#1
Hello, I recently received my first electric guitar and amp and such, and am very satisfied with it, but I would like to expand my collection get at least one effects pedal. The trick is, I'm not sure what kind I want or what is a good quality. I kind of need a distortion pedal, even though my amp has overdrive (it's an Epiphone Slingshot 25R), because the overdrive isn't that strong sounding, especially on my guitar (I have a Squier Affinity Telecaster), and not even on my friend's Starcaster. I was thinking about some Danelectro pedals like the FAB, or the one's named after foods but I don't know if they work. These pedals need to be cheap and slightly durable (though not army tough). Please help me.
Last edited by TontoGoneCrazy at Mar 11, 2007,
#3
I looked at the Maxon OD808 on Musician's Friend, and it was WAY out of my range. Keep in mind I'm 14 with no job, saving up money in a Reindeer Piggy Bank. I'm thinking in the 40$ OR LESS even area, no very big, but can you try?
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#5
Mostly rock, alternative, a little punk influence here and there. Some blues, too. I've only been learning for a couple months though, so I still pretty much suck.
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Dunlop Tortex .5mm Picks - Red
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal
Danelectro Fab Chrous Pedal
Dunlop Cry-Baby Wah Pedal
#6
boss ds-2..is like 30 something..

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#7
For a while I used a Digitech Grunge pedal. That pedal actually sounds better than you may think. I traded it in when I got my amp, but it worked great and nailed any type of distortion I tried. I play progressive metal and bluesy stuff mostly, and it nailed both. Plus it is only 40 bucks.

P.S.- Dont get any of the Fab pedals, the sound would be horrible with you squire.
#8
Ok, thank you for the red flag.
Natural Blonde w/ Black pickguard Squier Affinity Telecaster
Epiphone Slingshot 25R Amplifier
Dunlop Tortex .5mm Picks - Red
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal
Danelectro Fab Chrous Pedal
Dunlop Cry-Baby Wah Pedal
#9
get the boss DS-1
its about $40 bucks
and pretty good for what you wanna play

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#10
OK, what is the biggest difference between the Boss DS-1 and DS-2?

Also, what if I looked into a phaser pedal, any suggestions? I have no idea if I should get one or not.
Natural Blonde w/ Black pickguard Squier Affinity Telecaster
Epiphone Slingshot 25R Amplifier
Dunlop Tortex .5mm Picks - Red
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal
Danelectro Fab Chrous Pedal
Dunlop Cry-Baby Wah Pedal
#11
Digitech Bad Monkey (Overdrive pedal and doesn't suck tone)
or
Danelectro Fab Distortion + Fab Overdrive (more versatility and if you don't mind about tone)
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#12
Some of those older dano's, like the fabtone sound really good. I also like the RATs, but they are rather expensive. I got my Turbo RAT for 10 bucks at a garage sale.
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#13
the ds-1 is "the" distortion pedal
it was the first that boss ever made
and pretty much is a "standard"

the ds-2 is an upgraded version...
it has a turbo mode, which gives a different kind of distortion
get soundclips of MF

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#14
Quote by TontoGoneCrazy
Hello, I recently received my first electric guitar and amp and such, and am very satisfied with it, but I would like to expand my collection get at least one effects pedal. The trick is, I'm not sure what kind I want or what is a good quality. I kind of need a distortion pedal, even though my amp has overdrive (it's an Epiphone Slingshot 25R), because the overdrive isn't that strong sounding, especially on my guitar (I have a Squier Affinity Telecaster), and not even on my friend's Starcaster. I was thinking about some Danelectro pedals like the FAB, or the one's named after foods but I don't know if they work. These pedals need to be cheap and slightly durable (though not army tough). Please help me.


Stay away from danelectro like the plague. The boss DS-1 is a good value.
You don't get distortion from the guitar, it's from the amp entirely, unless you use pedals.
#15
No, I'm saying my guitar isn't made to have the same, harder sound with distortion as other guitars.
Natural Blonde w/ Black pickguard Squier Affinity Telecaster
Epiphone Slingshot 25R Amplifier
Dunlop Tortex .5mm Picks - Red
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal
Danelectro Fab Chrous Pedal
Dunlop Cry-Baby Wah Pedal