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#1
Any of you guys do it? I know Dimebag said he'd double up distortion pedals on occasion. I wonder if you can get a pretty sweet tone by combining two, or maybe even three bluesy overdrive pedals.

I call it hyperdrive. There. Patent pending.
#3
of course you can. ive run a distortion pedal for some main grit, and then an overdrive pedal in front of it to tighten things up and get a boost. but i prefer my fuzz being pushed by an od pedal, cause that can just sound sick. thats also why they make stuff like the visual sound jekyll and hyde or double trouble.
#4
SRV was famous for running two tube screamers at once.
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#5
Tama have a line of drums called Hyper Drive

might wanna consider that
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#8
I always double distortion or OD with my big muff

It's hot.
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#9
Quote by ExtremeMetalFTW
Tama have a line of drums called Hyper Drive

might wanna consider that



......what?
#10
I like running a light OD into a higher-gain OD.
I also like running an OD into a fuzz.
Fuzz into OD sounds good too.
So does fuzz into fuzz.
And OD into OD into fuzz.
#11
Quote by yoursweatersux
Any of you guys do it? I know Dimebag said he'd double up distortion pedals on occasion. I wonder if you can get a pretty sweet tone by combining two, or maybe even three bluesy overdrive pedals.

I call it hyperdrive. There. Patent pending.


dimebags tone was pathetic though

it can be done, sure. just be wary of too much noise building up
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#12
Sure you can do it.... I use to run an Maxon 808-Rat2-Muff PI, and varying combinations of the 3 to complete all kinds of tones. I actually rehoused the Muff and the Rat together so I could save pedal board space, since I played them together so often...

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#14
Why do you need that many overdrive/distortion pedals? Just get one and save on the money and the looking like a douche.
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#15
Well, i rarely do it, but thats probably because i have the Boss DS-2 in the FX chain BEFORE my marshall overdrive.. maybe it should be the other way round?
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

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#16
Quote by mcw00t
Why do you need that many overdrive/distortion pedals? Just get one and save on the money and the looking like a douche.

I use five different dirt pedals, because they all sound different. I use my amp's overdrive too. What's wrong with having different tonal options?
#17
Quote by kyrreca
I use five different dirt pedals, because they all sound different. I use my amp's overdrive too. What's wrong with having different tonal options?

>.< someone missed my point, also, why do you need those different tonal options? I mean yeah, versatility is good, but you do not need that much.
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#18
Quote by mcw00t
>.< someone missed my point, also, why do you need those different tonal options? I mean yeah, versatility is good, but you do not need that much.

Who are you to decide what other people need? If someone plays a lot of different styles, that versatility might be needed. Furthermore, combining different pedals can give you tones that aren't availble from one pedal on its own. Some people like to experiment with pedals, others don't. That's fine.

That being said, a lot of the time I just plug straight into my amp, with nothing but a hint of delay in the loop. It all depends on the situation.
#20
Quote by The Real Ming
What an ignorant statement. You must have pedal envy.
That would be like a painter only using one color.

What the hell? No it wouldn't...

It would be like a painter using one pallete if you're using that analogy.

And if I wanted more overdrive pedals, I'd have bought them, but as it is, I don't and therefore haven't.
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#22
I'M NOT SAYING THAT.

The TS sounded like one of those "lololol dime did it so it must be good" people, so I was saying that it's possible to get a good tone with just one.

GOD some people are faggots.

And that WAS directed at you.
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#23
No, light speed is too slow. We're gonna have go right to... ludicrous speed!

I've actually ran my guitar through a Tube Screamer (first) then a DS-1 (second) at the same time. It made a terrible distortion that sounded like a Line 6 Spider (I kid.. I kid.. I own one). But in all honesty it was pretty bad.

However, I've used my Tube Screamer with the drive all the way up in front of my TSL (on the lead channel) and that thing sounded INSANE!

Dimebag did run 2 distortions from time to time, and his tone sounded AWESOME, not pathetic like some guy said. The point of his tone was to sound like someone just dropped a freight train.. not to sound warm or sweet.
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#24
Quote by mcw00t
I'M NOT SAYING THAT.

The TS sounded like one of those "lololol dime did it so it must be good" people, so I was saying that it's possible to get a good tone with just one.

GOD some people are faggots.

And that WAS directed at you.


You have some type of problem.
Your ignorance and lack of knowledge amuses me. During a discussion, you resort to name calling, this shows how immature you are. So go ahead and spew some more names. Your lack of knowledge and experience tells me that it is not worth debating this topic with you.

Your sig. tells me everything I need to know about you. Inferiority complex maybe?
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#25
Quote by The Real Ming
You have some type of problem.
Your ignorance and lack of knowledge amuses me. During a discussion, you resort to name calling, this shows how immature you are. So go ahead and spew some more names. Your lack of knowledge and experience tells me that it is not worth debating this topic with you.

My ignorance and lack of knowledge...nice. You think I'm ignorant and lack knowledge, go on, try me.

I wouldn't really call this a discussion either.
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#27
Quote by noodlegts

Dimebag did run 2 distortions from time to time, and his tone sounded AWESOME, not pathetic like some guy said. The point of his tone was to sound like someone just dropped a freight train.. not to sound warm or sweet.


I dig Dime's Tone most of the time..

Personally, I thought his tone with Damageplan was killer... although a lot of the stuff with Pantera was a bit thin and trebly... But then again that's probably because of his rig change.

Still, I don't know why people bash his tone all the time..
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#28
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TS9 + Muff = Bellamy.



Really? I didn't know that.


Now I'll have to try it out, which requires hooking my pedal board up.


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#29
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Really? I didn't know that.

Now I'll have to try it out, which requires hooking my pedal board up.

Damn you the.spine.surfs!

Now I don't think he uses that specifically; I just meant that some very Bellamy-like tones are available.

Damn me, indeed.
#30
Lmao, mcwoot, jus stop posting


and to TS - yea, multiple distortion pedals works, but it's up to you if you really want to invest in it like that.
#31
Quote by mcw00t
Why do you need that many overdrive/distortion pedals? Just get one and save on the money and the looking like a douche.


Or...just get an amp which does it.
#34
Quote by mcw00t
I'M NOT SAYING THAT.

The TS sounded like one of those "lololol dime did it so it must be good" people, so I was saying that it's possible to get a good tone with just one.

GOD some people are faggots.

And that WAS directed at you.


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#35
Using two boost/overdrives/fuzz's/distortions together can be really handy. I sometimes use my Big Muff into my TS9, using the mid boost of the TS9 to counter the mid scoop of the Big Muff. As for why people would want so many tones...I don't know if I've ever heard a more rediculous question. For different songs perhaps? Different genres? Not everyone plays just one genre all the time.
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#36
Quote by henza_x
......what?

cuz TS said hooking up 2 OD/Dist. pedals would be patented as Hyper Drive

but he cant patent it under that name due to Tama's Hyper Drive name
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#37
clean boost/minimum gain overdrive into overdrive pedal sounds niiice.

seriously tho, one expensive pedal sounds much better than two cheap ones.
#38
i know its a bit irrelevent but my friend got back from japan the other day with a Maxon OD9 Pro+ which is my first 'proper' OD pedal and WOW! what a difference a good OD in front of a tube amp makes! really tightens it up especially on lower volumes, i don't know what i did without it lol
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#39
i think tube amp distortion is most often gonna be ur best bet for tone. strangely though, i prefer the distortion coming out of my blackstar pedal to my amp.
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