#1
OK so I'm thinking of buying a new distortion pedal as my old behringer is not doing what I would like it to do anymore. I was thinking of a boss DS-2 as I've been told it is very good and quite versatile, my second option is a Big Muff Pi which is good but not all that similar to the DS-2. I play most types of music so I want something that will work for both blues to any type of rock. Any suggestions/recommendations?
#3
i reckon save up for like a nice tube amp and whack an OD pedal in front if you need.


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#4
The Big Muff Pi is a one trick pony, that said, it's a pony who do the trick at perfection. Though, is not for everyone. IT IS NOT VERSATIL, it is a fuzz distortion effect and that is what it does. I love the Big Muff for what it is, and it works better with a tube amp over a clean channel.

On the other hand, the Boss DS-2 gives more versatility, if that is what you're after this is the way to go. Is a very good distortion pedal + Boss built quality. I prefer the DS-1 for just a matter of taste and because it is a classic, I actually think every guitarist should own one of those.
#5
Distortion pedals sound dull on mediocre amps. If you don't want to get a new amp I'd recommend a pedal that can deliver both a nice overdrive and distortion sound, because OD's really can make your amp sound better. A nice fuzzbox might also do the trick. Check out the Fulltone OCD, the Big Muff and perhaps the Ibanez TS-9

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#7
Quote by Genghis_khan
The Big Muff Pi is a one trick pony, that said, it's a pony who do the trick at perfection. Though, is not for everyone. IT IS NOT VERSATIL, it is a fuzz distortion effect and that is what it does. I love the Big Muff for what it is, and it works better with a tube amp over a clean channel.

On the other hand, the Boss DS-2 gives more versatility, if that is what you're after this is the way to go. Is a very good distortion pedal + Boss built quality. I prefer the DS-1 for just a matter of taste and because it is a classic, I actually think every guitarist should own one of those.



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