#1
I'm looking for a distortion pedal for under £50 ($80) and yes they do work on the vox vt20+ amp I have tried it. Preferably to play light / classic / vintage rock i liked the vox v830 but it's a little too expensive Help please.
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#3
I'm thinking a Boss DS-2 might be good for you, although you may have to look around for a place where you'd find them for under £50... They're decent pedals with a pretty wide range and close to indestructible...
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#4
what do you mean by "light/classic/vintage rock"?

Most distortions (in my experience) have a heavier, more modern sound than that...
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#5
I went to a shop when I needed such a pedal. I compared the Boss ds2 with the Digitech Hothead and here is what I heard. Ds is more agresive, a bit more versatile, and pretty much a good pedal but I went for the Hot head since it had more warmth to it, and tone. You would be happy with either one of them.
#6
the boss ds-2 is a good example of what i am looking for to be honest.
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#8
oh ok

tonerider british distortion? it's ages since i've tried the ds2, but i have an md2 and the tonerider is noticeably better than it. It's not £300-boutique-distortion-pedal-good, but it's noticeably better than most of the mass-produced cheaper distortion pedals I've tried. For a similar price if not less (£50 delivered). Only negative is you can't try it first (though you could always send it back if you didn't like it using distance-selling, I mean postage on a pedal is normally about £3).

EDIT: they also do a tubescreamer-style od pedal if you decide to go down that route, though I dunno how well they work with modellers.
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#9
I'm gonna try some out soon the tonerider british distortion and boss ds 2 sound like the closest so far Thanks for recommendations
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there are some clips on the tonerider site (though they use delay and stuff on it, plus I suspect they're using a decent tube amp which also suits the voicing of the pedal, so don't put too much stock on the clips, lol).
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#12
If you play light/classic/vintage rock, why are you looking for a distortion pedal?

I'd recommend an overdrive rather than a distortion any day of the week.

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#13
You want an overdrive pedal, not distortion. Anyway I dont like distortion pedals, unless there is an overdrive in front of em.
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