#1
I started playing last year so dont criticize me i know for the most apart what the effects do but when artists do the high notes in solos they sound more electric i always thought it was overdrive but before i spend the money on an OD pedal i wanted to make sure. Also if it is an overdrive pedal what is a good one to buy that isn't to expensive. Thanks guys!
Last edited by browns82jk at Jul 5, 2011,
#2
They're either using distortion, metal, overdrive, or a good amp.
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#3
Do you mean like a wah pedal, or a boost? Can you give a link to an example of what you mean?
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#4
well im using a ibanez smashbox distortion pedal through a marshall micro stack but i cant get a sound like that.
#5
Yeah, give us a link to the sound.
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#6
no not like wah more like boost like when someone does a solo the notes still sound electric when i try to do them mine sound flat
#7
Yeah, it must be a boost pedal.
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#8
It could just be a tone issue, mess around with your eq
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#9
alright ill mess with the eq and see if that helps any but if i have to what would be a good boost pedal to get
#10
Quote by browns82jk
when people do the high notes sound more electric i always though it was overdrive but before i spend the money on an OD pedal i wanted to make sure.


an overdrive pedal (OD) does that... a bit. an OD is more of a 'tame' type of distortion pedal, but if you run it into an amp that is already a bit distorted then it can really kick it into hi-gear.

if you are really looking for something to make your leads sing, then maybe you should look into more of a true distortion pedal, like a ratt pro-co or a fuzz pedal.

i personally run a boost pedal into an overdrive pedal into a fuzz pedal. like in this clip at ~4:50

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Quote by browns82jk
Also if it is an overdrive pedal what is a good one to buy that isn't to expensive. Thanks guys!


http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/danelectro-cool-cat-cto-2-transparent-overdrive-v2-guitar-effects-pedal

this is cheap, it is known for being a close copy of a very popular boutique OD
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#11
Pinch harmonics?
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Pinch harmonics?

That's what I was thinking.
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#15
could it just be some delay making it sound 'fuller', mixed with an eq boost?

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