#1
Hi,

I'm looking for help into getting a distortion sound for the kind of Mesa boogie, JCM style Punk but in a pedal. When the band rehearses we never seem to get the same amps or even the same typle. 1 time Marshall Valve the next its an unbranded solid state.

So Basically I need a good versatile pedal that can do A day to remember, Paramore, Taking back sunday style distorion. highish gain but Punk tone.

I am currently using an MXR Overdrive to try and boost the right amps but its not quite hitting the spot.

Any ideas?
Thanks a million.
Matt.
#2
If you're constantly using different amps, just get a Line 6 POD HD500 and run it into the return of whatever you're using. Using standalone FX into random amps will never work.

If a PA is available, even better for the POD.
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#3
A pedal can only do so much....

If you're using crappy SS amps, even with a few nice pedals, you will really struggle to get the tones that you're looking for.

What I recommend is a new amp.

I'm playing in a pop/punk/rock band now, and my Jet City JCA50H has a solid tone for this type of music. You could pick up the combo version for pretty cheap.

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#4
I'll look into the POD thanks.

I cant really replace the amps. The space we rehearse in is a hired room in which they provide the equipment and I'm not a driver so lugging an amp and guitar isnt really what i wanna do.

So I'd be looking for a decentish pedal to just get a decent sound for rehearsals and buy a good amp for gigging down the line. At the moment however I'm being eaten up by the Rth guitar which sucks. I'm just too thin soudn wise.

Gear wise:
Hamer Guitar, w/SD style humbuckers.
MXR overdrive.
A digital Zoom multi effects pedal but this sucks more than no effects at all haha.
Im in the outer London Surrey area.

Thanks
Matt
#5
Quote by Matt.hat.
Hamer Guitar, w/SD style humbuckers.

Seymour Duncan style Do you mean Duncan Designed?

I second the HD500 route, but when paired with a good amp, a Wampler Triple Wreck, SLOstortion or Plextortion would be a solid choice, but only when using a good clean platform.
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#7
Boss Metal Zone MT2 always worked for me when I was in a pop-punk band. Maybe add a phase for some extra fun. Boss makes a good one, but I'm a big fan of the Electro-Harmonix Small Stone. Just dial in a good clean tone on whatever amp you're using and you should be set.
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#8
If you're paying for the space just request that the amps you want be there when you rehearse.
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