Poll: Which distortion is for me the best choice?
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View poll results: Which distortion is for me the best choice?
Digitech Metal Master
3 12%
Electro Harmonix Metal Muff
15 60%
Line 6 Uber Metal
3 12%
Boss Metal Zone
4 16%
Voters: 25.
#1
Ok, a few days ago I started a topic about a distortion pedal I want to buy. After one day, it was already dead. I will give it another try with a poll this time. So I want to buy a distortion pedal for heavy metal ( for rhythm and solo guitar!). I play things like Metallica, Iron Maiden,... I use an Ibanez RG370DX with a Line 6 Spider II (15W). If you have other suggestions than the choices above, please tell them.

Greets,

Willem
#3
metal muff all the way
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#4
You don't really need much more distortion with the Spider II, save up for a new amp. Anyway, the metal muff is pretty good but more fuzz then distortion
#6
This is not the first time I hear that I have to buy a new amp. My line 6 amp isn't that bad, but the distortion is a bit to sharp and sometimes to digital. So I thought that if I would buy a good distortion pedal, I could switch off the distortion of my amp.
I haven't enough money to buy an amp.

Willem
#8
Maybe you should try an EQ pedal. The pedals you listed suck, the only one that I was somewhat impressed with was the Metal Master and the Uber Metal. Still, neither of them are that great. The Metal Master isn't that bad, a bit too nasally, but not that bad. The Uber metal has a pretty big range, but you can't get away from that tin can sound. The Metal Zone... just do a search for it. The Metal Muff, I still don't see why people think it's so great. It's your typical 'metal' pedal, nasally, thin, and sounds like you're playing through a tin can. It does have less gain to cover up slop, which the Metal Zone, Uber Metal, and Metal Master have plenty of.
#9
Did you just search for distortion pedals with metal in the name? Seriously, save up for a new amp. It'll be worth it.
#10
No, I didn't search for pedal with Metal in the name. I have been searching a long time before I made this poll.
#11
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Get a new amp first.


+1

New amp dude
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#12
Everyone seems to be being very harsh but honestly their correct. Ive owned the spider as my first amp and still use it for practice. A distortion pedal will still make it sound digital even if your running it through the clean channel. It might even make it sound worse. Try messing with the settings a bit, and waiting the long haul to get a tube amp. You could get a tube combo for like $800. If you dont feel like following this advice, get the Metal muff, but a digital amp like that wont take pedals too well. I dont think the Line 6 spiders get enough credit, their decent practice amps, I still use mine for rehearsing and practice, just work with the eq, mess around with it a bit till you find a setting you like, and start saving up money
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#13
new amp..
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#14
Ok, thank you guys to prevent me throwing away money. I will do nothing and look out for a new amp (in a certain future). A tube amp is too expensive, but I think there also enough solid-state amps that are also better than my Line 6.

Willem
#15
Quote by Guitarmiester
Maybe you should try an EQ pedal.

+1

That's something you could also use with a future rig, so you're not throwing away money.
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#16
Quote by Geartrigger
You don't really need much more distortion with the Spider II, save up for a new amp. Anyway, the metal muff is pretty good but more fuzz then distortion


wtf are you talking about?

and get a new amp first.