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Ok so Ive been meaning to buy a distortion pedal for some time now . I want a pedal that can give a good distortion sound ( obviously ) and I mainly want one so I can switch between distorion and clean so yeah.

I've narrowed it down to these three:

#1) Boss ML-2 Metal Core Distortion Pedal
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Boss-ML2-Metal-Core-Distortion-Pedal?sku=150216


#2)Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-TS9-Tube-Screamer-Effects-Pedal-Original-Reissue?sku=150284

AND #3)Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal ( yeah its pretty cheap )
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Boss-DS1-Distortion-Pedal?sku=151258


My budget is about $100 so please give me ur opinion on these if u can .

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: This is going to be my first pedal ever so keep that in mind.
Last edited by JavierFabre at Mar 25, 2009,
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Amp Please ????
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AMP??? Genres???

The Ts9 and DS1 are only gonna sound good through a good tube amp.

And Boss pedals are sh*t in my opinion.
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Amp Please ????



I just started playing like 3 months ago so I have a 10w Fender amp ( yes it sucks and its very little ) 0.o
#5
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AMP??? Genres???

The Ts9 and DS1 are only gonna sound good through a good tube amp.

And Boss pedals are sh*t in my opinion.


Im mostly gonna be playing song from metallica , trivium , bullet for my valentine etc.
#6
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I just started playing like 3 months ago so I have a 10w Fender amp ( yes it sucks and its very little ) 0.o


Replace the amp. I already know it's a Fender Frontman. Maybe a Pavey Vypyr because that way you won't really need a distortion pedal. It has all the distortion you need.

However, if your stuck on getting a pedal,

The BOSS Metal Core pedal is really bad. I tried it and it's not worth the money.

The Tube Screamer I can't give an opinion on, but isn't tube screamers supposed to be ran through tube amps?

The Boss DS-1 really isn't for metal, but with enough tweaking it is possible to get a decent Metallica even Megadeth sound. It will not do metal core at all.
Last edited by DIMEBAGLIVEDON at Mar 25, 2009,
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Replace the amp. I already know it's a Fender Frontman. Maybe a Pavey Vypyr because that way you won't really need a distortion pedal. It has all the distortion you need.


but how do I switch between distortion and clean without a pedal?
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Quote by JavierFabre
but how do I switch between distortion and clean without a pedal?



You could always get the foot switch that works with the Vypyr. Read my edit as well. I'm pretty sure that allows you to switch between the two.
#9
^its not really necessary on a practice amp to have footswitchability, i suggest you just keep on saving, distortion pedals wont even sound good with that amp
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but how do I switch between distortion and clean without a pedal?


A footswitch

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Sanpera-I-Guitar-Footswitch?sku=152022

A vypyr 30 watt and a sanpera footswitch is 300 USD, and is better than pretty much any other solid state modeling combo you'll get in that range.
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^yup.
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also, you won't find any tube amp above 5w for 300, don't try.

Sell the frontman, save up, get a vypyr and a footswitch. Best advice i can give.
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#13
Or if you're just a beginner and have a budget, just buy a heavy distortion pedal that you can play with for a year or two until you develop better skills, an ear for tone, and a bigger wallet. It's not that big a deal. Look for a used Boss Metal Zone, you can probably find one for like $40-50. That'll hold you over for a while.

Don't flame me, this is good advice. I hate the MT2, I hate the Frontman amp, but I also hate people suggesting he get new gear after he obviously just bought this stuff. I think vypyrs sound like crap, and I see no reason why he should upgrade to one at this point in his guitar playing career. Burn the bandwagon!
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Or if you're just a beginner and have a budget, just buy a heavy distortion pedal that you can play with for a year or two until you develop better skills, an ear for tone, and a bigger wallet. It's not that big a deal. Look for a used Boss Metal Zone, you can probably find one for like $40-50. That'll hold you over for a while.

Don't flame me, this is good advice. I hate the MT2, I hate the Frontman amp, but I also hate people suggesting he get new gear after he obviously just bought this stuff. I think vypyrs sound like crap, and I see no reason why he should upgrade to one at this point in his guitar playing career. Burn the bandwagon!

though your "focus on your playing" point is valid, your "buy more crap gear" one is not. i'd say if you can't trade your little fender amp for a peavey vypyr, just stick with what youve got.
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^sell the front mann
buy a vypyr 30
and dont be a pussy if you dont have a footswitch. just save up for it and then buy it.
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^sell the front mann
buy a vypyr 30
and dont be a pussy if you dont have a footswitch. just save up for it and then buy it.


Good to have you back, man.

And yeah, listen the WTF!! on ths one rare occasion You won't get many opportunities to hear his words fo wisdom before he gets banned again.
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^ me dont wanna be banned again......... FOTB is scarrrryyy.....
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^sell the front mann
buy a vypyr 30
and dont be a pussy if you dont have a footswitch. just save up for it and then buy it.


Il'l do that.
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^sell the front mann
buy a vypyr 30
and dont be a pussy if you dont have a footswitch. just save up for it and then buy it.



And who the heck are u anyways?
U seem to be famous.
#23
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And who the heck are u anyways?
U seem to be famous.


He is Pedo Bear incarnate. The holy of wholey assholes

just some dude we all know.
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^ me dont wanna be banned again......... FOTB is scarrrryyy.....


yeah, its like, the mods on there are always making jokes but none of the users are in a good enough mood... its strange

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And who the heck are u anyways?
U seem to be famous.


hes just a regular on this board and i guess we all know him for his br00t4lz amp suggestions and such. dont forget his pedobaer lazar avatar either
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Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
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^ me dont wanna be banned again......... FOTB is scarrrryyy.....

dude, how many times have you been banned?
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^ my 1st ban was a mistake cuz my second warning was 4 months behind my first warning so jof let me go. i styed there for only 17 hours.
my REAL first ban was because of a stupis comment of mine.
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