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Old 01-03-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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Hi people im looking for an effects pedal i want only a slight distortion /overdrive like on some Chuck Berry tracks. im not sure what sound they all do compression / flanger /octave/etc . Can anyone help or advise.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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what kinda amp do you have? chuck berry most likely used straight amp tone, slightly dirty but not completely broken up yet. if you have an amp that can't get that natural sound then there are a bunch of overdrive pedals that do it, won't mean much if the amp isn't great
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:38 PM   #3
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Hey up gerraguitar thanks for the reply my amp is a Marshall MG100 dfx . guitars are epipiphone casino , gretsch 5120 . and a fender strat is it an over drive pedal i need or a distortion,
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:43 PM   #4
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So you want some overdrive, some compression, flange and an octave pedal? That's either lots of different pedals or a multifx unit.

What exactly are you looking for and what is your budget etc?
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:43 PM   #5
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An overdrive would be what you want, but you'll never get that tone from that amp.
You need to push a tube amp to breakup for that kind of tone
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:45 PM   #6
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well to answer your question you'd want a ts9 style od or something that doesn't have a lotta gain, super overdrives are nice at a pretty low price

but...
you're gonna have a tough time getting the amp to sound like what you want, it's a solid state amp which means you're not going to get that natural tube amp breakup sound. if i remember correctly i think chuck berry used a twin reverb at one point, fenders nonetheless. i'm not saying its hard to get a low gain sound out of the amp but it's not going to be the one thats in your head, you're better off messing around with the gain on the amp rather than looking into a pedal. i won't say it's a lost cause, but someone else might
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:54 PM   #7
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thanks guys that gives me something to think about
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If nothing else, you could grab a Fender Excelsior and boost or crank that to get close to the tone.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:57 PM   #9
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Boss has a PDF that is a good read for someone interested in pedals.

http://lib.roland.co.jp/products/en...SS_Guide_72.pdf

and this one too...

http://cms.rolandus.com/assets/medi...book_vol_20.pdf
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If nothing else, you could grab a Fender Excelsior and boost or crank that to get close to the tone.


i just plugged into one of these the other day and it's a cool little amp, i mean sure you don't have any control over anything except volume and the tremelo, but it's a good sounding amp, and i'd imagine with a nice od pedal in front it could be very useful...not a bad idea TS
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:15 AM   #11
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It's meant to be a plug and play style amp.

But you could always pick up a cheap EQ to go with it as well.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:20 AM   #12
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what kinda amp do you have? chuck berry most likely used straight amp tone, slightly dirty but not completely broken up yet. if you have an amp that can't get that natural sound then there are a bunch of overdrive pedals that do it, won't mean much if the amp isn't great


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even one of the cheapo 5 watters would do it. won't be much (if any) dearer than a pedal.
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