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lamb of dog 11-12-2012 11:01 AM

Distortion pedal under $150.
 
Well its that time of the year again and i am looking for a distortion pedal.

Tone: Slash + Amon Amarth.

Fisheth24 11-12-2012 11:04 AM

What's your amp?

lamb of dog 11-12-2012 11:10 AM

I am using a vox right now, i am not sure of the model, but i'll be upgrading soon.

Fisheth24 11-12-2012 11:12 AM

Unless we know what amp you've got it's hard for us to give an opinion :)

Slash and Amon Armarth are miles apart in terms of gain.

What sound do you want more?

lamb of dog 11-12-2012 11:16 AM

well more bluesy i think...

gerraguitar 11-12-2012 11:19 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lamb of dog
well more bluesy i think...



then i dont think distortion is what you should be looking into, you might wanna try an OD first. good ODs mixed with good sounding amps or even other ODs can get a lot of gain, it will never resemble natural amp distortion, but if you want blues tone then distortion isn't where to begin

lamb of dog 11-12-2012 11:23 AM

Thats why i was looking at boss os 2 it has overdrive with distortion.

gerraguitar 11-12-2012 11:29 AM

never tried that one but if you are looking at Boss pedals then a Blues Driver would be the better choice, maybe a fulltone OCD. i use OD much more than distortion. as an answer to your original question you could check out a ProCo Rat, it's a very standard distortion that can get a wide variety of sounds, and it can be had for less than $100 new. but definitely do some listening on youtube before deciding on one, and of course getting a chance to go to a shop and play some if thats easy enough is good too

lamb of dog 11-12-2012 11:31 AM

Ok thanks mate.

WD Punk 11-12-2012 12:04 PM

Metal Muff w/ top boost I always recommend it. I got mine new for $90

losing battle 11-12-2012 12:49 PM

Jekyll and hyde v2 they are on clearence for a hundred dollars comes with a good ts clone and a good distortion.

Maidenheadsteve 11-12-2012 01:03 PM

He said he's doing bluesy stuff...so definantly not the metal muff.

Os-2 isn't a bad call. Either one of the MXR badass pedals are good (either the OD or the Distortion).


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