#1
i have posted a thread asking about what pedal to buy, which im going to purchase one tomorrow. i was just curious about the UG users' ideal distortion pedal is...

so,

What distortion pedal do you believe has the most realistic amp-distortion like tone. i know theres a lot of trebly, digital sounds out, but what do you think actually sounds authentic?
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#2
Well you dont get authentifc distortion most of the time from amps, its more overdrive you get. Distortion usually comes from pedals, or at least in my opinion. I would go metal muff if your into metal. What music are you into.
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#3
i use a line 6 am4 amp modeller, its very practical for live playing as u get 4 settings, sounds alrite paired with an eq pedal, but i still live by my sansamp gt-2, best and most realistic amp distortion in pedal form ive ever heard
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#4
are we talking solid state or tube amp? if tube i'd say get the ibanez tube screamer. if solid state i'd say get the boss ds-1. also it would help to know what kind of music you play. theres an overdrive/distortion pedal for everything.
#5
The Fulltone OCD is supposedly the holy grail of distortion/overdrive. Thats just what I've heard.
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#6
How much are you willing to spend and what type of music do you play, what kind of amp (tube or ss?)
#7
The only two pedals I've played that actually sound like overdriven power tubes are the gaspedals Carb and the Lovepedal Eternity. The OCD is a decent overdrive, but it still sounds like an overdrive pedal. It's also not even close to the holy grail of ODs.
#8
i always have my sansamp GT2 in my portable rig, its kinda like a jcm800 in a stompbox.
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i always have my sansamp GT2 in my portable rig, its kinda like a jcm800 in a stompbox.



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