#1
Hi! I was hoping someone would be able to recommend me a nice hi-gain pedal. I'm basically looking for a Mesa or Peavey-ish tone in a small box.

I'd like to keep my budget under £150, and I'm willing to go pre-owned (but would generally rather go new.) I'm located in Glasgow.

I currently have a Pro Co Rat 2, but it not really cutting it for me. I would rather something with a more extensive EQ. I was looking at the EarthQuaker Devices Talons, any opinions on that would be appreciated!


For a rough idea of the tone I'd like, skip to 0:55 of this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9AjvAJooUc


#2
Wampler Triple Wreck. It's a great pedal that copies the sound of Mesa Triple Rectifier. Try finding used one if you can't afford new.
#4
Quote by JackovSlayer
Wampler Triple Wreck. It's a great pedal that copies the sound of Mesa Triple Rectifier. Try finding used one if you can't afford new.

New is definitely out of my budget. I've been looking for a used one for a while, but nothing seems to be popping up

Quote by NakedInTheRain
i have a weehbo bastard in pretty much new nick that i'd ship to you express for 150 quid.

it's the one in this video.

I'm going to be away without my guitar for 9 weeks from the 10th February onwards, so I'm waiting till I'm home before I buy more gear. Just doing a little research at the moment. Thanks for the offer, though!!


#5
are you planning on using this pedal with your VK head? if so you may want to go with an overdrive instead of a distortion pedal.
#6
Take a look at Blackstar's HT-DISTX, BBE's Blacksmith, and Lovepedal's Super Lead. For what you want, I would second the Wampler TripleWreck and the SLOstortion, but they are expensive and probably hard to find in your neck of the woods.
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Quote by monwobobbo
are you planning on using this pedal with your VK head? if so you may want to go with an overdrive instead of a distortion pedal.

I sold the ValveKing a few months ago, forgot to update my profile! When I had it, I was using a Mooer Green Mile to boost it.

Now I have an Egnater Tweaker 40. I love the clean tones, but I haven't found anything high-gain that I'm 100% happy with yet. I'm thinking I'd rather just put a pedal in front of the clean channel.

Quote by FatalGear41
Take a look at Blackstar's HT-DISTX, BBE's Blacksmith, and Lovepedal's Super Lead. For what you want, I would second the Wampler TripleWreck and the SLOstortion, but they are expensive and probably hard to find in your neck of the woods.

Thanks! Never heard of the BBE or the Lovepedal, I'll have a look.

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Amt R1/R2 or R-drive

I'll look into them!


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Hardwire TL-2 is pretty good if you're on a budget.
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#11
You'll definitely want to boost the OD channel with an OD pedal. In almost any case a distortion pedal into a clean amp will not sound as good as a boosted od channel.

Others may disagree, but I feel like even when using a high end pedal for distortion there's a noticeable difference, and not a good one.
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Quote by classicrocker01
You'll definitely want to boost the OD channel with an OD pedal. In almost any case a distortion pedal into a clean amp will not sound as good as a boosted od channel.

Others may disagree, but I feel like even when using a high end pedal for distortion there's a noticeable difference, and not a good one.


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also, likely the clean channel on that amp wouldn't have the best platform for a distortion pedal anyway
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Yo Code Orange Kids are rad! Could look at a turbo rat and a clean boost stacked together!

Alternativley the Lovepedal MK is £100 Brand new in Andertons, that pedal can spit some nasty distortion out. Things i've noticed is a LOT of newer hardcore/wave bands are using a lot of different filthy pedals to get their range of tones plugged into a not-so-typical for that tone head. Code Orange Kids guitarist was using a Traynor YBA1 at one point!
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Quote by classicrocker01
You'll definitely want to boost the OD channel with an OD pedal. In almost any case a distortion pedal into a clean amp will not sound as good as a boosted od channel.

Others may disagree, but I feel like even when using a high end pedal for distortion there's a noticeable difference, and not a good one.


As I said, I've been doing that so far and I'm not super happy with the tone. Always worth messing around a bit more, but I would like to at least try out a couple of distortions before writing them off completely.

Quote by cliff_em_all
Yo Code Orange Kids are rad! Could look at a turbo rat and a clean boost stacked together!

Alternativley the Lovepedal MK is £100 Brand new in Andertons, that pedal can spit some nasty distortion out. Things i've noticed is a LOT of newer hardcore/wave bands are using a lot of different filthy pedals to get their range of tones plugged into a not-so-typical for that tone head. Code Orange Kids guitarist was using a Traynor YBA1 at one point!


I noticed that too with the Traynor! That's one of the reasons I was thinking about getting my tone through pedals. I've been doing something similar to that so far, stacking my Rat 2 and Mooer Green Mile together. I'll look at some reviews of that Lovepedal, thanks!

I found this picture of her pedalboard if anyone recognises anything?http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/_ourowleyes/10940670896/sizes/l/photostream/


#15
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