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Old 07-18-2015, 04:34 PM   #1
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looking for a new pedal

I'm looking for a new overdrive pedal or maybe even a distortion pedal. I have a great distortion on my amp but I'm just looking for a different flavor. I play hard rock...any suggestions?
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:50 PM   #2
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what amp and be more specific as to what hard rock means to you. an overdrive in front of a distorted amp is pretty standard. i set my amp up for great rhythm distortion and then goose it with a tubescreamer style overdrive (i have more than one) for a good lead tone. my main amp has 3 channels so i can get clean, somewhat dirty and high gain distortion for rhythm and then goose any of them for leads or a different flavour so to speak for rhythm parts.
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:52 PM   #3
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If you're used to Tubescreamers, you might like a Klone. EHX Soul Food JHS mod or the Chellee Ponyboy.
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:11 PM   #4
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what amp and be more specific as to what hard rock means to you.


+1

also what's your guitar, and what's your budget?
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Old 07-18-2015, 06:44 PM   #5
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Best bet is to go into a music store and test stuff out. If you don't have access, you can find many YouTube videos, but ts just not the same.
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Old 07-18-2015, 06:50 PM   #6
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My amp I'd a blackstar I'd. Yes its a modeling amp but it takes pedals well. My guitar is a led Paul standard
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Old 07-18-2015, 06:55 PM   #7
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My amp I'd a blackstar I'd. Yes its a modeling amp but it takes pedals well. My guitar is a led Paul standard


modeling amps aren't known for taking pedals well especially distortion of overdrive pedals. your amp has built in overdrive and distortion pedals so to speak so what is wrong with those? also what exact sounds are you going for?
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:10 PM   #8
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I just wanted a different flavor to mess with. But this amp does take pedals well
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:40 PM   #9
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I just wanted a different flavor to mess with. But this amp does take pedals well


ok but again different from what. we don't know what your current tone is like so tough to recommend a different one. a little help.
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:24 PM   #10
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How about the Behringer OD300. It's both overdrive and distortion so you should have plenty of sounds to try.
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:29 PM   #11
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My amp I'd a blackstar I'd. Yes its a modeling amp but it takes pedals well. My guitar is a led Paul standard
Dirt pedals really like to drive the inputs of tube amps harder, rather than modeling amps. They can work but you might just want to look into investing in a tube amp before you get into more drive tones.
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:42 PM   #12
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After following their advice on your amp, consider:

WMD Geiger Counter
Dr No Drive-O-Matic
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Red Witch Famulus
Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde
T-Rex MAB Overdrive
Krank Distortus Maximus
Amptweaker Tight Metal/Tight Metal Pro
Rocktron Third Angel
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:18 AM   #14
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what kind of overdriven sound are you looking for?

I've owned a lot of overdrive pedals and my hands down favorite is the Wampler Euphoria. Although I play more jazz/blues/rock than anything else. Its a little pricey but you could find one used for around $100ish.
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