#1
Well, I might get a distortion or overdrive pedal this Christmas to go along with my new amp, but I'm clueless when it comes to distortion pedals. What I'm looking for is a pedal that will give me Eddie Van Halen-type distortion along with other classic rock sounds. I'm not sure if I would use a distortion or overdrive pedal for that, so suggest some pedals for me.
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#2
Quote by Bpags868
Well, I might get a distortion or overdrive pedal this Christmas to go along with my new amp, but I'm clueless when it comes to distortion pedals. What I'm looking for is a pedal that will give me Eddie Van Halen-type distortion along with other classic rock sounds. I'm not sure if I would use a distortion or overdrive pedal for that, so suggest some pedals for me.


honestly, it depends.

for a classic brittish invasion sound, try the electro harmonix Big muff Pi

for a van halen ish tone, check out the yellow Boss distortion pedal. i forgot the name.
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Quote by HorrorFiend
honestly, it depends.

for a classic brittish invasion sound, try the electro harmonix Big muff Pi

for a van halen ish tone, check out the yellow Boss distortion pedal. i forgot the name.


The Super Overdrive is what I believe its called. It gets very good VH tones, along with the MXR Distortion+ and DOD 250 Preamp Overdrive.
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Quote by lefthandman9876
the metal muff is so much better

and cheaper


+ infinity.
#8
Quote by lefthandman9876
the metal muff is so much better

and cheaper


Number one, one is not better then the other, as its preference; that said I find them very similar, and number two, it won't work for Van halen tones very well.
#9
if you are looking to get several different tones check out the MXR double shot and the Boss OD-20
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#10
the boss super overdrive sd- 1 is what evh used along with a bunch of other pedals and the sd-1 runs about 50$ usd
#11
What amp are you getting?
How big is your budget?

A Fulltone OCD would give your amp a kick in the backside without colouring the tone too much.
#12
Quote by Nolly
What amp are you getting?
How big is your budget?

A Fulltone OCD would give your amp a kick in the backside without colouring the tone too much.


Getting a Crate Palomino V16. I could go slightly over $100 for the distortion pedal.
Agile AL-3000 Cherry Sunburst
Fender American Strat HSS
1981 Yamaha FG-335II
Crate V1512 (USA made)
Fender Frontman 15R
Dunlop Crybaby Slash Wah
MXR EVH Phase 90
Ibanez TS9 w/ Keeley Baked Mod
Boss SD-1
Boss DD-3
#13
Quote by CJRocker
It gets very good VH tones, along with the MXR Distortion+ and DOD 250 Preamp Overdrive.

Aren't the two almost identical?
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Quote by aznrockerdude
Aren't the two almost identical?

I always felt the D+ was a bit bassier and had a little mroe drive on hand, but otherwise yes, they are very similar.
#15
I love the distortion +, very wide range

The electro-harmonix double muff is really cool as well
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#16
Then why does MXR charge double the price of the DOD? O_o
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Quote by aznrockerdude
Then why does MXR charge double the price of the DOD? O_o


MXR has better case, which is built to withstand nuclear warfare. Its also got an LED, and I'm pretty sure its true bypass (I know I used to always leave mine plugged in and it never drained the battery), as well as the Germanium clipping diodes. Just an all around more solid pedal I think sounds better and is built better.
#18
Oh... works better than the DOD for boosting?
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Quote by aznrockerdude
Oh... works better than the DOD for boosting?


DOD makes a better boost imo, as its EQ is a bit flatter, and the descent into distortion less abrupt and aggressive. For boosting though I use a TS9, which I feel does the job a lot better then the DOD, as it is extremely smooth.