ;)
    I also love the Rat and the Distortion +. I really hate Over the top, fully modern metal distortion.

    I also have a Green muff and a TS when I feel for different flavors! :D
     
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    SOunds really interessing!
    DO you thing I can do punk and grnge stuff with that?

    The highest gain I love is Nirvana or the like!
     
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    Love the Boss DS-1 myself, was my first pedal, now i mainly use the Boss metal zone, some people may not like it but i love it!
     
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    Nothing will ever top an old ProCo Rat, although I have a Retro Sonic Distortion -- which is a Rat clone -- and it's wonderful.
     
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    I found the combination of my TS7 (808-modded by Stinkfoot) in front of my Danelectro Cool Cat Transparent Overdrive to be a winning combination in my case. Just bought a Little Big Muff, but it just doesn't seem to do the trick, it's collecting dust for the time being.
     
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    to make this more specific, how about recommendations for distortion pedals under $100 as well as those that are higher priced since alot of forum members are on limited budgets these days. Or how about the really cheap options adn give a recommendation in the $50 range. I'd say boss blues driver or tube screamer in the $100 range with older tube drivers getting the nod over new ones. In the $50 range, I like the digitec bad monkey. They may not measure up to the boutique distortion pedals but for the price, they are worth a look.
     
  20. Ti-Ron

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    The Bad Monkey is a really good option, but the new hardwire pedal are best bang for the buck IMO!
    Seriously the tube distortion is really nice and the reverb is soooo sweet!
     

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