Poll: Which Distotion Pedal?
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View poll results: Which Distotion Pedal?
Boss DS-1
7 18%
Metal Muff
18 47%
Other, specifiy
13 34%
Voters: 38.
#1
Alright, so I have $150 to spend, and I'm looking at getting a distortion pedal for my Valveking. I've been looking at the Boss DS-1, and the EHX Metal Muff. In your opinion, which one should I get?

Edit: **** me, wrong forum... oh well.
My Gear
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
EHX Metal Muff
Peavey Valvking 112
Boss ME-50
Holy Grail Reverb
Last edited by msuspartan at Dec 24, 2008,
#2
I have the BOSS-DS1 hooked up to my crappy little practice amp right now, and it makes it sound so much better. I'd go with the DS1.
#3
Quote by msuspartan
Alright, so I have $150 to spend, and I'm looking at getting a distortion pedal for my Valveking. I've been looking at the Boss DS-1, and the EHX Metal Muff. In your opinion, which one should I get?


i'd go with neither, look into an od instead.
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#4
Quote by mikeyElite
i'd go with neither, look into an od instead.

I already have one, SD-1
My Gear
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
EHX Metal Muff
Peavey Valvking 112
Boss ME-50
Holy Grail Reverb
#5
buy an OD pedal if you on budget get a digitech bad monkey if not TS9 tubescreamer
#6
i myself have a Peavey Valveking
i have the 100 Head with a marshall cab
this thing gets enough gain as it is and i see no reason to get anymore out of it!!!
if your playing metal then yeah the muff (personally dont care for it)
i have a ds-1 and its not my thing either
its way to chainsawy type of distortion
if thats what your looking for get it
but the valveking unassisted gets a load of gain and it works for me
#8
what is it you're trying to achieve that a distortion pedal is needed ?
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#9
Quote by Tfritz754
i myself have a Peavey Valveking
i have the 100 Head with a marshall cab
this thing gets enough gain as it is and i see no reason to get anymore out of it!!!
if your playing metal then yeah the muff (personally dont care for it)
i have a ds-1 and its not my thing either
its way to chainsawy type of distortion
if thats what your looking for get it
but the valveking unassisted gets a load of gain and it works for me

I'm getting mine for Christmas tomorrow, but I played my friend's Les Paul Standard through a DS-1, and I loved it. But I'll wait and see. My parents got me a Schecter C-1 Hellraiser with Floyd Rose, which I'm returning for the hardtail, and I'm using the extra $150 to buy a pedal or two.

Edit: I'm trying to get a Bodom, Meshuggah, or Emmure sound.
My Gear
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
EHX Metal Muff
Peavey Valvking 112
Boss ME-50
Holy Grail Reverb
#10
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#12
Quote by msuspartan
I'm getting mine for Christmas tomorrow, but I played my friend's Les Paul Standard through a DS-1, and I loved it. But I'll wait and see. My parents got me a Schecter C-1 Hellraiser with Floyd Rose, which I'm returning for the hardtail, and I'm using the extra $150 to buy a pedal or two.

Edit: I'm trying to get a Bodom, Meshuggah, or Emmure sound.

Meshuggah .

Then i can help you.
But something pretty obvious about their tone is most of it comes from the low pitch of their guitars.

For Meshuggah sound you should get either a Metal Muff if you want more than just their sound.

But if you want just meshuggahs tone i have to say a Line 6 Metal Distortion pedal, as they use Line 6 Amplifiers.
#13
The MXR Distortion III is cool. I tried it at GC today. Not enough distortion for metal, but seems nice for general rock.
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#14
1. A good overdrive. The right EQ settings can pull metal sounds from an OD pedal, and it can do lighter stuff too.
2. A regular Big Muff. If you really want distortion, there aren't many personally I'd take over a Big Muff Pi.
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#15
my girlfriends little brother has a boss metal zone he swears by it for heavy metal like bodom and stuff but don't turn everything to 10 if u do it sounds like noise but ull never be lacking metal distortion. or get an mxr dime distortion. and mxrs r invincible and very analog sounding which usually means good.
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#16
Quote by JessyB96
my girlfriends little brother has a boss metal zone he swears by it for heavy metal like bodom and stuff but don't turn everything to 10 if u do it sounds like noise but ull never be lacking metal distortion. or get an mxr dime distortion. and mxrs r invincible and very analog sounding which usually means good.

And in all honesty that's pretty much the target market for that pedal - it's really not very good.
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#17
Quote by JessyB96
my girlfriends little brother has a boss metal zone he swears by it for heavy metal like bodom and stuff but don't turn it on if u do it sounds like noise but ull never be lacking scooped, sterile, fizzy, box of bees tone that is pretty much unusable for any application outside of rocking out in your bedroom
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#18
Quote by necrosis1193
1. A good overdrive. The right EQ settings can pull metal sounds from an OD pedal, and it can do lighter stuff too.
2. A regular Big Muff. If you really want distortion, there aren't many personally I'd take over a Big Muff Pi.

Plus one on the first suggestion, ive always tought that, with a DS you can get only balls to the walls if your using it with the gain channell, but an OD is more 3-D more flexible, not as straight forward but it can get the job done and alot more.
#19
get the metal muff but the one with top boost
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#20
Marshall Jackhammer JH-1 is one of the best pedals i think ive ever played on, crazy distortion and OD

but otherwise the BOSS.