#1
Finally came in the mail today and it is worth the money!!!!! It's the first dist pedal I've played that actually sounds like it's coming from an amp. My Hot Rod Deluxe is in the shop so I have only played it through my bass amp, and even that sounds ****ing good. I have some sound clips, but keep in mind, it's being plugged into the mic input, so while the soundclips sound fairly good, it still sounds WAY better thru an amp, I can't wait until I get my Hot Rod back, my setup is finally complete. Well almost, it's a fairly noisy pedal, especially when the gain is cranked, so a noise gate is definitely a good idea, but it's worth it for sure!! And it's built like a ****ing tank check out the pics!!

Sounclip
The first portion is just with the gain at 3 oclock, but the last Puppets part is at full 5 oclock. I don't care about the sloppy playing, it's really not the point!!!







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#6
Sounds like crap, but that could be coming from more elements from your gear. Whatever makes you happy, I guess.
#7
I have the same, though I never run the Dist through the gain channel. I bought it because the gain on my HRD was appalling for anything other than light crunch, though I have a Marshall for gain now. I use it at band practice, they only have ****ty SS amps so I run it through the clean channel and it sounds a lot better than the amp.
#8
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Sounds buzzy, fuzzy and nasty to me, but if you like it, good for you.


I agree, sounded horrible for that amount of money; too much fuzz not enough tightness.
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#9
Yes, but as I said...I plugged it straight into the computer. If you're able to get the same tone from your computer as you do with your amp, than you are a saint. I thought you guys would be able to realize that...

But I admit, that's completely my fault for doing the pedal such injustice by posting a ****ty example.
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Last edited by stinger12345 at Jul 16, 2008,
#10
Quote by stinger12345
Yes, but as I said...I plugged it straight into the computer. If you're able to get the same tone from your computer as you do with your amp, than you are a saint. I thought you guys would be able to realize that...

But I admit, that's completely my fault for doing the pedal such injustice by posting a ****ty example.



look at my recordings check it that ain't bad tone imo
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#11
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look at my recordings check it that ain't bad tone imo

You haven't done a high-gain one though...
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#12
I'm getting my buddies SM57 to record over some of my bands tracks, i'll be sure to do some more with the DISTX because I feel I have mislead you all in its sound quality.
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#13
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You haven't done a high-gain one though...



high enough for me :P lol. but I'll give that to ya
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#14
Quote by stinger12345
I'm getting my buddies SM57 to record over some of my bands tracks, i'll be sure to do some more with the DISTX because I feel I have mislead you all in its sound quality.

ah yeah that'd be great.
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#15
sounds like an overloaded mixer
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#16
My HT-DUAL sounds better (when I use an amp at least)
I'm pretty sure it only sounds so bad because you recorded directly into your PC.
#17
i have an hd-dist. blackstar pedals are great. cant be beat in its price range (at least where i got it)

distortion pedal through clean amp CAN sound good. satch does it and his tone is something that i based mine around to a significant extent. my tone is slightly lower gain and darker than his though.

i also love using it like a tubescreamer to boost my ac15 into further overdrive to play srv or clapton.

also, i dont think the ht dual sounds better, its simply more versitile. i could have gotten it but i figured i didnt need the extra versitility cause i can just mix the hd dist with amp od.

and to blackstar owners: where do you like your isf? i like mine about 2 o clock
Last edited by no_thing101 at Jul 18, 2008,
#18
good man. i have the HT-DRIVE... awesome pedal too. i love it.

enjoy

:edit - i have one of the lower gain ones, no ISF. i did try the HT-DIST but i aint man enough for that much gain... lol
Thank you please.
Last edited by deadlydunc at Jul 18, 2008,
#20
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Is it gold or silver?


the pedals are silver if thats what you mean.
#21
I like my ISF at either 9 o' clock or 1-3 o' clock.
When I got it, I used the USA side of the knob more, but I have recently found a liking for the British side of the ISF knob... turn it a little (just a little) towards the British side and you get a nice, punchy tone on both channels. I love that tone
Last edited by Warped Signal at Jul 18, 2008,
#22
i like the british side better cause it sounds smoother and rounder. although it doesnt make much difference when i boost the mids on my pedal.
#23
I haven't really found a main spot for the ISF quite yet. I prefer it a little towards 8-9 oclock if I'm scooping the mids, but lately I've been leaning more towards the British side...
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