#1
Well, I am in need of a new distortion pedal. One of fairly good quality too. I was wondering what you guys suggest? My budget is under 100 dollars, but ill give or take. And id prefer it to have minimal feeback (unlike the ones i have, lots of fuzz and etc from them). So what do you guys suggest? Also, i wanna try to stay away from Digitech and Boss
#2
Oh, btw, I play metalcore stuff like August Burns Red, A Day To Remember, Asking Alexandria, that sorta thing, and progressive metal like Protest the Hero
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#3
i am not familiar with any of those bands, but an OCD imo is a must on almost any pedalboard. they are very versatile.
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#4
Oh, well they are like Metalcore type bands. I play metalcore and progressive metal( Protest the Hero). OCD, ok, ill look into it. thanks
#5
metal muff with top boost best thing i have ever bought
i got it for $90 - $100 i love every sound i get with it
search it on youtube to see for your self
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#7
The Metal Muff with top boost will work a lot better for you than the OCD.

Also, what amp are you using?
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metal muff with top boost best thing i have ever bought
i got it for $90 - $100 i love every sound i get with it
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i like the metal muff, but skip out on the top boost model. it (IMO and for your application) is useless. the top boost is way too shrill.
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#10
Get a Barber Dirty Bomb. It's $99 and makes the metal muff sound like a metal zone, if you know what I mean.

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#11
You probably don't wanna hear it but it's true: No pedal will sound very good through your amp.
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#12
Dirty Bomb, got it. I know what you mean lol.
And yeah i know, i hate having that amp, but its what i gotta stick with until i get money to buy a better one.
#13
That amp will be fine if you run a pedal on the clean channel without too much EQ'ing going on. SS cleans are transparent enough for a good distortion pedal to sound decent.

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#14
If it's a good SS amp maybe, that Crate isn't though.

But TS, atleast you realise that and you plan to get a better amp when you can afford it .

If it's gonna be a long while before you can get the money for an amp, I'd go with the Metal Muff, pretty cheap, EHX are reliable, and you can tell your friends that your muff is metal.
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You probably don't wanna hear it but it's true: No pedal will sound very good through your amp.


hate to say it, but it is true. definitly not a semi-boutique pedal like the dirty bomb or the OCD. a big muff would help out a little bit, but a new amp would help you more.

i would put the money to a new amp.
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#16
i would also go for a metal muff. i have one and i use mine for everything from light blues, to jazz, to rock and the heaviest metal you can think of (some bands you've actually mentioned as well).

as for the guy who said the top boost is bad/too shrill sounding, dont listen to that. get that version because of the EQ. you get a tonne more tonal options that way. i rarely touch the top boost, but i agree it can be sensitive. i never turn mine up past 9:00. i use it mostly for those bright sounding intros to songs or for a boost when i need something to really cut through. its a nice feature, but not really necessary to have. but that being said, the EQ is a godsend. its so versatile and touchy since it has active controls, but spend a solid month playing with it and learning how to properly EQ it and what each knob does in conjunction with the rest and you'll be happy. i've used it at over 500 gigs (maybe closer to 800 even. i couldnt tell you) and its never once failed me.
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Get a Barber Dirty Bomb. It's $99 and makes the metal muff sound like a metal zone, if you know what I mean.

+1. One of the only high gain distortions I've been impressed by. Hell of a good price too
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#18
yea i dont use my top boost alot its like buying a 4x4 truck but not to go off roadin just to know you can ; ]
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#19
pureanalogeffects.com has a pedal called stacked. its based on BSIAB2 (brown sound in a box from some forum site) $109. not bad for a handmade pedal.
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#20
First give me your amp, two of it's three channels are the same as a GX, and all I need is the one that goes RAWRRRRR.

Then look at a Digitech Hardwire TL-2.

Then pass on it and get a Boss HM-2.
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#21
A Keeley or Monte Allums modded DS1 or MT2?

I know you're not entirely keen on Boss... but the mods make the pedal sound significantly different.
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