#1
Hey Guys

I'm looking for a new distortion pedal, which can give me a little boost in my solos, something to give a bit more emphasis. I play some blues, so something that can give a nice bluesy tone, but also can be pushed to give a nice overdrive sound as well.

I've tried out the Boss DN-2 Dyna Drive and that was nice, also tried the Seymour Duncan SFX-11 Twin Tube Blue and the SFX-03 Twin Tube Classic. Preferred the Tube Classic more because it could be pushed more.
However this is £209, which is about the top of my budget.

So I was just wondering what other pedals would suit me?
I don't want anything too much distortion, more a bluesy pedal that can be pushed to give a nice overdrive sound.

Thanks in advance for the help.

EDIT:
I'm using a PRS SE Singlecut through a Vox AD50VT.
Last edited by stiff-upper-lip at Sep 27, 2009,
#3
Are you using your amp clean or are you pushing the drive channel? What guitar are you using? What amp?

I like the Xotic BB preamp, it kind of has an old Marshally vibe to it. The Fairfield Circuitry Barbershop Overdrive is pretty sweet too. (It even has kind of a simulated 'sag')

The Lovepedal Eternity is a great alternative if you want to preserve the sound of your amp and still have a killer boost up front.
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#4
If you just want a clean boost definately look at either the Rothwell Atomic Booster or the Rothwell F1 Booster. http://www.rothwellaudioproducts.co.uk/html/guitar.html
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My favorite would be the MXR GT-OD. It's custom shop, and, in my opinion, is better than the TubeScreamer. It also adds more "crunch".
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Holy Fire AKA the God Pedal?


I'll vouch for that one actually. Very tube-like and responsive to boot. What else could you want?
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Maybe one of those Blackstar pedals with tubes in them? Like a DistX or something?


Pedals with tubes in them are a bit of a gimmick to me imho. I'd rather spend less on transistor based pedals.
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#10
I've been watching demo videos and I'm very impressed with Holy Fire and MXR GT-OD.
Might get the Boss DN-2 Dyna Drive and then save up for a more expensive better pedal as it does have good reviews and I did like it.
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I've been watching demo videos and I'm very impressed with Holy Fire and MXR GT-OD.
Might get the Boss DN-2 Dyna Drive and then save up for a more expensive better pedal as it does have good reviews and I did like it.


imo, the Boss DN 2 is knid of gimmicky, cause it does is lower the gain when you play gently and boost it when you play hard wich makes a difference in the volume wich can be annoying.

Maybe the MI Audio Blues pro would best imo
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Pedals with tubes in them are a bit of a gimmick to me imho. I'd rather spend less on transistor based pedals.

They cost the same as the other pedals which have been mentioned......the Distx is one really nice pedal.
#13
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They cost the same as the other pedals which have been mentioned......the Distx is one really nice pedal.


Maybe but TS is looking for a bleusy overdrive, and the distx is not what I would call bleusy lol.
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They cost the same as the other pedals which have been mentioned......the Distx is one really nice pedal.


Yeah, for heavier tones. He wants a blues tone though. I find that the few tube loaded ODs I've used where a little harsh and while that might be good for some people, it's not one of the things I would look for in an awesome blues tone.
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