#1
what is the bestest, heaviest, most bitchenist sounding tubescreamer for a Marshall jcm tube amp? I am looking for a supercharged Metallica/slayer/megadeth/Zakk Wylde tone with gain to spare (if possible). Give me choices at or under 200 dollars, Ideally cheaper then that, though.
Last edited by wasteofspace at Feb 11, 2008,
#3
bad monkey (if thats a tube screamer idk if it is i dont use tube screamers)I've heard they are good from some places.
#4
If you have that kind of budget, maybe a modded tubescreamer?
Tubescreamers naturally don't have much gain, but they have alot of volume usually, so if you use it on your amps dirty channel, you can get a boosted sound.
Plus, it's good ways to get extra harmonics or to get different tones or whatever.
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#6
a maxon.


remember, OCD isn't a tubescreamer. yes it's a far better overdrive pedal. but not a tubescreamer.

and for the TS's question, maxon. but i want to suggest a boost pedal.
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#7
If you get the right modded tubescreamer, it may have a mod where if you have the gain down all the way, it's a 100 percent clean boost. That way, you can have the perks of a linear boost, but with the option of adding a bit of hair to your signal.
OCD's are better for slapping on your clean channel, and tubescreamers are better for pushing an already distorted amp.
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#8
Quote by ECistheBest
a maxon.


remember, OCD isn't a tubescreamer. yes it's a far better overdrive pedal. but not a tubescreamer.

and for the TS's question, maxon. but i want to suggest a boost pedal.

Yeah. The topic was for tubescreamers but in his first post he said best OD so I said the best OD I knew for the price. The TS should have been a little more specific maybe.
#9
Yeah, look into maxons too.
There's many excellent overdrives in your price range.
Don't be afraid to splurge.
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#10
So where would you get a modded tubescreamer? Which ones specifically? And a tubescreamer is what you should use when boosting the Overdrive channel, right?
Last edited by wasteofspace at Feb 11, 2008,
#11
Just look on ebay or just google some.
For example, I got mine modded by whizzer mods.
It's a very small company (one guy), but he does a quite good job at a great price.
There's other good small modding businesses out there, I don't know very many, but they're out there.
And there's always keeley, but I'm not sure of their prices.
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#12
Some stores will have Keeley modded ones.

I still stand by my statement that the OCD will be the best thing for the tones you need. The tubescreamers have too much of a mid hump added to the natural middiness of a Marshall JCM.
#14
A local place in Memphis is going to start carrying modded tube screamers. Apparently they will sell one that will mimic 3 different Ibanez tube screamers. The place is called strings and things. They have a website, but you cannot buy from the website, but you could call them.
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#15
I'd say your tone isnt going to be like Metallica/Slayer/etc. its gonna be more like SRV. but ive seen a original TS vintage for $400 at my local GC
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#17
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How would I get it to sound like metallica/slayer/etc? Didnt metallica and slayer use a JCM 800? What did they do to the amp to make it so heavy sounding?
Last edited by wasteofspace at Feb 12, 2008,
#18
I don't think you want a tubescreamer. A tube screamer is just what it says, it overdrives the tubes. It makes your tones better. You can use a tube screamer on the clean channel. You are probably wanting an actual gain pedal, not a tube screamer. You could always go for the Boss Metalzone if you want that bees in a can sound.
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#24
damage control demonizer

looks epic and apparently sounds it
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