#1
i want a distortion pedal. Ive been looking at some Boss ones, the DS1, the ML2 etc
im looking for a thrash kinda sound, master of puppets era that kinda thing,
this will also be my first pedal so i want one thats not too confusing to get the jist of,

wondering if you guys could reccomend one?

i have an esp ltd 10 that im looking to get some EMG's for and a 50w mg if that helps

cheers
#2
DS1 is good for everything.

Boss DF2 is best for everything, though unlikely.

I say go for a DS1.
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#3
Quote by lordofthefood1
DS1 is good for everything.
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Can a DS 1 really do thrash?

If he has like $100 he could easily get a Barber Dirty Bomb or something and be way better off.

Also, inb4 get a new amp.
#4
why'd you say a dirty bomb? i havent heard of them before ha

would it give me the tone im looking for, and if you say its for like $100,
i take it thats like £60?

which is how much is was looking to spend aswell..
#5
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why'd you say a dirty bomb? i havent heard of them before ha

would it give me the tone im looking for, and if you say its for like $100,
i take it thats like £60?

which is how much is was looking to spend aswell..



Well it's a distortion pedal....and is pretty high gain.
Which i think is what you're looking for.

It's also pretty versatile and made by a good manufacturer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfYGKodT7zY

It's $100 which is pretty damn good for how it sounds.
You'd have to find it locally or pay for shipping though.
#7
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Although (and this is a routine warning)....it won't sound nearly as good through your amp as in that video. Tube amp vs.Marshall MG and all that.
#8
dont get boss distortion pedals, they suck. i have a boss ds-1 and it sounds thin, trebley and doesn't have enough gain for metal.

get a digitech hardwire tl-2 metal distortion
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#9
Quote by holycow
dont get boss distortion pedals, they suck. i have a boss ds-1 and it sounds thin, trebley and doesn't have enough gain for metal.

get a digitech hardwire tl-2 metal distortion


i have a ds2 and it sounds brilliant. the way the pedal sounds depends on your other equipment. don't trash a whole brand because you don't like the sound of your one particular pedal through your particular equpiment.

That aside i wouldn't recommend a ds1 or ds2 for metal. although i don't play metal i hear the metal muff is pretty standard as a budget distortion pedal.
#10
I tried all these pedals yesterday and they all could do thrash:

Hardwire TL-2
Sansamp GT-2
TC Electronic Nova Drive
Radial Tonebone Hot British
#11
ML2 isn't bad for metal.
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#12
get a new amp

or get one of those AMT Legend Series pedals. They actually make an MG sound nice on the cean channel. I recommend R1 for thrash.
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#13
i'd check out tonerider. their chorus is really nice, and I've heard similar nice things about their distortion. though the lack of a mid knob might mean getting thrashy tones would be a bit harder. big problem being that a lot of the metal distortion pedals don't sound too great.
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#14
If it's a Boss pedal you're after and only looking to spend around £60 you can get the Metal Zone (MT-2) for around £65-£75 I think, I had one a few years ago & paid that for it so it might be less now...

Pretty good pedal from what I remember though
#15
Stock DS1 - meh, but cheap

Modded DS1 - yummy, especially if you DIY

Don't know if either would be heavy enough for you tho..
#16
Heyy,
I've got both the DS-2 and the MT-2 (Yeahh everyone knocks the MT-2)
I've got both of those pedals to sound sweet through my amp, but it's all preference and it's all what kind of amp you have to.

I play my MT-2 and DS-2 through a Marshall AVT,
but today I took my MT-2 to college and stuck it on their Marshall tube, and yeahh, In a way it didn't sound too good at high gain, but when the gains turned down a little bit to about half way it sounded sweet,
so it just varies on what amp you have.
#17
Quote by TubeAmp89
or get one of those AMT Legend Series pedals. They actually make an MG sound nice on the cean channel. I recommend R1 for thrash.

This is a good idea also.
#18
Why is everyone picking on MT-2? I have it and I love it :P especially with my Pod
#19
lulz...

if you insist on boss current production, atleast get an mt2 modded by rob keeley.
#20
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Why is everyone picking on MT-2? I have it and I love it :P especially with my Pod

It's a terrible pedal. It's cld and lifeless. It sounds bad on all settings, although the parametric mid EQ is a cool idea. It just sounds digital and processed. There are tons of better pedals for the money, like he Digitech Hardwire TL2.

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#22
Boss distortion

Thin, trebly and fizzy like a swarm of giant angry bees...

Try a Blackstar Dual...or another with a real plate voltage tube in it.
#23
In times past,when I was forced to use a 50 watt MG,I just ran my DS-2 out the front of the clean channel.Actually didn't sound that bad,and it's what I would do if I were in your situation.
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