#1
Hey guys, just got a Fender Blues Jr and it totally kicks ass. With my LP and the gain up I can get some crazy hard rock/Zeppelin/AC DC tones...but with my strat and tele, i just can't get enough gain. Chords still sound pretty distorted but single notes just don't sound crunchy enough or ring out long enough.

So does anybody have any suggestions for a pedal that will give me just a bit more gain on top of what I have to get my single coil guitars really rocking?

My budget is not much about $100 to $130-$150 at the most. My amp and genres are stated above, but I am also trying to go for some of RHCP's heavier tones as well. Thanks for the help.
#2
Seymore Duncan SFX-01 is pretty good - I rarely play any single coil guitars but the guitarist in my old band in the UK had one and it did a great job, to my ears.

You should be able to find a used one for your budget.
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#3
I was just coming in here to recommend the Duncan Pickup Booster. Never played one myself, but the pedal was made specifically for the purpose of making single coils sound beefier.
#5
Will this pedal keep the integrity of my single coils? I'm not looking to turn them into humbuckers, I'm just trying to get a more distorted single coil sound because my amp can't get there on its own.
#7
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It should do if dialled in right - failing that try a clean boost - http://www.pedalspluseffectswarehouse.com/Clean_Boost_s/44.htm


Damn thats a lot of money there, will something like a $50 bad monkey do the same thing or is that something totally different? becuase I'm a little bit short on money and I'd be willing to blow $50 on a pedal if it doesn't work out, but i'm more cautious throwing down $150 without knowing exactly how its going to sound.
#8
A Bad Monkey would colour your tone, although you may find that's the result you desire after all....

Best bet is take your guitar to the nearest store and test a bunch of pedals in your price range to see what yields the best results. And if you can do that plug into the same amp - or closest - that you have. No point in trying out a pedal through a BadCat if your going home to play a Roland Cube...
It's an opinion. It's subjective. And I'm right, anyway.
#9
i use a Digitech Hardwire Tube Overdrive with my strats. still sound like strats with more balls. if you up the level and ease up on the gain you can use it as a clean boost. i will mention that on single coils the notes do come out cleaner sounding so don't expect it to sound like a humbucker would. this is why a lot of guys like them when playing leads (myself included), you have to work a little harder but the individual notes don't much together like many humbuckers do.