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Old 05-08-2016, 09:43 PM   #1
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Ultimate pedal for nasty and heavy power chords

I am going to try out pedals to see if I can get a nasty and heavy rhythm sound. If I cannot, I will be looking to probably get a Triple Rectifier or Bogner Uberschall. I need help to find the best pedal for a brutal and manly rhythm sound.

I have looked at the Bogner Uberschall pedal and Mesa Boogie Throttle EQ. I like the Bogner Uberschall pedal more. Here is a good video of the Uberschall pedal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUc0JtP74-o

I sent an email to the maker of that video to ask which amp he used. He used a Bogner Uberschall amp before on another video. He said that the pedal matches the amp "faithfully."

The Throttle EQ does not sound that great, except on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOdew9kcZS0.

My question is what pedals should I be looking at? I only need a rough and throaty rhythm sound for power chords. I like my JCM900's distortion for solos.
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Old 05-08-2016, 09:53 PM   #2
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Look up Wampler Triple Wreck and EMMA pisdiYAUwot, Mesa V-Twin used.
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:44 PM   #3
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Definitely a good pedal; on my G.A.S. list.

Also look at the Empress Heavy.
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Old 05-09-2016, 06:51 AM   #4
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The Bogner pedals are realy good. Got the blue one, and the black one. They do the job very well for heavy rythem
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:25 AM   #5
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I have the Throttle Box and even though mine is the more simple version without the EQ, it sounds really convincing, not far from the "real thing".
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:26 AM   #6
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Wampler triple wreck is great. Check it out.
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:25 AM   #7
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What is you current amp/cab setup? Still that JCM900 combo in your sig? If that's the case I'd say go for the Bogner, but imo I'd start saving up to get that Uberschall head. I love my Bogner, one of the best gear decisions I ever made.

Alos, do you run your EQ for lead specifically on that 900? The amp should be able to easily get a chunky ass rhythm tone without help. Maybe give a couple boosts (like the xotic EP boost) a try before the distortion pedals.

Good luck man.
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:41 PM   #8
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Look up Wampler Triple Wreck and EMMA pisdiYAUwot, Mesa V-Twin used.


Those sound pretty good, but they do not get the exact sound I want.
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:47 PM   #9
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What is you current amp/cab setup? Still that JCM900 combo in your sig? If that's the case I'd say go for the Bogner, but imo I'd start saving up to get that Uberschall head. I love my Bogner, one of the best gear decisions I ever made.

Alos, do you run your EQ for lead specifically on that 900? The amp should be able to easily get a chunky ass rhythm tone without help. Maybe give a couple boosts (like the xotic EP boost) a try before the distortion pedals.

Good luck man.


I will check it out. The JCM900 does not have the strong bottom end that the Triple Rectifier has. I watched a video that had the uberschall beat the triple rectifier. I cannot find it.

I did not think about eq. It is an interesting idea. Thanks.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:05 PM   #10
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Wampler nails the recto tone to the T. I am actually thinking of unloading my Mesa Mini recto after hearing that pedal...the moment will probably pass but it is there
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The Okko Dominator- Red or Black version (they are different)- might also be worth considering.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:25 PM   #12
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I don't know if this is anything like you're looking for, but check out the Red Muck by Jam pedals, it's expensive, but has the most beastly tone I've heard. I really like the MXR Super Badass Distortion, as it a very versatile gain control, and a good EQ section, so maybe check that out, if you haven't already.
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Also, if bottom end is something you're looking for, try running that amp through a 2x12 or 4x12. I bet that will help a bunch.
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i don't know how rectifier-y you will get from a JCM900. just very different. if anything i would get a boost and throw an EQ in the loop.

fuck, for the cost of a $300 pedal and the money from selling the JCM900, you could likely pickup a rectoverb. or at least not too far off.
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:14 AM   #15
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I like my JCM900. I will not sell it.

I record straight from my preamp into my Scarlett Solo and computer. Speakers are not on the table at all.
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I like my JCM900. I will not sell it.

I record straight from my preamp into my Scarlett Solo and computer. Speakers are not on the table at all.


To be clear, you're going Direct Out from the 900 into your interface, correct? Are you using cab/poweramp emulators on your computer?
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Yes. I never used any emulators. Do you recommend them?
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:02 PM   #18
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If you're not miking a cab then you'd have to use a cab simulator, look up the freeware Kalthalen impulse responses
http://cabs.kalthallen.de/kalthallen_free.html

and NadIR software
http://bedroomproducersblog.com/201...ite-amps-nadir/

to get you started.
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:54 PM   #19
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Definitely a good pedal; on my G.A.S. list.

Also look at the Empress Heavy.


I finally had some time to look up the Empress Heavy. Wow. I never saw so many dials on a pedal.
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Old 05-16-2016, 05:04 PM   #20
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How did I miss this one?

If by nasty you mean actually nasty, and rough, gritty, etc. then the DOD Boneshaker. The 3-band Parametric EQ can get you places. Has fuzz tendencies especially with a neck pup setting.
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