#1
Sup all,

I'm looking for a really good distortion pedal that will help me get a great classic metal distortion, more specifically, I'm looking for an Iron Maiden type of distortion sound from the 80's (Powerslave, Somewhere In Time, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)

My amps are DSL 401 combo and the DSL 50 head, the distortion on these is great on its own for the more modern stuff but I'm looking to get that classic sound too.

Thanks all in advance!
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In all seriousness? The volume and mid knobs on your amp.
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vox bulldog distortion it easily does from classic rock overdrive to all out scooped mids modern metal distortion and everything in between
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I appreciate the responses guys. Just want to enforce I don't want any metal sound (such as modern metal). Im specifically looking for a classic sound. I was thinking maybe getting an EQ pedal along with this will give me even more ability to further shape my distortion sound?
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In all seriousness? The volume and mid knobs on your amp.

Mids FTW! Listen to him. Mids are the key to good tone in general.
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#10
^turning it up too far results in a sound that seems like it's coming out of ur telephone. haha.
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Quote by steven seagull
In all seriousness? The volume and mid knobs on your amp.
This, really.

Iron Maiden's early sound wasn't distortion. It was natural overdrive, made simply by turning everything up as high as the hardware could physically handle, and by not leaving anything out.

More modern metal and hard rock players should learn to do this. Way too many people use distortion pedals and either scoop their mids or lay off the bass, when really you want either no pedals (or just a tiny gain/signal boost if you insist on having something), and just every single thing turned up as high as they'll go instead.
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This, really.

Iron Maiden's early sound wasn't distortion. It was natural overdrive, made simply by turning everything up as high as the hardware could physically handle, and by not leaving anything out.

More modern metal and hard rock players should learn to do this. Way too many people use distortion pedals and either scoop their mids or lay off the bass, when really you want either no pedals (or just a tiny gain/signal boost if you insist on having something), and just every single thing turned up as high as they'll go instead.


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#13
The Maiden sound is the quintessential early metal tone, a cranked Marshall with loads of gain, even more volume and loads of crunchy midrange...the DSL can nail that tone on it's own with it's eyes closed.

If it had eyes.
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