Ibanez DS7 Distortion Pedal
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal
Ibanez TS7 Tubescreamer Pedal
i want the distortion like OLD SCHOOL green day type l
ike basketcase and when i come around

i want to know what the best non buzzy distortion pedal is out of all of these

and if this helps im using a line6 spider 3 15 amp
Last edited by choncho at Aug 27, 2008,
I'd go Tubescreamer any day for the vintage drive, coupled with a tube amp, audio perfection.

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Quote by atthedrive-thru
most likely the ds-1

The DS-1 is the most buzzy out of them. Tubescreamer easily for old school.
Ok, for something like Green Day tone, get a DS-1.

The TS7, TS9, TS5, TS808 or any variant of the TS all have the same basic voicing, very soft and warm high end, and big midrange hump. It will not give you the sharp aggressive attack you're looking for. Its an overdrive, its not a high drive unit.

Ideally, you get none of these and get a ProCo Rat or something similar.
Last edited by al112987 at Aug 27, 2008,
I don't think spiders handle pedals all that well. That being said, the DS-1 isn't great, I've never played a DS-7 and I don't think a TS will sound very good wth a spider.
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