#1
I'm looking to buy a distortion pedal, price range is under 100$. So far I've been looking at the Boss DS-1, as my friend has one of those and it seems pretty nice for its price. I'm aware that it eats through batteries rapidly, however I already have the Boss AC adapter for my other pedal. Any suggestions on another brand or a better distortion pedal for this price range?
#3
unless you have a nice warm tube amp don't bother with the ds-1. It's quite shrill and lifeless to my ears. Do you play metal?
#4
Boss MT-2 No matter what tbh. Its called metal core but you can get just about any distortion out of it.....even fuzz! I strongly recommend getting this pedal.......look for reviews on youtube! It totally changes the sound of your amp to an amazing distortion I never use the distortion on my amp at all now
hope i helped.
#5
Quote by E0HopwoodC
Boss MT-2 No matter what tbh. Its called metal core but you can get just about any distortion out of it.....even fuzz! I strongly recommend getting this pedal.......look for reviews on youtube! It totally changes the sound of your amp to an amazing distortion I never use the distortion on my amp at all now
hope i helped.

Please ignore this tonally deficent retard.

TS, if you play metal look into an Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff or on eBay/Craigslist for a Boss HM-2. The HM-2 is also a great all purpose distortion pedal.

Otherwise, probably an EHX Big Muff, either US or Russian depending on what you want. The US version has more sustain and gain, but has a harsher tone than the Russian version which tends to be smoother, more like distortion than fuzz.
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#6
I play a little bit of everything, I lean more towards rock, but metal is definately up there in terms of what I play. I'll have to get down to my local guitar center and check out some of the pedals there, cause I'm not too knowledgeable as far as pedals yet.
#7
Look on eBay for a HM-2 if you need an all-purpose distortion pedal. They're discontinued, but check out some youtube clips.
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#8
Quote by E0HopwoodC
Boss MT-2 No matter what tbh. Its called metal core


the Boss MT-2 is the metal zone

the Boss ML-2 is the metal core

for a very cheap option I rate the metal core over the metal zone.
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#10
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I play a little bit of everything, I lean more towards rock, but metal is definately up there in terms of what I play. I'll have to get down to my local guitar center and check out some of the pedals there, cause I'm not too knowledgeable as far as pedals yet.


Same here that's why I chose the Boss MT-2 and yes I did mean metalzone my mistake.
But seriously this pedal is great
#11
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Same here that's why I chose the Boss MT-2 and yes I did mean metalzone my mistake.
But seriously this pedal is great

But REALLY seriously... it's garbage.
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#12
Well I have a great selection of pedals I'm going to have to look at and try out. Thanks guys, I appreciate everyones input and opinions.
#13
what amp've you got? id take a look at the boss mega distortion MD-2, its much better than most "metal pedals" on the market
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

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#15
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why do you need a distortion pedal then? trust me man, those amps arent really great with distortion pedals, the distortion on the amp would probably sound better. mess around with the "metal" models, i remember i found some decent sounds on those when i tried the amp out.
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

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#16
OK, no distortion pedal will make that amp sound good. In fact, because it's a modeling amp, pedals will just make it sound worse.

Put the money toward saving for a new amp.
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#17
Okay, well I just got confirmed that distortion pedal + line 6 amp = fail, so sorry for my guitar amp/pedal newbie-ness, and sorry for wasting everyones time but thanks to everyone who helped anyways, it's much appreciated!
#18
No problem. When you're ready to buy a new amp, come back and we'll help you then.

If you sell the Spider, you might be able to find a good used amp.
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