#1
Hey
Soon i'll be getting some distortion/overdrive pedals, but which ones should i get???
Please help me choose 2 out of these 3:

Electro Harmonix Little Big Muff
Boss DS-1 distortion
Digitech Bad Monkey

My budget for each one is No more than £50. I'm into Jimi Hendrix, Muse and Red hot chili peppers. For playing their styles which ones would you recommend-or are their any other good pedals in this price range??? Most importantly which 2 out of these 3 should i go for???
Please reply!!!
#2
AMP???

id go with the USA big Muff Pi

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the guy below me is 100% correct
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#3
Those all do completely different things, the EHX is a fuzz, the DS-1 is a distortion that sounds like crap and the Bad Monkey is for overdriving a tube amp.
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if he has a horrible amp it would just sound like crap..........
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Those all do completely different things, the EHX is a fuzz, the DS-1 is a distortion that sounds like crap and the Bad Monkey is for overdriving a tube amp.


The DS-1 only sounds like crap if you're too stupid to use it. If you turn the level up past 2 o'clock, the distortion up past 3 o'clock, or the tone up past 2 o'clock, it will sound bad. The DS-1 isn't really a pedal that you should use to achieve high levels of distortion or to get a metal tone out of your amp. It's more for saturating your tone. I play mine through a Valveking with a Celestion 30.. the amp by itself sounds pretty good but the tone is a little bit "broken up". I keep my DS-1 with the tone right at 1 o'clock, the level at about 1 o'clock, and the distortion at about 12 o'clock, and it gives the amp a fatter tone that sounds good when you are playing lead.
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Quote by soul_power
Those all do completely different things, the EHX is a fuzz, the DS-1 is a distortion that sounds like crap and the Bad Monkey is for overdriving a tube amp.


Actually, the bad monkey sounds fine for light distortion on a solid state, that "overdrive pedals are for tube amps" myth is getting really old.

I would get the Muff and the bad Monkey, newer DS-1s really suck.
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^ well most guys who buys an OD and use it on an SS probably has a Fender Frontman or a Vypyr........
im not disagreeing with you but i think ODs can sound good on SS amps if the SS amp is actually good (Zentera, Ampeg, Randalls)
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^ well most guys who buys an OD and use it on an SS probably has a Fender Frontman or a Vypyr........
im not disagreeing with you but i think ODs can sound good on SS amps if the SS amp is actually good (Zentera, Ampeg, Randalls)


they can improve the sound of crappy SS amps too, I think part of the problem is that people tend to have the misconception that OD pedals somehow cause the amp to distort more, when in fact what they do is clip the signal is a tube like manner (or as close as you can get with diodes anyway) the only difference between an OD and a distortion pedal is the amount of clipping that occurs, and how hard the clipping is.
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Quote by soul_power
Those all do completely different things, the EHX is a fuzz, the DS-1 is a distortion that sounds like crap and the Bad Monkey is for overdriving a tube amp.

actually, they are all distortion pedals. all of them take your signal and make it clip (what do you get when you clip a signal?............distortion.) the only differences are the shape of the sin wave that they make, or more specifically the amount it clips your signal.


if you have a nice amp, i would get a good fuzz and a good OD pedal.
this will allow you to get the really fuzzed out sounds as well as mimic overdriven amp sounds.
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