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Old 04-08-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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New Distortion pedal and a couple other things

I've been trying out a lot of distortion pedals and overdrives recently and my current choice is a rat for my thinline tele with p90's and then when I use my classic 60's tele with single coils I tend to add a tubescreamer into the mix.

What I'm looking for is a fatter sounding pedal which will achieve a distortion tone similar to the lead guitar in this video .

Myamp is an AC30 and I love it so am not considering change, I just want to add a new flavour to it and am looking for a pedal to do this.

My budget is around 150 max and I have had a look at the crunchbox and blackstar ht duals so opinions on those would be great.

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Old 04-08-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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Most of the thickness you experience in the tone of that video comes from volume. Many speakers + plenty of watts = large tone.

If you want to get close to that at home, you can pick up something like a 6505+ and run it through some 4x12s.

Pedals alone, through an AC30 is not going to get you what you want.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:03 PM   #3
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hmmm a 6505 for pop, probably not a good idea
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:08 PM   #4
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where does the lead guitar start? trying to avoid having to listen to the whole song

but yeah assuming you mean that lead bit at the start i think it's probably just volume as 6505fiz says. it should be easily achievable with a rat and ts with an ac30 i'd have thought.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:24 PM   #5
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hmmm a 6505 for pop, probably not a good idea


The tone I heard in that video, the lead tone is most certainly not the stereotypical "pop" tone. Rather a thick, rich and meaty distorted tone.

Something a metal amp would provide quite nicely.

So would a Marshall JCM, whatever you want to use.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:46 PM   #6
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Why don't you just buy an eq pedal to pair with the Rat?
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:57 PM   #7
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an eq pedal could help with thickening up the tone and othe rifne tunings you want to do
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:57 PM   #8
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Blackstar ht metal pedals are cool distortions
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