#1
Hi

I have been searching this out as well here. i just posted about my setup and how i like the amps sound for gain/distortion. that being said i was wondering what you think is a great pedal for a great distorted sound.

i just got the HT stage 60 from blackstar and yes i do like its sound. however i still haven't been able to dial in what i really want, so if i am unable to do so what are your thoughts on a great distortion pedal?

i play rock, like alot of REM, AC/DC and like a mid rangey growl? i don't need tight, scooped metal sounds

so looking for a great cleaner crunch to def something that can scream as a lead but in a more open, mid rangey sort of way?

its so hard to describe these sounds and i do not have a sample from someone i can give you

- also, with this pedal, how do you set up the amp so as not to have them both competing? or do you sort of mix and match them?

thanks again
#2
What's your budget for a pedal? On another note, if you don't like the sound of the HT Stage 60, I would return it.
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#4
Boss BF3
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#5
A Ibanez JD9 jet driver on the clean channel will nail classic rock crunch....
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#6
my budget is pretty open, but for a pedal i would say anywhere up to 300?
#7
Strymon Ola in that case
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#8
These are a few of the pedals I use to get a variety of tones.

Jekyll & Hyde - The J&H has a nice TS on one side and a higher gain classic rock distortion on the other.

EHX Germanium 4 - The Germanium 4 is an interesting pedal that can get a wide range of tones from Big Muff to classic rock on one side. The other side can give a clean boost to a gritty OD.

MXR Classic OD @ GC -The MXR is a excellent OD with a great tone. The song Black Cat Boogie in my profile uses the MXR into a clean amp.
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These are a few of the pedals I use to get a variety of tones.

Jekyll & Hyde - The J&H has a nice TS on one side and a higher gain classic rock distortion on the other.

EHX Germanium 4 - The Germanium 4 is an interesting pedal that can get a wide range of tones from Big Muff to classic rock on one side. The other side can give a clean boost to a gritty OD.

MXR Classic OD @ GC -The MXR is a excellent OD with a great tone. The song Black Cat Boogie in my profile uses the MXR into a clean amp.

He has a $300 budget and you offer up these?

Also, I second everything from PBT guys. They know their shit.
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#11
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He has a $300 budget and you offer up these?
So you're one of the idiots that think price = tone
#12
you get what you pay for, I don't ever play without first putting on a glove that touched Robben Ford's Dumble, let me tell ya that thing wasn't cheap but its oh so worth it.
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#13
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you get what you pay for, I don't ever play without first putting on a glove that touched Robben Ford's Dumble, let me tell ya that thing wasn't cheap but its oh so worth it.
True, but sadly I'm a Cheap Gear Enthusiast.
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So like, you think Dumble's sound bad? Nu uh! i'm glad i sold my parents car to afford a real Dumble, i mean it's got so much tone, totally worth it. Excuse me i have to beg for food, brb
It's always worth it when you're parents are paying for it. My kids have held that philosophy for years.
#17
Quote by jam85
Hi


i play rock, like alot of REM, AC/DC and like a mid rangey growl? i don't need tight, scooped metal sounds

so looking for a great cleaner crunch to def something that can scream as a lead but in a more open, mid rangey sort of way?


thanks again



Why does this part scream "TS-9" to me? As far as a standalone distortion goes though, there's plenty that offer that mid-range growl and rock/hard rock distortion. Just look at everything Gearmanndude demos or something.