#1
So I'm looking for a decent distortion pedal, one thats gonna give me plently of gain without loss of definition. I have an ESP LTD f-50 and a Line 6 Spider II 30 watt amp and at the moment they get a great sound. I was looking at getting a Line 6 Uber Metal so i could keep the sound i have at the moment, but it is pretty pricey. Any ideas/alternatives? cheers.
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I'm happy to pay the extra cash if its worth it, as I intend to sell my Spider II and get a larger amp.
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#4
DS-1 works for something cheap, but since i know someone with roughly the same setup you have, i'd get the extra money and go with the uber metal. i can say from experience it is awsome.
#5
Ok hang on, why are you getting a pedal so you can keep the sound you have at the moment?

Stay away from pedals with "metal" in the name, with the possible exception of the EHX Metal Muff, which is pretty decent.

However line 6 spiders don't take pedals very well, they also aren't very good amps. You'd be MUCH better off saving for a new amp.

Edit:

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I'm happy to pay the extra cash if its worth it, as I intend to sell my Spider II and get a larger amp.


Didn't see that. In that case, don't get a pedal. Save the money and get a decent amp that can do the distortion you want on its own. High gain pedals sound thin and buzzy compared to decent amp distortion unless you spend a fortune on them.
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Ok hang on, why are you getting a pedal so you can keep the sound you have at the moment?

Stay away from pedals with "metal" in the name, with the possible exception of the EHX Metal Muff, which is pretty decent.

However line 6 spiders don't take pedals very well, they also aren't very good amps. You'd be MUCH better off saving for a new amp.

Edit:


Didn't see that. In that case, don't get a pedal. Save the money and get a decent amp that can do the distortion you want on its own. High gain pedals sound thin and buzzy compared to decent amp distortion unless you spend a fortune on them.


I need a pedal because my band is starting to play gigs and to quickly swap between clean and distortion I've had to use my mates shoty excuse of a pedal. I don't know how you can say Line 6 aren't good amps, I've played through $1200 Marshalls and I can honestly say that the only improvment was volume, the Line 6 distortion still beat it.
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#7
proco rats are pretty gritty. mine's really gritty. check it out at my junkyard (in my sig).

they add fatness to your tone, so it won't sound thin or dead.
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I've played through $1200 Marshalls and I can honestly say that the only improvment was volume, the Line 6 distortion still beat it.


"Line6 distortion still beat it"

o...k... That was one seriously overpriced MG


But it all depends on what amp you get. If you get a decent tube amp, get an OD, and learn to roll back your volume knob.

Or get an amp where you can have a footswitch.
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#9
^maybe he doesn't have the ear yet???
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#10
Why not just buy the footswitch for the Spider?
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#11
^cuz it makes it more br00taLz!@!@

lol does he get not enough distortion from the amp itself???
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^cuz it makes it more br00taLz!@!@

lol does he get not enough distortion from the amp itself???
Haha well technically speaking the Spider doesn't distort the signal at all, it just models it

Srsly. I was gonna make a post helping you, TS, in this thread. But then you said Spiders are better than $1200 Marshalls. This says to me that it would be pointless trying to help you because you would shoot down any suggestions I make and even if you did buy something, it'd sound rubbish anyway because you don't yet have an ear for tone and you'd probably configure it poorly and run it through the Spider inevitably, ruining any positive input...

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#13
^Where I live, a brand new marshall mg halfstack costs exactly 1385.53 american dollars.
I'm not sure about the price in australia but it might be similar. So don't shoot him down just because of that.
#16
^ouch... that sucks... i hope it won't get bad here in the US...
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#17
Yeah, I play metal through my Traynor YCV 80 2x12 tube amp, and it is a lot better than any SS amp and new cheap tube amps. You just have to save up and get an "ACTUAL" amp, (Not one that is made out of plastic and crappy settings.)

Amps you should buy:
1.Laney LC 15. Just add a Tube-Screamer and you have amazing distortion
2.B-52 AT 60
3.Peavey Classic 30

And, if you still don't want to save up, buy an EH Metal Muff or Rocktron Metal Planet.
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