#1
Ok there might be a few threads about this already but i'll try to be specific to what I want.

Ok I need a GOOD Distortion pedal ANY price range! For Rock, I DONT want a metal sound I want like Rock or Hard Rock sound and it needs to have a good crunch to it...
Anything you know of that fits my discription? Please help! Im stuck with a Boss MT - 2 and I just cant get the right sound but I dunno Im just picky.. Is there anything wrong with that pedal or is it just me? any good tone set ups for it would be appreciated too.

Thanks in Advance!
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#4
Get a better amp instead of a pedal.
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#5
Get a better amp instead of a pedal.


its not that... Im planning of putting low gain on my amp and then when a song kicks into a heavy chorus I want to turn offthe amp distortion and switch on a heavy crunchy distortion for a better feel.. if ya get me?
#6
Boss SD-1 - cheap and AWESOME if you've a decent amp!

Its excellent when boosting a JCM800 for the 80's and hard rock tones, but thats what an 800's for :P

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#7
we need more information than this. like what guitar you have, what amp you're using, etc...
but i'd suggest a fulltone ocd. great pedal
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#8
Ok I have a model amp and I KNOW pedals sound like **** on them but if I upgrade then I may as well get the pedals, ok, so my amp is a Roland Cube 60 my guitar is a Epiphone Les Paul...
#9
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Get a better amp instead of a pedal.

Coming from the guy with a Metal Muff and an MG. Is the CRUSHING OVERDRIVE!!! of the MG not enough for ya?
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Ok I have a model amp and I KNOW pedals sound like **** on them but if I upgrade then I may as well get the pedals, ok, so my amp is a Roland Cube 60 my guitar is a Epiphone Les Paul...

But if you upgrade, you'd be able to switch between channels on an amp and wouldn't need a distortion pedal...


But as for your question, I vote for the Zvex Box of Rock
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But if you upgrade, you'd be able to switch between channels on an amp and wouldn't need a distortion pedal...


But as for your question, I vote for the Zvex Box of Rock

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This is why MC should be on the list ! Duh.
Also, I'd suggest a Fulltone Fulldrive 2 or OCD, depending on what amp you plan on upgrading to.
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But if you upgrade, you'd be able to switch between channels on an amp and wouldn't need a distortion pedal...


But as for your question, I vote for the Zvex Box of Rock

not everyone wants an amp with multiple channels. they just want the distortion of a pedal
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+1
This is why MC should be on the list ! Duh.

I know right?

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not everyone wants an amp with multiple channels. they just want the distortion of a pedal

While this may be true, by the sound of what the TS wants, my suggestion is very viable.
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not everyone wants an amp with multiple channels. they just want the distortion of a pedal


You are correct that not everyone wants that, but I still agree w/ MC. The TS would likely be better off long-term with a better amp. Many high-end & boutique amp manufacturers offer only multi-channels these days. The lower cost amp makers are also trying to give perceived value by adding multi-channels. Most of these amps are designed to sound best with no added distortion. I have not played an example of the TS's amp (Cube 60), but I've played the 30, & IMO, that thing has more distortion than you'd ever need. Any more will just be mud, which is why I agreed with the new amp suggestion.
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#16
New amp.
If you MUST have a distortion pedal, there's loads to choose from. My personal favourite is the Vox Satchurator (again with the freaking Satch signature gear ._.)
#18
I think you should get a new amp also.... what about a BK butler tube driver, that or maybe a zvex box of rock
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#19
I use a Digitech PDS 2715. I think it's from the 80s. It has chorus/distortion in one box.

The distortion is KILLER. Better than I've heard on anything this side of a Marshall that cost a couple grand.
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#20
I went out yesterday to get a distortion pedal with a specific one in mind (the Jekyll and Hyde), and walked out with a Digitech Hardwire CM-2 Overdrive pedal, and I'm very happy I did. After trying out different pedals, I liked the sound out of this one the best.
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#21
Carl Martin Plexitone is great from what I've seen and heard.

The Digitech Hardwire series is being raved about here lately too.
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Boss DS-1/2
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I went out yesterday to get a distortion pedal with a specific one in mind (the Jekyll and Hyde), and walked out with a Digitech Hardwire CM-2 Overdrive pedal, and I'm very happy I did. After trying out different pedals, I liked the sound out of this one the best.

Join the club, you try it next to the TS9.