#1
I'm teaching a kid how to play guitar, and his parents want to surprise him with a distortion pedal for his birthday. He wants to find a sort of 70's sort of sound, not overly distorted, and kind of "creamy." Seeing as how I don't play that sort of music myself, I'm a bit stumped.

Any suggestions? He's looking to sound like Tom Scholz, Jimmy Page, or David Gilmour. Obviously, no one pedal is going to do the trick, but I want to find him one that will cover most of the bases fairly well.

Thanks in advance, ya'll.
#2
Get a fuzz pedal or something. Try a Big Muff or its contemporaries.
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#3
y dont they just buy him a multi effect pedal there great if you dont gig with them.
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If he's going for Gilmour, a Little Big Muff would do him good.
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i think it's overdrive he's looking for fuzz is gonna be just a little too much. try od3 by boss sounds more classic to me. but could just be the fuzz pedals that i have tried
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i think it's overdrive he's looking for fuzz is gonna be just a little too much. try od3 by boss sounds more classic to me. but could just be the fuzz pedals that i have tried


You can turn down the fuzz!

I'd be perfect for '70's tones and what not.
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Ibanez TS or Big Muff by EHX
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#10
What kind of amp does he have? An overdrive pedal is useless with a solid-state.
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What kind of amp does he have? An overdrive pedal is useless with a solid-state.


How is it useless? They're meant to replicate overdriven valve tones anyways. There's just an added benefit when you use them with valve amps.
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big muff... even if it the kid has an ss amp, its sounds good.(that is to say that the pedal colors tone a lot...)
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How is it useless? They're meant to replicate overdriven valve tones anyways. There's just an added benefit when you use them with valve amps.


Not really. Usually, OD pedals sound like crap through the clean channel of any amp. You're supposed to use them with the OD channel of a tube amp to push the tubes harder to break up, thus achieving your "overdriven valve tones."
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Not really. Usually, OD pedals sound like crap through the clean channel of any amp. You're supposed to use them with the OD channel of a tube amp to push the tubes harder to break up, thus achieving your "overdriven valve tones."


There isn't a set way that you're supposed to use an overdrive pedal. It's not like there's a rule saying that an OD pedal is only made for valve amps anyways. I borrowed a Fulltone OCD and it sounded great on the clean channel of my transistor amp. The pedals can be used to boost valve amps, but people use also them to obtain that pushed valve amp tones at lower volumes.
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