#1
I like to play music from Isis to Chevelle to Muse to Tool, mostly alternative metal style. I want something that has a powerful deep heavy distortion but doesn't drown the notes. I kinda like the DS-1 but I wanted to know if there was something better for me in a similar price range?
#2
not the Grunge pedal.... it sucks badly... There was 2 boss pedals for about 80-90 dollars at GC.... the one was amazingly awesome and the other was just ok. if i can think of its name i will tell you... it wasnt one of the guitarist signature pedals either.
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#3
i have the ds-1 dstortion, and i love it
i play just about all kinds of rock/metal music
it works for pretty much any type of music, and the price is great
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i have the ds-1 dstortion, and i love it
i play just about all kinds of rock/metal music
it works for pretty much any type of music, and the price is great


same, works = awesome
#5
IF you were playing only metal, I'd recommend the Digitech Metal Master, but since you're not, I'd say the DS-1.
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#6
os-2 is great.lots of versatility.i am sure you can find a tone for all your needs
#9
I like my DS1 and for the price it's very hard to beat, but I have read plenty of posts on UG where guys feel it's a little shallow sounding and is better if modded.
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#10
I'd say get a DS2 instead. Sounds like a DS1 and has another mode thats more mid-high range. Mine kicks ass
#11
The Marshall Guv' Nor GV-2 is pretty versatile. It could handle that easy.
#12
I don't think there are too many things in the 30-50 dollar price range that beat out the DS-1. The Boss Mega Distortion (I forget the model #) is a little heavier, or you might even wanna try some Electro Harmonix stuff. The Little Big Muff, Double Muff, or Russian Big Muff Pi are all kinda close to that price range. Best advice is to hit the local instrument shop and try 'em all out.
#13
digitech bad monkey?
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#14
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digitech bad monkey?


I think thats more of a tube overdrive emulator than a full on distortion pedal. For the kind of influences he listed I think he might wanna go heavier. But I haven't actually played the bad monkey, so I couldn't say for sure. But its definitely in that price range
#15
MT - 2 Metal zone


that pedal is sick and i dont care if you think it is a **** pedal to you MOTHER****ER!
#16
Why hasn't ANYONE asked what this guy's amp is?

What's your amp?

and please stay away from the DS1 and Metal zone. I have no clue why everyone in electric guitar loves it, and GG&A hates it. In my own personal usage of it, unless you're modding it, buy with caution. It's cheap, that's it's main plus.
Actually, i'd ask guitar gear and accessories forum. They have good ears for tone there.
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#17
Rat works for me, if I want more drowning effect: Muff NYC.
#18
Metal core works great for a metal tone on my valve jr i use for practice
#19
crunchbox if u love marshall amp's tone.
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MT - 2 Metal zone


that pedal is sick and i dont care if you think it is a **** pedal to you MOTHER****ER!


Im getting some negative vibes from this dude.
I tried that pedal, came close to buying it but its just not spot on. Its close but its not 'awesome!'. And if it aint awesome it aint good enough.
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#22
I use a Marshall Jackhammer. It seems like its intended as a metal pedal, but i like it as a classic/alt rock overdrive. It's pretty versatile though.
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#23
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and please stay away from the DS1 and Metal zone. I have no clue why everyone in electric guitar loves it, and GG&A hates it. In my own personal usage of it, unless you're modding it, buy with caution. It's cheap, that's it's main plus.
Actually, i'd ask guitar gear and accessories forum. They have good ears for tone there.
Personally I've never gotten any decent answers out of the regulars there.

As far as the Metal Zone goes though, I agree. It's not great.

The DS-1 really is solid though. There's a reason why so many bands, from standard rock like Bon Jovi and Aerosmith, up to metal bands like Metallica and Megadeth, have used the DS-1.

The problem is that such a basic pedal like the DS-1 does rely much more on the quality of everything else you use - guitar, other pedals, amp and cables. A lot of people buy the cheap DS-1 to go with their other cheap gear, and of course the result is terrible. Stick it with some top-level gear though, and it can do wonders.
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Personally I've never gotten any decent answers out of the regulars there.

As far as the Metal Zone goes though, I agree. It's not great.

The DS-1 really is solid though. There's a reason why so many bands, from standard rock like Bon Jovi and Aerosmith, up to metal bands like Metallica and Megadeth, have used the DS-1.

The problem is that such a basic pedal like the DS-1 does rely much more on the quality of everything else you use - guitar, other pedals, amp and cables. A lot of people buy the cheap DS-1 to go with their other cheap gear, and of course the result is terrible. Stick it with some top-level gear though, and it can do wonders.


O'Rly? Well, there's a select few to listen to, like ECistheBest, slatsmania, and Dave MC. Well, those bands have used MODDED ds1's. So, if you're handy with a soldering iron, the DS1 is a great choice. But, if you plan on leaving it stock... Don't.
Well, what amp will you be running it through?
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#25
Quote by Walternativo
Im getting some negative vibes from this dude.
I tried that pedal, came close to buying it but its just not spot on. Its close but its not 'awesome!'. And if it aint awesome it aint good enough.



How can you get negative vibes from a comment over the net oh smart one?

anys for the TS are BOSS D-1 distrotion pedal too cause I heard they are good.
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Quote by bokuho
Personally I've never gotten any decent answers out of the regulars there.

As far as the Metal Zone goes though, I agree. It's not great.

The DS-1 really is solid though. There's a reason why so many bands, from standard rock like Bon Jovi and Aerosmith, up to metal bands like Metallica and Megadeth, have used the DS-1.

The problem is that such a basic pedal like the DS-1 does rely much more on the quality of everything else you use - guitar, other pedals, amp and cables. A lot of people buy the cheap DS-1 to go with their other cheap gear, and of course the result is terrible. Stick it with some top-level gear though, and it can do wonders.

Link of Hetfield/Mustaine using a DS-1?
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