#1
I've looked around and can't really decide. I have a Ibanez Artcore Hollow Body guitar and am looking to play something either grunge like, hard rock like, or full on metal. I like my distortion either completely fuzzy or completely heavy and bass like, nothing in between.

I've been looking at the Digitech Grunge Pedal, the Distortion Factory 7, the Boss Heavy Metal, and the Digitech Metal Zone

Those seem to be in my price range, which should I get, or are there other pedals I might want to consider?
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#2
scott ians pedal from digitech but i think is more than 80$ but check it out
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scott ians pedal from digitech but i think is more than 80$ but check it out


If I can somehow pull that extra $20 from somewhere I'll put it into consideration.
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digitech metal zone? dont u mean the BOSS metal zone? :O could just be me tho, dont know so much about digitech pedals
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Electro Harmonix USA Big Muff. Get it used for like 60 bucks.


Already tried it, didn't like it.
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digitech metal zone? dont u mean the BOSS metal zone? :O could just be me tho, dont know so much about digitech pedals


Yeah, my bad
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Already tried it, didn't like it.


Have you tried all the variations on the Big Muff? There's sure to be one that suits you.
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Have you tried all the variations on the Big Muff? There's sure to be one that suits you.


Well, my first couple of tries with Muff pedals didn't really leave me impressed. The ones the store had were extremely faulty and he couldn't get a few of them to work at all. Also, the ones that did work such as the Overdrive and Metal Muff I wasn't to pleased with, I just didn't like it. Like I said, I like mine either completley fuzzy or not at all, Muff is just to much in the middle I guess.

Or is there a Muff that I'm overlooking?
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#12
you may like the grunge, i have one. although its not what i want anymore, its interesting. very grungy tone. but im replacing it with boss distortion. i have played the metal zone as well, and it has super clean distortion, i was blown away. but again not what i play. so try out some of the boss pedals, and the digitech. i recommend bringing your guitar with you to the store.

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you may like the grunge, i have one. although its not what i want anymore, its interesting. very grungy tone. but im replacing it with boss distortion. i have played the metal zone as well, and it has super clean distortion, i was blown away. but again not what i play. so try out some of the boss pedals, and the digitech. i recommend bringing your guitar with you to the store.


That's what I did. I had to say that all except the Muff pedals were miles better then my amps distortion. I've really been leaning towards the Grunge though, it's cheap and it sounds faily decent. When I finally am able to get a job next year I'll start looking into more expensive pedals.

Oh, an I'd also love to have that extremely percussive sound that sounds like a gun cocking when I palm mute, I've always been quite fond of that sound.
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#14
get the metal muff fro electro-harmonix, i got one, and i love the sound, it's just what you're looing for, full on metal and it's only $90 if u get it from musician's friend.
#15
I am ready to get flamed but I would try a Danelectro Daddy-O distortion. It will do the sounds you describe and is inexpensive. I like mine, and I use it with my AS73.
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I am ready to get flamed but I would try a Danelectro Daddy-O distortion. It will do the sounds you describe and is inexpensive. I like mine, and I use it with my AS73.

This is a good suggestion (why the flame preparation?). Also, might want to check out the Danelectro Fab Tone distortion (note, I said Danelectro Fab Tone, not to be confused with the much-cheaper and much-stinkier Danelectro Fab) or maybe the Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion or OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion. The DS-2 will probably be the only one that can get you close to full-on metal sounds, but the Fab Tone or the OS-2 will both do hard rock or grunge fine.

The sound from all of the pedals you've described is very thin and inflexible. I think you'll get sick of them before too long, particularly the Boss Heavy Metal (or Metal Zone, or whichever Boss "metal" pedal you're considering) and the DigiTech Grunge (which I particularly dislike).

Hope this helps you out.
#17
Okay, I haven't heard of Danelectro before. I'll look into them, many thanks
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