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I have a Marshall Class 5. I use it in a dorm room so I take full advantage of the built in .01w attenuator. Even with this setting it's still not possible to crank the amp and get super heavy distortion. I'm a huge Savatage fan and am after the Criss Oliva tone (at least what didn't come from his fingers).

I read that Criss used Laney and Marshall amps. He ran them clean and used two Boss SD-1 Super Overdrives to get his distortion. One SD-1 had the tone rolled back and one had the tone dimed. He activated the dimed SD-1 for soloing.

I'm wondering if I can put two SD-1s in front of my Class 5. I'd dime the drive on both of them but use a low level setting. Would the two pedals together be enough to get some Savatage like distortion (early 'Tage like Sirens)?

If not, what about using a nano metal muff and a SD-1 together? From what I've heard of the nano metal muff it doesn't sound like 'Tage.

I'm playing two 80s Charvels. One has a J80c bridge and a Duncan JB neck, the other has a J90c bridge. Perfect for rocking the 'Tage.
Thanks in advance.
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Last edited by mockinbyrd at Jun 20, 2011,
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dunno... i mean i guess you could try it.

personally i'd just get a distortion pedal and then use an od as a boost, either for solos, or, if you need it, all the time.
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dunno... i mean i guess you could try it.

personally i'd just get a distortion pedal and then use an od as a boost, either for solos, or, if you need it, all the time.

Thats how I use mine
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Why not find your own tone? Plus you'll never get the exact tone of someone else without their guitars, amps, pedals, settings, recording effects, and their fingers/talent.
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Why not find your own tone? Plus you'll never get the exact tone of someone else without their guitars, amps, pedals, settings, recording effects, and their fingers/talent.


Haha, I have my own tone, but it's still really fun to try and recreate the sounds of your favorite players. I've got a killer 1975-1977 Ritchie Blackmore live tone going.
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