#1
I'm looking to get a distortion pedal, probably for Christmas. My budget is up to $150 CANADIAN Dollars. I play metalcore and hardcore music. What do you suggest I get?
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I thought the whole idea of post-hardcore was to mix techno and hardcore.....
#2
Drive to Guitar Center RIGHT NOW and get the MXR M-86 Classic Distortion. Retails at $149, but it's on sale for $30.
It kicks ass, I have one.
Sale ends today, so go. NAO.
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Justice4AllOne pretty much mentioned all of my ideas so yeah...pointless pun post.

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Thanks fer settin me straight on that Justice

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I was thinking that too, Justice usually seems like a pretty knowledgeable guy.
#4
Some kinda overdrive, no distortion.
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#8
Any of the Boss pedals are good quality, they have sound clips on musiciansfriend, so you can check them out. They're well within your budget, and you can't break them even if you try, no joke (except for the battery thingie, of course)
#9
Get Your Ass Over To Guitar Center Right Now And Get Either The Mt-2 Or The Ds-1


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#10
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Metal Muff.


+1.

I own it, it's great, get it, now.
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#11
Metal Muff!!!!
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#12
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Metal Muff!!!!


+675

I heart my Metal Muff.

The Boss DS-1 is...mediocre at best. The Crunch Box sounds pretty badass, but I haven't played one. Might be my next purchase.
#14
no point in denying it, metal muff sounds the best and the thickest. more tube driven sound.
metal zone can be fuzzy, and the metal core can sound thicker, but the metal zone can hit those same ranges if you toy with your pedal/amp eq more. metal zone has more ranges and options.
line 6 uber metal is surprisingly good. but muff kills it all
#15
The metal muff sucks. There are no tubes in it, its just a heavier diecast metal zone. The tone you get out of it sounds good at bedroom volumes but turn it up or try to record and you will get ****.
#16
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The metal muff sucks. There are no tubes in it, its just a heavier diecast metal zone. The tone you get out of it sounds good at bedroom volumes but turn it up or try to record and you will get ****.


The Sword uses a Metal Muff live and when they recorded their new CD they used one. While their tone is not ideal, I think it sounds a helluva lot better than anything a Metal Zone/Master/*insert name here* can produce.
#17
metal muff
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#18
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The metal muff sucks. There are no tubes in it, its just a heavier diecast metal zone. The tone you get out of it sounds good at bedroom volumes but turn it up or try to record and you will get ****.

Most good pedals don't use tubes - and a lot of the pedals that do have them don't run them at anything close to the voltage required for them to actually do anything.
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#19
it really depends what your amp is like.

if you have a tube amp that already has a nice drive to it but needs a kick up the ass to be able to reach the kind of br00talness you need, get some kind of generic overdrive pedal such as a Boss SD-1 or DS-1 (i'd normally say tubescreamer, but those are too vintagey and bluesy for what you need) and use it as a boost (high volume, low gain settings on the pedal). It might work with a solid state amp too, although some take being boosted better than others, so if you've got a solid state amp, best to try it first...

if you're running it into a clean amp, or want to use it to switch between clean and distorted, then i'd recommend the metal muff. again, the real question is:

what amp do you have?
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#20
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Most good pedals don't use tubes - and a lot of the pedals that do have them don't run them at anything close to the voltage required for them to actually do anything.



Blackstar bump 16V up to 300v, but they've got a few bad reviews from people here. I like my DistX, but at £100 it'll be over-budget.
#21
I'm running off a 40-Watt Marshall right now.
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#22
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I'm running off a 40-Watt Marshall right now.

which Marshall is it? Since it's 40 watts, i'll be guessing it's a DSL401?
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Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp