#1
Hi!

I am going to buy a new distortion pedal, I've set up a list of almost all dist/overd. pedals by Boss. (At least those I can find):P
I use a Randall RG75DG3, and I am playing very much concerts. My style is thrash and progressive-metal. The sounds I want is something close to Metallica's Kill 'Em All, Ride The Lightning, Master Of Puppets and ...And Justice For All.

Heres the list:

OD-3
OS-2
SD-1
DS-1
DS-2
MT-2
MD-2
ML-2

If you want to read alittle about them:
http://www.bosscorp.co.jp/products/en/p_compactpedals.html
#2
well metallica used tubescreamers

i have the sd-1 it tightens up the sound pretty good but then i havent used any other od pedals

and im pretty sure u need an OD not a distortion

the randal would sound better most likely if not get a metal muff
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#3
I like the DS-2. might work for you, not sure though so try it out
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#5
Quote by acdcrocks0323
Why boss? None of those are really that good.


I have to agree, I also second the OD instead of distortion; However, don't limit your search to just the TS series - play as many as you can.
#6
if you must get a gain pedal, get an overdrive, go with a Cmatmods Signadrive, a Homebrew Power Squealer, or a fulltone OCD.

BOSS makes garbage Distortion/OD pedals... don't get one. I reccomend selling your amp and getting a used MESA F-30.
#7
It's amazing how many people failed to notice that he has a solid state amp and that an overdrive pedal wouldn't help...
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#8
Quote by timi_hendrix
It's amazing how many people failed to notice that he has a solid state amp and that an overdrive pedal wouldn't help...



I noticed.
#9
I have to go with the band wagon here, i have a few boss pedals but i have never been too happy with their distortion pedals, same thing goes for electro harmonix, so i wouldn't really recommend getting one of the Big Muffs either.

one day i guy i played with came by with a bluesdriver, and that sounded ~OK but wasn't exactly versatile. I have heard that getting the ds-1 with the analogman or keeley mods is pretty good, but don't have one myself and can't vouch for it(http://www.analogman.com/boss.htm#DS1), but they sound like a good deal.

if you just wanna pick something up cheap, then go for that tube screamer. but i would recommend getting a real distortion pedal that will cost you some bucks, but it won't dissapoint.
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#10
Quote by timi_hendrix
It's amazing how many people failed to notice that he has a solid state amp and that an overdrive pedal wouldn't help...


Good lord you're right, I just assumed ts knew what they wanted - makes more sense now with the whole Boss listing.

Disregard the previous response and focus on a distortion pedal...