#1
Hi

I usually just go with the distortion on my vox valvetronic, but I realised at a gig today that you can get very different sounding distortion with a pedal but it does sound sort of fake. Can anyone reccomend a pedal with natural valve/tube distortion sound that is still quite heavy?
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#2
try the tonebone plexitube, it's expensive but it's every thing you could ask for in a distortion pedal
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#3
thanks, i heard a "grunge" pedal today and they sound sort of cool but so fake sounding
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#4
do not get a distortion pedal for a valvetronix amp! it just doubles the clipping, and will be fizzy, lifeless, sterile, and noisy, to say the least.
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#5
A Blackstar Tube distortion should be good. Anything with a tube in it should be good.
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A Blackstar Tube distortion should be good. Anything with a tube in it should be good.


With a tube amp they make ALOT of noise, I'd hate to think what it would sound like coupled with a modeling amp

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#7
I've got a big muff pi fuzz pedal that I absolutely love. You can get a lot of sounds out of it. It could be right for you, but it all depends what you're playing and what you're looking for.
#8
I don't know what you mean by fake, but I think there are very nice transistor based distortion pedals out there.

I think the the Marshall Jackhammer is one of the best I've heard for the price. The ProCo Rat 2 is also very nice, and has a HUGE range as far as available gain, but its somewhat "open" and loose sounding, and really benefits from a 7 or 10 band EQ and some Compression to tighten it up.

If you must go tube though, the Blackstar and Tonebone pedals are all supposedly very good, although I've never played one.

You might wanna look into the Ibanez Tube King Reissue as well.
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