#1
Hey, I'm in need of a good distortion pedal. I play mostly metalcore and hardcore. The pedal should be pretty cost effective. Id be using it with a Randall RG200G2.

Also, I know some pedals will make a lot of noise, so if someone could reccomend a good noise gate to go with it as well, that would be great.


Thanks
#2
i like the digitech metal master pedal. as long as you have dual humbuckers, theres almost no buzzing at all. and it has many different variations of play...and its cheap. i LOVE it
#3
The boss ds-1 is a pretty good distortion pedal for the price. It costs around $40.
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#4
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The boss ds-1 is a pretty good distortion pedal for the price. It costs around $40.


the ds-1s are crap man, if you wanna good heavy pedal go with the digitech uber metal or the boss metal zone. and a good noise gate would b the mxr one
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#5
i like the digitech metal master pedal. as long as you have dual humbuckers, theres almost no buzzing at all. and it has many different variations of play...and its cheap. i LOVE it


Yeah they're pretty good however they have a LOT of feedback
#6
Boss DS-1 are not crap. They are widely used among Pro guitarists.
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#7
I own an MT-2 and it's a GREAT distortion pedal. Don't be thrown off by the metal zone name, it also provides great Blue overdrive if used on the clean channel. 0 feedback if used with a decent cable. Just great, can give you that awesome Annihilator type thrash distortion and even a early Judas Priest style warm crunch. You just gotta' master the EQ and not always set the dist to max.
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#8
Quote by 94 hours
the ds-1s are crap man, if you wanna good heavy pedal go with the digitech uber metal or the boss metal zone. and a good noise gate would b the mxr one


+1 to the Line 6 uber metal, as long as it's EQ'd right you can get pretty much anything from it
#9
Okay, so right now it looks like its going to be a Line 6 Uber Metal and an MXR Noise gate.


Here's a really noob question, would I play the distortion through my distortion channel or my clean channel? Would it sound too wierd playing through my distortion channel?
#10
Clean channel FTW...

Distortion channel means the pedal goes on top of the already existant amp distortion which will give you FEEDBACK like crazy...
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#11
ok you are aware the uber metal already has a noise gate btw? Plus buy a power adaptor with it.......that thing eats batteries
#12
Quote by hmmm_de_hum
ok you are aware the uber metal already has a noise gate btw? Plus buy a power adaptor with it.......that thing eats batteries


nope i wasnt, thanks

I saw in some thread while searching for it that its not a loud pedal. Is this true?
#13
^ I read in the guitar world review that there is no volume boost, so yeah, it distorts the sound but doesnt make it louder
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