#1
So I've final decided to get rid of my multi-effects pedal and upgrade to some individual pedals, I've also decided to sell a couple of guitars that I don't use that often, so I've got a budget of about $550.

My main gear:
-Jackson Rx10D with some Seymour Duncan Heavy Metal pickups.
-Blackstar Ht-5 amp

I'd like to get a distortion pedal, a noise gate, and a delay pedal (delay pedal isn't exactly a priority though.) Ideally I'd like to end up with a sort of Megadeth-y tone (both the lead and the rhythm) but again it's not really necessary.

So what pedals do you guys think I should invest in?

Also on a side note, what are your thoughts on acoustic simulators?

Thanks!
#5
$550 might buy you an amp which'll do that megadethy tone you want out of the box (or at least with a cheap od pedal used as a boost). might be worth considering. something hot-rod marshally, I guess (peavey vtm? never tried it but they have a good rep)
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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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#6
I'd actually like to stay away from buying an amp right now, although I was looking at possibly going for a JCM in the not-too-distant future, but for now I'd just like to focus on a couple of pedals actually.
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#9
Or you could get a JCM2000 DSL combo for $400 from GC and still have money for a delay pedal or boost, maybe both
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I'd actually like to stay away from buying an amp right now, although I was looking at possibly going for a JCM in the not-too-distant future, but for now I'd just like to focus on a couple of pedals actually.


no worries

what's wrong with the ht5 for those type of tones?
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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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#11
Ive been to most of the Guitar Centers and Sam Ash's in the NJ/PA/NY area, and tried as many acoustic sims as i could find (but to be honest there are only like what? 6 of them on the market?) anyway, maybe Im just not good with them, but no matter what i did i couldnt get an acoustic tone out of them. Just insanely boosted, washed out mids. Part of what makes an acoustic sound is the big hollow body, and the acoustic strings. You just cant package that in a 4"x4" box.
If you really need an acoustic sound live, just get an Electric Acoustic (or mic a standard acoustic, imo it sounds better).
#12
Acoustic simulators are shit. All they do is hype up the high mids/treble and scoop out all the low mids, plus clip the signal a bit. None sound even remotely acceptable.

As for the other stuff, grab a Decimator II and hold off on the rest until you get a new amp.
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I'd actually like to stay away from buying an amp right now, although I was looking at possibly going for a JCM in the not-too-distant future, but for now I'd just like to focus on a couple of pedals actually.

If this is the case, any pedals you buy now may be useless to you in the future. Pedals, especially drive pedals, all sound different through different amps. Get the amp first, worry about pedals later.
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If this is the case, any pedals you buy now may be useless to you in the future. Pedals, especially drive pedals, all sound different through different amps. Get the amp first, worry about pedals later.
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#16
keep the multifx. Otherwise what will u jam on late at night with the headphones? IMO everyone needs a multifx
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