#1
Hello UG. I traded my Mesa Boogie for a Fender 65 Twin Reverb Reiss and a Relic strat with a 70's reiss USA neck.

This is a good combination with the style of music i'm drifting towards at this point. However, I haven't bought a distortion pedal in ages and I really didn't know wtf was going on when I was buying them 6 years ago.

What are some good distortion pedals to buy for a Gilmour-esque style lead tone? I might look into getting another fuzz pedal as well but I've sworn away from Big Muff/Fender Blender fuzzes.

Any help or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated. I plan on only spending about $100 maybe a bit more.
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#3
That sounds pretty badass! $175 though
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#4
an Ibanez TS808 or Maxon 808 would be a great addition to any rig. Big Muff might be cool as well.
#5
you could try out the devi ever 'hyperion'.
It's less tweakable so maybe it's a bit too aggressive, but can't say for sure since I never tried one myself.
#6
EH Metal Muff. don't let the name scare you the pedal has a great range from overdrive tones to shred distortion. kinda has that 70s violin tone to it. i play a strat as well and use a Crate V32 amp which is no metal machine for sure. i've had great results. i used the pedal to record direct (see Project 7 in my profile) with decent results. best distortion pedal i've had so far ( and i've had tons over the years)
#7
^ (above) I've kind of sworn off EHX pedals. I've never been able to get a good sound out of the ones i've owned. But I will definitely try one out at the shop and see if it's any better.

I think i'm going to go with a fuzz pedal. I'm kind of getting back to my alternative roots lately. I want to make some spacey Smashing Pumpkins-esque style stuff. Even though they used the pedals that I absolutely hated.

Has anyone tried the ProCo Rat or reissue Fuzzface? I'm more open to out-there brands as long as I can find one and try it out first.
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^ (above) I've kind of sworn off EHX pedals. I've never been able to get a good sound out of the ones i've owned. But I will definitely try one out at the shop and see if it's any better.

I think i'm going to go with a fuzz pedal. I'm kind of getting back to my alternative roots lately. I want to make some spacey Smashing Pumpkins-esque style stuff. Even though they used the pedals that I absolutely hated.

Has anyone tried the ProCo Rat or reissue Fuzzface? I'm more open to out-there brands as long as I can find one and try it out first.


i'd say it's damn near impossible not to be able to get a good tone out of a MM. i had a Rat back in the 80s and they aren't bad. you may also want to try Detalab's distortion pedals, not expensive and good sound.
#11
also if you can get past hating EHX the zipper distortion pedal is pretty awesome. My friend has one and it sounded awesome. probably didn't hurt that i was playing a mesa triple rec though
#12
Gilmour primarily used a Fuzz Face on his lead tones until 1975, and from 77 on used a Big Muff for all his leads. Depends on which era you like more; I'm a fan of his Animals tone, so I'd go with a Big Muff, but it can't hurt to have both.
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