#1
What's the best distortion pedal out there?

I have a Marshall & a Gibson SG

& i'm influenced by taking back sunday, brand new, underoath, (+44) etc.

i was just wondering if you guys could help me out.

also is there any difference between overdrive & distortion?
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#3
Id say either Big Muff Pi or Metal Muff With Top Boost both electro-harmonix.
#5
Wait, what kind of Marshall is it?
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#7
He says he's saving for a JCM. If that's so then don't waste money on a pedal. Use that money to save up for your JCM. Which JCM are you getting anyways?
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#8
oh that sig's old.
i never use the forums on here so i never update it
i still have an MG.
im not saving for a JCM as i need a car. reading festival & holidays.
im getting some pedals for my setup
& i'll buy an amp when our band gets on our feet again.
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#9
i think the Boss MT-2 metal zone is the best distortion pedal out there. dont be fooled by the name, u can get all kinds of distortion types on it.
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i think the Boss MT-2 metal zone is the best distortion pedal out there. dont be fooled by the name, u can get all kinds of distortion types on it.

I ahve the MT-2 also and it's great. I use it through my Champ 15 and it sounds pretty good. But using a MG with the MT-2 I dont recomend. I have the MG10CD and when I use my MT-2 through it it sounds like crap. So i would recomend the OS-3. It will give you both OD and Distortion or both depending on what you like.
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#11
Big Muff wont get the tones he asked for, although it is amazing. I reckon a DS-1 is your best bet since you're on a budget.
And yeah overdrive is designed to boost valve amps for added saturation in the tubes, an OD would sound pretty shit with an MG, as would most pedals to be honest.
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#12
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Big Muff wont get the tones he asked for, although it is amazing. I reckon a DS-1 is your best bet since you're on a budget.
And yeah overdrive is designed to boost valve amps for added saturation in the tubes, an OD would sound pretty shit with an MG, as would most pedals to be honest.


Normally I'd say a DS-1 sucks cause people recommend it for metal, which it can't do at all in my opinion...but it might actually be able to do Underoath fine since they're not that heavy of screamo.
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#13
Quote by Jonny02

And yeah overdrive is designed to boost valve amps for added saturation in the tubes

That's wrong. OD pedals simulate the sound of an overdriven tube amp but sometimes can also be used as boosters. Basically they give a different more natural sound than distortions.
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#14
Actually, I find the Metal Zone to be some what nasally sounding. Try the Line 6 Uber Metal pedal. It's a pretty awesome pedal if you know how to eq it properly.
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#15
if your question is "what's the best od/distortion pedal," that's one thing. and, frankly, i don't agree with any of the suggestions so far. of those that i've played, my favorites are the original Proco Rat, Tech 21 Sansamp GT2, Radial Plexitube, g2d morpheus, and countless others depending on the exact flavor of gain i'm looking for. if the question is "what's the best on a tight budget," that's something else entirely. for example, muff pi's are great, but they're nowhere near as cool as, say, a DA MOAF. boss's SD-1 is great, but it's no original TS808.
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i think the Boss MT-2 metal zone is the best distortion pedal out there. dont be fooled by the name, u can get all kinds of distortion types on it.


hope your kidding cause theyre not..

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#17
lol i laughed when i read that "metal zone is the best distortion out there". just go to the store and try out all the distortion pedals they have.
#18
i'd say metal muff. i have the digitech df-7 - 7 copies of world famous distortions, it has ts9, proco rat, dod overdrive/preamp, ds-1, boss metal zone, digitech metal master and big muff pi. i think its pretty good for about 240 ud. i mean, $240 for about $350 worth of awesome pedals. and they're pedals, so not much can go wrong. has a bloody powerful eq aswell. thats just what ive got anyway... pretty versatile and as big as a ds-1
#19
I recommend you Digitech's Hot Head.Or anything that Digitech can offer just go their official website and pick one
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yeah actually, i agree. digitech are underrated in some products because others are shit - like the rp series
#21
it would help if you state your budget
i can go on and on about hi-gain pedals that sounds good, but maybe it wont fit your budget?
personally, i have a Tech 21 Sansamp GT2(version 1) and it sounds good, but its a little pricier compared to other more mainstream brands. I've also used an MI Audio Tubezone, good too, but also a lil pricier.
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i'd say metal muff. i have the digitech df-7 - 7 copies of world famous distortions, it has ts9, proco rat, dod overdrive/preamp, ds-1, boss metal zone, digitech metal master and big muff pi. i think its pretty good for about 240 ud. i mean, $240 for about $350 worth of awesome pedals. and they're pedals, so not much can go wrong. has a bloody powerful eq aswell. thats just what ive got anyway... pretty versatile and as big as a ds-1


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#23
some of yall are a**holes... attacking people of their personal opinion... i clearly stated "i think" that boss metal zone pedal is the best distortion pedal out there, which is clearly on opinion... and i get trashed for it. grow the f*ck up.