#1
hello, i am looking for some advice on buying a "metal overdrive" pedal, now what i'm looking for is that 80's high gain metal overdrive that is not distortion. something like van halen's tone.

metal muff maybe?


also, any suggestions for a fuzz, big muff?
#2
Metal muff is a distortion pedal.. And there isnt a Metal OD... OD's produce a light gain over driven tube tone. Or can be used to take your current tube amp possibly into the metal realm by using it as a boost to slam the preamps.
#3
Metal Muff is a good distortion pedal for heavy metal. It won't work as a van halen overdrive tone.

edit: ^ you said it
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#4
ok, maybe i mean pre-amp OD/gain?

ok maybe i should phrase this differently

...
H0w can i h4z V4n H413n's t0ne?
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#5
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#6
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H0w can i h4z V4n H413n's t0ne?

Kramer/Charvel Strat or EVH/Peavey Wolfgang
Modded Soldano SLO, Modded Marshall, EVH 5150 III
MXR EVH Phaser
EVH Wah
and other sh*t EVH has his name on

but seriously
What is your amp??
what is your possible budget for a new amp/pedal??
do you gig?
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#7
i think the mi audio crunch box gets a decent van halen tone, but what amp are you playing through?
#8
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Kramer/Charvel Strat or EVH/Peavey Wolfgang
Modded Soldano SLO, Modded Marshall, EVH 5150 III
MXR EVH Phaser
EVH Wah
and other sh*t EVH has his name on

but seriously
What is your amp??
what is your possible budget for a new amp/pedal??
do you gig?

sorry for the late, had to go do stuff
i have a peavey valveking 212 i'm not on a budget, its just my next pedal... so whatever you guys recommend is what i will look into


edit:
yes i gig
#9
I like my Vox Satchurator pedal, you could also look at the Lovepedal PurplePlexi.

....and to the guys above me, just because its got EVH's logo on it doesn't mean it'll give you an EVH tone. Its also depends on which era of tone you're after. For example VH1, 5150, when he was with Ernie Ball or let say current (I hope not).
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#10
Well, Van Halen wasn't you some hardcore trash metal sound, so maybe something like the SC-2 Valve Distortion? It's not quite trash metally but it gives you more oomph than an OD pedal would tone wise.
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#11
Well, a friend has a Kaden Effects Brown Creeper and it gets a good Van Halen tone but Kaden went out of business so you'd have to look used.
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