#1
Well my brother is giving me his Ibanez that he doesnt use anymore, and im looking to buy a distortion and wah pedal. I have seen the Dunlop SW-95 Crybaby, because it has both distortion and wah, but apparently it only works with tube amps (in not sure what kind my bro's is).
I have a spending limit of about $300 for the two pedals combined. Any help is much appreciated.
Last edited by sauce3696 at Jul 26, 2011,
#2
Vox classic wah. not sure about distortion. i think it depends on what kind of music you play and what you are looking for. there is some really crunchy stuff out there.
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Vox classic wah. not sure about distortion. i think it depends on what kind of music you play and what you are looking for. there is some really crunchy stuff out there.

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#4
The standard 1st Disto pedal would be the Boss DS-1. You can actually get some pretty good tones if you spend some time with it.
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#5
Also, if you guys could check to see if guitar center carries it, that would be nice. If they dont, just tell me and ill try and find it somewhere else.
#6
The Vox classic Wah or the Plain old Original Dunlop crybaby wah will be fine for a beginner, and the Boss DS-1 is always a good first distortion pedal.

Incidentally, I've been using an SW-95 Wah for a couple of years now through three different solid state amps, and it works fine. I think you're misunderstanding its distortion circuit though. It's not a combination of a dist pedal and a wah, it's a wah that you can add distortion to. i.e. you have to have the wah effect engaged to turn the dist on.

Another option would be to get a multi effects unit.
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Quote by sauce3696
I have the Dunlop SW-95 Crybaby, because it has both distortion and wah, but apparently it only works with tube amps (in not sure what kind my bro's is).


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The standard 1st Disto pedal would be the Boss DS-1. You can actually get some pretty good tones if you spend some time with it.


with a soldering iron?
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Hardwire TL-2 for distortion.
How about a decent amp for distortion..

What amp are you rocking out there Sauce? It makes a difference.. really.
#10
A Peavey VYPYR 15 is a good amp as it has effect sbuilt into it and you can make distortion on it too.
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A Peavey VYPYR 15 is a good amp as it has effect sbuilt into it and you can make distortion on it too.



In that case, don't buy a hardwire or anyother distortion pedal. Don't spend your 300, suffer with vyper a little longer while you save your money and buy a better amp.
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with a soldering iron?

Sorry that first one was an error, i fixed it. And I wont know what amp ill have until the next couple days, thats when my bro is bringing me his Ibanez and his amp, then il know.
#14
not sure why it wouldn't work with a solid state amp. it might (probably would) sound better with a tube amp, but it's not that it "wouldn't work" with a solid state amp. As far as i'm aware, anyway.

no worries about the amp, but i wouldn't buy anything until you see what the amp is.
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not sure why it wouldn't work with a solid state amp. it might (probably would) sound better with a tube amp, but it's not that it "wouldn't work" with a solid state amp. As far as i'm aware, anyway.

no worries about the amp, but i wouldn't buy anything until you see what the amp is.

I should have the amp and guitar within the next couple days. But I think no matter what Im getting the Vox Classic Wah. Not sure about distortion, because the Boss DS-1 doesnt sound good for the type of metal i like.
#16
depends on the amp... there are several ways you can get to metal levels of distortion, depending on what the amp is (and pedals). for example if you run a couple of lower gain pedals into each other you can often get a better tone than using one higher gain pedal (certainly on a budget).
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#17
What amp do you have? If it's a modeling amp, then forget the pedals, because they won't sound any good.
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#19
Ibanez TS-9... $89.99 - Good for low gain, creamy distortion, but great for a boost on already overdriven amps for a metal distortion.

Vox V847 Wah... $79.99 - Pretty much your basic great wah

Thats about $170ish and you still have $130 for another good pedal or you could use the money to mod the pedals you just bought.