#1
Im a 15 year old guitar player, I've been playing for 5 years. I have an Epiphone LP-100 running through their standard tube amp. For my birthday, I decided I wanted to finally get a pedal, however, I have no clue how to approach this. I narrowed it down to either a wah pedal or a distortion pedal, but I don't know which one is a better buy or is more valuable, and I know nothing about brands or quality.

What pedal should I get? (Budget is $100 at most)
Suggestions and comments are appreciated.

Thank you.
#2
what amp do you have? the valve junior?
if you do, and you can crank it to get some OD, you probably won't need a distortion (unless you want more gain)

for a wah (if you want that...you gotta decide, though!) check the ultimate wah thread!

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check the ultimate wah thread, but only get one if your gonna be using it
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What type of music will you be playing?
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jim dunlop crybaby 95 wah

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#7
if you're going for a distortion pedal, we need to know your style... that'd help a lot with which distortion to get. also for the wah. some wahs are better for high gain or for classic stuff.
#8
hendriko, yes, it is the valve junior that comes with the starter pack for the LP-100

im going to be playing a lot of punk, metal, just basic power and barre chord progressions, but im not getting the sound I want out of my amp. My guitar teacher told me that a distortion pedal is good for the sound I want, but he said a wah pedal is also a really cool thing to have.

what are some good distortion pedals and wah pedals for a beginner?
#9
^well then get a distortion pedal!
look into boss, since youre on a budget, and, well i'm sure someone else could give you some better/more precise recommendations.

For the wah, like said - check the ultimate wah thread.

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#10
First off, true awesome distortion/gain should come from your amp. You can try pedals, but eventually you're gonna want a better amp.

But if you've made up your mind, look into some boss dist pedals or a line 6 pod. For wah, you're just gonna have to try some pedals out for yourself until you find one that's right for you. (Vox, Dunlop, Morley)
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why not go for multi effects? ther are quite a few within your budget zoom, didgitec. The G1X has a wah wah built in or the g2x (not a real differance between the 2) You can get one of these for about £70> im 14 and i got a g1 with a seperate pedal. There ok for a first pedal the effects are adjustable but some things coul be better like tremelo isnt very adjustable along with the comp/fx which could be improved upon. Im saving up for a Boss ME-50 at the moment because i would like to have a more versitile paedal but i have been using my g1 for around 3 years now and its still goin strong.
#13
alot of the digitech FX are very good quality. i have my DDM, which is suprisingly good at light and heavy distortion

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Anyone else wondering what LP-100 starter pack comes with a Valve Junior? I think ts is a little confused on the term "tube amp."
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I think that they did have a combo pack with a Vjr Combo for a short period. Don't know if that is he's got though.

I have the Vjr Combo and it needs more than just any pedal to sound decent. I'd recommend a multifx. The combo needs some serious EQing. It takes a lot of work but you can shape the tone a lot with a decent multifx.
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Anyone else wondering what LP-100 starter pack comes with a Valve Junior? I think ts is a little confused on the term "tube amp."



This One. http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul100-HiPerformance-Pack-with-Valve-Junior-Amp?sku=514492
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#18
a Boss DS-1(distortion) or a Boss SD-1(overdrive) would make a great first pedal

wah wise, the standard Dunlop Crybaby or the Vox V847A would be a good choice for you
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#19
If you want distortion, you can't go wrong with one of the Boss, DigiTech, or Big Muff distortions, try them out at a local store and see what you like best, you can get some really quality distortions for <$100.
#20
you could get a boss ds-1 and a dunlop crybaby for $110, i know you said $100...
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#21
I reckon a BOSS DS-1 and the Crybaby with the adjustable Q (GCB 95?) would be good on a budget.
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#22
Well since you have a valve junior with no built in equalization, why not go for a cheaper EQ pedal? This will probably let you shape your sound to suit your style. Or get an overdrive pedal - this will work great for boosting your amp and making it sound tighter. A wah is fun, but in most cases it doesn't really affect your raw sound, and an overdrive will probably work better with your amp than a distortion.
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#23
i'd either get a boss mega distortion or a multifx
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G1X from Zoom would be a good choice on a budget but I think the wah on those are a bit too thin.
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